Author Archives: Queenie


MEDA3 to be replaced by the SDV-BS MEDA3 certificates will continue to be valid We will soon start to offer a new Marine Emergency Duties certification – the Small Domestic Vessel Basic Safety instead of the MEDA3. It’s basically the same course but with a new name. It’s valid the same as the MEDA3 and […]

Just when you thought it was safe to go out on the water……..

Just when you thought it was safe to go out on the water…..Transport Canada has proposed some changes to the SVOP The validity of SVO certifications may be extended to operators of larger vessels (up to 12 meters long).  Nothing is finalised yet, but here’s what we know so far: Any changes to the SVOP course […]

Salvage rights – Abandoned vessels – know your rights

Here’s a link to a Transport Canada PDF outlining the procedure for if you find an abandoned vessel (wreck) Any person taking possession of a wreck (i.e. salvaging) must report a found wreck. If you salvage a wreck, you are entitled to reasonable salvage costs and expenses for your efforts. The vessel owner is […]

Looking for Marine Insurance?

We recommend Christie-Phoenix in Victoria (and they are NOT paying us to say that ; ) They really understand Marine businesses and shop around to get you the best rates.

Installing a new diesel engine (>174HP) on your boat?

If you are installing a new diesel engine on your boat and it is more than 130KW (174HP). Please check out Ships Safety Bulletin SSB No.: 02/2017 for more information about emission standards.

Welcome to our new site!

As you can see we’ve seen some changes as of late here at Datum Marine. The wonderful folks over at Red Fox Creative were kind enough to take us on and give us a fresh, corporate new look. Don’t let that fool you though, we’re still the friendly, easy-going instructors that have made us one […]

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