Policy and Operational Procedures on Assistance to Disabled Vessels


  • Canadian Coast Guard Report on events related to the capsizing & sinking of L’Acadien II off the coast of Cape Breton 28//29 March 2008.

  • Transportation Safety Board Marine Investigation Report M08M0010: Capsizing while under tow - Small Fishing Vessel L’Acadien II, 18nm Southeast of Cape North, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia 29 March 2008.

  • Department of National Defence Search and Rescue Operation Report: F/V L’Acadien II - Case H2008-00319 March 28th/29th, 2008.

  • Transportation Safety Board Marine Investigation Report M05L0036: Ice damage and subsequent sinking - Fishing Vessel Justin Moff, The Magdelan Islands, Quebec, 29 March 2005.

  • Transportation Safety Board Marine Investigation Report M97L0021: Sinking of the Fishing Vessel Gilbert D off Îles de la Madeleine, Quebec on 16 March 1997.

  • Canadian Coast Guard Report Investigation on the Loss of the F/V Angela and Brothers.

  • Canadian Coast Guard Fleet Safety and Security Manual DFO 5737

  • National SAR Manual B-GA-209-001/DFO 5449: 7.14 (soon to be replaced by: IAMSAR Manual, Volume IV, Canadian SAR Manual)

  • Canadian Coast Guard Ice Navigation in Canadian Waters

  • Transport Canada National Place of Refuge Contingency Plan (PORCP) TP 14707 (07/2007)

  • Transport Canada Safety of Towed Ships and Other Floating Objects, SSB 13/88

  • Transport Canada Towboats - Dangers Associated with Girding, SSB 13/94

  • Transport Canada DRAFT, Arctic Waters Towing Guidelines, TCMS, P&N, April 2000

  • International Maritime Organization Guidelines for Safe Ocean Towing MSC/Circ 884 Dec 1998

  • International Maritime Organization Guidelines on the Safety of Towed Ships & other Floating Objects, including Installations, Structures, & Platforms at Sea Res A.765(18) Nov 1993

  • International Maritime Organization, International Convention for the Safety of Lives at Sea (SOLAS), Chapter V, Regulation 12
    International Maritime Organization, International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue Manual, Volume III

  • The Canadian Towing Industry: Tugs, Barges and Their Relationships, TP 11173, Jan 1992

  • U.S. Coast Guard Addendum to the United States National SAR Supplement Chapter 4 - General SAR Policies.

  • Marine Towing in Ice Covered Waters, Peter E. Dunderdale (English only)