Fourth British C o l u m b ia T o w b o a t Conference Set For M a r c h 2 1 - 2 2 , 1980

The Fourth British Columbia Towboat Industry Conference will be held at the Empress Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia, March 21-22, 1980. The theme of the conference this year will be "The Tug and its Environment." The meeting will be sponsored by the Council of Marine Carriers and B.C. Towboat Owners Association. The B.C. T o w b o a t I n d u s t ry Conference is open to all members of the Council of Marine Carriers, the B.C. Towboat Owners Association, and any other persons interested in the development of the towboat industry.

The main program will consist of three technical sessions and a visit to the Institute of Ocean Sciences, Patricia Bay. The conference fee includes all aspects of the main program, ladies program, cost of lunches, hospitality suite, cocktail party, banquet, and dance. The cost of accommodations and any other meals is not included. The fee will be $125. Subjects will include: Transportation in the Forest Industry —An Update; Fraser River Estuary Study; West Coast Mariners Assistance Program; Marine Sanitation Devices—A Panel Discussion on Existing and Proposed Regulations ; Regulation, The Environment and the Shipyard; Ship Handling Tug Design; The Other End of the Towline; and Fuel Conservation.

Direct all inquiries to Peter Woodward, Council of Marine Carriers, #200-1575 West George Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6G 2V3. Telephone (604) 687-9677.

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