Transport Canada issues another fine for not respecting the speed restriction in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

On August 11, 2017, Transport Canada took action to help ensure navigational safety and to protect the marine environment, due to the increased presence of whales in the area, by implementing a temporary mandatory slow down of vessels 20 metres or more to a maximum of 10 knots. 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. While the shipping industry in general has been proactive in respecting the speed limits, the Federal…

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