Intent to Implement Minimum Manning
and Stern Anchor Requirements for all Ships
Including ITB/ATB and Pusher Barges in Seaway Waters
Effective August 1, 2003
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to section 57 of the Canada Marine Act, that effective August 1, 2003, The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation will implement mininimum manning and stern anchor requirements for all ships including but not limited to Integrated Tug and Barge / Articulated Tug and Barge and / or pusher barge units.
Section 35 - Navigation Underway
Under section 35 of the Seaway Practices and Procedures, the following additional requirements will take effect on August 1, 2003.
c) man the wheelhouse of the ship at all times by either the master or certified deck officer and by another qualified crewmember; and
d) have sufficient well rested crewmembers available for mooring operations and other essential duties.
Section 15 - Stern Anchors
Under section 15 of the Seaway Practices and Procedures, the following additional requirements will take effect on August 1, 2003.
Every integrated tug and barge or articulated tug and barge unit greater than 110 m in overall length which is constructed after January 1, 2003 shall be equipped with a stern anchor.
Please submit your comments to the Director of Marine and Operational Services at The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation within 30 calendar days from the date of this Notice.
Fax : 1-613-932-5204
June 27, 2003