Transport Canada has issued the following Ship Safety Bulletins:
- SSB#06/2018 – Protection of the North Atlantic Right Whale – Speed Restriction Measures in the Gulf of St. Lawrence
This bulletin describes the seasonal speed restriction zone that vessels must follow. Speed restriction zones in the western Gulf of St. Lawrence have been established to lessen the risk of fatal strikes to North Atlantic right whales by transiting vessels.
- SSB#05/2018 – Coming into force: New Arctic Shipping Safety and Pollution Prevention Regulations
This bulletin gives stakeholders general information about the new Arctic Shipping Safety and Pollution Prevention Regulations (ASSPPR) that came into force on December 19th, 2017.