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MS FRAM: The Northwest Passage 2022 (149318)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: Renewal
Proponent name: Alana Swan
Company: Adventure Canada C/O Hurtigruten AS
Schedule:
Start Date: 2022-08-17
End Date: 2022-09-21
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
MS FRAM The Northwest Passage -Fram 2022 Westbound 17 August to 03 September 2022, and Eastbound 03 September to 21 September 2022 MS FRAM is a passenger ship owned/operated by Hurtigruten AS of Tromsø, Norway. Two cruises are planned to the Qikiqtaaluk and Kitikmeot regions of Nunavut during summer 2022. There will be up to 240 passengers and 80 crew members (inc. approx. 15 members of the expedition team) on board per voyage. Project duration in Nunavut is 15 days in total – from 17 August through 21 September. The vessel will clear immigration and customs in Pond Inlet. Community visits are planned for Pond Inlet, Gjøa Haven and Cambridge Bay on each voyage; with a Nunavummiut Beneficiary hired to serve as Cultural Interpreter/Guest Lecturer as part of the staff team on board. Local services and guides will be employed when visiting communities. Equipment: MS FRAM – passenger ship Proposed use: Vessel providing transportation/accommodations Fuel: 403 metric tonnes marine gas oil Storage Methods: Built-in fuel tanks of the vessel Polarcirkel tender boats Quantity: 7 (5: Yanmar D-torque 111 50HP diesel outboard; 2: Oxe 150HP V1XL150 diesel outboard) Proposed use: Sightseeing tours and to facilitate shore landings Fuel: 50 litres diesel fuel (filled from ship’s main tanks) Kayaks Quantity: 6 doubles (guest use) and 4 singles (instructors) Activities include sightseeing by ship, Zodiac cruising, kayaking excursions and shore landings for activities such as guided interpretive walks, bird- and nature-watching and hiking. Activities will follow standard operating procedures and will be managed by the Expedition Leader with the assistance of a highly-experienced team of expedition staff members. Landings will be of short duration and in coastal areas. Visits will follow AECO guidelines available at www.aeco.no, as well as Welcoming Visitors to Nunavut guidelines and the Code of Conduct for Operators in Nunavut as provided by Cruise Nunavut. No structures will be erected (permanent/temporary), including docks or piers to support the proposed tourism activity. The vessel’s tender boats will be used for making shore landings in wilderness areas. Appropriate arrangements in areas where docks or piers are available for use. Where applicable, permit and license applications will be submitted to the appropriate authorities, and permits/licenses carried on board. It is anticipated that the environmental impact resulting from the planned activity will be not more than minor or transitory in nature. Covid 19 protocol will be followed as per the vessel Covid19 Management plan that is in accordance with Federal and territorial measures related to covid19.
Personnel:
Persons: 320
Days: 1
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
6147 point Pond Inlet
6148 polyline Pond Inlet to Dundas Harbour
6149 point Dundas Harbour
6150 polyline Dundas Harbour to Crocker Bay
6151 point Croker Bay
6152 polyline Crocker Bay to Radstock Bay
6153 point Radstock Bay
6154 polyline Radstock Bay to Beechey Island
6155 point Beechey Island
6156 polyline Beechey Island to Fort Ross
6157 point Fort Ross
6158 polyline Fort Ross to Conningham Bay
6159 point Conningham Bay
6160 polyline Conningham Bay to Gjoa Haven
6161 point Gjoa Haven
6162 polyline Gjoa Haven to Cambridge Bay
6163 point Cambridge Bay
9087 polyline arrival from Greenland
Planning Regions:
Qikiqtani
Kivalliq
Affected Areas and Land Types
Inuit Owned Surface Lands
Municipal
Settlement Area
North Baffin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Tourism Activities
Tourism Activities
Licensing Agencies
CH: Archaeology and Paleontology Research Permit, Class I
GN-DOE: Wildlife Observation Licence
GN-EDT: 0
QIA: Land Use Licence I
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
MS FRAM 1 Length overall 113,86m, Breadth moulded 20.19m, Draft 5.1m, GRT 11 647 Vessel providing transport and accommodations
Polarcircle-brand auxiliary tender boats (equipped with 4-stroke Yahama-brand 80 Hp outboard engines) 5 Length overall 5.8m. Capacity of 8 persons including the driver. Motorized auxiliary vessels providing transport between ship and shore and for small group guided sightseeing
Polarcircle-brand auxiliary tender boats (equipped with 4-stroke Yahama-brand 200 Hp outboard engines) 2 Length overall 6.6m. Capacity of 12 persons including the driver. Motorized auxiliary vessels providing transport between ship and shore and for small group guided sightseeing
Double kayaks 6 Length overall 5.18m. Guided sightseeing tours
Single kayaks 4 Length overall 5.08m. Instructor kayaks (to accompany kayakers on sightseeing tours).
Norsafe-brand Fast Rigid Rescue Boats 2 Length overall 6.5m Emergency use only (rescue situations).
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Diesel 1 465000 Liters Low Sulfur Marine Gas Oil. Built-in fuel tanks of the vessel. The likelihood of a catastrophic puncture of a fuel tank is extremely low. The vessel also has an ice-class of ICE-1B with DNV-GL.
Diesel 3 116 Liters Low Sulfur Marine Gas Oil. Fuel for the Polarcircle tender boats. Filled from ship's main fuel tanks.
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
65 Production on board (reverse osmosis) Produced in engine space
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
The predicted environmental impact from the planned activity is perceived to be not more than minor or transitory. Refer to the project document: Project Description / Environmental Impact Statement MS FRAM for an assessment and further information in this regard.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Sewage (human waste) TBD Disposal as per Canadian legislation Treated on board
Greywater TBD Disposal as per Canadian legislation Treated on board
Combustible wastes TBD Plastics - Removed for disposal at certified reception port. Paper - Incinerated as per Canadian legislation. Separated
Non-Combustible wastes TBD Depends upon the type. Food waste - removed for disposal at certified reception port (if separated and refrigerated). Metal and aluminum - removed for recycling or disposal at certified reception port. Glass - disposal as per Canadian legislation. Dry, non-burnable and Ash (24h burning) - removed for disposal at certified reception port. Separated. If food waste, segregated and refrigerated or grained and disposed of according to MARPOL regulations.
Hazardous waste TBD Depends upon the type. Batteries removed for recycling or disposal at certified reception port. Medical and sanitary and fuels and oil removed for disposal at certified reception port. Depends upon the type. Batteries - collected/separated. Medical and sanitary - collected/frozen. Fuels and oil - collected.
Category: Imported geometry - proect geometry
Recieved: 2018-04-20
Originator: Alana Swan
Public Registry ID: 17465
Document Size: 12.21 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2019-05-31
Originator: Alana Swan
Public Registry ID: 17468
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Recieved: 2019-05-31
Originator: Alana Swan
Public Registry ID: 17469
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Originator: Alana Swan
Public Registry ID: 17470
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Originator: Alana Swan
Public Registry ID: 17471
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Originator: Alana Swan
Public Registry ID: 17472
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Recieved: 2019-05-31
Originator: Alana Swan
Public Registry ID: 17473
Document Size: 20.75 Kb
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Recieved: 2022-05-22
Originator: Alana Swan
Public Registry ID: 20211
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Recieved: 2022-05-22
Originator: Alana Swan
Public Registry ID: 20212
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Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2018-06-04
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 17467
Document Size: 193.98 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2019-05-31
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 17475
Document Size: 243.11 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2022-06-21
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 20447
Document Size: 264.2 Kb

NORTH BAFFIN QUESTIONAIRE

GENERAL
Environmental Protection:
s3.13.8: The applicant undertakes to prevent any new occurrences of pollution, garbage and contamination at the site of the development.
YES

Removal of Fuel Drums:
s3.13.8: The applicant undertakes to remove all drums safely from the site and dispose of the drums in a safe manner.
YES

New Site Restoration and Clean Up:
s3.13.1 and Appendix H, s1: The applicant undertakes to clean up the site and restore the site to its natural condition to the greatest extent possible.
YES

Old Site Restoration and Clean Up:
s3.13.2: The applicant undertakes to clean up the site and restore the site to its original condition to the greatest extent possible, including any work required due to the applicant's action prior to this application.
YES

Low-Level Air Flights:
Appendix H, s3: Will the applicant avoid all low-level flights?
YES

Caribou Protection Measures:
s3.3.7 and Appendix D: Will the applicant comply with the Caribou Protection Measures outlined in section 2.4.6 and in Appendix D?
YES

Caribou Water Crossings:
s3.3.7 and map: Will the applicant avoid, between may 15 and September 1, to construct any camp, cache any fuel or conduct any blasting within 10 km of any Designated Caribou Water Crossing identified
YES

Polar Bear Denning Areas and Walrus Haul-outs:
s3.3.8: Will the applicant keep its activities away from any polar bear denning area or walrus haul-out?
YES

HERITAGE RESOURCES
Reporting of Archaeological Sites:
s3.11.3 and Appendix H, s2 and s8: Will the applicant immediately report the discovery of all suspected archaeological sites to the Department of Culture, Language, Elders and Youth (GN)?
YES