Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
E-mail


Maritime Magazine est en deuil

Maritime Magazine is in mourning

2018-01-29

Pierre Terrien

Éditeur, Maritime Magazine

McKeil Marine's Evans Spirit  won the International Bulk Journal's 2016 Ship of the Year Award during the IBJ's Salute to Excellence in the Maritime Bulk Industry gala awards ceremony in London, UK on November 21.
"It's a fantastic way to closeout our 60th anniversary year: having a vessel named after our founder, Evans McKeil, win this prestigious international award," said Steve Fletcher, President and CEO of McKeil Marine.
Acquired by McKeil in 2015, the Evans Spirit is a cargo ship with the shallow draught characters of a tug and barge; however, compared to a tug-and-barge unit, she can transport approximately 40 per cent more cargo about 50 per cent faster on a very similar amount of fuel.  She is in service throughout the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.
Evans Spirit was shortlisted for 2016 Ship of the Year competing with three other vessels: CS Bright, Mitsui OSK Lines, Japan;  Damen Shipyards, Netherlands; and MN Baroque, Swiss Marine, Switzerland. The award is presented to the owner, operator or builder of an outstanding individual bulk ship. Judged on operational efficiency, design innovation, safety and environmental protection, the Evans Spirit was selected as winner. (Photo Paul Beesley).

C'est la mort dans l'âme que je vous fais part du décès de Michel Veilleux, coéditeur de Maritime Magazine et sa publication soeur, L'Escale Nautique. C'est en 1984 que j'ai débuté ma collaboration avec Michel, collaboration qui nous unira pour les 34 prochaines années. Je tiens avant tout à offrir les condoléances de notre équipe au complet à sa conjointe Hélène ainsi qu'aux deux familles, mais aussi à chaque personne qui a côtoyé Michel, car ils sont tous en deuil. Brillant autodidacte d'une gentillesse et d'une générosité hors normes, son départ laisse un vide titanique qui sera difficile, voire impossible à combler. Il s'est éteint paisiblement à l'Hôtel-Dieu de Québec entouré de ses proches à la suite d'un cancer foudroyant et rare pour lequel la médecine n'a d'autre à offrir que des soins palliatifs. Malgré cela, Michel est demeuré positif et de bonne compagnie jusqu'à son dernier souffle conscient, une illustration supplémentaire de sa nature des plus engageantes. Repose en paix mon associé, mon ami. 


Pierre Terrien

Publisher, Maritime Magazine

It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of Michel Veilleux, the Co-Publisher of Maritime Magazine, and its sister publication L'Escale Nautique. My collaboration with Michel began in 1984, and brought us together for the next 34 years. I wish above all to offer our entire team's condolences to his spouse, Helen, and to both families - but also to anyone who knew Michel, since to have known him is to miss him dearly. A brilliant, self-taught man of extraordinary kindness and generosity, Michel has left behind a huge void that will be hard, indeed impossible, to fill. He passed away peacefully at Hôtel-Dieu hospital in Québec City, surrounded by his loved ones, further to a rare and devastating cancer, for which the only treatment was palliative care. In spite of everything, Michel remained positive and was good company right up to his last waking breath - further evidence of his utterly appealing nature. Rest in peace, my dear business partner and friend.

 
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner