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Canada Proposes Amendments to MTSR

Nov 02, 2007

Transport Canada published proposed amendments to the Maritime Transportation Security Regulations (MTSR). The proposal, if adopted, would implement for Canada

Canada Aims to Improve Ocean Health

Oct 09, 2007

The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, announced a five-year commitment, including more than $60m in initiative,

Lloyd’s Register Americas Announces New Management Structure

Oct 09, 2007

Lloyd’s Register Americas, Inc. has strengthened its marine business organization to enhance

Updated Approval Process for Structural Fire Protection

Aug 23, 2007

Transport Canada, the Federal Government Department of Canada, now recognizes Type Approval Certificates for structural fire protection products on ships and

Queen of Oak Bay Returns to Service

Jul 18, 2007

The Queen of Oak Bay is scheduled to return to service on BC Ferries’ Horseshoe Bay – Departure Bay route on July 20, 2007. Repairs to a gear box are expected to be complete on Thursday,

Canada Shipping Act, 2001 Enters Force

Jul 12, 2007

The Canada Shipping Act, 2001 (CSA 2001) came into effect on July 1, 2007, said the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.

CSA 2001 Goes into Effect

Jul 03, 2007

The Canada Shipping Act, 2001 (CSA 2001) came into effect on July 1, 2007, announced the Honorable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.

Canada – New Marine Personnel Regulations

Jun 15, 2007

Transport Canada has issued new regulations to modernize the certification system for Canadian seafarers and harmonize their working conditions with international labor standards.

Farid Wins Safety Award

May 03, 2007

Captain Zak Farid received Transport Canada's Marine Safety Award for 2007 in recognition of his contributions to Canadian marine safety. The award was presented

Marine Polluter to pay $70K Fine

Mar 30, 2007

A Nova Scotia provincial court judge has recently ordered the jackup Oil Rig Rowan Gorilla VI to pay a $70,000 penalty for illegally discharging a pollutant in Canadian waters.

Transport Canada Selects EMS Satcom

Jan 09, 2007

EMS Satcom, a division of EMSTechnologies, Inc. reported that Transport Canada has selected the EMS SATCOM eNfusion Broadband high-speed data system to enhance

Canada Invests $42m for Marine Security Projects

Nov 16, 2006

Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, announced that 386 projects aimed at enhancing security at Canadian ports and marine facilities

Ship Grounds in St. Lawrence Seaway

Sep 08, 2006

The Motor Vessel Toro ran aground at Lighted Buoy 1 near Cornwall Island. The 585-ft., Greek registered vessel is laden with canola meal destined for Progresso, Mexico.

Canada – Port Divestiture Program Extension

Aug 24, 2006

Transport Canada stated that the port divestiture program has been extended through March 31, 2007. The policy aims to reduce overcapacity, improve efficiency,

M/V Columbia Experiences Generator Problem

Jul 03, 2006

The M/V Columbia experienced a malfunction in one of its four generators that resulted in a fire while it was transiting Seymour Narrows on Saturday causing the

Cargo Ship Collides with Fishing Boat

Jun 19, 2006

A 600-ft. bulk cargo ship, the Servet Y, hit the 35-ft. a fishing vessel, the Tip Sea, on St. Pierre Bank. The bulk carrier hit the fishing vessel about 25 nautical miles southwest of St.

Canada Appeal Denied in Port State Control Case

Jun 14, 2006

Transport Canada stated that the Supreme Court of Canada has declined to consider the appeal of the ship owner in a case challenging the decision of Canadian

Sunken B.C. Ferry Crew Members Face Uncertainty

Jun 05, 2006

According to the AP, B.C. Ferries says it will suspend and possibly fire a handful of crew members who were working on the Queen of the North the night it sank

Canada – Recommendations re Queen of Surrey Fire

May 11, 2006

Transport Canada issued stated that it is committed to reviewing international marine regulations and standards for fixed fire-extinguishing systems as recommended

Canada Highlights Shortsea Shipping Strategy

Apr 20, 2006

Industry, stakeholders and members of the international community are meeting in Vancouver from April 18 to 20 to participate in the “North American Marine Conference

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