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October 25, 2016

M/V Marathassa Fuel Oil Spill Environmental Response

This independent review of their operations does much to shine a light on the strengths and weaknesses of Canada’s current ship-based oil spill response capacity.

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September 25, 2016

Integrated Arctic Corridors Framework

A digest on The Pew Charitable Trusts’ report: The Integrated Arctic Corridors Framework: Planning for responsible shipping in Canada’s Arctic waters.

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August 25, 2016

Tanker Safety Expert Panel II: HNS

Unlike Canada’s oil spill response regime, there is currently no similar regulatory program in place for HNS preparedness and response.

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July 25, 2016

Tanker Safety Expert Panel II: Arctic

Compared to areas south of the 60th parallel, the Arctic is a much more complex environment within which to prepare for and respond to spills.

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June 25, 2016

Tanker Safety Expert Panel II: Marine Casualty Management

This Chapter draws on the experience of other national jurisdictions on centralized Marine Casualty Management systems.

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May 25, 2016

Tanker Safety Expert Panel I

Digest on Transport Canada’s 2013 Tanker Safety Expert Panel report covering areas south of the 60th parallel.

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April 22, 2016

Canada Transportation Act Review

Although the report covered all aspects of transportation in Canada, this digest concerns itself with the chapter on Marine Transport, particularly those aspects that deal with safe shipping practices.

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Canadian Council of Academies

April 20, 2016

Commercial Marine Shipping Accidents: Understanding the Risks in Canada

This Clear Seas report summarizes the risks of commercial marine shipping accidents across Canada's regions and for different cargo types, while highlighting gaps in understanding and areas for further research.

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Angus Reid Institute

April 19, 2016

Public Opinion Poll: Canadians’ Attitudes towards Marine Shipping

Canadians see themselves as a sea-faring nation and have positive views about shipping and its contribution to the country. Canada’s coastal regions feel this most strongly.

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