Tag Archives: SVOP

Courses for Small Non-pleasure Vessel Operators

In 2015, Gulf Islands Cruising School Ltd acquired Westcoast Powerboat Handling when the owner, Jimmy Watt, retired. Transport Canada courses for commercial operators include Med A3 and Small Vessel Operator Proficiency SVOP. The Restricted Operator Certificate ROC -M (Maritime with … Continue reading

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MED A3 and SVOP courses in Sidney

MED A3 March 19, April 9, May 7, 2012 SVOP March 20 – 23, April 10 – 13 May 8 – 11, 2012 If you are operating a small vessel in a commercial operation, you will need one or both … Continue reading

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Navigating Locks While Boating

This past week I was teaching a Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP) course in Castlegar. This is a Transport Canada Accredited course for commercial operators. I was instructing on a 22′ jet boat on the Columbia River outside of town. … Continue reading

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