March 29, 2022 | Circular No. 11425

Dear Member,

Transport Canada has issued updated Ballast Water Reporting Forms to align with the Canadian Ballast Water Regulations released in June 2021. Links to instructions for completing and submitting the updated Ballast Water Reporting Forms are provided below. TCMSS will only accept the latest version of the forms, which are available in the Ship Safety Bulletin. We recommend members carefully review the instructions before submitting the updated forms, in order to avoid recurrent issues that have been experienced over the past several years.


SFC’s Ballast Water Guidance for Canadian Waters, available on our website, has been updated to reflect these changes. Please contact the undersigned with questions.



Miako Ushio
Manager, Environmental and Regulatory Affairs