Section 1

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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 14707 E “The National Places of Refuge Contingency Plan” is available at the following link:

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