The Safety Mangement of Ships
Examination of the regime of international law, regional controls, national regulatory systems, and industry requirements designed to protect ships, those who sail on them, and the marine environment from maritime and other dangers.
Eric Machum is a Canadian-Venezuelan lawyer with Metcalf & Company in Halifax. His practice focuses on marine, insurance, and transportation law, and he regularly acts on behalf of insurers, shipowners, investors, and charterers. Prior to coming to Metcalf & Company in 2006 he practised with Clyde & Co in Caracas. He holds a law degree from the Universidad Catolica Andres Bello in Venezuela and an LLB and LLM from Dalhousie University, Halifax. Mr Machum has served with Atlantic Towing Limited as a cadet on its coastal and harbour tugs in Canada and worked as a certified scuba diving instructor. He teaches part-time in the Marine Affairs Program, Dalhousie University, and has given intensive training courses on maritime law in Latin America.
Sandra Attersley is a lawyer at Metcalf & Company in Halifax. She graduated from the Canadian Coast Guard College, the Marine Institute in St John’s, and Dalhousie University, Halifax, with an LLB and certificate in marine law. Ms Attersley’s law practice focuses in the areas of marine law, insurance law, and corporate/commercial law. She has been to sea as an engineering officer with the Canadian Coast Guard obtaining a 2d Class Certificate of Competency for Motorships and worked in the shipbuilding industry as a propulsion systems design technologist. From 2007 to 2013, Ms Attersley was a part-time lecturer in maritime transportation policy and administration in the Marine Affairs Program at Dalhousie University. She is a member of the Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering, the Eastern Admiralty Law Association, and the Canadian Maritime Law Association, and serves on the board of directors of the Mission to Seafarers, Halifax.
Bud Streeter is president of Lloyd’s Register Canada Limited in Halifax. He previously served as president of Martec Ltd, an affiliated Lloyd’s Register entity that provides research and development consulting services worldwide. Mr Streeter joined Lloyd’s Register in 2002 and has served in several capacities. He is a past member of the Canadian Advisory Council on National Security. Prior to joining Lloyd’s Register, he was the director general of the marine safety division for Transport Canada and the head of Canada’s delegation to various committees of the International Maritime Organization, and a senior executive with Marine Atlantic Inc. He is a 1973 graduate of the Canadian Coast Guard College. Mr Streeter was the recipient of the inaugural award of the Medal of Excellence from the Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering in June 2013 for which he was cited for his commitment to marine safety and mentoring of young professionals in the industry.
Kyle Ereaux is an articling clerk at Metcalf & Company, Halifax. He holds an undergraduate degree in political science and a JD from Dalhousie University, Halifax. He has lived, worked, and studied internationally in West Africa, the Gulf States, Indonesia, and Australia.