Marine Shipping Issues, Simplified
We help answer common questions about marine shipping in Canada.
The Oceans Protection Plan: One Year In The MakingThe Oceans Protection Plan (OPP) is the largest investment ever made to protect Canada’s coasts and waterways.
Abandoned Vessels & The Ship-source Oil Pollution FundAbandoned and derelict vessels pose significant risks to marine safety and have both economic and environmental impacts on local communities.
The Importance of Ballast Water ManagementBallast water is essential for the safe operation of ships. It is used to adjust the overall weight of the vessel and its internal distribution in order to keep the ship floating safely, upright and in a stable condition. It is used to compensate for different cargo loads that a ship may carry at different times, including during loading and unloading. It also provides stability and manoeuvrability during transit.
10 Questions About Underwater Noise & Marine MammalsWith increased marine traffic in Canada’s coastal waters comes an increase in underwater noise from vessels – and a need to understand the impacts on marine mammals who use sound to communicate, feed, navigate and reproduce.