Marine Pollution Sources and Regulations
- Environmental Protection
- Marine Pollution Sources and Regulations
- The Canadian Ballast Water Program
- Phasing out of Single-Hulled Tankers
- Reporting of Pollution
- Civil Liability Insurance for Marine Pollution
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Pollution of the marine environment from ships may originate from a variety of sources, including accidental and operational pollution. Accidental pollution may result from the loss of cargo or fuel after a grounding or collision and from minor accidents on board such as a hose breaking or a tank overflowing. Operational pollution results from the discharge of shipboard generated wastes such as garbage, sewage, dirty ballast water and tank washings, as well as from engine exhaust and tank venting emissions.
In Canada, regulatory action has focused on a number of key areas of marine pollution. Please select the links below for details on these areas.