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December 5, 2017

What is Marine Pilotage?

Marine pilotage plays a vital role in marine safety and accident prevention.

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November 23, 2017

Who Pays For Response Organizations?

There are four response organizations located in Canada.

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November 8, 2017

The Oceans Protection Plan: One Year In The Making

The Oceans Protection Plan (OPP) is the largest investment ever made to protect Canada’s coasts and waterways.

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October 26, 2017

What Role Does Marine Trade Play In the Arctic?

For Arctic communities, marine shipping is often the only economical means of accessing essential goods, such as food, fuel and construction goods.

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October 10, 2017

Abandoned Vessels & The Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund

Abandoned and derelict vessels pose significant risks to marine safety and have both economic and environmental impacts on local communities.

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September 18, 2017

Marine Shipping & You

Even if you don't live by a coast, your day-to-day life depends on marine shipping. Join the conversation about marine shipping issues.

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September 7, 2017

The Importance of Ballast Water Management

Ballast 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.

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August 31, 2017

10 Questions About Underwater Noise & Marine Mammals

With 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.

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August 25, 2017

Underwater Noise

How a marine mammal responds to underwater noise is complex and depends on a number of factors. Get the #clearfacts on underwater noise.

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