Introducing Blue Riband

Blue Riband is a fictional business model, an employee controlled entity, much like a professional organization.

Many new ideas are proposed, encapsulated within Blue Riband, as possible solutions to the shortage of Marine Engineers in Canada. The project presents a new way to manage the high quality human capital needed, to make sure shipping remains viable, well into the future.

You can visit the project's website at, to view what some of the ideas are. 

Blue Riband - Quality above all

Welcome to, a website created to expand the conversation on reforming and advancing the Marine Engineering profession. Marine Engineers are highly trained professionals who play a key role in the operation of ships, and other offshore structures around the world.

This website exist to introduce and discuss a series of ideas to make Marine Engineering more sustainable in Canada. These ideas are grouped into a theoretical business model called Blue Riband.

Blue Riband is a "big picture" project that blends new ideas and best practices from various institutions, to give a hybrid organization focused on Quality – Quality in service to clients, quality of life for a marine engineering career.

“Best practices” from…

Large shipping enterprise, crewing agency, Union, Transport Canada, Class, International Shipping Industry, Pilots Association, CIMarE, Class, & other professional bodies – Doctors, PEng, Technologist.

There is an area of The Common Rail, the electronic forum area of to help move the discussion along.

I am not perfect, neither are the ideas of Blue Riband, or my presentation of these ideas; if you see something that could use improvement, I'd like to hear from you...

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