"Canadian Capers: A Seaman's Account of Intrigues and Voyages Through the Corporate Jungle" (used book)
Canadian Capers: A Seaman's Account of Intrigues and Voyages Through the Corporate Jungle
by Svein Stokke & S.C. Heal
About the book
Used book. Paperback. Good condition.
From the back cover –
Life for Captain Svein Olav Stokke started in a tiny village in Northern Norway which was to know the Nazi jackboot with Hitler’s invasion of the country in 1940. Young Stokke went to sea with the end of the war during which he worked his way up the ladde4r of promotion from seaman to chief officer and relief master.
This brought him to British Columbia where he was offered a shore job with Canadian Transport Company, the shipping arm of forestry giant MacMillan Bloedel. After nine years he was hired by Star Shipping and following up on his idea, the port of Squamish was born. Returning to Canadian Transport he was caught up as an innocent party in the scandal growing out of CTCo’s misguided chartering policies which rocked the very foundation of MacMillan Bloedel and upset many others from owners to operators in the shipping world as well as the investment community.
Appointments with the Seaspan International Organization followed and lead to the circumstances that paved the way for the start up of Seaspan Container Lines, the present day Seaspan Corporation, a world scale container ship leasing company. The subti9tle of this book adequately sums up the focus of the Stokke story.
Svein Stokke is now retired by continues to take a great interest in shipping affairs, residing in Pender Harbour, BC and sailing his own yacht on the BC Coast.