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Stay Clear to Stay Afloat!

The Canadian Marine Pilots' Association (CMPA) has produced a video to raise the awareness of boaters regarding the risks associated with navigating in proximity to commercial vessels.

On January 27th 2011, at the opening of the Montreal Boat Show, the CMPA launched a video aimed at providing boaters with a practical appreciation of the constraints commercial vessels face in shipping lanes and the best practices they can use to minimize the possibility of accidents.

Produced in cooperation with the Office of Boating Safety (Transport Canada) and the National Search and Rescue Secretariat, and using simulator technology operated by the Lower St. Lawrence Pilots in Quebec City, the video illustrates how small recreational boats are seen by marine pilots from the bridge of ocean-going vessels. The video will be disseminated throughout 2011 to nautical schools, boating associations, and yacht clubs across the country.

View the video.

The job of the marine pilots is to ensure the safe navigation of vessels in Canadian waters. It’s a great responsibility and pilots bring years of experience and specialized training to the task. By exercising independent and professional judgment in their work, pilots are one of the most important reasons for Canada’s outstanding record in marine transportation safety.

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