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MS ROALD AMUNDSEN: Northwest Passage –2022 (149821)
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: 2022-08-24
End Date: 2022-09-17
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
Non-technical Project Proposal Summary MS ROALD AMUNDSEN Northwest Passage - In the Footsteps of Roald Amundsen Nome to Halifax 25 August - 17 September 2022 MS ROALD AMUNDSEN is a passenger ship owned/operated by Hurtigruten AS of Tromsø, Norway. One cruise through the historic Northwest Passage from East to West is planned to the Qikiqtaaluk and Kitikmeot regions of Nunavut during summer 2022. There will be up to 480 passengers and 170 crew members (including approx. 20 members of the expedition team) plus one contracted Ice Pilot on board. Project duration in Nunavut is 8 days, from to 01 September to 08 September. Customs Clearance will occur in Yukon. Community visits are planned for Pond Inlet, Gjøa Haven and Cambridge Bay; 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 ROALD AMUNDSEN – passenger ship Proposed use: Vessel providing transportation/accommodations Fuel: 550 metric tonnes, marine diesel fuel Storage Methods: Built-in fuel tanks of the vessel Auxiliary tender boats Quantity: 15 (OXE-brand 7.0 Explorer rubber boats equipped with OXE PRO 150 HP diesel outboard engines) Proposed use: Sightseeing tours and to facilitate shore landings Fuel: 50 litres marine diesel fuel (filled from ship’s main tanks) Kayaks Quantity: 12 doubles and 6 singles Activities include sightseeing by ship, auxiliary boat 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 be managed by the Expedition Leader with the assistance of a highly-experienced team of expedition staff. Landings will be of short duration and in coastal areas. Visits will follow AECO guidelines (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. Tenderboats will be used for shore landings in wilderness areas. Appropriate arrangements will be made where docks or piers are available for use. Where applicable, permit/license applications will be submitted to the appropriate authorities and permits/licenses carried on board. A detailed operations plan has been compiled to evaluate environmental aspects of the planned activity and to ensure compliance with requirements under Federal and Territorial legislation. Operations have been planned to be fully self-sufficient, with activities managed by experienced personnel and to be within the search and rescue capability of the vessel, including for medical evacuation. Covid19 managment plan will be followed in accordance with Public Health and Trasport Canada regulations as it pertains to cruise vessels. It is anticipated that the environmental impact resulting from the planned activity will be not more than minor or transitory in nature.
Personnel:
Persons: 671
Days: 1
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
9088 polyline Johnasen Bay, Gjoa Haven, James ross Straight, Pasley Bay, Conningham Bay, Fort Ross, Prince Leopold Island, Beechey Island Radstock Bay, CrockerBay, Dundas Harbour, Pond Inlet
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
Marine-Based Activities
Marine-Based Activities
Tourism Activities
Licensing Agencies
TC: Equivalency Certificate
GN-EDT: 0
CH: Archaeology and Paleontology Research Permit, Class I
CWS: Migratory Bird Sanctuary permit under the Migratory Bird Sanctuary Regulations
QIA: 0
GN-DOE: Wildlife Observation Licence
NIRB: 0
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
MS ROALD AMUNDSEN 1 Length overall 140m, Breadth moulded 23.6m Draft 5.3m, GRT 20889 Vessel providing transportation and accommodation. Vessel is a new build, to be launched in April 2019.
OXE-brand 7.0 Explorer auxiliary tender boats – equipped with Oxe Pro 150 HP (Marine Diesel Oil) outboard engines 15 Capacity of 18 persons excluding the driver. Motorized auxiliary vessel providing transport between ship and shore and for small group guided sightseeing.
Double kayaks 12 TBA Guided sightseeing tours
Single kayaks 6 TBA Guide kayaks (to accompany kayakers on sightseeing tours)
Palfinger type NDTS 3500H -brand Fast Rigid Rescue Boats 2 Capacity of 6 persons each. Emergency use only (rescue situations).
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Diesel 2 550 Metric Tons Low Sulfur Marine Gas Oil - Main tanks of the vessel. Fuel is obtain using a “straw” down into the main diesel/MGO tank of the ship. 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 Polar Code Category B, Ice Class PC-6.
Diesel 15 50 Liters Diesel for the Explorer tender boats (Marine Diesel Oil). Stored onboard each Explorer boat. 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
0 Production on board (reverse osmosis) Produced in Engine space – NOTE – vessel will be launched in April 2019 – the daily amount is unknown at time of submission
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
The predicted environmental impacts of the undertaking is perceived to be not more than minor or transitory. Details, including mitigations measures, are included in the project document: Project Description and Environmental Impact Statement - Northwest Passage - In the Footsteps of Roald Amundsen, from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Nome, Alaska USA, 20 August - 11 September 2019, MS ROALD AMUNDSEN.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Sewage (human waste) TBD Disposal as per Canadian legislation Treated on board
Combustible wastes TBD Depends upon type of Waste. Removed for disposal at certified reception port, e.g. for plastics. Incinerated as per Canadian legislation, e.g. for paper. Separated
Greywater TBD Disposal as per Canadian legislation Treated on board
Hazardous waste TBD Again depends upon the type of Waste: Removed for recycling or disposal at certified reception port Depends upon type of Waste. Collected/separated if Batteries; Collected/frozen if Medical and Sanitary; or Collected if Fuels and Oil.
Non-Combustible wastes TBD Again depends upon the type of Non-Combustible Waste. Might be Removed for disposal at certified reception port (if separated and refrigerated) if Food Waste, Disposed of as per Canadian legislation if Glass, Removed for recycling or disposal at certified reception port if Aluminum, or Removed for disposal at certified reception port if Dry, non-burnable or Ash (24h burning) wastes. Depends upon type of Waste. If Food Waste segregated and refrigerated or grained and disposed of according to MARPOL regulations. If Metal, Glass, Aluminum or Dry, Non-burnable or Ash (24h burning), Separated.
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Recieved: 2019-03-30
Originator: Alana Swan
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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

MARINE AND TERRESTRIAL TRANSPORTATION
Corridor:
s3.5.11, s3.3.5.12: Does the proposal consider the development of a transportation and/or communications corridor?
NO

Code of Good Conduct for Land Users:
Appendix H: The applicant undertakes to adhere to the code of Good Conduct at all times.
YES