Wcmrc Ship Membership Agreement

As part of our intervention services offer, we offer three types of memberships and agreements. Appendix A is part of the registration contract. Different vessels belonging to the same property have the possibility to submit separate contracts for each vessel or to include several vessels in the same contract by adding them to the List A form, where applicable. Shipowners of ships of 400 gross tonnage or more, or tankers of more than 150 gross tonnage or more calling at ports on The West Coast of Canada, must have a mandate agreement with the WGMRC and pay an annual fee to the organization to become members. The WCMRC membership fee covers the wcmrc`s annual operating costs. They do not cover the costs incurred by wcmrc to respond to pollution borne by the polluter under the Canadian Marine Liability Act. WSMC maintains a mutual agreement with the Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC) for the mutual benefit of WSMC and WCMRC members. This makes it easier for WSMC and WCMRC members to meet the requirements of the Canada Shipping Act or the WA State Oil Spill Contingency Plan. Under the reciprocity agreement, vessels that are both contractually bound to NRC for coverage under the Washington State Emergency Plan (NRC Plan) and registered with the WCRC that cross the Strait of Juan de Fuca and call at ports in Western Canada or the United States, but not both NRC and WCMRC, each of these vessels has response coverage and to offer a modified form of agreement (the « Juan de Fuca Arrangement ») to vessels meeting the criteria for obtaining the Juan de Fuca Arrangement as follows: The Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC) is proud to be a member of GRN. WGMRC will continue to support, share, learn and work with other GRN members to ensure that our individual corporate memberships receive the best « peak responsiveness » available. WSMC ships sail in the Strait of Juan de Fuca in CAN waters. WSMC ships calling only at U.S. ports and leaving the Strait of Juan de Fuca in CAN waters must have a WGMRC Juan de Fuca membership agreement stored with the WGMRC to receive coverage under this agreement.

This registration provides WSMC vessel coverage by WCMRC for the purpose of complying with Canadian regulations and in the event of a leak into Canadian waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Vessels Membership agreements for bulk and non-bulk oil tankers are available from the British Columbia Chamber of Shipping or the Canadian Shipping Federation. Some contractors have proof of financial viability requirements that must be provided either at the time of signing the contract or prior to the provision of services by the contractor. .

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