Safety Management Regulations in Canada


Safety Management Regulations these Regulations apply in respect of Canadian vessels to which Chapter IX of SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) applies.

Transport Canada is currently in the process of developing Safety Management Regulations that would apply to Canadian non-Convention vessels. The proposed regulations are based on the International Safety Management (ISM) Code but incorporate existing acts, regulations, and standards that are consistent with the Canada Shipping Act, 2001Until this work is completed, vessel owners and operators are encouraged to voluntarily develop an SMS in compliance with the ISM Code.