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General Information

List of Grains
On 20 July 1998 Marine Safety, Transport Canada, Ottawa issued the following:

Products considered to be "Grain" for the purpose of the Canadian Grain Regulations which are enforced by Port Wardens in Canadian Ports

Wheat (including Broken Wheat, Buckwheat)
Maize (corn)
Sorghum (Milo)
Oats (including Oat Groats)
Barley Malt
Pulses (including edible seeds such as peas, beans or lentils)
Screening & Hulls
Distillers Dried Grain
Coffee Beans
Cocoa Beans
Soya Beans
Nuts, including Peanuts, with shells removed (decorticated)
Cottonseed, both Saw-delinted and Acid-Delinted, not Linted Cottonseed
Flaxseed (Solin & Linola)
Canola (Rapeseed)
Rapeseed Pellets
Sunflower Seed
Mustard Seed
Safflower Seed
Canola Pellets

Canadian Oil Spill Response Requirements 
From 4 October 1995, all vessels over 400 Gross Tonnes and all tankers over 150 Gross tonnes arriving in Canadian Territorial waters are required to register with and pay a fee to a certified response organization with a 10,000 tonne rated cleanup capability, prior to the vessel entering British Columbia waters. This is to ensure the response organization have the necessary equipment in place in case of an incident. In British Columbia, the only certified response organization is Burrard Clean Operations. Most agents can sign the
agreement on an owners behalf, provided they receive specific authorisation to sign same. A Pre-Arrival notice must also be filed prior to vessels arrival, outlining vessel's ownership, itinerary in British Columbia, and insurance details (P&I), along with a 24 hour contact in case of emergency.

Fees payable to Burrard Clean will be a one time "Initiation Fee" of CDN 200.00 and a yearly "Registration Fee" of CDN 450.00 for establishing a one year arrangement, irrespective of the number of trips a vessel makes per year.

Two agreements have been drawn up and approved by the P&I Clubs, one is for tankers - Ship (Bulk Oil) Membership Agreement, the second is for all other vessels - Ship (Non-Bulk Oil) Agreement.

Artic Pollution Prevention Certificate
Owners trading to Canada should be aware that all vessels which intend to navigate in a shipping safety zone should be in possession of an ''Artic Pollution Prevention Certificate''. Ships over 100 gross tons with less than 453 cubic metres of oil on board must carry Ice Advisory in certain areas during the winter season.

No Artic Pollution Prevention Certificate shall be issued to the owner or Master of a ship unless the ship complies with the standards of Canada's pollution prevention regulations. The certificate can be issued by one of the persons/organizations listed below:

A A (Canadian) inspector, or

B A surveyor working exclusively for
1) American Bureau of Shipping
2) Bureau Veritas
3) Det Norske Veritas
4) Germanischer Lloyd
5) Lloyd's Register of Shipping
6) Nippon Kaiji Kyokai
7) Register of Shipping of the USSR
8) Registro Italiano Navale
9) Polski Rejestr Statkow
10) Registrul Naval Roman
Canadian ship agents can assist vessel's owners/masters in obtaining the certificate, and members of BIMCO may also contact the Secretariat for further details

Use of Crane Wires
The Board of Steamship Inspection has ruled that 4 x 29 'sun' wire and any other wire of essentially the same design is not to be used in Canada as rigging on any shipboard lifting appliance after 7 October 1989.

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