National Abandoned Boats Inventory

Transport Canada is asking for assistance from local governments to help populate a national on-going inventory of wrecked and abandoned vessels in Canadian waters.  If you have one or more of these vessels in your area, please contact Transport Canada staff to provide the location and details of the vessel. The following information on the vessel is requested:

  • Vessel name (if known)
  • Location – longitude and latitude however if you are unable to provide that detailed information, a general location of the vessel would suffice
  • Type of vessel (Fishing Vessel, Pleasure Craft, etc.)
  • Vessel description (including size)
  • Define features or any other known history of the vessel
  • Is there an known owner, if so, any information pertaining to the owner
  • Condition of vessel (floating, sunk, partial sunk, dilapidated, etc.)
  • Are there any known pollutants onboard the vessel?
  • How long has the vessel been in its location?
  • Picture of the vessel in its current position (if possible)

Input is requested by March 31, 2018.

The national inventory is one of six measures that make up the federal government’s plan to address abandoned vessels. The other 5 measures are: the Proposed Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act; Improving vessel owner identification; Long-term funding for the removal of wrecked and abandoned vessels; Abandoned Boats Program; Small Craft Harbours Abandoned and Wrecked Vessels Removal Program.

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