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Marine Fuel in the Arctic

Use of heavy fuel oils in the Canadian Arctic

Transport Canada is working hard to protect the Canadian Arctic through the Oceans Protection Plan. We’re also working with our international partners and organizations like the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and Arctic Council.

One of the ways we’re working to protect the Arctic is by reducing the risks of a fuel spill from ships, including ships using heavy fuel oil (HFO).

The IMO asked us to complete an impact assessment on an international proposal to ban the use of HFO by ships in Arctic waters.

Canada will be discussing this report at an IMO meeting in February 2020. We will also use this opportunity to tell member states about important considerations regarding Canada’s Arctic like the importance of our Arctic communities, ecology, and economy.

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Use of heavy fuel oils in the Canadian Arctic

Transport Canada is working hard to protect the Canadian Arctic through the Oceans Protection Plan. We’re also working with our international partners and organizations like the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and Arctic Council.

One of the ways we’re working to protect the Arctic is by reducing the risks of a fuel spill from ships, including ships using heavy fuel oil (HFO).

The IMO asked us to complete an impact assessment on an international proposal to ban the use of HFO by ships in Arctic waters.

Canada will be discussing this report at an IMO meeting in February 2020. We will also use this opportunity to tell member states about important considerations regarding Canada’s Arctic like the importance of our Arctic communities, ecology, and economy.

Share your ideas!

  • Click on “Register” at the top of the page or sign in
  • Answer the questions below in the forum by using the “Have Your Say” tab
  • Send a written submission using the “Submissions” tab
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