How does the CSA 2001 “promote the sustainable growth of the marine shipping industry without compromising safety”?
The CSA 2001 represents an updated and streamlined version of the original CSA, making it clearer and easier to understand. This means, for example, regulations have been re-written in plain language and information is consolidated by topic and regulation. Prescriptive detail that was once found in the Act is now in the regulations, which allows for a more performance-based approach. The CSA was too prescriptive, with too many technical details, and contained requirements that were best left to regulations, standards and guidelines. The CSA 2001 is therefore more responsive to a changing marine industry. The CSA 2001 makes use of modern legislative practices such as risk management techniques, which will allow safe operators to take advantage of provisions that could further reduce their operating costs without compromising safety or the environment. The CSA 2001 is also much more compact. For instance, there are approximately 800 sections in the current CSA whereas the CSA 2001 has bu