Licence, certify and register a vessel, safety and training, navigational aids, commercial vessels, pleasure craft.
Services and information
Marine safety program, recreational boating, commercial vessels, compliance and enforcement.
Navigation by region, communications and traffic systems, nautical charts, weather reports, icebreaking, navigation aids.
Pleasure craft, human powered craft, life jackets, checklists, trip plans, courses and resources.
Applying for a Pleasure Craft Operator Card, training and certification of seafarers, the Canadian Coast Guard College.
Pleasure craft licence, commercial vessel registration, coasting trade licence.
Canadian and non-Canadian commercial vessels, fishing vessels, voluntary compliance programs, exemptions, appeals.
Laws concerning navigable waters, Navigation Protection Program, Common Project Search, research on water navigability.
Requirements and compliance, serial numbers, Approved Products Catalogue, vessel stability, radio communications.
Voyage reporting requirements, pollution prevention rules, cruise ships, polar class vessel requirements, crewing requirements.
Ballast water, marine spills, tanker safety requirements, reporting marine pollution, abandoned boats.
Service standards at federally funded ports, port fees, Canada Port Authorities, small craft harbours, anchorages.
Responsibility to pay for incidents involving oil pollution, wrecks, passengers, hazardous and noxious substances.
Marine investigations, reports, recommendations and responses, reporting marine accidents, unsafe acts or conditions.
Reporting marine emergencies and concerns, Coast Guard search and rescue.
Interdepartmental Marine Security Working Group, Integrated Cargo Security Strategy, Marine Transportation Security Clearance Program.
Learn more about Canada’s presence at international maritime organizations.