Marine Publications Abstracts

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Publications available for ordering

  • F 82-0460A Training Certificate Letterhead SN # - Form 
    Training Certificate issued to Seafarer by recognized training institutions for each training course or program successfully completed.

  • F 82-0662 PE Provisional Marine Medical Certificate - Form 1203-06
    Certificate issued under section 275 of the Marine Personnel Regulations after completing medical examination of seafarer by a designated Marine Medical Examiner.

  • MPS-366 Marine Safety Change of Address Form 
    Marine Safety change of address form.

  • TP 743 – TERMPOL Review Process
    The “TERMPOL Review Process” (TRP) is a technical review of marine terminal systems and transshipment sites. The TRP focuses on:
    • a design vessel’s selected route in waters under Canadian jurisdiction to its berth at a proposed marine terminal or transshipment site; and
    • the process of cargo handling between vessels, or off-loading from vessel to shore or vice-versa including single point mooring facilities.

    The TRP applies to:

    • proposed marine terminal systems and transshipment sites for bulk oil, chemical, liquefied gas and any other cargoes Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security (TCMSS) believes may pose a marine transportation safety issue, a risk to public safety or the marine environment; and
    • existing marine terminal systems or designated transshipment sites for these substances when proposed changes would significantly change their marine operations.

    The intent of the TRP is to improve, where possible, those elements of a proposal which could, in certain circumstances, threaten the integrity of the vessel’s hull and its cargo containment system while navigating in waters under Canadian jurisdiction. The TRP also applies the same considerations to cargo transfer operations both alongside the proposed terminal and at any designated transshipment site. The TRP is applicable to operational safety measures intended to address site-specific circumstances and those along the associated navigational route(s).

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  • TP 782 Guide to Inspection Regulations for Small Fishing Vessels 
    This booklet, based upon the "Regulations respecting the Construction and inspection of Fishing Vessels not exceeding 24.4 m registered length that do not exceed 150 tons, gross tonnage, is an attempt to present in more readable form much of the material in those Regulations. It does not, however, supersede the "Regulations". Fishing vessel operators should find this guide particularly useful in ensuring that their vessels are properly outfitted with life-saving and firefighting equipment, together with the lights and signals that fishing vessels must carry for navigation safety.

  • TP 1269 Code of Safe Working Practices for Self-Unloading Vessels (1978) 
    This Code of Safe Working Practices has been specifically prepared as a guide and educational medium for masters and crews of self-unloaders. It deals with the fundamentals of safety for personnel and presents safety principals which should be common knowledge. If followed, it should greatly reduce the risk of injury to persons and prevent accidents involving equipment. Personnel should study and become familiar with the contents of the code which, although comprehensive, cannot cover every conceivable situation or be a substitute for good judgment, clear thinking or quick action.

  • TP 1802 Routing Standards (1991)
    This publication supersedes the 4th Edition of the "Routing Standards - 1986". The following standards are based on the International Maritime Organization (IMO), "General Provisions on Ships' Routing" 14 November 1977, as amended from time to time. PART I contains information on Canadian Coast Guard policy for the introduction of Canadian routing systems. PART II contains the IMO provisions modified where necessary to reflect Canadian requirements. Canadian text in Part II is underlined. The position fixing accuracies shown in the ANNEX to PART II are generally based on the performance standards for the relative shipborne equipment described in IMO recommendations.

  • TP 1861 Standards for Navigation Lights, Shapes, Sound Signal Appliances and Radar Reflectors
    These Standards apply to navigation lights, shapes, sound signal appliances and radar reflectors required by the Collision Regulations.

  • TP 2293 The Examination and Certification of Seafarers (2016)
    This publication describes the examination procedures for obtaining various marine certificates and endorsements, including procedures for direct examination, method of assessment of qualifying service, syllabus, examination schedules and passing grades. It also contains tables to summarize some points of the regulations, for use as a quick reference.

  • TP 2534 Canadian Code of Safe Practice for Ships Carrying Timber Deck Cargoes
    This new Canadian Code incorporates the new I.M.O. Code as adopted by Resolution A.715(17) and Canadian modifications and supersedes the Canadian Code issued in 1974 (TP2534).

  • TP 3177 Standard for the Control of Gas Hazards in Vessels to be repaired or altered
    This standard applies to vessels, including ships, barges, rigs and similar floating structures.

  • TP 3668 Standards for Navigating Appliances and Equipment
    These standards apply to navigating appliances and equipment required to be fitted on board Canadian ships. These standards are also recommended for voluntarily fitted equipment. These standards are generally based on international standards.

  • TP 3685 Standards Respecting Noise Control and Hearing Protection in Canada Towboats 
    The aim of these Standards is to limit maximum sound levels and to reduce exposure to noice in order to

    1. protect the crew from the risk of noise-induced hearing loss;
    2. provide the crew with acceptable conditions for recuperation from the effects of exposure to high sound levels; and
    3. provide for safe working conditions by giving consideration to the need for speech communication.
  • TP 4330 Standard Marine Navigational Vocabulary
    The vocabulary contained in this publication has been compiled to assist in the greater safety of navigation and of the conduct of ships and to standardize the language used in communication for navigation at sea, in port-approaches, in waterways and harbours.

  • TP 4414 Guidelines Respecting Helicopter Facilities on Ships 
    These Guidelines are developed from the "Standard Respecting Helicopter Facilities on Ship" dated May 1986, which was discussed and accepted at the Marine safety Advisory Council Machinery Committee meeting held November 5 1986. The Guidelines are divided into five parts : Part I : Introduction, interpretation and application; Part II : helicopter decks and winching areas; Part III : Helicopter fuelling and servicing facilities; Part IV : Fire-protection and personnel-rescue facilities; Part V : Helicopter operations.

  • TP 4957 Marine Emergency Duties Training Program
    The purpose of this directives contained in this publication is :

    • To provide seafarers with an understanding of the hazards associated with the marine environment and their vessel.
    • To provide training in the skills required to cope with such hazards to an extent appropriate to their functions on board in shore based approved training courses.
  • TP 5562 Nautical Cadet Training Program
    This TP describes the mandatory requirements for the approval of nautical cadet training programs. It indicates the process of program approval, identifies the minimum mandatory academic, technical and specialized training courses required to be part of the program and the evaluation process.

  • TP 5579 Standards Relating to Design, Construction and Operational Safety of Dynamically Supported Craft in Canada Vol.1; Air Cushion Vehicles 
    This document contains standards relating to the safety of Dynamically Supported Craft in Canada. It covers the requirements with which compliance is necessary in order to design, construct and develop Air Cushion Vehicles such that a level of safety at least equivalent to that of the other forms of transport. The Standards conform to the Code of Safety for Dynamically supported Craft, adopted by the International Maritime Organization.

  • TP 5761 Canadian Code of Safe Practice for Solid Bulk Cargoes 
    This revised Code is a recommended guide for ship owners, shippers and masters and shall apply to all shipments of bulk cargoes to which the relevant sections of the Canada Shipping Act apply, as well as the Act respecting the offices of Port Wardens in Quebec. It sets the standards of "approved practice" and "proper stowage' as envisaged by these Acts.

  • TP 6472 Standards Respecting Mobile Offshore Drilling Units 
    Recognizing that some present domestic regulations do not refer specifically to Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODUs), the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) has adopted the following Standards for the design, construction and operation of new Canadian registered MODUs pursuant to paragraph 370(2)(a) of the Canada Shipping Act. Existing Canadian registered MODUs shall comply with these Standards to the extent considered reasonable and practicable by CCG.

  • TP 7301 Stability, Subdivision, and Load Line Standards 
    The standards outlined in this booklet have been developed by the Board of Steamship Inspection, Department of Transport, and indicate conditions of approval and criteria used by the approval authority in assessing submissions required by regulations written under the Canada Shipping Act.

  • TP 8911 – Engineering Officer Education and Training Program
    This publication informs marine stakeholders about program contents and the general conditions related to Engineering Officer training at Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security (TCMSS) approved Engineering Officer Education and Training (EOET) Programs, offered by TCMSS approved /recognized institution.

    These full time EOET programs provide the basic education and training students need to be able to pursue a rewarding career as a seagoing Engineering Officer at various levels. The core curricula meet the requirements of the MPR, as amended, as well as the 2010 amendments to the STCW Convention and Code.

  • TP 9396 Wear Standards for Cargo Gear (2007) 
    These standards are primarily applicable to ship’s cargo gear and are designed to limit strength loss due to deterioration of a part such that the remaining safety factor will not be less than 4:1 or, alternatively, the remaining strength will provide 80 percent of the original safety factor, where the original safety factor was less than 5:1. They are also intended to limit a loss of reliability in a part, due to increasing clearances or to changes in the condition of the part.

  • TP 9247 Standards for the Construction and Testing of Emergency Boats 
    This standard sets out the tests and construction/equipment requirements for rigid and inflatable emergency boats.

  • TP 9878 Safety and Distress Radiotelephone Procedures 
    This brochure displayed procedures for transmission of radiotelephone safety and distress messages to be made on Channel 16 (156.8MHz, VHF) and Channel 70 (DSC).

  • TP 10655 - Recognized Establishments and approved training courses
    Seafarers that require marine specialized training refers to this TP to find the name & location of an approved institution that delivers the course sought. This TP captures all the names of the approved recognized establishments and courses that they are approved to deliver.

  • TP 10936 Bridge Watchman Training Course 
    This publication is to provide an awareness of the hazards, knowledge, skills, and standards of safe working procedures that will enable a new seaperson to prepare for and pursue a career in the Merchant Marine leading to certification as Bridge Watchman. The pre-sea Bridge Watchman safety course is intended for new entry seapersons who intend to embark upon a marine career.

  • TP 10944 Notice To Shipmasters Loading Coal 
    This publication has been prepared for safety requirements and other precautions to be followed during loading, carriage and discharge of coal cargoes. Also, it contained the requirements for all ships loading coal in Canadian ports and all Canadian ships loading coal anywhere.

  • TP 11232 Unitized Cargo Standard 
    This standard builds on the industry approach and provides a Canadian perspective. The intent is that the Standard should provide a clear indication to operators, cargo gear owners and users of the procedures that they must develop in order to comply with Canadian legislation and at the same time include practices that the industry and operators have agreed to follow to meet or exceed current regulatory requirements as well as those under development under CSA2001. Transport Canada developed this Unitized Cargo Standard in consultation with stakeholders in industry and through the Canadian Marine Advisory Council.

  • TP 12245 Web Sling Standard 
    This standard was developed through consultations with industry at the Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC) to ensure safe use of webslings under the Tackle Regulations.

  • TP 12401 Response Organizations Standards 
    The standards for response organizations were developed following extensive consultations with interested parties representing the spill response sector, petroleum and shipping industries, environmental groups, provincial governments, and Canadian Coast Guard and Environment Canada. The standards are intended to be used in the planning process in preparation for a response to an oil spill incident.

  • TP 13024 Training Standards for RO-RO passenger ships personnel 
    To provide seafarers with an understanding of measures to be taken ensuring a safe operation on ro ro passenger ships.

  • TP 13111 Marine Safety Strategic Plan - The New Wave (2009-2015) 
    The New Wave, articulates the Marine Safety Programs's strategic outcomes for 2008 to 2015 and outlines the strategic objectives chosen to achieve its mission in the context of the challenges and opportunities at hand.

  • TP 13117 Training Program in Bridge Resource Management 
    To provide masters and navigating officers awareness and guidance to good operating practices by regular use of sound and proper procedures to ensure the safety of the ship, its personnel, cargo and protection of the environment.

  • TP 13595 Marine Safety Port State Control – Annual Reports 
    Transport Canada Annual Report on Marine Safety Port State Control is an update of the Canadian Initiatives concerning Marine Safety.

  • TP 13720 Practical Skills For Marine Engineers,Training Course 
    The purpose of this course is to identify to ship owners, ship operators, masters, officers and crew members, the requirement to successfully complete an approved course in "Practical Skills for Marine Engineers" as a part of the mandatory training, before being examined for an officer in charge of an engineering watch certificate of competency. *** After completing this course, graduates will be able to carry out engineering maintenance and watchkeeping duties that are integral to the duties of an officer in charge of an engineering watch. A minimum of 390 hours of classroom and workshop time.

  • TP 13741 Pilotage Risk Management Methodology 
    In this publication, Transport Canada intends to provide each pilotage authority with tools and aids to assist them in fulfilling the recommendations in the Ministerial Review. These include, inter alia, the use of this document and training courses to facilitate the conduct of future risk-based assessments in support of decisions to be made by the Pilotage Authorities.

  • TP 13813 Canada Shipping Act, 2001 – 2007 Entry into Force : What you should know - Booklet 
    This booklet explains how the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 (CSA 2001) regime applies to the marine community.

  • TP 13813 Canada Shipping Act, 2001 – 2007 Entry into Force : What you need to know - Brochure 
    The purpose of this brochure is to describe how the new Canada Shipping Act, 2001 and its supporting regulations apply to the marine community.

  • TP 13822 Survival in Cold Waters
    Currently within Canada's internal lakes and rivers, there are numerous personnel being moved over water during the winter and spring months in vessels without the provision of liferafts. Whether this is an acceptable state of affairs is the question addressed in this research paper. Even though there are well established teaching programs, regulations and much improved life saving equipment, there are still in the order of 140 000 open water deaths each year. What has been overlooked is the significance of the first two stages – cold shock and swimming failure as a cause of death. The precise details of these are described in this publication.

  • TP 14231 Marine Occupational Health and Safety Program 
    This borchure explained the purpose and the objectives of the Marine Occupational Health and Safety on board ships.

  • TP 14315 The Impact of Regulations on Towing Vessel Safety; A Comparative Evaluation of Canadian and American West Coast Tug and Barge Operations 
    The specific objectives of this study were : To develop a common risk assessment tool in respect of towboat operations. To make accurate and direct comparisons of the risk analysis based on the safety record of comparable Canadian and American West Coast towboat operation. To identify any inexplicable of unnecessary differences in the safety regulatory requirements for the operations of Canadian and US towboats on the West Coast of Canada and the US. To submit conclusions abd any recommendations arising from this study to the Joint WestCan Towboat Advisory Committee.

  • TP 14335 Winter Navigation on the River and Gulf of St. Lawrence 
    The goal of this publication is to identify precautions that can be taken and recurring problems encountered every winter season in various locations of a vessel in an attempt to bring practical solutions whether it is temporary or permanent.

  • TP 14349 Boat Safety with Pukta
    This activity book is perfect for children of ages 7-11. Boating safety messages are incorporated into fun and exciting activities, games and puzzles about safe recreational boating.

  • TP 14352 Rules of the Road 
    Waterproof quick reference card on the Rules of the Road.

  • TP 14471 Environmental Response Systems: Managing Canada’s Marine oil Spill Preparedness and Response Regime 
    Brochure on Environmental Response systems used to protect the marine environment from the adverse effects of oil spills from ships and oil handling facilities.

  • TP 14508 First Class Engineer 
    Set of Specimen Examination Questions. Information to seafarers and marine training institutions by outlining the guidance on the examination for obtaining the certificate of competency as First-class Engineer, Motor-Ship, and First-class Engineer, Steamship.

  • TP 14509 Second-Class Engineer Set of Speciment examination Questions 
    This document is intended to provide guidance to the candidates who intend to write the examination for the second-class engineer motor ship and steamship certificates.

  • TP 14522 Boating Safety Cruncher
    A fun Origami activity turns into a game for children of all ages with fun challenging questions and answers which promote Safe Boating

  • TP 14530 Guidelines for the Construction and Inspection of Pilot Vessels 
    These Guidelines are intended as a tool to assist in understanding the construction and inspection requirements for pilot vessels operating under Canadian jurisdiction. These Guidelines should not be seen as adding of detracting from existing statutory or regulatory requirements.

  • TP 14658 Registration of Non-Pleasure Craft (Small Commercial Vessels)
    Information document on upcoming changes with respect to the registration of Small Commerical Vessels with the coming into force of the Canada Shipping Act 2001 (CSA 2001).

  • TP 14673 Safety Stickers
    This page of six safety stickers has important boating safety information including topics :

    • Carbon Monoxide
    • Ignition Protection
    • Old Boat Syndrome
    • Alcohol and Boating
    • Operator Competency
    • PDF/Lifejacket Wear
    These stikers are designed so that boat owners can put them on their boat where people will see them. For example, putting the CO sticker in areas where carbon monoxide may accumulate. There is more detailed information about each sticker topic on the back page of the sticker and once all of the stickers are removed this remains as an information sheet.
  • TP 14674 Boat Maintenance Cards
    These cards were originally designed as handouts for the ‘Boat Maintenance : The Essentials’ presentation developed by the OBS Dartmouth office. As well as being used as handouts for boaters attending a presentation, these cards were prepared in such a way that they can be used as standalone educational materials for the general public. The information on these cards includes:

    • Ignition Protection – Outlines the importance of having all electrical components ignition protected as described in the Canadian Construction Standards for Small Vessels (TP1332) and the difference between automotive and marine grade engine parts.
    • Carbon Monoxide (CO) – Describes what CO is, sources of exposure and steps to take to detect and prevent CO poisoning on a boat.
    • Old Boat Syndrome – Highlights areas of concern of what to have surveyed on a vessel to ensure its safety and seaworthiness.
  • TP 14707 Places of Refuge Contingency Plan - Prairie and Nortern Region (PORCP-PNR) 
    Thet Place of Refuge Contingency Plan - Prairie and Northern Region (PORCP-PNR) includes guidelines to be the followed as part of the decision-making process for all Place of Refuge (POR) requests. The PORCP-PNR will provide a means for all Place of Refuge requests from ships needing help to be dealt with quickly and effectively. This regional plan is consistent with Transport Canada's National Place of Refuge Contingency Plan. The PORCP-PNR recognizes all Place of Refuge incidents are unique. Transport Canada will evaluate each Place of Refuge request separately and come up with a plan, based on the assistance each ship needs.

  • TP 14707 – Places of refuge contingency plan Quebec Region (PORCP – QUE)
    This TP includes guidelines to be followed as part of the decision-making process for all Place of Refuge (POR) requests. The purpose of the National Places of Refuge Contingency Plan (PORCP) is to establish a national framework and approach which, with associated regional measures, will provide for an effective and efficient response to requests from ships in need of assistance seeking a place of refuge. This regional Plan (PORCP – QUE) is consistent with Transport Canada’s National Place of Refuge Contingency Plan (TP14707E). The PORCP – QUE recognizes all Place of Refuge incidents are unique. Transport Canada will evaluate each Place of Refuge request separately and come up with a plan, based on the assistance each ship needs.

  • TP 14726 - Sea Kayaking Safety Guide (2009)
    This guide is one of many tools the Office of Boating Safety (OBS) uses to help educate recreational boaters about safety. The OBS is Transport Canada’s focal point for the recreational boating community. It delivers prevention-based programs to reduce the safety risks and environmental impacts of boating on Canadian waters.

  • TP 14754 Small Vessel Machinery Operator 
    Set of Specimen Examination Questions. To provide information to seafarers and marine training institutions by outlining the guidance on the examination for obtaining the Small Vessel Machinery Operator certificate

  • TP 14814 Small Vessel Machinery Operator Examination Study Guide 
    This publication is attended to provide clarification to seafarers and marine training institution regarding the syllabus of the examination in general engineering knowledge of small vessels, required to be written by candidates prior to certification as a Small Vessel Machinery Operator

  • TP 14932 Boating Safety Course and Test Syllabus
    The Boating Safety Course and Test Syllabus (Syllabus) is a document that is directed primarily to Course providers who wish to design and development a boating safety course manual as one part of an accreditation package for Transport Canada. The Syllabus is comprised of 256 knowledge requirements from which boating safety test questions will be derived.

  • TP 15015 Small Fishing Vessel – Security Awareness 
    In 2008, IMO issued voluntary security guidelines for small vessels and facilities. Transport Canada helped draft them. They encourage you to report suspicious activities to appropriate authorities, and describe best practices that we hope you will utilize. This is a summary of the IMO guidelines’ Appendix relating to fishing vessels not regulated under Transport Canada’s Marine Transportation Security Regulations.

  • TP 15016 Small Pleasure Craft – Security Awareness 
    In 2008, IMO issued voluntary security guidelines for small vessels and facilities. Transport Canada helped draft them. They encourage you to report suspicious activities to appropriate authorities and describe best practices that we hope you will utilize. This is a summary of the IMO guidelines’ Appendix relating to pleasure craft.

  • TP 15017 Small Vessel Facility – Security Awareness 
    In 2008, IMO issued voluntary security guidelines for small vessels and facilities. Transport Canada helped draft them. They encourage you to report suspicious activities to appropriate authorities and describe best practices that we hope you will utilize. The IMO voluntary guidelines provide information and best practices for these facilities.

  • TP 15018 Small Vessel and Facility – Security Awareness 
    In 2008, IMO issued voluntary security guidelines for small vessels and facilities. Transport Canada helped draft them. They encourage you to report suspicious activities to appropriate authorities and describe best practices that we hope you will utilize. These voluntary guidelines focus on:

    • Commercial Non-Passenger and Special Purpose Vessels;
    • Passenger Vessels;
    • Fishing Vessels;
    • Pleasure Craft; and
    • Marinas; Small Ports; and Harbour Authorities
  • TP 15030 – Block Credit Course Accreditation
    This TP describes the mandatory requirements for the approval of Block Credit Courses. It identifies the courses considered for block credit approval under the Marine personnel Regulations, the minimum number of hours designated for each course, the specifications for nautical and engineering subjects and evaluation process.

  • TP 15037 NASP Kids Education Booklet 
    This activity booklet is a n educational piece, which teaches children about the need for marine pollution prevention, and the National Aerial Surveillance Program (NASP). The brochure explores the NASP in a fun and educational way while teaching the importance of pollution prevention.

  • TP 15064 National Aerial Surveillance Program - Brochure
    CThis brochure explains, in detail, the structure, function and history of the National Aerial Surveillance Program (NASP). Exploring the technology, regions and partnerships that help operate the NASP within Transport Canada. This publication provides a general understanding of the NASP's ability to protect our waters.

  • TP 15080 Standard for Pleasure Craft Operator Testing over the Internet 
    The standard will be used by Course Providers in the development of Online Study Guides.

  • TP 15096 Fishing Vessels Masters and Watchkeeping Officers 
    This TP pamphlet explains and states the certification and training requirements for fishing vessel operators. It mentioned the dates of entry into force of these requirements as per the length of vessels. States the different types of certificates, training and declaration available to them. It explains the different class of voyages. States the training required in Marine Emergency Duties, first aid and for radio certification.

  • TP 15109 Small Vessel Compliance Program (Non-Pleasure Craft) 
    The purpose of the brochure will be to educate stakeholders on the new program by containing a brief overview of the SVCP. It contains brief information on who can enroll in the SVCP and how to do so, as well as key contact information.

  • TP 15111 Small Vessel Compliance Program (SVCP) detailed compliance report and guidance notes 
    The SVCP Detailed Compliance Report assists small vessel owners and operators in their obligation to meet the regulations and requirements set out in the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 (CSA,2001).

  • TP 15113 Small Vessel Compliance Program (SVCP) (Non-Pleasure Craft) 
    The purpose of the poster will be to educate stakeholders on the new program by containing a brief overview of the SVCP – Small Vessel Compliance Program.

  • TP 15117 Brochure – Fishing Vessels Certification & Training
    Promotional use. A handout brochure to advertise requirements for fishing vessels certification & training.

  • TP 15141 Certificates and Training Requirements for Masters and Officers of Fishing vessels - Guide: What Requirements Apply to you?
    It is a tool for fishermen to find out what requirements applies to them to meet the regulations. This tool helps the fisherman to figure out the requirements that apply to his fishing vessel and his sector of operation just by answering "Yes" and "No" questions. It will indicate to the fisherman which certificate of competency or certificate of service he/she must hold and/or the training he/she must complete to comply with the Regulations.

  • TP 15188 Understanding Chemical Pollution at Sea
    An education toolkit regarding accidental pollution in the marine environment involving chemical substances

  • TP 15215 Quality Assurance and Control Requirements for Course Providers National Pleasure Craft Operator Competency Program 
    Quality Assurance and Control Requirements for Course Providers, National Operator Competency Program. This document deals exclusively with teh Quality Assurance and Control Requirements that course providers must meet as part of the accreditation of boating safety course provides in Canada.

  • TP 15221 Guidelines for Moored Attraction Vessels
    The purpose of these guidelines is to set forth procedures for vessels which the general public is allowed to board and visit when moored in a Canadian port. Attraction vessels are vessels that are put on public display or used as a platform for a public exhibit. These vessels may operate on an established itinerary, calling on several ports for brief periods of time. Attraction vessels may be of unique or unusual design, have some historical significance, be restored or constructed as replicas of former vessels or provide some related maritime interest to the public. Often, the design or construction of an attraction vessel precludes conformance with or retrofitting to meet Canadian safety requirements. For that reason, these guidelines were developed to provide an appropriate level of safety when visitors are allowed on board the vessels.

  • TP 15287 TERMPOL Review Process Report on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project
    This TERMPOL report examines the marine transportation and terminal procedures proposed by Trans Mountain under the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. On December 16, 2013 Trans Mountain submitted its studies and surveys relating to its proposed Project to the TRC for review. The submission contains vessel, route, and terminal operation information. It also identifies:
    • Increases to risk of a cargo spill due to the Project, based on risk assessments completed by the classification society Det Norske Veritas on Trans Mountain’s behalf.
    • A number of measures that may reduce these risks, for TRC consideration.

    While there will always be some risk in any project, after reviewing Trans Mountain’s studies and taking into account Trans Mountain’s commitments, the TRC:

    • Did not identify regulatory concerns for the tankers, tanker operations, the proposed route, navigability, other waterway users and the marine terminal operations associated with tankers supporting the Project. Trans Mountain commitments and enhancements to the existing marine safety regime will provide for a higher level of safety for tanker operations appropriate to the increase in traffic.
    • Identified several findings and recommendations in response to the submission, and has proposed actions for Trans Mountain that will provide for a high level of safety for tanker operations.
  • TP 15287 - TERMPOL Review Process on the LNG CANADA Project
    LNG Canada, is proposing to build and operate a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility and marine terminal for the storage and export of LNG, within the District of Kitimat, British Columbia.
    LNG Canada has requested to have a TERMPOL Review Committee (TRC) assess the marine transportation components of its proposed LNG Canada Project (the Project) under the voluntary Technical Review Process of Marine Terminal Systems and Transshipment Sites (TERMPOL). The purpose of the TERMPOL Review Process is to:

    • Objectively appraise operational vessel safety, route safety and cargo transfer operations associated with a proposed marine terminal system or transshipment site.
    • Focus on improving, where possible, those elements of a proposal which could, in certain circumstances, pose a risk to the integrity of a vessel’s hull while navigating and/or the cargo transfer operations alongside the terminal.

    The TERMPOL Review Report contains recommendations, findings and conclusions related to navigation and ship safety components of a project.

  • TP 15334 - TERMPOL Review Process – Port of Quebec Wharf Extension Project New
    This report presents the results of the Technical Review Process of Marine Terminal Systems and Transshipment Sites (TERMPOL) of the Quebec Port Authority’s project “Beauport 2020”. In the context of the project “Beauport 2020”, the Quebec Port Authority (QPA) proposes to extend their installations at Beauport by lengthening the existing wharf line by 610 meters. The new installations would be used for the handling of dry cargo, solid bulk, and / or liquid bulk. The aim of the TERMPOL review is to formulate recommendations related to a project of a marine terminal for handling of bulk oil, chemical, liquefied gas and any other designated cargoes resulting in changes for regional marine operations. Termpol is requested on a voluntary basis by proponents of proposed marine terminals. The review focuses essentially on the vessels, their routes, the terminal and the terminal-vessel interface. Therefore, the proponent must demonstrate that:

    • The safety management system complies with recognized standards;
    • Verifications of the safety management system are planned and ongoing;
    • The main risks of operational accidents have been identified, evaluated and that mitigating measures have been taken to reduce them.


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