Mari-Tech 2014 was a huge success with 458 attendees and over 21 sessions including keynote speeches, armchair discussions and technical presentations. Troy Life & Fire Safety was proud to be part of the conference and to have a booth in the exhibition hall. Pictured right are Bettina Mannhardt and Shawn Claridge staffing our booth.
Co-hosts Angus Kennedy (Great Lakes Branch of the Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering) and Rich Mueller (Vice-Chair, Great Lakes/Great Rivers Section, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers) welcomed industry representatives from eight countries including Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.
In keeping with the theme "Breaking Waves...A New Marine Era", conference speakers presented and discussed topics that included
Marine safety engineering
Naval and coast guard fleet renewal and maintenance
Over 1000 people attended the 75th Marine Club Dinner & Annual General Meeting. Held at the Toronto Fairmont Royal York Hotel, the guest speaker was the Honorable Justice Elizabeth Heneghan from Ottawa and the topic was Piracy on the Seas. She spoke of the history of piracy and piracy in this day and age.
Pictured here in the upper image is our team, from left to right:
Thomas Bosch, VP & GM - Marine Division
Randy Brousseau, National Operations Manager – Marine Division
Jim McCoubrey, President
Shawn Claridge, National Sales Manager – Marine Division
National Marine Fire hosted live entertainment by the band Mondo Bizzaro (shown in the lower image) in the Palliser Suite, which was a big hit and well attended by many of the guests!
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.