Marine transportation

Licence, certify and register a vessel, safety and training, navigational aids, commercial vessels, pleasure craft.

Services and information

Navigation and marine conditions

Navigation by region, communications and traffic systems, nautical charts, weather reports, icebreaking, navigation aids.

Getting started with boating safety

Buying a pleasure craft, pleasure craft courtesy check, requirements for foreign boaters, human powered craft, life jackets, safety tips, checklists, trip plans, courses and resources for recreational boaters.

Training and certification of individuals

Applying for a Pleasure Craft Operator Card, training and certification of seafarers, the Canadian Coast Guard College.

Vessel licensing and registration

Pleasure craft licence, commercial vessel registration, coasting trade licence.

Vessel inspection and certification

Canadian and non-Canadian commercial vessels, fishing vessels, voluntary compliance programs, exemptions, appeals.

Vessel design, construction and maintenance

Requirements and compliance, serial numbers, Approved Products Catalogue, vessel stability, radio communications.

Arctic shipping

Voyage reporting requirements, pollution prevention rules, cruise ships, polar class vessel requirements, crewing requirements.

Marine pollution and environmental response

Ballast water, marine spills, tanker safety requirements, reporting marine pollution, abandoned boats.

Ports, harbours and anchorages

Service standards at federally funded ports, port fees, Canada Port Authorities, small craft harbours, anchorages.

Marine accidents and investigations

Marine investigations, reports, recommendations and responses, reporting marine accidents, unsafe acts or conditions.

Marine emergencies

Reporting marine emergencies and concerns, Coast Guard search and rescue.

Marine security

Interdepartmental Marine Security Working Group, Integrated Cargo Security Strategy, Marine Transportation Security Clearance Program.

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