Captain David (Duke) Snider

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Captain David (Duke) Snider is the CEO of Martech Polar Consulting, a privately owned company providing global ice navigation services and support for polar shipping. He is a Master Mariner and with 29 years at sea, operating naval, commercial and coast guard vessels. He is author of the book Polar Ship Operations published by the Nautical Institute in 2012, as well as many other papers on ice navigation. He holds a Bachelor of Maritime Studies degree granted by Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2006 and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He was awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal in 2011 and elected Senior Vice President of The Nautical Institute in 2014.

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The Nautical Institute's 2017 Year in Retrospect

By Captain David (Duke) Snider 2018-01-08 18:22:38

When writing an end of year retrospective, one is usually prone to look for industry deviations from past norms as either highlights or lowlights of the preceding 12 months. Indeed, in the global maritime industry one could certainly look upon...

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Let's Convince Jeff Bezos to Help Stranded Seafarers

By Captain David (Duke) Snider 2017-06-28 17:08:48

This year on June 25, IMO’s Day of the Seafarer fell upon on a Sunday. I have not seen any statistics, but I have wondered if this day of...

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IMO Sets Polar Code Training Standards

By Captain David (Duke) Snider 2015-03-12 22:57:16

During last week’s IMO Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW 2) in London, details were finalized that will set the stage for amendments to the STCW Convention with respect to training and certification of deck officers and masters...

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2014 in Review: Polar Shipping

By Captain David (Duke) Snider 2015-03-12 22:56:56

The year 2014 was indeed one of intriguing activity in the Polar Regions. The maritime world and public in general began the year captivated by the almost hourly updates from the Russian ship Akademik Shokalskiy, captive in the Antarctic Ice....

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The Next Ships to Protect Canada's Arctic

By Captain David (Duke) Snider 2015-03-12 19:33:09

Last week the Canadian press posted much-anticipated design details of the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) next major “combatant,” the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS). Although not the naval icebreakers that the Conservative Party promised many years ago, these ships appear...

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