Training a new generation of mariners

Training a new generation of mariners

North Island College Marine Training instructor passes on his passion for working on the water NIC marine training instructor Clive Quigley fell in love with working on the water as a young boy growing up in Alert Bay. “There was a man who’d bring his boat to deliver...
Silver Explorer sets sail

Silver Explorer sets sail

By Cindy Chan It may be called the Silver Explorer but this Arctic vessel is gold medal-worthy. The Silver Explorer is a high-end luxury cruise vessel, offering trips around the Arctic and Antarctic. According to Paul Hebson, vice-president and general manager of...
A mid-life upgrade, not a mid-life crisis

A mid-life upgrade, not a mid-life crisis

By Cindy Chan The Spirit of Vancouver Island will go on – and in more ways than one. The titular vessel is one of two Spirit classes in BC Ferries’ fleet, the other being the Spirit of British Columbia. The Spirit of Vancouver Island is currently undergoing its...