February 22, 2024 | Circular No. 11632

Dear Members,

We have been advised by the Travelling Public Program (TPP) of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) that the “List of Authorized Ports for the Conduct of Ship Sanitation Inspection in Canada” from the World Health Organization (WHO), has recently undergone a review.  The list includes ports where vessels can request a Ship Sanitation Inspection (SSI) in Canada (see Page 14).  Canada is proposing amendments to this list to accommodate changes such as updated port names and the removal of port locations where there have been no requests for ship sanitation inspections in the past decade.  Please click here for the list of 59 ports that have not received requests for inspections and are slated for removal from the Authorized Port List.  If a new authorized port is required, a request can be submitted to PHAC: tpp-ppv@phac-aspc.gc.ca .

In addition, the following port names have also been revised to ensure its accuracy:

  1. Channel-Port aux Basques, NL, and Pointe-aux-Basques, NL, have been combined and renamed Port aux Basques
  2. Port of Prescot, ON, has been renamed to Port of Johnstown
  3. Port Tracy, QC, has been renamed to Port Sorel-Tracy

Please refer to our Circular Letter 11625, on ship sanitation which informs you of the fees coming into effect on April 1st.

Please direct any questions to the undersigned.

Cedric Baumelle,
Director, Marine Operations