News & Events

NMC Advice Provided

The Nunavut Marine Council has provided advice to the Government of Canada regarding a ban on the use and carriage of heavy fuel oil as fuel by ships operating in Arctic waters. The letter to the Minister of Transport and the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard is available under the Documents tab.

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Update Received

ArcticNet has added a dedicated COVID-19 page to its website providing useful and current information such as regional advisories regarding field work restrictions, project timelines and budgets, as well as external links of interest. Questions can be sent to arcticnet@arcticnet.ulaval.ca. More information and regular updates can be found at: https://arcticnet.ulaval.ca/covid-19-update

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News Release

The global limit on sulphur content in ships' fuel oil will be reduced from 3.5% to 0.50% on 01 January 2020. The regulation is intended to substantially reduce harmful sulphur oxide (SOx) emissions from ships, bringing significant benefits for both human health and the environment. The news release is available at: http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/PressBriefings/Pages/34-IMO-2020-sulphur-limit-.aspx

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News Release

To help limit the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Canada has announced measures including a ban on any Canadian cruise ship from mooring, navigating, or transiting in Canadian Arctic waters (including Nunatsiavut, Nunavik and the Labrador Coast) until October 31, 2020.

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Update Received

Due to the COVID-19 situation, Transport Canada’s Prairie Northern Region and Canadian Coast Guard Arctic Region have made the decision to cancel the upcoming Spring Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC) meeting that was planned to take place May 26-27, 2020. Information on upcoming CMAC meetings can be obtained at: https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/engagement-marine-safety-security-regulations.html

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