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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 manoeuverability 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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Ocean Networks Canada

August 24, 2017

Real Time Vessel Monitoring

Clear Seas, in collaboration with Ocean Networks Canada, will monitor real-time satellite and terrestrial Automatic Identification System (AIS) signals from large commercial vessels operating and transiting B.C. coastal waters and will articulate and quantify the observed and potential vessel traffic hazards as well as make recommendations for policies, procedures and a business model for improved marine domain awareness in Canada.

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August 23, 2017

The Polluter Pays Principle

The term ‘polluter pays principle’ (PPP) is found in many of the guiding conventions, regulations and laws surrounding commercial marine shipping. However, the significance of the principle can be difficult to interpret.

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August 16, 2017

What Is Shore Power And Why Does It Matter?

Shore power is an effective way of reducing air emissions and improving local air quality.

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August 10, 2017

Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales

North Atlantic right whales are one of the most endangered species of large whales.

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