Petr was born in the Czech Republic. At the age of eighteen Petr made the decision to move his family to Canada to begin a new life. Petr began his career in the Marine Industry in 2004. Working for Harbourfront Centre, Petr has enjoyed the position of Dock Master at Marina Quay West in Toronto for the past 10 years. During his tenure as Dock Master, Petr obtained a number of Marine certificates including, Emergency Spill Response Training, Passenger/Crew Safety Training, Toronto Harbour License and ROC-M. As a volunteer with Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons since 2009 Petr has obtained PCOC, Seamanship Course, CPS Instructor Development Course and Discover Boating /CPS Close- Quarter Power Boat Handling and was a Safety Instructor on the indoor lake, at the Toronto International Boat Show. This year, Petr obtained his Small Vessel Operators Certificate (SVOP) and his MEDA3; as a stepping stone to achieve his goal of securing his International Captain?s Licence this fall. As a volunteer with T-SAR in the capacity of Training Officer for the past six months, Petr excelled and completed First Aid CPR and Phase 1 and Phase 2 theory training. Petr is excited to undertake the role of Commanding Officer for the team.
Derek Cartier has a long history of service with the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (CCGA). For 15 years he has served with a CCGA Search and Rescue unit holding positions of increasing responsibility, ultimately serving as Deputy Commanding Officer with the rank of Vice-Commodore.
As Deputy Commanding Officer he oversaw all operational matters and was responsible for coordinating joint operations with other agencies. In 2010 he was recognized for his excellent operational support for assisting Marine Police units during the G20 Summit in Toronto.
He has served on several competition teams, competing in both national and international Search and Rescue competitions. He was Captain of the team that won the 2007 Canadian Search and Rescue Championship, in addition to winning two major titles at international Search and Rescue competitions in 2003.
A long-time resident of Toronto, Derek is responsible for logistical operations at a major Canadian retailer. He is married with two children and lives near the waterfront in Toronto.
Lance held a command position in the Canadian Navy Reserves as an officer and he is currently an active boater. His time with the Canadian Navy included service with HMCS Hunter and HMCS Esquimalt. He has held the position of watch-keeping officer, successfully completed the Destroyer Navigator Course, and served as executive officer of a small boats unit at HMCS Halifax. Lance has also served as navigation officer on two coastal patrol vessels and captained a 75 ton coastal patrol vessel teaching navigation to junior officers. Beyond this, Lance has had a very successful business career as an entrepreneur.
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