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Canada extends the ban on cruise ships through February

Canada extends the ban on cruise ships through February

Transport Canada today announced that the ban on cruise ships will be extended until Feb 28, 2021, with the group's order due to expire on Oct 31, which was an extension of the initial order that lasted until July 1.

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"The extension of these temporary measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels in Canada reflects our ongoing work with all levels of government, transportation industry stakeholders, and Indigenous peoples to help ensure appropriate measures are in place," stated Marc Garneau, Transport Minister of Canada.

The ban is a formality, since in the winter, Canada does not receive substantial cruise ship traffic, and has traditionally only had a handful of fall foliage calls in early November in Canada / New England.

The ban extends to all ships operating in Canadian waters with overnight berths carrying more than 100 passengers.

It will be prohibited for passenger vessels carrying more than 12 passengers to enter the coastal waters of the Arctic, including Nunatsiavut, Nunavik and the Labrador Coast.

Maritime Business World 

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