Canadian Register of Vessels and Registrars
Marginal note:Appointment of Chief Registrar
Marginal note:Duties and powers of Chief Registrar
43. (1) The Chief Registrar is responsible for establishing and maintaining a register to be known as the Canadian Register of Vessels. The Chief Registrar is to divide the Register into parts, including a small vessel register, for the classes of vessels that the Chief Registrar specifies.
(2) The Register is to contain records of the information and documents specified by the Chief Registrar in respect of a Canadian vessel or a fleet that is registered under this Part, including its description, its official number, the name and address of its owner and, in the case of a vessel that is not registered in the small vessel register, details of all mortgages registered in respect of it.
- 2001, c. 26, s. 43;
- 2011, c. 15, s. 38.
44. (1) The Chief Registrar may appoint the registrars that the Chief Registrar considers necessary.
Marginal note:Duties of registrars
(2) A registrar is to perform the duties and fulfil the responsibilities that the Chief Registrar assigns to the registrar.
45. The Chief Registrar and the registrars are not personally liable for anything they do or omit to do in good faith under this Act.
Registration, Listing and Recording
Marginal note:Mandatory registration of vessels
46. (1) Unless it is exempted under the regulations, a vessel must be registered under this Part if it
(a) is not a pleasure craft;
(b) is wholly owned by qualified persons; and
(c) is not registered, listed or otherwise recorded in a foreign state.
Marginal note:Owner’s obligation
(2) Every owner of a vessel that is required by subsection (1) to be registered under this Part shall ensure that it is so registered.
Marginal note:Mandatory registration — government vessels
(3) Every government vessel must be registered under this Part.
- 2001, c. 26, s. 46;
- 2011, c. 15, s. 39.
Marginal note:Optional registration
47. Unless they are registered, listed or otherwise recorded in a foreign state, the following vessels may be registered under this Part:
(a) a pleasure craft that is wholly owned by qualified persons;
(a.1) a vessel that is exempted under the regulations from the registration requirement in subsection 46(1) and that is wholly owned by qualified persons;
(b) a vessel that is owned by a corporation incorporated under the laws of a foreign state if one of the following is acting with respect to all matters relating to the vessel, namely,
(i) a subsidiary of the corporation incorporated under the laws of Canada or a province,
(ii) an employee or a director in Canada of a branch office of the corporation that is carrying on business in Canada, or
(iii) a ship management company incorporated under the laws of Canada or a province; and
(c) a vessel that is in the exclusive possession of a qualified person under a financing agreement under which the person will acquire ownership on completion of the agreement.
- 2001, c. 26, s. 47;
- 2011, c. 15, s. 40.
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