Port Saint John VP & Harbour Master appointed president of national board

Captain Chris Hall, vice president, operations & harbour master at Port Saint John has been elected president of the Master Mariners of Canada. Hall’s two-year term as president comes after six years of service on the organization’s board, including a two-year term as vice president.


Hall, a 21-year member of the Master Mariners of Canada, is excited to be taking the helm of the prestigious organization, with sea-going and non-seagoing members from across Canada. “Following our strategic plan, Master Mariners of Canada has seen a significant increase in its activities and influence in recent years. I’m honoured to have the opportunity to represent the organization and be part of a team of strong and engaged professionals who are making a positive impact on the marine industry in Canada,” says Hall.


Sharing in Captain Hall’s excitement is Port Saint John president and CEO, Jim Quinn. “We’re thrilled with Chris’ appointment to lead the Master Mariners of Canada,” says Quinn. “It speaks volumes to have multiple members of our Port Saint John team taking leadership roles on various national and international boards within our maritime community.”


Hall was elected president at a board of directors meeting following the organization’s AGM on October 5, 2019 in Ottawa, ON. Captain Hall also serves on the board of the International Harbour Masters Association and is the vice-chair of the Saint John Seafarers Mission.



About Master Mariners of Canada

The Company of Master Mariners of Canada is a professional organization representing command-qualified mariners as well as like-minded seafarers, industry and government members, and cadets across Canada.  The organization focuses its efforts around three pillars: awareness, education and advocacy.