Marine engineer rediscovers a love of learning
Thursday, June 3, 2021

Tim Stanley thought his days of studying and exams were behind him when he completed a marine engineering diploma in 2007 at the Marine Institute.Tim Stanley-350px

The 37-year-old has worked on six tankers in the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore and is first engineer officer on board the Dorset Spirit, one of three Altera Infrastructure vessels transporting crude from the Grand Banks oilfields to the Placentia Bay transshipment facility.

This month, he receives a Bachelor of Maritime Studies in Safety Management and is already considering a master’s degree.

“This was really important for me to do this and now I feel like I want to do more.

“It rekindled my love for studying. Before, I didn’t really want to go to university because I saw more opportunity with a trade. Now I’m looking for an education to get an understanding of a lot of different things.”

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