World-Class Tanker Safety - Pilotage



How do we keep Canadian waters safe from oil spills? Let’s take a look... behind the scenes.

To protect Canada’s waters, tankers like this are controlled by local marine pilots when navigating ports or straits.

Marine pilots are expert ship handlers with extensive knowledge of the local waterways.

In Canada, pilots are certified by one of four marine pilotage authorities operating in the Atlantic, Laurentian, Great Lakes and Pacific regions.

By requiring local marine pilots to board tankers and making sure rules reflect the latest safety practices…

...the Government of Canada is keeping our waters safe.

Learn more. Visit Transport Canada today.