Be Safe on the Water – Port of Halifax Marine Safety Handbook now available

May 24, 2024 – When you live in a port city, you know the importance of being safe on the water. The Halifax Port Authority has developed a Marine Safety Handbook to promote safe, secure and responsible boating in Halifax Harbour for recreational boaters and all harbour users.

The handbook contains easy to understand information about rules and regulations, safety equipment requirements, collision regulations including safe distances, emergency contact numbers and helpful links to tide charts. A digital version of the handbook is available on the Port of Halifax website, and a printed version is available at the Halifax Port Authority administration building, 1215 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS.

“Safety is everyone’s responsibility, and we want to make it easy to share that responsibility,” said Captain Adam Parsons, Harbour Master, Halifax Port Authority. “Our Marine Safety Handbook can easily live on a smart phone as a PDF download, and the printed version is designed to fit comfortably into a pocket or an accessible location on a boat. We encourage all harbour users to download a copy or come pick one up here at the Halifax Port Authority.”

About the Port of Halifax

Offering a natural, deep harbour and big ship infrastructure, Halifax can meet the needs of today’s shipping, cargo, and cruise operations, while building for the future with our focus on the three key pillars of community, economics, and environment. Collaborating and working with strong partners and stakeholders, sustainability is built into every facet of the Port and how we operate. To learn more about Canada’s preferred gateway, visit We are One Port City.


Lori MacLean
Halifax Port Authority
(902) 209-7170
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