We received the letter below from Brian Mannion, Senior Project Manager with the Canadian Coast Guard, after replacing the fire detection system on the CCGS Henry Larsen.
I wanted to take a moment to thank yourself and National and Marine Fire Services Inc. for the professional approach to both planning and implementing the Fire Detection System replacement on CCGS Henry Larsen.
The initial planning and engineering for the system replacement was well thought-out and addressed all the possible system improvements and functionality for the new system. During the removal of the old system components and installation of the new components, you worked very closely with the ship’s Electrical Officer and Chief Engineer to ensure that the removal and re-installation was in accordance with the vessel’s safety and security requirements.
During the later stages of the new system installation, you were forced to deal with new changes requested by the ship and you were able to adapt and include all the new requirements and still complete the system replacement within the operational time frame for the vessel.
Thanks again for a professional completion to another project.
The National Marine Fire team were pleased to join the very large group at the 74th Annual General Meeting/Annual Dinner for the The Marine Club. This organization is a society of those engaged in, and concerned with, the Carrying Trades on our Inland Seas - The Great Lakes System - in Ontario, Canada.
Held Friday, January 18, 2013 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, this was a great night of networking with long time friends and business associates. The guest speaker was Mr. Mike Fletcher, of the renowned "Dive Detectives". Mike and his crew have worked on shipwreck expeditions around the world, helping make numerous discoveries that have made international headlines. He gave a riveting account of what a career in this field can entail and had many entertaining stories and examples of unusual findings.
"Elvis" was also on hand for entertainment and here’s a group of attendees enjoying a moment with the legendary crooner!
National Marine Fire is very proud of the work they do with the many professionals that are dedicated to marine transportation throughout Canada and The Great Lakes Region. It was an honour to attend this event again this year.