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Ocean Group’s Gordon Bain receives Lifetime Achievement Award at International Tug & Salvage Convention in Dubai


Gordon Bain, a leading figure in Quebec’s harbour tug and salvage industry, was honoured at the International Tug & Salvage Convention (« ITS ») gala in Dubai on May 23rd. Ocean Group’s founder received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of his distinguished career. This prestigious recognition confirms his invaluable contribution and dedication to the maritime industry.

Gordon Bain has dedicated his life to the improvement and innovation of the harbour towage industry. With a career spanning several decades, he has seen and contributed to many technological and operational developments in the industry. His vision and leadership have led to significant advances in safety, efficiency and sustainability.

Mr. Bain’s early days in the marine industry were marked by creativity, a commitment to improving towing practices, and a little risk-taking at times! His passion for innovation and attention to detail helped set high performance standards in the industry.

The Lifetime Achievement Award presented at ITS is reserved for those whose contributions have had a profound impact on the maritime industry. What sets this award apart from others is that recipients are chosen by their peers, giving them a heightened sense of recognition. The award recognizes not only Mr. Bain’s professional achievements, but also his role as a mentor and leader in the maritime community.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Mr. Bain expressed his gratitude for being recognized by his peers and members of the industry and reiterated the importance of collaboration and continuous innovation in the marine industry. He also thanked the members of his team for their great contribution to the success of his company.

A legacy in the marine industry

Gordon Bain’s impact on the harbour towage industry and the maritime industry in general is undeniable. He has brought new ways of doing things, shared his vision and created an impressive number of jobs, and influenced many others in the industry. As a mentor, he has trained and inspired many professionals and contributed to the development and growth of the industry.

The Lifetime Achievement Award reflects not only Gordon Bain’s past accomplishments, but also the lasting influence of his contributions. His dedication and commitment have set high standards that will continue to inspire future generations of marine professionals.

ITS provided an ideal platform to celebrate Mr. Bain’s outstanding achievements. The Lifetime Achievement Award is a well-deserved recognition of his exemplary career and significant impact on the maritime industry. As we move into a future where maritime operations will be critical to global trade, leaders like Mr. Bain will play a vital role in guiding the industry towards safer and more efficient practices.

(Photo from Rivera Maritime Media)