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Silversea Cruises Ltd., SILVER EXPLORER, Arctic and Greenland Expedition Cruise, Reykjavik to St John’s, September – 05 October 2019, Voyage 7918 (149028)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Conrad Combrink
Company: Silversea Cruises Ltd.
Schedule:
Start Date: 2019-09-29
End Date: 2019-09-30
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
NON-TECHNICAL PROJECT PROPOSAL SUMMARY MS SILVER EXPLORER REYKJAVIK TO ST. JOHN’S Arctic and Greenland Expedition Cruise 20 September – 05 October 2019 – Voyage 7918 The MS Silver Explorer is a small expedition passenger cruise ship carrying up to 128 passengers, 120 crew and approx. 13 expedition staff. One 16-day voyage will be operated, including two days in Nunavut (see below), from Reykjavik, Iceland to St. John’s, Newfoundland. (Refer voyage map.) The itinerary in Nunavut is as follows: 29 September:Iqaluit 30 September:Monumental Island / Lady Franklin Island Planned activities feature a visit to Iqaluit, where pre-arranged locally-guided cultural tours will be offered, as well as Zodiac boat tours at Monumental Island and Lady Franklin Island, all in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of southeastern Baffin Island, for experiencing the scenic beauty as well as the wildlife that these uninhabited islands have to offer. At Iqaluit, advance pre-planning is being done through licensed operators; local services will be contracted, and guides employed. Equipment includes: MS SILVER EXPLORER Proposed use: Vessel providing transportation and accommodations Fuel: Marine Gas Oil Fuel capacity (m. ton) - Approx. 350 m. tons Estimated fuel usage: 10,000 liters per day Storage methods of fuel: Built-in fuel tanks Mark V and Mark VI Zodiac-brand auxiliary boats Quantity: 6 Mark V and 2 Mark VI Proposed use: Zodiac tours and to facilitate shore landings Estimated fuel usage: 90 litres per day (for the 8 Zodiacs) Fuel storage methods: Containers stored on deck (refueling done aboard ship) Activities include sightseeing by ship, Zodiac cruising, and, as noted previously, a community visit. Activities will follow standard operating procedures. An experienced Expedition Leader will lead the voyage. A distinguished team of lecturers and naturalists is aboard to assist by providing an in-depth educational program through an on-board series of presentations and small group guidance. Where applicable, permit and license applications will be submitted to the appropriate authorities and permits/licenses carried on board. No structures will be erected (permanent/temporary) to support the proposed activity. The Captain will make appropriate arrangements in areas where docks or piers are available for use. Site and community visits will follow AECO Operational and Community Guidelines (www.aeco.no) and Government Nunavut’s Visitor Code of Conduct” and Nunavut Operator Code of Conduct,” including recommendations for operating around polar bears. Mitigation measures are in place to minimize risk to the environment and to flora and fauna. Operations have been planned to be fully self-sufficient, with activities managed by experienced personnel and within the search and rescue capability of the Company, including for medical evacuation. An Environmental Impact Assessment has been prepared. Alternatives considered were: •Changes to itinerary •Changes to sites visited •Changes to number of guests •Changes to vessel used •Changes to Zodiac usage, and •Alternative of not proceeding It is anticipated that the environmental impact resulting from the planned activity will be not more than minor or transitory in nature.
Personnel:
Persons: 261
Days: 2
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
4808 polyline SExplorer 7918
Planning Regions:
Qikiqtani
Affected Areas and Land Types
Municipal
Settlement Area
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Marine-Based Activities
Marine-Based Activities
Tourism Activities
Licensing Agencies
GN-EDT: 0
TC: Equivalency Certificate
GN-DOE: Wildlife Observation Licence
NIRB: Screening Decision Report
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
MS SILVER EXPLORER 1 Length overall 108.0m, Breadth 15.6m, Draft Max 4.51m, 6130.0 Gross Tonnage Vessel transport and accommodations
Mark V brand Zodiac inflatable boats with 60HP Suzuki-brand 4-stroke outboard engines 8 Length overall 5.85m, width 2.48m, carrying capacity of 12 persons To facilitate shore landings and for short sightseeing excursions
Mark VI brand Zodiac inflatable boats with 70HP Suzuki-brand 4-stroke outboard engines 2 Length overall 7.0m, width 2.88m, carrying capacity of 16 persons To facilitate shore landings and for short sightseeing excursions
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Diesel 1 150000 Liters Fuel for the vessel. Tanks behind ice-strengthened hull. The likelihood of a catastrophic puncture of a fuel tank is low. The vessel also has an ice-class of A1+LMC UMS Lloyd’s Register.
Gasoline 2 900 Liters Unleaded gasoline for the fleet of Zodiacs. Containers stored on deck. (No refueling is done on the water.)
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
70 Reverse Osmosis (RO) Plants Tanks
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
The predicted environmental impact resulting from this proposed activity is perceived to be not more than minor or transitory. Refer to Project Document: Silversea Cruises Ltd. Environmental Impact for Ship-based Tourism, Multi-year Assessment, MS Silver Explorer, 01 February 2018 through 01 February 2028 for an assessment and further information in this regard, including proposed mitigation measures.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Sewage (human waste) 3m3/day Biological treatment and chlorine disinfection Discharge sea/shore according to Canadian legislation
Greywater 65m3/day Chlorine disinfection with neutralization as necessary Discharge sea/shore according to Canadian legislation
Combustible wastes 0.5m3/day N/A Disposal to shore to a certified reception port
Non-Combustible wastes 2m3/day N/A Disposal to shore to a certified reception port
Hazardous waste 0.1m3/week N/A Disposal to shore to a certified reception port
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