New Environmental Measures for Cruise Ships

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Transport Canada has released a Ship Safety Bulletin No.: 10/2022 to enforce Canadian discharge requirements for cruise ships operating in waters under Canadian jurisdiction in 2022. The bulletin applies to the authorized representatives of cruise ships certified to carry more than 100 people and equipped with overnight accommodations. In addition, the authorized representative of a cruise ship operating in water under Canadian jurisdiction must provide a report outlining their compliance with Transport Canada.

The non-mandatory environmental measures are as follows:

  1. Prohibiting the discharge of greywater and sewage within three nautical miles from shore where geographically possible;
  2. Treating greywater together with sewage before it is discharged between three and twelve nautical miles from shore to the greatest extent possible;
  3. Strengthening the treatment of sewage between three and twelve nautical miles from shore using an approved treatment device

Annex 1 provides further details on the current regulatory and new environmental discharge measures.

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