As a transportation provider, Marine Atlantic is governed by and is required to be compliant with all Transport Canada regulations. As part of our continuous efforts to ensure the safety and security of our activities, effective December 1, 2015, Marine Atlantic is compliant with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code.
As required, Marine Atlantic will continue to adhere to the Canada Shipping Act (2001), the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR), and the Cargo, Fumigation and Tackle Regulations (CFTR) mandate our vessels to ensure the IMDG stowage and segregation requirements are met.
When transporting goods and cargo via Marine Atlantic, all customers will be required to meet all necessary Codes and Regulations upon check-in prior to traveling with us.
Transport Canada has permitted Marine Atlantic vessels to carry packaged dangerous goods subject to the following provisions:
Marine Atlantic schedules restricted sailing crossings on a weekly basis. Carriers are encouraged to contact Reservations @ 1-800-341-7981 for further information on these crossings.
R - Single Restricted Departure
& Commercial Driver Limit 66 - MV MV Highlanders &
MV Blue Puttees
Passenger & Commercial Driver Limit 51 - MV Leif
Passenger & Commercial Driver Limit 67 - MV Atlantic Vision
RC - Restricted Commercial Only Departure
Driver Limit 66 - MV MV Highlanders & MV Blue
Commercial Driver Limit 51 - MV Leif Ericson
Commercial Driver Limit 67 - MV Atlantic Vision
RR - Double Restricted Departure
Driver Limit 12 - All Vessels
R12 - Single Restricted / 12 Commercial Drivers
Typical commodities classified as "dangerous goods" include household products, such as: paint, turpentine, batteries, propane for barbecues, javex, toilet bowl cleaner, glue, adhesives and fire extinguishers.