The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced the appointment of Captain Alexander L. MacIntyre to the board of directors of the Atlantic Pilotage Authority for a term of three years. Captain MacIntyre has extensive experience at sea, on a wide range of vessels, and has performed approximately 10,000 assignments as a licensed marine pilot in Halifax, Sheet Harbour and the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
He holds pilotage licenses from the Atlantic Pilotage Authority and the Laurentian Pilotage Authority, and a Master, Foreign-going certificate from Transport Canada. Captain MacIntyre has provided his expertise in ice navigation as a special adviser on tankers, adventure cruise ships and seismic survey vessels trading in the Eastern and Western Canadian Arctic, Alaska, Greenland and Norway. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, and has trained in oil spill response and firefighting, ship handling, advanced petroleum tanker safety, and helicopter evacuation.
Captain MacIntyre was a Class “A” marine pilot for the Atlantic Pilotage Authority from 1984 until his retirement in 2008. From 2002 to 2013, he was president of the Canadian Merchant Service Guild eastern branch. Before that, he was the Atlantic region vice-president of the Canadian Marine Pilots’ Association from 1993 to 2002, and a member of the Halifax Mission to Seafarers board of directors from 2000 to 2004. He is currently a member of the Company of Master Mariners of Canada, the International Shipmasters’ Association, the Marine Club (Montreal and Toronto), and Canada’s Naval Memorial HMCS Sackville Trust.
The mandate of the Atlantic Pilotage Authority is to establish, operate, maintain and administer, in the interest of safety, an efficient pilotage service in the Atlantic region by providing the necessary expertise and experience, associated with the appropriate technology, to meet the needs of industry. The Authority is committed to maximizing the use of its resources/assets to meet the goals in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.