Online Marine Safety Framework

The following is the suite of documents and references administered by Marine Safety in order to support, promote and regulate marine practices to protect human life and the environment.

Regulatory Documents



Access to information and programs, transparency and an integrated approach in developing measures are critical success factors in enhancing marine safety for a consistent, effective and efficient implementation of Marine Safety's instruments.

Transport Canada's role is evolving to provide policy and regulatory oversight, which changes the nature of the relationship between the Marine Safety program and industry. The Marine Safety program is moving into an environment where safety is a shared responsibility amongst the marine community. We support safety in the marine community. How the Marine Safety program conducts its oversight programs must reflect these changes.