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CFOA NEWS NEWS CFOA Canadian Ferry Operators Association

Association Canadienne des Opérateur de Traversiers

Canadian Ferry Operators Association

Vol 1 - Issue 3

Association Canadienne des Opérateur de Traversiers

September 30, 2011

2011 Conference Update

What’s Inside:

The Annual Conference was held Sept. 12th and 13th in Owen Sound. We had 121 registrants, 18 Presenters and 24 exhibitors. For your convenience, the website http://www.cfoa.ca has all the presentations posted.

2011 Conference update Page 1 Grand Manan Adventure arrives Page 1 Calendar Page 1 New Members Page 1

The 2012 Conference will be held Sept. 17 and 18 in Victoria BC.

Grand Manan Adventure Arrives in New Brunswick th

At approximately 3:30 AM, July 26 , the MV Grand Manan Adventure arrived in Blacks Harbour from Florida. Coastal Transport General Manager, Murray Ryder was on hand to receive one of the first mooring lines. The vessel is now in service. The vessel is owned by the Province of New Brunswick and operated by Coastal Transport Ltd. The vessel was built by Eastern Shipbuilding Group of Panama City Florida.

BCFS Alert Update

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CFOA Membership

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AGM & Conference

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Calendar:  Interferry 36th Annual Conference Oct. 3-6, 2011 Barcelona, Spain  National CMAC Nov. 7-10, 2011 Government Conference Centre, Ottawa

New Members: Fiskerstrand BLRT A/s


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British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. ALERT Program Update Submitted by Darren Johnston , Executive Director, Safety and Security and ISM Designated Person

Getting Involved, Getting Engaged, and Being Safe! The on-going participation in the ALERT process by employees in all areas of BC Ferries' operations, maintenance and support has given a total of 2,592 ALERT's received, of which 2,219 have been resolved (86%). A senior WorkSafeBC Inspector heard about the ALERT hazard reporting system and contacted BC Ferries to express his wholehearted support for this initiative enabling all employees to not only report hazards but to be able to monitor all ALERT's submitted throughout the corporation. Terminal Operations continues to "lead the pack" in the number of ALERT's submitted at 782 with 88% resolved, although if the Engineering Department combines Fleet Engineering at 457, Terminal Maintenance at 192, and Fleet Maintenance Unit at 190, for a total of 839 submitted and 80% resolved, then they could be considered the leaders! Fleet Operations also has an impressive 683 submitted and 80% resolved. Whichever way the numbers are interpreted, the end result is that you, the employees, are increasing awareness of hazards and near misses, and by so doing YOU are reducing the number of injuries incurred by your fellow workers. WELL DONE!


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CFOA Member Companies Full (Operating) Member Companies               

British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. Coastal Transport Ltd. Gov’t of BC Min. of Transportation Marine Branch Gov’t of Manitoba Dept. of Infrastructure and Transportation Gov’t of NB Department of Transportation Gov’t of Newfoundland and Labrador Dept of Works Gov’t of Northwest Territories Marine Services of the Dept. of Transportation Gov’t of Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Kingston Groupe C.T.M.A Marine Atlantic Inc. NFL-Bay Ferries Ltd. Owen Sound Transportation Co Peele Island Ferry Service Sociéte des traversiers du Quebec Vancouver Seabus

Associate Member Companies                          

ABB - Montreal Allswater Marine Consultants - Halifax American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) BMT Fleet Technology Ltd - Ottawa Canadian Passenger Vessels Assoc.- Sault St. Marie CAI Group - Moncton DDACE Power Systems – Quebec City/Moncton Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Diesel Injection Sales and Service - St. John’s DSS Marine, Halifax Fleetway Inc. Halifax Fiskerstrand BLRT A/s,- Norway Great lakes International Marine Training Centre, Owen Sound International Paint, Halifax Kongsberg Maritime Ltd., Halifax Lloyd's Register North America Inc. (LRNA) MAN Diesel North America - Oakville Marine Institute, Offshore Safety and Survival Centre – St. John’s MTU Detroit Diesel - Detroit, MI Rolls Royce Canada Ltd. - Vancouver Techsol Marine, - Quebec City The Shipowners' Protection Ltd.- London UK Toromont Cat,- Toronto Voith Turbo - York, PA Wajax Power Systems. Winnipeg/Edmonton Wartsila Canada Inc., Vancouver/Halifax

Individual Members  Carl Marinelli, Atlantic Cat , Dartmouth  Callum Campbell, Capilano Maritime Design Ltd. N. Vancouver  Gene Joelson, Converteam Canada Ltd. Toronto  David Miller MM. Mission BC  Mark Hansen, DBC Marine Safety Systems  Lorie Crews, Don Brentons Fire Protection  Tony Thompson E.Y.E. Marine Consultants, Dartmouth  Alan Novotny, Finning (Canada) Vancouver  Inland Liferafts & Marine Ltd. Toronto  Marius Lengkeek, Lengkeek Vessel Engineering, Dartmouth  Vlad Prato, Liferaft Systems Australia

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Dr. Jon Agust Thorsteinssen, Marorka - Iceland Martin Yeatman –Andover Management Inc. Dartmouth Richard Muller, NAMFIS - St. Catherines John Lewis, SeaFire Training Ltd, Surrey Alan Aitken, Sperry Marine, Halifax Ragnar Radtke, RAD-Power Schottel, Montreal Jeff Bognar, Tul Safety Equipment / Bell Marine, St. Catherines  Angus Kennedy, VapCor Inc., St. Catherines  Dave Whiting, Yarmouth Area Industrial Commission, Yarmouth


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Thank you to the 2011 AGM and Conference Sponsors and Suppliers CFOA Conference Sponsors Thank You

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