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Canada issues fine for speed limit violation

Transport Canada issued a penalty of $6,000 to the vessel Mississauga Express for alleged non-compliance while a temporary mandatory speed restriction was in effect. Albeit Canada lifted the speed reduction it will continue to investigate all reported cases of non-compliance while the speed restriction was in effect.

Canada fines another vessel for speed limit violation

Transport Canada announced it has issued a penalty of $6,000 to the bulk carrier ‘Federal Cardinal’ for alleged non-compliance with a temporary mandatory vessel slowdown. The limit was implemented in August for vessels to a maximum of 10 knots, due to the increased presence of whales in the western Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Canada fines another vessel for speed limit violation

Transport Canada has issued a $6,000 penalty to the vessel ‘C.T.M.A. Vacancier’ for alleged non-compliance with a temporary mandatory vessel slowdown, in a bid to protect whales in the gulf of St. Lawrence. NOAA data show that only 450 of these marine mammals remain globally.

Canada eyes reduction of marine traffic issues

The ‘Proactive Vessel Management’ initiative, under the Oceans Protection Plan, aims to address local marine traffic issues by identifying where local management actions could reduce conflicts between marine users or minimize environmental impacts, such as routing and speed controls.

IMO criticized again for lacking urgency on climate action

During a big industry meeting at IMO on shipping emissions reduction, a group of Pacific Island and mainly European states clashed repeatedly with those saying that decisions on immediate measures should await the final iteration of the IMO comprehensive GHG strategy in 2023, rather than be part of the “initial” strategy in 2018.

Speed reduction could cut emissions by a third, study says

A new CE Delft study for NGOs Seas At Risk and Transport & Environment found that a 10% speed reduction would still see a slight increase of emissions between 2018 and 2030, while 20% and 30% would put shipping emissions on a downward path even in the absence of other measures.

Canada issues speed restriction at Gulf of St. Lawrence

In an effort to protect North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Canadian government announced the enforcement of the speed restriction, applying to vessels travelling in the western Gulf of St. Lawrence, between the Quebec north shore and just north of Prince Edward Island.

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