OTTAWA, Nov. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced the appointment of Captain Allan J. Ranger to the board of directors of the Pacific Pilotage Authority for a term of three years.
Captain Ranger began his marine career in 1968, sailing on cargo ships between North America, Europe and Southeast Asia. He then worked for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans aboard both research and patrol vessels while continuing his nautical studies, earning his 350-ton Master's certificate in 1975, and his Master Mariner's certificate in 1985. During the 1980s, he served as Master of various research vessels. Since the early 1990s, he has worked as a British Columbia Coast Pilot, proudly serving as a director of the B.C. Coast Pilots Ltd. for two separate two-year terms.
Over the years, Captain Ranger has attended many international pilots' conferences, developing a strong, worldwide network of contacts from all sectors of the marine industry. He has also shown his commitment to the next generation, acting as a mentor and examiner, and developing courses and training exercises for apprentice pilots.
- The Pacific Pilotage Authority is a Crown corporation created in 1972 under the Pilotage Act. Its mandate is to provide safe, reliable and efficient marine pilotage and related services in the coastal waters of British Columbia, including the Fraser River.
"I am delighted that Captain Ranger has agreed to serve on the board of directors of the Pacific Pilotage Authority, an organization that plays a major role in safely guiding ships through British Columbia waters. The authority will benefit greatly from his in-depth knowledge of the marine industry."
The Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport
This news release may be made available in alternative formats for persons living with visual disabilities.
SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information: Ashley Kelahear, Director of Communications, Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, Ottawa, 613-991-0700