October 25, 2023
See below from Transport Canada.
This is to inform you of some changes that will be made as we move forward with inspection of written procedures onboard domestic vessels, including fishing vessels. With recent incidents and recommendations from the Transportation Safety Board (TSB), Transport Canada Marine Safety & Security (TCMSS) has issued a National internal direction, directing Inspectors to ensuring written procedures onboard vessels are available for review, that they are suitable for the intended purpose, and crews are familiar with them.
All domestic vessels, including fishing vessels that require emergency procedures will be required to have them onboard, be available to all crew members and everyone is to be familiarized with them. Failure to do so will result in the following actions being taken;
Please advise all of your members, crews, community members and anyone else of this direction so they are aware prior to a planned or unplanned inspection. A set of procedures is available on the TC website for your review and consideration. The can be opened in your word processing software and customized to suit the crew and vessel’s needs.
Scroll to the bottom of the page - Using templates for written procedures
From the table, pick the applicable procedure
Scroll to the bottom of the page – RTF Version
Click the Link -
It will open in your word processor and allow you to make changes to customize and print for use onboard the vessel and when conducting drills.
Any procedure you require but are not included in the TC examples, can be generated using a similar layout and added to the vessels procedure manual.