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Canadian Coast Guard Responds to Changing Seas

Canadian Coast Guard Responds to Changing Seas

 The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) is responsible for the safe movement of ships in inland and coastal waters. Vital maritime services provided by the CCG includes aids to navigation, waterways management, environmental response, icebreaking, search and rescue, and marine …

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Canadian Oil Tanker Policy in the International Context

Canadian Oil Tanker Policy in the International Context

The international shipping community has sounded an alarm on proposed the moratorium of oil shipments on a significant portion of Canada’s Pacific Coast.

The Canadian Parliament is considering new legislation that would have the effect of establishing a moratorium on …

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Regional Advisory Committee on Oil Spill Response

Regional Advisory Committee on Oil Spill Response

Current public interest in the marine oil spill hazard is high. Transport Canada recently initiated a national review of the ship-sourced oil spill regime, and federal managers on the Pacific Coast may be interested in reinvigorating the Regional Advisory Committee …

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Tanker Safety Panel Expert Findings

Tanker Safety Panel Expert Findings

On March 18, 2013, the Canadian federal government announced the creation of the Tanker Safety Expert Panel. Captain Gordon Houston was Chair of the Tanker Safety Expert Panel that completed its assessment of Canada’s Ship-Source Oil Spill Preparedness and Response …

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Drifting Towards Improvement?

Drifting Towards Improvement?

Marine Environmental Response – Canada’s Ship-Source Oil Pollution Regime

An effective marine environmental response is a need for many coastal nations where the transportation of crude oil by sea is a common and often extensive practice. Oil accounts for approximately …

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Transportation of Dangerous Goods Response

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Response

The Canadian Minister of Transport announced the creation of the Emergency Response Task Force under the Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate (TDG Directorate) on April 23, 2014, to work on strengthening emergency response capacity across the country. The Task Force’s primary …

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Ocean Shipping Matters to Canada

Ocean Shipping Matters to Canada

Ocean shipping matters to Canada. New international markets are becoming increasingly important to our economic future. However, geopolitical risk is a potential threat to Canada’s continued unfettered access to these new markets. As a result ocean shipping matters to Canada. …

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