Section 1 - National Places of Refuge Contingency Plan
- Table of Contents
- Section 1 - National Places of Refuge Contingency Plan
- Section 2 - Places of Refuge Contingency Plan - Pacific Region
- Section 3 - Pre-Designation of Places of Refuge
- Section 4 - Extract from Canada Shipping Act, 2001
- Section 5 - Communications Flow - Transport Canada Marine/ Canadian Coast Guard
- Section 6 - Calling Procedures during Office Hours (0800 - 1600 hours)
- Section 7 - Guidance on Safety Measures for Inbound/Outbound Deficient Vessels
- Section 8 - Decision Making Process - Checklist
- Section 9 - Places of Refuge Contingency Plan - Contact List
- Section 10 - Reference Documents
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: