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(January 25, 2001, Gazette)

New director
for marine centre

Capt. Anthony PattersonCapt. Anthony Patterson

Capt. Anthony Patterson has been appointed as director of the Marine Institute’s Centre for Marine Simulation. The centre focuses on maritime training, industrial assistance projects, and research and development using an extensive array of simulation facilities.

“To build success at the centre, we needto take a step-by-step approach,” said Capt. Patterson. “We will first look in- house to ensure our facilities, multi-disciplinary team and quality program meet the needs of the maritime industry and government. We will then work with other resources within the province to strengthen the capabilities offered to clients locally, nationally and internationally.”

Capt. Patterson graduated in 1984 from the Coast Guard College in Sydney, Nova Scotia. He spent seven years at sea as ship’s officer with the Canadian Coast Guard before going to Ottawa in 1991 as superintendent, search and rescue, research and development. During that time, he had the opportunity to represent the federal government internationally. He was involved in the Middle East Peace initiative and helped strengthen relationships with maritime contacts in that region. He worked closely with educational institutions to build stronger links between training and research. In 1996, he instructed with the Coast Guard College in the areas of environmental response, and search and rescue. He returned to Ottawa to help write and develop the Coast Guard’s Operator Proficiency Standards for Recreational Boaters, and then moved to Newfoundland as regional superintendent, Maritime Search and Rescue.

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