Vessel inspection and certification


Canadian and non-Canadian commercial vessels, fishing vessels, voluntary compliance programs, exemptions, appeals.


Services and information

Inspection of non-Canadian commercial vessels

Port State Control, international maritime conventions, vessel database.

Cargoes and Ship-Port Interface

Procedures for marine cargo, lifting appliances, bulk cargoes, containers, higher risk cargoes, regulations and compliance, how to request marine cargo inspections.


Mandatory inspection and certification of commercial vessels

Small vessel inspection and certification, large vessel inspection by an approved third party.

Voluntary compliance programs for commercial or recreational vessels

Small Vessel Compliance Program, checklists for commercial river rafts and pleasure craft.


Compliance, exemptions and appeals under the Canada Shipping Act, 2001

Compliance and enforcement, applying for an exemption, appealing a detention order.

Mandatory inspection of fishing vessels and equipment

Small and large fishing vessel inspection, equipment (tackle) inspection on large fishing vessels.