Ship Safety Bulletins

Ship Safety Bulletins are issued by Transport Canada's Marine Safety Directorate and are aimed at owners, authorized representatives and operators of commercial vessels, including other interested marine industry stakeholders. The bulletins are a source of accurate and up-to-date ship safety information, paramount to the safety of life at sea and one of the important mechanisms for conveying timely information pertaining to safeguards against identified risks and/or direction to industry. Our online bulletins date back to 1977 and are numbered sequentially in the year they are published, e.g., (01/2003).

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Bulletins

Bulletin No. Bulletin Title Date
01/1977 Revised Collision Regulations 1977-01-01
02/1977 Erratum to Bulletin Number 1/77 1977-01-02
03/1977 Revised Collision Regulations - Use of Strobe Lights in Vessels 1977-01-03
04/1977 Collision Regulations - Clarification of Rule 28 - Vessels constrained by their draft 1977-01-04
05/1977 On Voyage Fumigation of Grain Cargoes 1977-01-05
06/1977 Use of Automatic Pilot and Steering Control Failure 1977-01-06
01/1978 Manning the Ships 1978-01-01
02/1978 Navigating in ice - Owners' and Masters' Instructions 1978-01-02
03/1978 Proper use of watertight doors 1978-01-03
04/1978 Precautions to be taken to avoid freezing of rudders 1978-01-04
01/1979 Hazards to small craft operating in confined waters 1979-01-01
02/1979 Refugees in Southeast Asian waters who may be in distress 1979-01-02
03/1979 In-transit fumigation of grain cargoes on ships (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 03/1989) 1979-01-03
04/1979 Precautions against fire on board ships 1979-01-04
05/1979 Reports on conduct and ability in discharge books and official log books 1979-01-05
06/1979 Amendment to the Ship Station Technical Regulations 1979-01-06
01/1980 Manoeuvring Lights - Coloured Glass in Wheelhouse Windows 1980-01-01
02/1980 The use of solid dioxide (dry ice) for cooling purposes 1980-01-02
03/1980 Runaway fire in vessel following initial small fire in the machinery spaces 1980-01-03
04/1980 Carriage of fine particled Canadian coal 1980-01-04
05/1980 Amendment to the Ship Station Technical Regulations 1980-01-05
06/1980 Interpretation of Rules 3(g) (vi) of the Collision Regulations 1980-01-06
07/1980 The hazard of navigating in old (multi-year) ice 1980-01-07
08/1980 Safety zones around offshore exploration and exploitation vessels and platforms 1980-01-08
09/1980 Voyage plans for fishing vessels and efficient radio watches will assist in Search and Rescue 1980-01-09
01/1981 The Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System (AMVER) (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 08/1990) 1981-01-01
02/1981 Warning to operators of small vessels navigating Seymour Narrows, B.C. 1981-01-02
03/1981 Radar reflectors - A safety device for small vessels (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 07/2008) 1981-01-03
04/1981 Procedure to operate power operated watertight doors on board ships 1981-01-04
05/1981 Canadian Coast Guard Ship Safety Branch Inspection Procedures 1981-01-05
06/1981 Recommendations to be applied to every tug which is employed in towing Vessels on a long line astern 1981-01-06
01/1982 Shipboard fires caused by heating systems with electric re-heat elements 1982-03-26
02/1982 Able seaman, efficient deck hand and ships' cooks certificates of qualification 1982-04-02
03/1982 Poisoning and asphyxiation hazards 1982-05-28
04/1982 Oil and chemical tanker endorsement to masters and mates certificates of competency 1982-06-02
05/1982 Guidance for the uniform application of certain rules of the 1972 collision regulations 1982-07-05
06/1982 Qualification as rating of a navigation watch 1982-07-20
07/1982 Introduction of MED training facilities in Laurentian region 1982-11-10
01/1983 Responsibilities of shipowners and masters respecting maintenance of weathertight integrity of ships and observance of draught mark and load line requirements 1983-01-04
02/1983 Recommendations arising from a formal enquiry into the loss of a vessel 1983-01-10
03/1983 Rule 38 of the amended collision regulations (1983)B Correction to ship safety bulletin No. 5/82 1983-01-14
04/1983 Lifesaving Equipment 1983-01-17
05/1983 Guidelines for distress communications by radiotelephony 1983-01-25
06/1983 Tugs engaged in towing vessels on a long line astern 1983-02-25
07/1983 Standard for engineering watchkeeping on ships 1983-03-01
08/1983 Marine emergency duties, Laurentian region 1983-03-17
09/1983 Fatal accidents involving winches and warping drums 1983-04-20
10/1983 Guidelines for compliance with Regulation 3 of chapter IV of SOLAS 74 1983-04-25
11/1983 Guidelines for the issue of exemptions to ships 1983-04-26
12/1983 Ships motor lifeboat fuel tanks 1983-06-03
13/1983 Inadvertent Release of the complete CO2 system by a crew member - no casualty 1983-08-09
14/1983 Safety Practices on fishing vessels 1983-09-21
15/1983 Information Concerning the international convention for safe containers (CSC) 1983-11-14
16/1983 Fumigation Of laden cargo spaces (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 03/1989) 1983-12-08
01/1984 Domestic Propane fuelled heating systems on non-passenger ships 1984-01-30
02/1984 Collision Regulations - seaplanes operating on the water (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 10/1989) 1984-02-10
03/1984 Provision for experience in lieu of a certificate for the additional person on the deck watch 1984-04-01
04/1984 Spring loaded safety valves 1984-04-12
05/1984 Storage of inflammable stores 1984-04-13
06/1984 Use of portable venturi-type blower or exhaust units in non gas-free atmospheres 1984-04-24
07/1984 Canadian ships making foreign voyages or home-trade voyages class I (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 17/1984) 1984-05-23
08/1984 Reciprocity of certificates of competency (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 05/1988) 1984-05-29
09/1984 Canadian ships making foreign voyages or home-trade voyages class (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 17/1984) 1984-06-08
10/1984 Fires on board fishing vessels caused by engine exhausts 1984-06-09
11/1984 Stowage and securing of deck cargoes and vehicles 1984-08-27
12/1984 Moving machinery hazards 1984-08-29
13/1984 Engine room bilge level alarms 1984-08-30
14/1984 International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC) - approved repair facilities 1984-09-17
15/1984 Misuse of inflated boats 1984-10-09
16/1984 Timber deck cargoes - fitting of uprights 1984-10-16
17/1984 Canadian ships making voyages to countries which are parties to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification & Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978 1984-10-26
01/1985 Closing & Securing Watertight Doors 1985-02-05
02/1985 Clarification of terms used in Ship Safety Bulletin No. 10/83 (Guidelines for compliance with Regulation 3 of Chapter IV of SOLAS 74) 1985-02-22
03/1985 Ship Station Technical Regulations (SSTR) Section 41 "Reserve source of energy for radiotelephone Ship Stations" 1985-03-28
04/1985 Emergency Position-indicating Radiobeacons (EPIRBs) temperature operating requirements 1985-04-01
05/1985 Use of Sodium vapour floodlights at sea 1985-05-20
06/1985 International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC) - approved repair facilities 1985-05-28
07/1985 Reciprocity of Certificates of Competency (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 05/1988) 1985-05-30
08/1985 Engine room maintenance and watchkeeping practices 1985-05-31
09/1985 Services provided by central registry of seamen 1985-06-10
10/1985 Day signals that identify diving operations 1985-06-11
11/1985 Reciprocity of certificates of competency 1985-06-12
12/1985 Approved computer stability calculations for loading grain cargoes 1985-07-08
13/1985 Fire precautions with respect to fuel oil piping and fittings 1985-07-18
14/1985 Faulty diesel engines 1985-09-01
15/1985 Assistance To Persons In Distress At Sea 1985-10-09
16/1985 Installation And maintenance of inflatable life raft hydrostatic release units 1985-10-24
17/1985 Fuel Testing 1985-11-28
01/1986 Insulated Buoyant immersion suit zipper faults (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 08/1991) 1986-01-22
02/1986 Insulated Buoyant immersion suit zipper faults (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 08/1991) 1986-01-31
03/1986 Maintenance Of components in CO2 fire extinguishing systems 1986-04-01
04/1986 International Convention for safe containers (CSC) - approved repair facilities 1986-05-05
05/1986 Issue Of Letters of compliance to holders of Canadian certificates intending employment on foreign Flag Ships 1986-05-06
06/1986 Loading & Stowage of bagged cargoes 1986-05-07
07/1986 Oil Transfer Operations in the Arctic 1986-06-12
08/1986 Guidelines On navigation bridge visibility (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 03/1992) 1986-06-18
09/1986 Safe Working Practices 1986-06-23
10/1986 Loss Of Watercraft 9.12 M survival craft due to incorrect installation of disengaging gear hooks 1986-07-02
11/1986 Ship's Drain Plug 1986-07-07
12/1986 Collision Regulations - application of rule 1(E) and the exemption provisions of rule 38 1986-07-18
13/1986 Shipboard Fires caused by heating systems with electric re-head elements 1986-09-08
14/1986 International Convention for safe containers (CSC) - approved repair facilities 1986-10-24
15/1986 Securing Of slack grain with wire reinforcement mesh 1986-10-29
16/1986 Protection Of inflatable liferafts in extreme cold conditions 1986-11-27
01/1987 Fire Hazard In self unloaders 1987-01-02
02/1987 Electronic Chart display systems 1987-01-29
03/1987 Collision Avoidance - Routine navigational practices 1987-02-02
04/1987 The Securing Of watertight exterior openings such as cargo ports, shell doors or other similar means Of Access In Ship's hull or superstructure 1987-03-10
05/1987 Wire ropes 1987-05-12
06/1987 International Convention for safe containers (CSC) - approved repair facilities 1987-05-19
07/1987 Passenger Vessel compliance programme (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 02/2003) 1987-06-19
08/1987 Disposal At Sea of fishing nets, plastic material and other similar debris 1987-07-16
09/1987 Propane Gas-Fuel explosion 1987-09-07
10/1987 Safe Navigational practices - professional courtesy and respect for fellow mariners 1987-09-22
11/1987 Modification To the examinations for the third class engineer certificate of competency 1987-10-28
01/1988 Ship's Operating in winter conditions (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 08/1989) 1988-01-07
02/1988 Marine Abandonment immersion suits foot (angle) valves 1988-01-12
03/1988 Maintenance and operation of machinery 1988-01-22
04/1988 Services Provided by central registry of seamen 1988-02-15
05/1988 Reciprocal Recognition of certificates of competency 1988-02-16
06/1988 Sailing Plans and position reporting - Fishing vessels 1988-03-04
07/1988 Plastic Piping 1988-03-07
08/1988 Actions Relating to the implementation of the standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Convention as engine room rating and as engine room assistant 1988-03-22
09/1988 A Potential Safety hazard that may exist with the mountings of shipboard cranes 1988-05-06
10/1988 Revisions To marine emergency duties (MED) courses 1988-05-31
11/1988 Avoiding a Close quarters situation in narrow channels and around berths (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 06/1999) 1988-07-11
12/1988 Flashlight batteries 1988-09-06
13/1988 Safety of towed ships and other floating objects 1988-09-07
14/1988 Implementation of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 (STCW) 1988-09-08
15/1988 Overloaded containers 1988-09-26
16/1988 Guidelines and standards for the removal of offshore installations and structures on the continental shelf and in the exclusive econimic zone 1988-11-03
17/1988 Passenger vessel compliance programme (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 02/2003) 1988-11-23
18/1988 West Coast Winders - Operational Safety 1988-11-24
19/1988 Pains-wessex 'Speedline International' and 'Speedline 250' line-throwing appliance 1988-11-30
01/1989 Revision to simulated electronic navigation courses 1989-01-25
02/1989 Safe working practices 1989-02-14
03/1989 Ship Safety Bulletin No. 16/83 "In-transit fumigation of grain cargoes" 1989-03-01
04/1989 Berwyn hydrostatic release unit (HRU) Mark 5F 1989-03-10
05/1989 Actions relating to implementation of the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Convention as engine room rating and as engine room assistant 1989-03-11
06/1989 Grounding safety in drydock 1989-05-08
07/1989 Fires on board fishing vessels caused by exhaust pipes 1989-08-21
08/1989 Ships Operating in winter conditions 1989-09-22
09/1989 Wire Ropes 1989-09-29
10/1989 Collision Regulations - Seaplanes operating on the water 1989-10-23
11/1989 Safety relief valves 1989-12-05
01/1990 Ship's cargo fumigation (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 03/1990) 1990-01-08
02/1990 Passenger vessel compliance programme (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 02/2003) 1990-01-25
03/1990 In transit cargo fumigation - Preparation in canadian ports 1990-02-12
04/1990 Self-unloading boom failure 1990-03-07
05/1990 Auxiliary boilers 1990-05-07
06/1990 Navigating in the vicinity of ships being escorted by an icebreaker 1990-05-08
07/1990 Securing of slack grain with wire reinforcement mesh 1990-05-23
08/1990 The automated mutual assistance vessel rescue system (AMVER) 1990-06-26
09/1990 Fumes in totally enclosed motor propelled survival craft (TEMPSC) 1990-07-09
10/1990 Disposable cargo lifting slings 1990-09-10
11/1990 Ship-to-ship personnel transfers 1990-11-07
12/1990 IMO Guidelines on management for the safe operation of ships and pollution prevention 1990-11-30
13/1990 Acceptance of certificates of competency issued in other Commonwealth countries on canadian ships (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 18/1998) 1990-12-03
01/1991 Class I Automatic Float Free 406 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) 1991-01-31
02/1991 Designated physicians for medical examinations 1991-02-13
03/1991 Icing Of Ships 1991-02-14
04/1991 Pressure vessels and hydrostatic testing 1991-03-15
05/1991 Marine carriage of dangerous goods 1991-03-18
06/1991 Marine emergency duties (MED) training requirements for engineer officers 1991-04-04
07/1991 Accidents when using power operated watertight doors 1991-05-06
08/1991 Marine abandonment immersion suits zipper faults 1991-05-08
09/1991 Arctic waters oil transfer guidelines (TP 10783) 1991-06-04
10/1991 Issue of continued proficiency endorsements to certificates (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 07/2000) 1991-06-21
11/1991 Mobile Cranes 1991-06-27
12/1991 Electrical safety of portable tools and equipment 1991-08-09
13/1991 Minimum safe manning document 1991-09-17
14/1991 Inspection of canadian ships outside Canada and the granting of extensions to their certificates 1991-11-19
15/1991 Entry into enclosed spaces 1991-12-05
01/1992 Potential "lock up" on raster-scan radar displays 1992-02-05
02/1992 Pollutant discharge reporting Regulations 1992-05-04
03/1992 Navigation bridge visibility 1992-05-05
04/1992 The fitting of radar reflectors on small vessels (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 07/2008) 1992-06-10
05/1992 Introduction of oil tanker, chemical tanker and liquefied gas tanker certification for engineer officers and deck and engine room ratings 1992-07-07
06/1992 Immersion suit buddy line 1992-07-17
07/1992 Guidelines involving the use of radiocommunications equipment fit on the ship's navigation bridge 1992-07-20
08/1992 KODEN Model 948 406 MHz EPIRB 1992-07-28
09/1992 Medical Examination Of Seafarers 1992-08-11
10/1992 Safety Of Passengers And Vehicles Embarking/Disembarking From Ferries 1992-09-01
11/1992 Ice Navigation In Canadian Waters (TP 5064) 1992-11-24
12/1992 Oil Pollution Prevention Regulations 1992-12-04
13/1992 Dangerous Chemicals & Noxious Liquid Substances Regulations 1992-12-05
14/1992 Certification And Manning Regulations 1992-12-08
15/1992 Canada's Accession To MARPOL 73/78 1992-12-10
16/1992 Watertight Openings And Their Importance In Maintaining Integrity 1992-12-11
01/1993 (This Bulletin Is Not Available In English) 1993-01-05
02/1993 1993 Special Edition - Ship Safety Bulletins - Alphabetical Keyword Listing 1993-05-10
03/1993 Mandatory simulator training for Marine Engineers 1993-05-11
04/1993 Circum-Rescue Collapse 1993-05-13
05/1993 Electromagnetic interference (EMI) 1993-06-03
06/1993 Auxiliary Boilers 1993-06-11
07/1993 Non-Equivalent Electronic Charts 1993-06-29
08/1993 Traffic Separation Schemes 1993-06-30
09/1993 Recommended Stowage of Throw-over type inflatable liferafts (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 07/2007) 1993-07-06
10/1993 Tonnage Measurement of Ships 1993-07-19
11/1993 Oil Pollution Prevention Regulations - Oil Record Books 1993-08-11
12/1993 Emergency Position Indicating Radiobeacons on Ships 1993-09-08
13/1993 Flag State Approval of Fumigation In-Transit 1993-09-09
14/1993 Medical Examination of Seafarers 1993-09-30
15/1993 Issue of Continued Proficiency Qualification (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 07/2000) 1993-10-08
16/1993 Reserve Source of Electrical Energy for Radio Stations on Ships - Maintenance Free Batteries 1993-10-11
17/1993 406MHz EPIRB Manufacturers Service Bulletins 1993-11-26
18/1993 Examination for Minister's Certificate as Third Class Engineer 1993-12-03
01/1994 EPIRB's and EPIB's on Tugs 1994-01-12
02/1994 Minimum pass marks required in marine engineer certificate examinations 1994-03-04
03/1994 First Aid Certificates (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 03/2009) 1994-03-08
04/1994 Entry into confined spaces 1994-03-28
05/1994 Standard Vocabulary For Radiocommunications 1994-03-29
06/1994 Operation of Marine Radar for the Detection of Search and Rescue Transponders (Sart) (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 05/1998) 1994-04-19
07/1994 Cylinder head studs 1994-05-05
08/1994 Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plans 1994-06-04
09/1994 Standards For The Construction And Inspection Of Small Passenger Vessels, TP11717 E 1994-06-06
10/1994 Electrical Safety of Portable Electrical Measuring Instruments 1994-07-07
11/1994 Carriage of Cargoes "Solid Bulk and General" 1994-09-02
12/1994 Casualty/Marine Occurrence Reporting - Cancelled 1994-09-03
13/1994 Towboats - Dangers Associated with Girding 1994-10-03
14/1994 Navtex Amendment to the Ship Station Radio Regulations 1994-10-11
15/1994 Litton Model 948 - 406 Mhz EPIRB Lens Cap Upgrade 1994-10-13
16/1994 Marine Osh Bulletin, Plague 1994-10-14
17/1994 Casualty/Marine Occurrence Reporting - Cancelled (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 03/2011) 1994-11-14
18/1994 Vessels Sinking at Dock 1994-11-28
01/1995 High Intensity Floodlights 1995-01-09
02/1995 Falls and Fall Protection 1995-01-10
03/1995 International Safety Management (ISM) Code 1995-01-23
04/1995 Recommended Safety Communication Measures for Small Craft 1995-01-25
05/1995 International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code 1995-02-01
06/1995 Marine Emergency Duties (MED) Training 1995-02-07
07/1995 Mandatory Simulator Training for Marine Engineers 1995-03-21
08/1995 Alden Electronics Satfind 406 Survival EPIRB Recall 1995-05-05
09/1995 Provision And Display Of Manoeuvring Information On Board Ships And Interim Standards for Ship Manoeuvrability 1995-05-08
10/1995 1995 Special Edition Ship Safety Bulletins - Alphabetical Keyword Listing 1995-05-23
11/1995 Radar Reflectors On Small Vessels: Construction, Fitting, And Limitations (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 07/2008) 1995-06-01
12/1995 Canadian Code Of Safe Practice For Ships Carrying Timber Deck Cargoes (TP 2634E) 1995-07-07
13/1995 Safety of Ships Carrying Solid Bulk Cargoes (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 13/1998) 1995-07-17
14/1995 SOLAS 74 - Amendments, IMO Code Of Safe Practice For Cargo Stowage and Securing (CSS Code) Amendments 1995-07-24
15/1995 Halon And Halon Alternatives As A Fire Extinguishing Meduim On Canadian Vessels 1995-10-19
16/1995 Safe Operation Of Hatch Covers Aboard Bulk Carriers 1995-12-13
01/1996 Removal Of Wire Seal On Ring Pull Of Lokata 406H And 406M EPIRB'S 1996-01-15
02/1996 Passenger Safety Instructions 1996-01-17
03/1996 Small Vessels - Navigation Lights 1996-01-26
04/1996 Vessels Loading Coal 1996-03-29
05/1996 Pollutant Discharge Reporting Regulations 1996-04-03
06/1996 Corrosion And Leakage Of Gas Cylinders In Tul Liferafts 1996-06-12
07/1996 Hull Surveys Of Bulk Carriers 1996-06-26
08/1996 Activation Temperature For Automatic Gas Smothering Systems (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 14/1996) 1996-07-03
09/1996 Ships Operating In Winter Conditions 1996-07-10
10/1996 Guidelines For The Preparation Of Cargo Securing Manual 1996-08-08
11/1996 Safety Zones Around Offshore Exploration And Exploitation Vessels And Platforms 1996-09-10
12/1996 Canadian Code Of Safe Practices For Ships Carrying Timber Deck Cargoes, TP 2534 1996-09-26
13/1996 Knowledge And Skill Of Firefighting On Fishing Vessels 1996-10-11
14/1996 Activation Temperature For Automatic Gas Smothering Systems 1996-11-06
15/1996 Buoyancy Foams For Marine Use 1996-11-14
16/1996 Vessel Stability And Seaworthiness 1996-11-15
17/1996 Halon 1301 Re-cycling And Banking Facilities In Canada (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 01/2004) 1996-11-26
18/1996 1996 Special Edition - Ship Safety Bulletins - Alphabetical Keyword Listing 1996-12-04
19/1996 Retrofitting of Locator Lights 1996-12-13
01/1997 International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code 1997-01-07
02/1997 Replacaement Batteries for Alden Satfind 406 TM Epirbs Model M1, M2, (Canadian)M3, M4, (USA.) 1997-03-07
03/1997 Fire Caused By Heat Radiation From Cargo Hold Light 1997-04-16
04/1997 Manning Requirements When Entering Eastern Canadian Waters 1997-05-05
05/1997 The Arctic Ice Regime Shipping System (AIRSS) 1997-05-29
06/1997 Cargo Matters - Fumigation 1997-06-05
07/1997 Textile Components Of Lifejackets And Personal Flotation Devices 1997-06-17
08/1997 Electrical Shock Hazard - Shore Power 1997-07-04
09/1997 Computer And The Year 2000 1997-07-28
10/1997 Fire In The Self-Unloading Bulk Carrier "Ambassador" Tsb Report No. M94m0057 {Recommendation - M96-08} 1997-08-22
11/1997 Standard Type Lifejacket Lifting Loop 1997-10-14
12/1997 Ship Safety Bulletins - Alphabetical Keyword Listing 1997-12-11
01/1998 Fire in the Self-Unloading Bulk Carrier "Ambassador" 1998-01-13
02/1998 Canadian Code of Safe Practice for Ships Carrying Timber Deck Cargoes, TP 2534 1998-02-25
03/1998 Notice to Shipmasters Loading Coal 1998-03-02
04/1998 Portable Pumps in the Marine Environment 1998-03-03
05/1998 Operation of Marine Radar for the Dection of Search and Rescue Transponders (SART'S) 1998-03-09
06/1998 Responsibilities of Shipowners and Masters Respecting Maintenance of Weathertight Integrity of their Vessels 1998-04-08
07/1998 Mercury (Hg) Contamination 1998-05-21
08/1998 Implementation of STCW - 95 Transitional Arrangements (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 10/2001) 1998-06-12
09/1998 Arrangements with response organizations (ROs) 1998-08-05
10/1998 Recommendations for Entering Enclosed Spaces Aboard Ships 1998-08-18
11/1998 Requirements for Servicing of Liferafts by Authorised Personnel Only 1998-10-05
12/1998 Access Ladders and Gangways 1998-10-16
13/1998 Code of Practice for the Safe Loading and Unloading of Bulk Carriers 1998-10-26
14/1998 Radar Reflectors on Small Vessels - Fittings and Limitations (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 07/2008) 1998-10-27
15/1998 Personal Locator Lights 1998-11-02
16/1998 International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code 1998-11-18
17/1998 Ship/Shore Bonding Cable by Terminal 1998-12-02
18/1998 Cessation of the issue of Equivalent Canadian Certificates to Holders of Selected Commonwealth Certificates 1998-12-09
19/1998 Potential Fire Risk - Laundry Ventilation Systems 1998-12-11
20/1998 Sea Coasts of Canada - GMDSS and Domestic Ships 1998-12-15
01/1999 Sport Fishing 1999-01-12
02/1999 The Year 2000 and the GPS rollover problems 1999-01-19
03/1999 Certificates of competency as Chief Engineer-Motor Driven Fishing Vessel(C/E-MDFV) & Watchkeeping Engineer-Motor Driven Fishing Vessel(WKE-MDFV) 1999-02-24
04/1999 Navigational Equipment Performance Standards 1999-03-25
05/1999 Changeover Valves on Fuel System 1999-04-30
06/1999 Avoiding a Close quarters situation in narrow channels and in the vicinity of berths 1999-05-12
07/1999 Hazards Associated with Imported Cargo Transport Units Containing Fumigant Gas 1999-05-31
08/1999 Medical Fitness of Seafarers Under the Crewing Regulations (SOR/97-390) 1999-06-01
09/1999 Cargo Pumping Systems Maintenance 1999-06-14
10/1999 Shipping Waves Over the Stern, Manoeuvring Astern 1999-07-23
11/1999 Interim Passenger Vessel Compliance Program (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 02/2003) 1999-09-08
12/1999 Liferafts, Regular Servicing and Retrofitting to New Requirements 1999-10-25
13/1999 Muster Lists and the Practicing of Emergency Procedures 1999-11-01
14/1999 First Aid Certificates (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 03/2009) 1999-11-08
15/1999 New SOLAS Chapter XII and Uniform Method of Measurement of the Density of Bulk Cargoes 1999-11-23
16/1999 Information on Passengers (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 06/2007) 1999-12-07
17/1999 1999 Special Edition - Ship Safety Bulletins - Alphabetical Keyword Listing 1999-12-22
01/2000 Amendments to the Examination and Certification of Seafarers Document - TP 2293 2000-03-08
02/2000 Servicing of Marine Abandonment Immersion Suit System by Authorized Personnel Only (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 11/2000) 2000-03-16
03/2000 Load Line - Submersion Allowances 2000-03-30
04/2000 Flooding Detection on Fishing Vessels 2000-04-16
05/2000 Premature Release of Lifeboat Safety Hooks 2000-04-17
06/2000 Advice on Water Levels in the Great Lakes System, and Testing of Steering Gear 2000-04-18
07/2000 Issue of Continued Proficiency Certification 2000-06-06
08/2000 Fire Precaution with Respect to Fuel Oil, Lubricating Oil, Hydraulic Oil Piping and Fittings 2000-06-22
09/2000 Navigation lights and ranges of visibility 2000-06-23
10/2000 Guidelines for Voyage Planning 2000-08-10
11/2000 Marine Abandonment Immersion Suit Systems 2000-09-19
12/2000 Changes to the loading conditions defined in a fishing vessel's stability book 2000-10-20
13/2000 Dry Chemical Cartridge-operated Portable Fire Extinguishers Nozzel Blockage 2000-10-30
14/2000 Differentiation between "pleasure vessel" and other vessels 2000-11-20
15/2000 The use of roll damping paravane systems (paravane stabilizers) 2000-11-21
16/2000 Canadian code of safe practice for ships carrying timber deck cargoes, TP 2534 2000-11-21
17/2000 International maritime dangerous goods (IMDG) code 2000-11-21
01/2001 Qualifying Sea Service 2001-01-18
02/2001 Requirements and Procedures for Issue of STCW 95 Endorsements (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 10/2001) 2001-04-15
03/2001 Stowage of Life Rafts and Inflatable Rescue Platforms (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 07/2007) 2001-04-25
04/2001 Interim Small Passenger Vessel Compliance Program (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 02/2003) 2001-04-26
05/2001 Practical Skills Training and Sea Service Record Book for Engineering Candidates 2001-06-01
06/2001 Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) and Guidance on Important Operational Procedures 2001-08-08
07/2001 Accessibility of Life Saving Equipment 2001-09-04
08/2001 GMDSS Radio Personnel Certification Requirements 2001-09-05
09/2001 New Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) Carriage Requirements for Commercial Vessels 2001-11-01
10/2001 Requirements and Procedures for Issue of STCW 95 Endorsements 2001-11-02
11/2001 Halon Fire Extinguishing Systems Servicing, Re-Cycling and Banking Facilities in Canada (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 01/2004) 2001-11-26
01/2002 Defective Hydrostatic Releases 2002-01-24
02/2002 Horizontal Chart Datums and Position Accuracy 2002-02-11
03/2002 Solid Bulk Cargoes: Deviation from the Load Conditions and Limitations given in the Approved Loading Manual 2002-04-05
04/2002 Impending Requirement for a VHF Radio Installation with Digital Selective Calling (VHF-DSC Radio) 2002-04-29
05/2002 International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention 2002-06-03
06/2002 Passenger Safety Briefings 2002-07-25
07/2002 Emergency Escape Breathing Devices (EEBDs) 2002-08-12
08/2002 Engineering Certification - Updates 2002-08-19
09/2002 Bilge Pumping Systems: Early Detection Saves Lives 2002-08-23
10/2002 Smoke Signal - Danger of Explosion 2002-10-21
01/2003 Memorandum of Understanding Between United States Coast Guard and Transport Canada Marine Safety Respecting Mutual Recognition of Domestic Mariner Qualifications 2003-01-07
02/2003 2003 Interim Small Vessel Compliance Program 2003-01-29
03/2003 Accessibility of Fire Control Plans 2003-05-01
04/2003 New Style Certificates of Competency for STCW endorsed certificates 2003-09-10
01/2004 Halon Fire Extinguishing Systems Servicing, Recycling and Banking Facilities in Canada 2004-02-06
02/2004 Ship's Alarm and Internal Communications System 2004-03-04
03/2004 Mustang Survival Ocean Commander Immersion Suits 2004-04-20
01/2005 The Use of Passive Anti-Roll Tanks (ART) on Small Fishing Vessels 2005-05-18
02/2005 Training Certificate Form (82-0460) 2005-12-22
01/2006 Potential Mercury and Asbestos Exposure 2006-01-04
02/2006 Inappropriate Apparel in Engine Room 2006-01-05
03/2006 Automotive Parts Dangerous in a Marine Environment 2006-02-08
04/2006 Safety of Small Fishing Vessels: Information to Owners/Masters about Stability Booklets 2006-03-02
05/2006 Alternate Path to Address Practical Skills Training for Marine Engineers 2006-04-19
06/2006 Reminder of Requirements to have an arrangement with a response organization 2006-11-15
07/2006 Guidance for Assessing Intact Stability and Buoyancy of Existing Small Non-pleasure Vessels 2006-11-24
01/2007 Marine Emergency Duties Training for Personnel on Small Fishing and Small Commercial Vessels (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 11/2007) 2007-03-27
02/2007 Marine Medical Care and Marine First Aid (amendment 2007-11-01) (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 03/2009) 2007-07-17
03/2007 Changes within the certificate structure and transitional period from the Marine Personnel Regulations 2007-07-31
04/2007 Carbon Monoxide, Preventive Measures and Recognition of Danger 2007-08-02
05/2007 Weight of Persons on Board, Calculation of Intact and Damaged Stability 2007-08-02
06/2007 Information on Persons on Board, Counting, Recording, and Special Needs 2007-08-02
07/2007 Inflatable Liferafts and Rescue Platforms, Stowage and Proper Access 2007-08-02
08/2007 Vessel Clearance for Vessels Engaged on International Voyages 2007-08-21
09/2007 Automatic Identification System (AIS) Requirement - July 1, 2008 2007-09-11
10/2007 Updated Damaged Stability Provisions for Non-Convention Passenger Vessels 2007-10-12
11/2007 Marine Emergency Duties Training for Personnel on Small Commercial Vessels 2007-11-01
12/2007 Adequacy of Single Cross-bar Type Hatch Covers 2007-12-04
13/2007 Security Clearance Enrolment Process for Seafarers 2007-12-07
01/2008 Fishing Vessel Safety Record of Modifications (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 03/2019) 2008-01-15
02/2008 Modifications Related to Central Registry of Seafarer's Documentation 2008-02-27
03/2008 Accommodation Ladders - Record Of Examinations 2008-03-17
04/2008 New Compliance and Enforcement Program under the CSA, 2001 2008-05-29
05/2008 Safe Manning Documents – Extension of application date 2008-07-07
06/2008 Notice of Marine Security Operation Bulletin Ship Security Officer (SSO) 2008-07-24
07/2008 The Importance Of Properly Fitting An Effective Radar Reflector On Small Or Non-Metallic Vessels 2008-10-17
01/2009 Validity of the Fishing Master, Second Class, Third Class and Fourth Class Certificates of Competency Originally Issued Between March 21, 1980 and June 30, 2007 2009-02-03
02/2009 Assessment Of A Foreign Training Certificate As An Equivalent To Transport Canada Training Certificate 2009-06-01
03/2009 Training Requirements For the Person Designated to Provide First Aid on Board a Vessel and Period of Validity of First Aid Training Courses Recognized By a Province or Territory, Marine First Aid and Marine Medical Care Training Certificates 2009-07-30
04/2009 IACS Unified Requirements for Polar Class Ships - Application in Canadian Arctic Waters 2009-08-18
05/2009 Deck Watch Additional Person Requirement On Board A Fishing Vessel Raised From 5 To 15 Gross Tonnage 2009-09-29
07/2009 Delay Related to the Enforcement of the Deck Watch Requirement for Fishing Vessels of less than 100 Gross Tonnage 2009-09-30
06/2009 Certificate of Service as Watchkeeping Mate of a Fishing Vessel of Less than 100 Gross Tonnage 2009-09-30
01/2010 New Insurance Requirement For Ships Over 1000 Gross Tonnage Under The Bunkers Convention 2010-01-30
02/2010 Awareness on the Use of Medication on Board Vessels (amendment 2010-04-19) 2010-03-22
03/2010 Ship Elevators Inspection and Maintenance 2010-05-17
04/2010 Fishing Vessel Safety: Hinged Fins as Anti-Roll Devices 2010-05-17
05/2010 Application for a Candidate Document Number (CDN) 2010-08-04
06/2010 Watchkeeping Mate of a Fishing Vessel of not more than 150 Gross Tonnage and less than 24 Metres in Overall Length 2010-10-25
07/2010 The Paris Memorandum of Understanding’s New Inspection Regime (Amendment 2011-07-21) 2010-11-11
08/2010 Implementing the Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2010-12-30
01/2011 Interim Registration Guidance for Human-powered Vessels, Small Sailing Vessels, and Small Vessels Fitted with Propulsion Motors Less Than 10 hp (7.5 kW) (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 05/2012) 2011-03-17
02/2011 Wearing And Using Flotation Devices Small Non-pleasure Craft & Small Commercial Fishing Vessels (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 06/2012) 2011-09-15
03/2011 New Form for Reporting a Maritime Hazardous Occurrence 2011-11-01
05/2011 How Fishing Masters, Second Class (CFV2) who were certified between March 21, 1980 and June 30, 2007 may obtain the Fishing Master, First Class Certificate of Competency issued under the Marine Personnel Regulations (MPR) 2011-11-02
04/2011 Requirements for Passenger Safety Management or Specialized Passenger Safety Management (Ro-Ro Vessels) Certificate or Endorsement 2011-11-02
06/2011 Reminder: The Transitional Period under Marine Personnel Regulations Section 184 to obtain Certificates of Competency ends July 1, 2012 2011-11-03
01/2012 How Transport Canada Applies the Board of Steamship Inspection Scale of Fees 2012-05-08
02/2012 Special Edition – Bulletins 07/2010 TO 06/2011 Sign up for E-BULLETIN Notification Service 2012-06-12
03/2012 Interim Measures for Vessel Air Emissions 2012-07-13
04/2012 Important Changes to Registration Requirements for Government Vessels 2012-09-27
05/2012 Update on Interim Registration Guidance – Ship Safety Bulletin No. 01/2011 2012-09-28
06/2012 Wearing and Using Flotation Devices Small Non-pleasure Craft and Small Commercial Fishing Vessels 2012-11-04
01/2013 New Regulations for Vessel Air Emissions: COMPLIANCE WITH ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS 2013-05-08
02/2013 New Regulations for Vessel Air Emissions: PROPOSING ALTERNATIVE COMPLIANCE OPTIONS 2013-05-09
03/2013 New Regulations for Vessel Air Emissions: FLEET AVERAGING PLANS AND ANNUAL REPORTING 2013-05-10
04/2013 New Regulations for Vessel Air Emissions: REPORTING WHEN COMPLIANT FUEL IS UNAVAILABLE 2013-05-13
05/2013 New Regulations for Vessel Air Emissions: COMPLIANCE WITH AIR EMISSIONS STANDARDS 2013-05-14
06/2013 NEW REGULATIONS FOR VESSEL AIR EMISSIONS,SHIP TO SHIP TRANSFERS OF OIL, AND GREYWATER (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 03/2012) 2013-05-15
07/2013 Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance and Maritime Labour Certificate 2013-11-21
08/2013 Seafarer Recruitment and Placement Service Licence 2013-12-04
01/2014 Proper Technical Maintenance of Freight Containers and Safe Stuffing Practices 2014-03-11
02/2014 Marine Transportation of Packaged Dangerous Goods: Transport Canada’s New One-Window Approach to Issuing MTRB Decisions and Related TDG Equivalency Certificates 2014-04-08
03/2014 Transitional Provisions Related to the Issuance of Security Certificates of Proficiency End June 30, 2014 2014-04-28
04/2014 GME 406 MHz EPIRB Product Safety Recall (Amendment 2014-08-08) 2014-07-14
05/2014 Interim Policy accepting SOLAS Immersion Suits until the Completion of the Vessel Construction and Equipment Regulations 2014-10-08
06/2014 Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) 2014-10-30
07/2014 Approval of Procedures for Sampling, Testing and Controlling the Moisture Content for Solid Bulk Cargoes that may Liquefy 2014-11-28
08/2014 Regulations for Vessel Air Emissions: 2015 SULPHUR EMISSIONS STANDARDS 2014-12-08
01/2015 Fumigation on Board Vessels 2015-01-05
02/2015 Why you must document how to install, secure and seal movable bulkheads to ensure their grain tightness 2015-01-24
03/2015 Sheltered waters voyages (amendement 2015-05-29) 2015-04-01
04/2015 Regulations for Vessel Air Emissions: Fuel Oil Change-Over Operations 2015-04-30
05/2015 Regulations for Vessel Air Emissions: Criteria of an "Identical Engine" 2015-05-01
06/2015 Safety of Dead Ship Towing Operations 2015-05-13
07/2015 Board of Steamship Inspection Renewal Project: Phase 2 2015-06-17
08/2015 Loading and Unloading Explosives 2015-08-20
09/2015 How To Meet STCW Manila 2010 Rules By January 1, 2017 2015-10-26
10/2015 Interim Measures For Small Marine Diesel Engines (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 02/2017) 2015-12-23
01/2016 Large Fishing Vessels - Efficient Bilge Drainage Systems in all Watertight and Refrigerated Spaces 2016-01-20
02/2016 Streamlined Application Process for a Candidate Document Number (CDN) 2016-04-08
03/2016 2016/17 Concentrated Inspection Campaign 2016-05-05
04/2016 Canadian Procedures for Verification of the Gross Mass of Packed Containers 2016-05-12
05/2016 Zika Virus 2016-07-13
06/2016 Guidelines for Moored Attraction Vessels 2016-07-14
07/2016 Interim Measures For Small Marine Diesel Engines (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 02/2017) 2016-07-27
08/2016 Regulations for Vessel Air Emissions: Sulphur in Fuel Content Verification Process 2016-08-18
09/2016 Interim Measure – Provisional Marine Medical Certificates 2016-08-31
10/2016 Automatic Identification System (AIS) 2016-10-07
11/2016 Reminder - Board of Steamship Inspection Renewal Project 2016-11-03
12/2016 Update on How to Meet STCW 2010 Manila Convention Requirements for Masters, Deck Officers and Ratings 2016-11-16
01/2017 STCW compliant medical certificates – changes of format 2017-01-11
02/2017 Interim Measures for Small Marine Diesel Engines - 2017 2017-01-24
03/2017 Coming into force of Phase 1 of the New Fishing Vessel Safety Regulations 2017-02-01
04/2017 Coming into force of the new Vessel Fire Safety Regulations 2017-02-15
05/2017 Update on how to meet STCW 2010 Manila Convention Requirements for Officers and Ratings of the Engine Department - has been cancelled and has been replaced by SSB#09/2017 2017-02-20
06/2017 Unmanned Air Vehicles / Drones in the Vicinity of Port Facilities and Marine Vessels 2017-05-16
07/2017 Deck Watch Requirements for all Canadian & Foreign Vessels, including Tug Boats Operating in Waters under Canadian jurisdication 2017-09-26
08/2017 Sheltered Waters Voyages 2017-11-03
09/2017 Update on How to Meet STCW 2010 Manila Convention Requirements 2017-11-16
01/2018 How to Meet STCW Requirements for Masters, Deck Officers and Other Crew Members of Certain Canadian Ships Operating in Polar Waters 2018-02-15
02/2018 Guidelines for Over-Wintering of vessels carrying oil or NLS in waters under Canadian Jurisdiction - TP 15295 2018-03-01
03/2018 Standards for the Construction, Inspection, and Operation of Barges Carrying Oil or Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk 2018-03-02
04/2018 Marine Diesel Engines In Small Canadian Vessels 2018-03-13
05/2018 Coming into force: New Arctic Shipping Safety and Pollution Prevention Regulations 2018-04-17
06/2018 Protection of the North Atlantic Right Whale – Speed Restriction Measures in the Gulf of St. Lawrence (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 11/2019) 2018-05-15
07/2018 Updates to the Canadian Ballast Water Reporting Form 2018-06-01
08/2018 Loading/Unloading Ammonium Nitrate Based Fertilizers in Bulk 2018-06-04
09/2018 Safe Operation of Commercial Passenger Vessels 2018-06-25
10/2018 Interim measure for holders of a Canadian fishing master Certificate of Competency who seeks recognition under the STCW-F 2018-07-24
11/2018 Watertight and gastight integrity 2018-08-10
12/2018 Legalization of cannabis in Canada and vessel operation 2018-10-12
13/2018 New insurance requirements for commercial and public purpose ships that carry passengers 2018-12-12
01/2019 Height of timber deck cargoes above the ship's weather deck 2019-01-02
02/2019 Verifying certificates and endorsements online 2019-02-07
03/2019 Fishing Vessel Safety Regulations: Stability, major modifications and record of modifications 2019-02-15
04/2019 Hydrostatic testing of pressure containers under the Vessel Fire Safety Regulations 2019-03-18
05/2019 Safety measures concerning life-saving appliances 2019-03-19
06/2019 Launch of a new Small Vessel Compliance Program for Fishing Vessels not more than 15 Gross Tonnage 2019-03-29
07/2019 Protecting the North Atlantic right whale: Speed restriction measures in the Gulf of St. Lawrence (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 11/2019) 2019-04-11
08/2019 New Insurance Requirements for Wreck Removal 2019-05-01
09/2019 Expanding AIS Requirements 2019-05-14
10/2019 New Guidelines on Fatigue 2019-06-07
11/2019 Protecting the North Atlantic right whale: New speed restriction measures in the Gulf of St. Lawrence (amendments 2019-08-02) 2019-07-08
12/2019 Inspection and Maintenance of Inflatable Lifejackets and Personal Flotation Devices 2019-10-24
13/2019 Schedules of deployment for marine evacuation systems (MES) 2019-11-12
14/2019 Requirements for safe securing of containers and other cargoes on board vessels 2019-11-26
15/2019 Reciprocal arrangements subject to STCW convention and the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 2019-12-04
01/2020 Vessel reporting requirements under the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act 2020-02-07
02/2020 Navigation Bridge Visibility Obstruction 2020-02-25
03/2020 Extending the Validity of Canadian Marine Personnel Certificates (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 13/2020) 2020-03-16
04/2020 Shore leave access (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 09/2020) 2020-03-18
05/2020 Deferral of the Canadian Cruise Ship Season for Vessels Capable of Carrying 500 Persons or More until July 1, 2020 2020-03-19
06/2020 Marine crew deemed essential (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 09/2020) 2020-03-19
07/2020 Marine transportation mode (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 09/2020) 2020-03-21
08/2020 Marine counter services (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 13/2020) 2020-03-24
09/2020 Mobility of asymptomatic workers in the marine sector during COVID-19 2020-04-03
10/2020 Measures to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19 on Passenger Vessels and Ferries (This Bulletin has been replaced by Bulletin 12/2020) 2020-04-04
12/2020 Measures to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19 on Passenger Vessels and Ferries 2020-04-17
11/2020 Protecting the North Atlantic right whale: speed restriction measures in the Gulf of St. Lawrence (modified July 30, 2020) 2020-04-29
13/2020 Temporary Measures Regarding Marine Personnel Certificates, Discharge Books and Marine Counter Services 2020-05-13
14/2020 Carrying lifejackets on board passenger vessels (modified July 29, 2020) 2020-05-25
15/2020 Temporary Guidance Regarding the Use of Non-Medical Masks or Face Coverings for Workers in the Marine Transportation Sector 2020-06-03
16/2020 Hazards and Risks of Girding During Towing Operations 2020-06-05
17/2020 Sheltered Waters Voyages 2020-06-15
18/2020 Mobility of Asymptomatic Workers in the Marine Sector During COVID-19 2020-06-30
19/2020 Protecting Killer Whales in the Waters of Southern British Columbia 2020-08-07
20/2020 Temporary Measures Regarding Marine Medical Certificates 2020-08-14
 

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