Friday, 08 September 2017 10:52

Fine issued for not complying with mandatory speed reduction

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Transport Canada has issued a $6,000 penalty to the Seven Seas Navigator vessel for not complying with the mandatory slow down of vessels 20 metres or more to a maximum of 10 knots.  The speed restriction was put in place on August 11, 2017 as one of the mitigation measures following the deaths of several North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in a short period of time. The speed restriction applies to vessels travelling in the western Gulf of St. Lawrence, between the Quebec north shore and just north of Prince Edward Island.  The Government of Canada is working with the maritime industry to find more permanent solutions to protect the North Atlantic right whales.

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