Laden Maritime Inc.

Canadian ship agents, all ports Canada and Great Lakes.

Seaway Transit & Great Lakes Ports

All vessels proceeding through the St. Lawrence Seaway System must undergo an annual Seaway Inspection to ensure that vessels are suitably fitted & geared for the transit through the many locks of the Montreal-Lake Ontario and Welland Canal sections.

Laden Maritime attends to Seaway Inspections and Transits for a wide variety of vessels from wet/dry bulk, project cargo, and even tug & barges.

Inspections are generally carried out at Montreal anchorage by launch unless when vessel are already alongside at or near the Port of Montreal and inspectors are available.

Some items to be mindful of when calling Seaway system:

      • No part of the vessel may protrude beyond the hull.
      • Vessels require fendering (steel, teflon, hardwood).
      • Vessels must have operational DGPS.
      • Vessel mooring lines must be to seaway specifications.
      • Vessel must have fairleads (free rolling by hand or panama chocks).
      • Vessel must have working stern anchor (possible exemption for first time).
      • Vessel must have wrong way propeller pitch alarm with time delay no more than 8 sec (possible exemption for first time).
      • Full set of charts/pubs (rentals available at Montreal).

We strongly recommend that you provide a copy of vessel general and mooring arrangements plan so we may forward to inspectors in advance.

Due to draft restrictions within the Seaway many vessels bunker at Montreal outbound of which Laden Maritime also regularly attends.


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