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BowTech Brasil


Marine Technical Services (MTS)


SeaFire Training


Greenwich Maritime


Hudson Marine Management Services (HMMS)


‘Semaphore House’ - Hartford Place, Windsor Park

North Vancouver, B.C., Canada, V7H 2J7

 Tel:  1 604 929 3745 - Mobile 1 604 644 3717 - Email: BowTech@Telus.net





BowTech Maritime's associated team is well qualified to handle all marine matters. Please feel free to contact any of the associates for assistance and click the pictures below for a brief resume of each member.

Captain S W (Stan) Bowles (BowTech)

Master Mariner


Captain Robert Scott (MTS)

 Master Mariner

Captain John Lewis


Master Mariner


Captain Rene Antonissen


Home Trade Master



Captain S. W. (Stan) Bowles - Master Mariner (Class 1 Unlimited) , FNI

General Manager Milestone Chemical Tankers

President / Principal Surveyor
992 Hartford Place, North Vancouver, B.C., V7H 2J7, CANADA
Tel: +1 604 929 3745 - Mobile: +1 604 644 3717

eMail: BowTech@Telus.net



  • British Class One Master Mariner Unlimited Certificate
  • UK Endorsements for Petroleum, Petroleum Products and Liquid Chemicals
  • Canadian Master Mariner Foreign Going Certificate
  • Level 2 Endorsements for Chemical and Oil Tankers
  • Past Chemical Distribution Institute - Accredited Inspector for Chemical & Gas Carriers
  • Past Chemical Distribution Institute - Auditor Marine Package Dangerous Goods
  • Past Chemical Distribution Institute - Accredited Inspector for Bulk Carriers (IMSBC Code Cargoes)
  • Propylene Oxide Inspector
  • ISM & ISPS Lead Auditor
  • Loading Master / Ship Superintendent
  • Diploma with Highest Honours Computer Sciences - PC Repair, ICS Montreal

General Manager Milestone Chemical Tankers Pte. 2007 to present, President of BowTech Maritime Consultancy Inc since 1994. Former Exclusive Classification Surveyor (4 years) and Manager, Dangerous Goods Pollution Prevention Transport Canada, Ship Safety, Pacific. Served in all ranks and command of Dredgers, Chemical Carriers, Passenger ships and Cargo vessels. forty nine years experience in the marine industry, sixteen years in the British Merchant Service (P&O Passenger Division / Panocean). Three years in Arctic Oil Exploration and six and a half years with the Canadian Federal Government (one year Transportation Safety Board of Canada). Specialist in personal computer systems.

Associations and Memberships

  • Past VP of the Pacific Regional Advisory Council (RAC) - Transport Canada;

  • Co-Chairman of the Warsash Association North American Branch;

  • Past Member & Council Member of the International Institute of Marine Surveying UK;

  • Fellow and Past Council Member of the Nautical Institute;

  • VP Mainland Nautical Institute British Columbia Branch & Past Chairman;

  • Director of the Nautical Professional Education Society of Canada and Past Vice President & Chairman and Founding Member;

  • Past Member International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA), Marine Committee, Oklahoma State University, USA;

  • Canadian Petroleum Institute (CPI) Instructor for Tanker Safety and Cargo Superintendent Courses.


  • Author of Specialist Modules for the Higher National Diploma (HND) program in Cargo Surveying for the International Institute of Marine Surveying UK:
    • Bulk Chemical Cargo Surveys
    • Bulk LNG / LPG Cargoes Surveys
    • Bulk Oil Cargo Surveys
    • Bulk Animal and VegOil Cargoes Surveys
    • Dangerous Goods
  • Co-Author of the Marine Firefighting Training Manual and Marine Firefighting for Land-based Firefighter Manuals;
  • Co-Author of the Tank Truck To Marine Vessel Oil Transfer Procedures;
  • Co-Author of the Supervisor of Oil Transfer Operations (SOTO) Training Standard - Transport Canada;
  • Co-Author of the Marine Surveyor Abinitio Course - Transport Canada, Marine Safety.

Educational Seminars and Presentations

  • Numerous Seminars for the British Columbia Branch of the Nautical Institute including:
    • "Meteorology for Mariners" - Vancouver, April, 1999;
    • "Electronic Charts" - Vancouver, December 1998;
    • "Computers in the Marine Industry" - Vancouver, October 1996.
  • "The Maritime World Is Changing" - BIMCO Vancouver, June 1997;
  • "What Are We Sailing Into?" - Solution For A New Era - Coalition on Marine Education CSBC - Vancouver, October 1999;
  • Award winner of the Canadian Film on Education - Waterfront Shipping video on Tanker Safety and the Carriage of Methanol 2005;
  • Copesul Santa Clara Brasil, "Ship Vetting" Presentation 2007
  • 6th Seminario sobre Melio Ambriente Marinho - What it means is to be "Responsible Carrier" in the Chemical/Gas Industry, Rio De Janerio - 2008.
  • Odfjell-Flumar Ship Executive Team Seminar, Sao Paulo - 2009 "Safety Onboard".

Captain Robert Scott - Master Mariner (Class1 Unlimited)

Marine Technical Services (MTS)

3 English Avenue, Steveston, B.C., V7C 6T2

Tel +1 604 277 7687 - Mobile +1 778 838 8987



Current Master Mariner Class Unlimited



British Royal Navy- 1965 - 1969

  • Seaman - Radar Operator – Diver.

British Merchant Navy - 1969 - 1981

  • BP Tanker Co – Seaman - Deck Officer.

  • Danish Maersk Tankers - Chief Officer.

  • HoverLloyd (1973/77 seasons) HoverSpeed (1996 season) – SRN4 Hovercraft – Flight Crew.

Marine Consultant – Loading Master - 1981 - 1983

  • Caleb Brett (USA) – Marine Technical Department – Oil Loss Control/Tanker Safety Consultant.

  • SGS – Set Up Marine Technical Department (Canada) - Oil Loss Control/Tanker Safety Consultant.

Marine Consultant – Loading Master - 1983 - Present

  • Marine Technical Services (MTS) – Founder – Managing Director – Tanker Safety Consultant.

BC Ferry Corporation - 1995 - 2000

  • Relief Captain.

Environmental Training Officer (4 year MTS Project) - 2001 - 2005

  • Cunard Cruise Line – Environmental Training Officer - RMS QE2 & Queen Mary 2)

  • Cunard Cruise Line Navigation Auditor

Captain John F. Lewis - Master Mariner, FNI  CRSP  P.Mgr.

President SeaFire Training

11158 Royal Crescent, Surrey, B.C. V3V 6V5, Canada

eMail: seafire@shaw.ca - Web: http://www.seafire.org


  • Irish Master Mariner Certificate of Competency
  • Canadian Master Mariner Certificate of Competency
  • A Canadian Registered Safety Professional
  • Personnel Manager
  • British Columbia Instructor Diploma

John sailed for 16 years in the Merchant Service, moving through the ranks to Master - primarily on chemical tankers.

He is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) and holds a BC Instructor Diploma in addition to other qualifications.

Formerly Manager of the BC Fire and Safety Training Centre at Maple Ridge from 1987 to 1997, he left to form a marine consulting company - John Lewis and Associates. In addition to a strong background in training, he acts as a safety and risk management consultant.

He has developed and delivered marine shipboard fire fighting courses for the Alaska State Fire Services Training Centre in Juneau, Alaska, British Columbia and Toronto Fire Services and presented to a number organizations including:

  • Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS), Maryland Fire & Rescue Training Institute Seminar on "Port and Marina Emergencies";
  • Maritime Fire and Safety Administration (MFSA) Portland and to Battalion 6 of Los Angeles City Fire Department on an "Overview of Marine Fire Fighting";
  • University of British Columbia's "SMART" (Safer Marine Transportation) Forum;
  • International Association of Arson Investigators, British Columbia Chapter 15;
  • Society of Fire Protection Engineers;
  • Fire Rescue Expo 1997 in Anchorage, Alaska, and
  • Fire Department Instructor Conference West in Seattle.

He has also taught Crowd Control on board cruise ships and ferries and worked with both BC Ferries and Ministry of Transportation and Highway (MOTH) Inland Ferries on Evacuation (Survival Craft) Drills and Interagency Response (with fire departments).

Published Works

  • Contributing author of 'Marine Fire Fighting' for the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA)
  • Chapter author on port fire protection for the Nautical Institute manual - "The Work of the Harbourmaster";
  • Several articles published in Safety at Sea International, Fire Journal (Ireland and UK), Fire Fighting in Canada and the Nautical Institute monthly journal "Seaways"; and
  • Discussion papers on training published by MIACC (Major Industrial Accident Council of Canada).

Associations and Memberships

  • President of the Pacific Regional Advisory Council (RAC) - Transport Canada
  • Chair of the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) - Marine Firefighting Committee;
  • Member of the National Working Group on Marine Chemical Emergency Response - Canadian Coast Guard;
  • Member / Director and immediate past Secretary of the British Columbia Branch of the Nautical Institute (a worldwide association of shipmasters);
  • Director of the Nautical Professional Education Society of Canada;
  • Active with the Fire Training Officers' Association of British Columbia.


Captain R. (Rene) Antonissen - Home Trade Master Mariner,
President & Principal Surveyor Greenwich Marine Services

Ladner, B.C. V3E 3N5, Canada
eMail: greenwichmarine@shaw.ca

Website: Greenwich Marine Services


Greenwich Marine Services was founded in 1997 by Capt. Dickinson. Rene has been in the marine industry for the past 30 years mainly in the coastal trade with an extensive tug and towing background. He has also spent a number of years working a variety of vessels including oil tankers, offshore supply ships and survey vessels.


He presently carries out many of the draft surveys and Superintendency work for a number of barging and deep-sea operations.


After many years on the Pacific West Coast René expanded his work to the Caribbean, the Orient and West Central Africa and is now using his experience to offer a wide variety of services to the Shipping Industry locally and overseas. The Greenwich Marine Team are all certified ship Masters with many years experience at sea and in port working in the Marine Surveying field.


Rene hold a current Canadian Master Home Trade Certificate with Oil Tanker Endorsements.


Associations & Memberships

  • Member of the Nautical Institute - MNI

  • Member of the International Institute of Marine Surveying - MIIMS

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