Fednav bulker fined for speeding in whale zone

Fednav bulker fined for speeding in whale zone

Fednav supramax bulk carrier Federal Cardinal has been hit with a $6,000 fine by Transport Canada after breaking speed limits in the Gulf of St Lawrence.

Transport Canada, a government body responsible for developing regulations, policies and services in transportation, is enforcing a temporary speed restriction imposed in August because of an increased presence of whales in the area.

The zone affected is in the western Gulf of St Lawrence between the Quebec north shore and just north of Prince Edward Island.

Restrictions apply to ships of 20 metres or more in length and the speed limit is 10 knots. It will be in force until such time as the whales move away from the area.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.

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