A Guide Through Transport Canada’s COVID-19 Measures

Due to the ongoing worldwide situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, Transport Canada has issued several guidelines to reduce the spread of the virus and keep Canadians as safe as possible. Now that recreational boating season is near, increases in pleasure boat traffic may heighten the risk of COVID-19 transmission. This may be an issue for…

Canada Vessel Registry Safety Tips: What to Carry With You

Have you been looking forward to going out on the water with your friends and family in the late summer? As the leaves start to turn colors and the temperatures stay warm, isn’t it the absolute best time of the year to take your boat out for a spin? Here at the National Vessel Registry…

How to Calculate the Tonnage Measurements of Your Vessel

Before you get set to submit the information for vessel registration to your boat in Canada, there are some things that you need to be aware of so you are less likely to have issues with your application and cause further delays in the process. Familiarizing yourself with the paperwork is always a good idea…

Canada Shipping Act and How it Relates to You

The Canadian Shipping Act affects you every time you and your watercraft head out onto the water. That’s not even an exaggeration. Even if you haven’t heard of the Act since history class (or even then) it’s actually one of the most important pieces of legislation having to do with boating in Canada. If you’re…

Using Form 17 Application for the Registration of a Government Ship Under the Canada Shipping Act, 2001, Subsection 46 (3)

It is important that you follow all the laws set forth by Transport Canada so that you can legally operate your ship in the Canadian waters. While there are differences in requirements depending on if you have a pleasure craft or commercial vessel, there are strict regulations you must follow if you are a government…