TRANSPORT CANADA SHIP SAFETY BULLETINS
UPCOMING CHANGES TO THE S.V.O.P. COURSE
NEW REGULATIONS FOR WEARING & USING FLOTATION DEVICES
New regulations have been released allowing PFD's in lieu of life jackets in some applications.
IF PFD'S ARE USED INSTEAD OF CARRYING APPROVED LIFEJACKETS, THEN THEY MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES WHEN THE VESSEL IS OPERATING.
Review the link below for all the information.
REGISTRATION OF A SMALL COMMERCIAL VESSEL
To better understand the requirements needed for your application, the best resource is the "Small Commercial Vessel Safety Guide" issued by Transport Canada.
To simplify the process, refer to the attached matrix of forms required:
Below you will find important resource sites from the Ministry of Transport.
Main Ministry of transport information website concerning Marine Vessel's:
“Complete Small Commercial Vessel Safety Guide” :
(SVCP) (Blue Decal Program) Small Vessel Compliance Program (Non-Pleasure Craft)
For information on courses required for commercial vessels, see below:
Depending on the size and usage of the vessel, 4 different courses/certificates are offered.
Georgian & Humber College offer many of the courses:
(PCOC) Operator Card:
(MED A-3) Small Non-Pleasure Vessel Basic Safety
(SVOP) Small Vessel Operator Proficiency Training Course:
Masters 60 tonne Limited:
Additional related TC resources:
- Marine Personnel Regulations
- Safe Working Practices Regulations
- Approved Training Courses (TP 10655)
- The Examination and Certification of Seafarers (TP 2293)
- Marine Emergency Duties Training Program (TP 4957)
- Small Vessel Machinery Operator Examination Study Guide (TP 14184)
- Small Vessel Operator Proficiency Training Program (TP 14692)
- Training Standards for Marine First Aid and Marine Medical Care (TP 13008)
Ship Safety Bulletin 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