Transport Canada issues another fine for non-respect of the speed restriction in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

A penalty of $6,000 has been issued to MV Federal Cardinal for alleged non-compliance with a temporary mandatory vessel slowdown. The vessel owner has 30 days to pay the penalty or to ask the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada to review the facts of the violation or the amount of the penalty. Transport Canada is examining all reported cases of non-compliance, on a case-by-case basis. However, it is still unclear if these “penalties” will ever be collected. This past August, Transport Canada implemented a temporary mandatory slowdown of vessels 20 metres…

Read More