|Date||2023-06-01 00:41 UTC To 2023-12-01 00:00 UTC|
|Title||Waterway information - Seasonal Slowdown Areas|
West Coast Vancouver Island South
Waterway Information (Other)
Effective 010000UTC JUN 1 2023, to comply with the Interim Order for the Protection of Killer Whales (Orcinus orca) in the Waters of Southern British Columbia, 2023, vessels must adhere to the requirements of two Speed Restricted Zones (previously called Seasonal Slowdown Areas) near Swiftsure Bank, in which all vessels are restricted to a maximum speed of 10 knots over ground, with the coordinates listed in Schedule 3 of the Interim Order. The Speed Restricted Zones are in effect until November 30th, 2023.
Details of vessels excepted from the Speed Restricted Zones are described in Sections 9(2) and 10(2) of the Interim Order.
Failure to comply with the Interim Order for the Protection of the Killer Whales in the Waters of Southern British Columbia, 2023 could lead to enforcement action, including fines.
Further details are available at Transport Canada’s website (Interim Order for the Protection of the Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) in the Waters of Southern British Columbia, 2023 (canada.ca)), or upon request from a Marine Communications and Traffic Services Centre.
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