Ice Navigation in Canadian Waters 2012 Edition Fs154-31/2012E
153 Page spiral bound copy of Ice Navigation in Canadian Waters. Published by the Canadian Coast Guard in collaboration with Transport Canada Marine Safety, the Canadian Ice Service of Environment Canada and the Canadian Hydrographic Services of Fisheries and Oceans.
The publication is intended to assist ships operating in ice in all Canadian waters, including the Arctic. Provides Masters and watch keeping crew of vessels transiting Canadian ice-covered waters with the necessary understanding of the regulations, shipping support services, hazards and navigation techniques in ice.
The publication is divided into 5 Chapters:
NOTE: Nothing written in Ice Navigation in Canadian Waters 2012 here will have precedence over the Canada Shipping Act and the Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act, nor should the following material be quoted as representing them.
- Icebreaking and Shipping Support Services
- Pertains to operational considerations, such as communications and reporting requirements as well as ice advisories and icebreaker support within Canadian waters.
- Regulations and Guidelines
- A summary of information on regulations and guidelines for vessels transiting ice covered waters.
- Ice Climatology and Environmental Conditions
- Information on the Canadian ice and weather environment
- Navigation in Ice Covered Waters
- Instructional in nature; with information provided to help familiarize inexperienced personnel with passage planning, navigation procedures in ice, vessel performance in ice, and other essential operating procedures.
- Ship Design and Construction for Ice Operations
- Provides basic information on engineering, hull and auxiliary systems for vessels operating in ice.