Get, or renew, safe manning documents online - SSB No.: 22/2020

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RDIMS No .: 16803566
Date (Y-M-D) : 2020-10-15

We issue Ship Safety Bulletins for the marine community. Visit our Website at to view existing bulletins and to sign up to receive e-mail notices of new ones.

This bulletin has been replaced by Ship Safety Bulletin No. 31/2022


This bulletin is to let you know that you can now apply for, or renew, safe manning documents online.


This bulletin applies to authorized representatives of Canadian flagged vessels that must obtain a safe manning document.

What you need to know

To get a safe manning document, choose a form from Transport Canada’s forms catalogue, based on the type of vessel.

If you need more than one safe manning document for the same vessel and would like to use a single application, please email and ask for a dynamic fillable PDF file. You can use this document to propose crewing levels for different voyage types and, if needed, maximum passengers carried on board.

If you only need to renew an existing safe manning document, please use Form #82-0785.

Type of vessel Form to use Submit form to:
SOLAS Convention vessels or vessels equipped with automation, modern technology, alternative arrangements and additional equipment Form #82-0781
Vessels other than SOLAS Convention vessels Form #82-0782 Your nearest Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security l Office
Fishing vessels Form #82-0783 Your nearest Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security Office
Cable ferries that carry fewer than 100 passengers with voyages of less than 1 kilometer Form #82-0784 Your nearest Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security Office


1. Safe Manning Document
2. Authorized Representative
3. Marine Personnel Regulations

Questions concerning this Bulletin should be addressed to:


Transport Canada
Marine Safety and Security
Tower C, Place de Ville
330 Sparks Street, 11th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N8

Contact us at: Email: or Telephone: 1-855-859-3123 (Toll Free).