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CANADIAN COAST GUARD

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Published under the authority of:
Canadian Coast Guard Programs
Aids to Navigation and Waterways
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Montreal, Quebec
H2Y 2E7

© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, 2019
DFO/2019-2020
ISSN 1498-4687

Disponible en français :
Avis aux navigateurs 1 à 46
Édition annuelle 2019

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Official Publication of the Canadian Coast Guard
DFO/2019-2020
Government of Canada / Gouvernement du Canada

Amendment Register

Section No. Date Description
A5, Notice 10 April 26, 2019 Page 2
Amend: Vancouver and Approaches Traffic Separation Scheme
A6, Notice 13 April 26, 2019 Page 21
Amend: 35. Canadian Hydrographic Service – Current Chart Editions
C, Notice 27A April 26, 2019 Page 6
Add: 6) Double pilotage
Page 8
Delete: 6) Double pilotage
A2, Notice 5A May 31, 2019 Page 13
Add: 1.7 The Banc-des-Américains Marine Protected Area
A6, Notice 13 May 31, 2019 Page 15
Amend:
25. Arriving Vancouver, British Columbia
Page 18
Amend:
33. Inner Passages, British Columbia, Vancouver to Portland Canal
D, Notice 28 June 28, 2019 Page 3
Amend: 13 (b) West Coast:
A2, Notice 5 July 26, 2019 Starting from page 1
Multiple amendments throughout notice: 5 General Guidelines for Aquatic Species at Risk and Important Marine Mammal Areas
A5, Notice 10A July 26, 2019 Page 1
Amend notice title to: 10A Mandatory Ship Reporting System
Delete: 2. International Systems
A6, Notice 13 July 26, 2019 Page 2
Amend: IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE ABOUT THE RELIABLE OPERATION OF ALL ECDIS
Add: ECDIS Data Presentation and Performance Check for Mariners
C, Notice 27A July 26, 2019 Page 6
Amend: 5) Directives concerning Under Keel Clearance
C, Notice 27B July 26, 2019 Page 1
Amend: 1 POINTE SAINT-JEAN ANCHORAGE
Amend: 2 SAINT-VALLIER ANCHORAGE
C, Notice 27C July 26, 2019 Page 1
Amend: 1. CONTAINER SHIPS
Page 2
Amend: 2. OTHER SHIPS (Other than container ships)
A2, Notice 5 August 30, 2019 Page 17
Amend: Southern Resident Killer Whale Interim Order
A3, Notice 6 August 30, 2019 Page 4
Amend: General Remarks
D, Notice 29 September 27, 2019 Starting from page 1
Multiple amendments throughout notice: 29 Communications from Aircraft: Distress, Urgency and Safety Signals
   

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Section A/N  
A   AIDS TO NAVIGATION AND MARINE SAFETY
A1   Aids to Navigation
  1 Canadian Aids to Navigation System and Private Buoy Regulations
  2 Cautions in the Use of Aids to Navigation
  3 Requirements Related to the Protection of Aids to Navigation
  4 Measured Distances
A2   Marine Mammal Guidelines and Marine Protected Areas
  5 General Guidelines for Aquatic Species at Risk and Important Marine Mammal Areas
  5A General Regulatory Requirements for all Oceans Act Marine Protected Areas
  5B General Guidelines for National Parks
  5C National Marine Conservation Areas
  5D General Guidelines for National Wildlife Areas
A3   Ice Navigation
  6 Ice Navigation, Routeing and Requests for Icebreaker Assistance
  7 Information about Navigation in Ice
  7A Voyage Planning for Vessels Intending to Navigate in Canada's Northern Waters
  7B Joint Industry - Government Guidelines for the Control of Oil Tankers and Bulk Chemical Carriers in the Ice Control Zones of Eastern Canada (JIGs) TP15163
A4   Fishing Activity
  8 Information Concerning Fishing Vessels on the East and West Coasts of Canada
  9 Marking of Fishing Gear
  9A Closure to Crab Fishing: Deltaport and Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal
A5   Navigation Safety
  10 Routeing of Ships
  10A Mandatory Ship Reporting System (Non-Canadian Waters)
  11 Collision Regulations
  12 Damage Caused by Excessive Speed
A6   Charts and Publications
  13 Charts and Nautical Publications Regulations 1995, and Provisional List of Charts
  14 Canadian Nautical Charts and Publications and International Publications
A7   Obstructions
  15 Aquaculture Facilities
  16 Submarine and Overhead Cables
  17 Reports of Shoal Soundings
A8   Oil and Gas - Exploration and Exploitation of Natural Resources
  18 Lighting and Marking of Exploration and Exploitation Vessels and Platforms
  19 Lighting and Markings of Structures or Works for the Exploration and Development of Natural Resources
  20 Safety of Offshore Exploration and Exploitation Vessels
  21 Caution when Anchoring in the Proximity of Underwater Exploitation Facilities in Lake Erie
  22 Seismic Surveys
B   PILOTAGE SERVICES IN CANADIAN WATERS
  23 General Information on Pilotage Service
  24 Navigation Safety Regulations
  25 Information Concerning Pilot Transfer Arrangements on the St. Lawrence River
  26 Additional Guidance on Pilot Transfer Arrangements Concerning Requirements for Canadian Vessels
C   MARINE COMMUNICATIONS AND TRAFFIC SERVICES
    Information Concerning Pre-Arrival Information Report (PAIR) made pursuant to the Marine Transportation Security Regulations, can be found in Part 3 of the publication Radio Aids to Marine Navigation (RAMN).
  27A Guidelines for the Transit of Wide Beam Vessels and Long Vessels
  27B General Information about Anchorage at Pointe Saint-Jean and Saint-Vallier
  27C Under Keel Clearance Table
D   SEARCH AND RESCUE
  28 Search and Rescue in Canadian and Adjacent Waters
  28A Helicopter Evacuations Procedures by Canadian Forces Search and Rescue Helicopters
  29 Communications from Aircraft: Distress, Urgency and Safety Signals
  29A Early Notification of Search and Rescue Authorities of Developing Situations
  30 Emergency Position Indicating Radiobeacons (EPIRBs) on Ships
E   MARINE OCCURRENCES AND POLLUTION
  31 Reporting Marine Occurrences
  32 Pollution - Compliance with Canadian Regulations
F   NATIONAL DEFENCE - MILITARY NOTICES
  33 Caution when Approaching Canadian Ports
  34 Information Concerning Submarines
  35 Firing Practice and Exercise Areas
  36 Vital Intelligence Sightings - MERINT Reporting Procedures
  37 Handling of Unexploded Ordnance
  38 Cautions with Regard to Ships Approaching Formations, Convoys, Aircraft Carriers and Other Warships at Sea and Aircraft Carriers at Anchor
  39 Naval Messages to Canadian Merchant Ships Including Small Craft and Fishing Vessels
  40 Contamination Prediction System for Merchant Ships at Sea and the MERWARN System
  41 General Warning Regarding Steaming and Anchor Lights Exhibited by H.M.C. Ships
  42 Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Concerning the Prevention of Incidents at Sea - THIS NOTICE HAS BEEN ELIMINATED FROM THE ANNUAL EDITION OF NOTICES TO MARINERS
  43 Caution with Regard to Ships Approaching Controlled Access Zones Surrounding Her Majesty's Canadian Naval Facilities, Warships and Allied Warships while Underway, at Anchor or Stationary
G   GENERAL INFORMATION
  44 The International Hydrographic Organization
  45 Horizontal Datum of Charts
  46 Canadian Coast Guard Regional Offices