Section 1 - National Places of Refuge Contingency Plan

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The Places of Refuge Contingency Plan (PORCP) applies to all situations where a ship is in need of assistance and requests a place of refuge within Canadian waters. This includes Canada’s internal waters, territorial sea and the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

The PORCP also applies in the case where a ship is destined for Canada and has reported a problem (a defect, deficiency or a casualty).

The PORCP does not apply to distress situations where the safety of life is involved. In such cases, established search and rescue procedures shall be followed.

TP 14707E “The National Places of Refuge Contingency Plan” is available at the following link:
http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/tp-tp14707-menu-1683.htm

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