In the Port of Vancouver (and in every Canadian port), a local marine pilot is in command of every ocean-going vessel. Only eight marine pilots are qualified to do this on the Fraser River. Captain Mike Armstrong is one of them.

We’re excited to partner with the Port of Vancouver to host a virtual presentation with Captain Mike Armstrong on July 21, 2020.

The presentation will cover what it takes to become a marine pilot. Mike will also talk about what exactly a marine pilot does. He’ll also discuss (and share images of) the types of ships that Fraser River marine pilots command and he’ll share what makes the Fraser River a unique waterway for a marine pilot.

Captain Mike Armstrong is truly an expert in his field. We are lucky to have him present, and we look forward to seeing you all there.