Patrick R. Toomey is a consultant in all matters to do with ice navigation. He provides training of ice navigators, is co-author of The Ice Navigation Manual. He lectures on Polar and nautical topics and related subjects to schools, adult education and special interest groups. Experienced in lecturing aboard cruise liners. He can be called for planning and routeing for Polar expedition cruises. Journalism concerning expedition cruising and ice navigation in general. Contributions to professional journals and general interest magazines and newspapers. Expert witness in litigation concerning ice damage, delays et cetera. He is retired from the Canadian Coast Guard, where he was commanding officer from 1970 - 1991 on various vessels and designated commanding officer Polar and Project (1987-1990).