Annual Edition 2017


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Annual Notice to Mariners by Section

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Front pages
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Section A - AIDS TO NAVIGATION AND MARINE SAFETY

Section A.1 - AIDS TO NAVIGATION

Notice 1
Canadian Aids to Navigation System and Private Buoy Regulation PDF HTML
Notice 2
Cautions in the use of Aids to Navigation PDF HTML
Notice 3
Requirement Related to the Protection of Aids to Navigation PDF HTML
Notice 4
Measured Distances PDF HTML

Section A.2 - MARINE MAMMAL GUIDELINES AND MARINE PROTECTED AREAS

Notice 5
General Guidelines for Important Marine Mammal Areas PDF HTML
Notice 5A
General Guidelines for Marine Protected Areas PDF HTML
Notice 5B
General Guidelines for National Parks PDF HTML
Notice 5C
National Marine Conservation Areas PDF HTML
Notice 5D
Genereal Guidelines for National Wildlife Areas PDF HTML

Section A.3 - Ice Navigation

Notice 6
Ice Navigation, Routing and Requests for Icebreaker Assistance PDF HTML
Notice 7
Information about Navigation in Ice PDF HTML
Notice 7A
Voyage Planning for Vessels Intending to Navigate in Canada's Northern Waters PDF HTML
Notice 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 PDF HTML

Section A.4 - Fishing Activity

Notice 8
Information concerning Fishing Vessels on the East and West Coasts of Canada PDF HTML
Notice 9
Marking of Fishing Gear PDF HTML
Notice 9A
Closure to Crab Fishing - Deltaport and Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal PDF HTML

Section A.5 - Navigation Safety

Notice 10
Routeing of Ships PDF HTML
Notice 10A
Mandatory Ship Reporting System (Non-Canadian Waters) PDF HTML
Notice 11
Collision Regulations PDF HTML
Notice 12
Damage Caused by Excessive Speed PDF HTML

Section A.6 - Charts and Publications Notices

Notice 13
Charts and Nautical Publications, Regulations 1995 and Provisional List of Charts PDF HTML
Notice 14
Canadian Nautical Charts and Publications and International Publications PDF HTML

Section A.7 - Obstructions

Notice 15
Aquaculture Facilities PDF HTML
Notice 16
Submarine and Overhead Cables PDF HTML
Notice 17
Reports of Shoal Soundings PDF HTML

Section A.8 - Oil and Gas - Exploration and Exploitation of Natural Resources

Notice 18
Lighting and Marking of Exploration and Exploitation Vessels and Platforms PDF HTML
Notice 19
Lighting and Marking of Structures or Works for the Exploration and Development of Natural Resources PDF HTML
Notice 20
Safety of Offshore Exploration and Exploitation Vessels PDF HTML
Notice 21
Caution when anchoring in the Proximity of Underwater Exploitation Facilities in Lake Erie PDF HTML
Notice 22
Seismic Surveys PDF HTML
Section B - PILOTAGE SERVICES IN CANADIAN WATERS
Notice 23
General Information on Pilotage Service PDF HTML
Notice 24
Navigation Safety Regulations PDF HTML
Notice 25
Information Concerning Pilot Transfer Arrangements on the St. Lawrence River PDF HTML
Notice 26
Additional Guidance on Pilot Transfer Arrangements Concerning Requirements for Canadian Vessels PDF HTML
Section 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).

Notice 27A
Guidelines for the Transit of Wide-beam Vessels and Long Vessels PDF HTML
Notice 27B
General Information about Anchorage at Pointe Saint-Jean and Saint Vallier PDF HTML
Notice 27C
Under Keel Clearance Table PDF HTML
Section D - SEARCH AND RESCUE
Notice 28
Search and Rescue in Canadian and Adjacent Waters PDF HTML
Notice 28A
Helicopter Evacuation Procedures by Canadian Forces Search and Rescue Helicopters PDF HTML
Notice 29
Communications from Aircraft: Distress, Urgency and Safety Signals PDF HTML
Notice 29A
Early Notification of Search and Rescue Authorities of Developing Situations PDF HTML
Notice 30
Emergency Position Indicating Radiobeacons (EPIRBS) on Ships PDF HTML
Section E - MARINE OCCURENCES AND POLLUTION
Notice 31
Reporting of Marine Occurences PDF HTML
Notice 32
Pollution - Compliance with Canadian Regulations PDF HTML
Section F - NATIONAL DEFENCE - MILITARY NOTICES
Notice 33
Caution when Approaching Canadian Ports PDF HTML
Notice 34
Information Concerning Submarines PDF HTML
Notice 35
Firing Practices and Exercise Areas PDF HTML
Notice 36
Vital Intelligence Sightings - Merint Reporting Procedures PDF HTML
Notice 37
Handling of Unexploded Ordnance PDF HTML
Notice 38
Caution with regards to Ships Approaching Formations, Convoys, Aircraft Carriers and Other Warships at sea and Aircraft Carriers at anchor PDF HTML
Notice 39
Naval Messages to Canadian Merchant Ships, including Small Craft and Fishing Vessels PDF HTML
Notice 40
Contamination Prediction System for Merchant Ships at Sea and the MERWARN System PDF HTML
Notice 41
General Warning Regarding Steaming and Anchor Lights exhibited by H.M.C. Ships PDF HTML
Notice 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 PDF HTML
Section G - GENERAL INFORMATION
Notice 44
The International Hydrographic Organization PDF HTML
Notice 45
Horizontal Datum Charts PDF HTML
Notice 46
Canadian Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Offices PDF HTML
 
MARINE INFORMATION REPORT AND SUGGESTION SHEET PDF