Checklist for Vessels Navigating in Canadian Arctic Waters

Whose Before navigating in Arctic waters, it is important that shipowners and operators understand risks, and at a minimum comply with all applicable regulations and standards. The following is a non-exhaustive list of important regulations and guidelines.

  1. Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act
    1. Arctic Shipping Pollution Prevention Regulations
    2. Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Regulations
    3. Shipping Safety Control Zones Order
  2. Canada Shipping Act 2001
    1. Charts and Nautical Publications Regulations
    2. Marine Personnel Regulations
    3. Navigation Safety Regulations
    4. Pollutant Discharge Reporting Regulations
    5. Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships and for Dangerous Chemicals
    6. Ship Station Radio Regulations
    7. Steering Appliances and Equipment Regulations
  3. Coasting Trade Act
  4. Marine Liability Act
  5. Publications
    1. Arctic Ice Regime Shipping System - Pictorial Guide - TP 14044
    2. Arctic Ice Regime Shipping System Standards - TP 12259
    3. Arctic Waters Oil Transfer Guidelines - TP 10783
    4. Equivalent Standards for the Construction of Arctic Class Ships - TP 12260
    5. Ice Navigation in Canadian Waters
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