Canada Shipping Act, 2001 (S.C. 2001, c. 26)

Act current to 2014-07-22 and last amended on 2013-12-01. Previous Versions

Certificates

Marginal note:Certificates of registry
  •  (1) If the Chief Registrar is satisfied that all of the requirements of registration or listing have been met with respect to a vessel, the Chief Registrar must register or list the vessel, as the case may be, in the Register and issue a certificate of registry.

  • Marginal note:Information

    (2) Every certificate of registry in respect of a vessel must contain the information specified by the Chief Registrar, including

    • (a) its description;

    • (b) its official number; and

    • (c) the name and address of

      • (i) in the case of a vessel described in paragraph 47(b) (a vessel owned by a foreign corporation), the authorized representative,

      • (ii) in the case of a vessel described in section 48 (a bare-boat chartered vessel), the bare-boat charterer, and

      • (iii) in any other case, its owner and the authorized representative.

  • Marginal note:Period of validity

    (3) Every certificate of registry is valid for the period specified by the Chief Registrar.

Marginal note:Provisional certificates
  •  (1) The Chief Registrar may, on application, issue a provisional certificate in respect of a vessel that is required or entitled to be registered under this Part if

    • (a) the vessel is in a foreign port and a person intends to register it under this Part; or

    • (b) the vessel is in a port in Canada and the Chief Registrar is satisfied that permission to operate the vessel should be granted before a certificate of registry can be issued.

  • Marginal note:Issuance

    (2) The Chief Registrar may, on application, issue a provisional certificate in respect of a vessel that is not required or entitled to be registered under this Part if the Chief Registrar is satisfied that the vessel needs to undergo sea trials.

  • Marginal note:Validity

    (3) A provisional certificate is valid for the purpose and the period specified by the Chief Registrar.

  • Marginal note:Application

    (4) An application for a provisional certificate must be made in the form and manner, include the information and be accompanied by the documents specified by the Chief Registrar.

Marginal note:Lost certificates

 If a certificate of registry or provisional certificate is mislaid, lost or destroyed, the Chief Registrar must issue a replacement certificate of registry or provisional certificate, as the case may be, on application made by the authorized representative in the form and manner and including the information and accompanied by the documents specified by the Chief Registrar.

Marking

Marginal note:Marking
  •  (1) The authorized representative of a Canadian vessel shall, in the form and manner specified by the Chief Registrar, mark the vessel with its official number and any other information that the Chief Registrar specifies.

  • Marginal note:Validity of certificate of registry

    (2) A vessel’s certificate of registry is not valid until the vessel has been marked in accordance with subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:Maintenance of markings

    (3) The authorized representative shall ensure that the vessel is kept marked.

  • Marginal note:Defacing, etc., markings

    (4) No person shall wilfully deface, alter, conceal or remove the markings of a Canadian vessel.