Dangerous and Regulated goods
Under the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 (CSA 2001), ships carrying dangerous goods have to comply with the Cargo, Fumigation and Tackle Regulations and, by reference, the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code regarding operations, stowage and segregation on board ships.
Furthermore, under the Port State Control program, vessels may be inspected for compliance with the IMO SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) Convention Chapter VII requirements for cargoes including stowage, segregation, packaging and documentation. Marine Safety Inspectors may further, under appointments of the CSA 2001 and Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, ensure compliance with those provisions and regulations.
Inspection programs in the regions that target certain containers are in place for major container ports to verify containers with regulatory requirements in regards to dangerous goods, documentation, stowage and securing as well as the provisions of the Safe Containers Convention Act and Regulations.
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