Collision Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1416)

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Collision Regulations

C.R.C., c. 1416

CANADA SHIPPING ACT, 2001

Collision Regulations

Interpretation

[SOR/2008-272, s. 3(F)]
  •  (1) The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

    Act

    Act means the Canada Shipping Act, 2001. (Loi)

    air cushion vessel

    air cushion vessel means a vessel designed so that the whole or a significant part of its weight can be supported, whether at rest or in motion, by a continuously generated cushion of air dependent for its effectiveness on the proximity of the vessel to the surface over which it operates. (aéroglisseur)

    Annex

    Annex means an annex to Schedule 1. (appendice)

    approved signal

    approved signal means a distress signal recognized internationally by organizations concerned with radiocommunications and maritime safety. (signal approuvé)

    barge

    barge means a non-self-propelled barge, scow, dredge, pile-driver, hopper, pontoon or houseboat. (chaland)

    Board

    Board means the Marine Technical Review Board established by section 26 of the Act. (Bureau)

    Canadian ODAS

    Canadian ODAS means an ODAS which is owned by

    • (a) a person who is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada; or

    • (b) the Government of Canada, the government of a province, a corporation resident in Canada or a Canadian university. (SADO canadien)

    Canadian pleasure craft

    Canadian pleasure craft means a pleasure craft that is

    • (a) licensed in Canada; or

    • (b) principally maintained and operated in Canada and not registered in or licensed or otherwise legally documented by another state. (embarcation de plaisance canadienne)

    composite unit

    composite unit means a pushing vessel and an associated pushed vessel that are rigidly connected and that are designed as a dedicated and integrated tug and barge combination. (unité composite)

    direction of traffic flow

    direction of traffic flow means the direction for traffic on a route that is indicated by arrows on a reference chart. (direction du trafic)

    exploration or exploitation vessel

    exploration or exploitation vessel means a vessel capable of engaging in the drilling for, or the production, conservation or processing of, oil or gas. (navire d’exploration ou d’exploitation)

    fishing zones

    fishing zones means the fishing zones described in section 16 of the Oceans Act and prescribed in regulations made under paragraph 25(b) of that Act. (zones de pêche)

    foreign ODAS

    foreign ODAS means an ODAS that is not a Canadian ODAS. (SADO étranger)

    give-way vessel

    give-way vessel means a vessel that is required by these Regulations to keep out of the way of another vessel. (navire non privilégié)

    Great Lakes Basin

    Great Lakes Basin means Lakes Ontario, Erie, Huron (including Georgian Bay), Michigan and Superior, their connecting and tributary waters and the Ottawa and St. Lawrence Rivers and their tributaries as far east as the lower exit of the St. Lambert Lock. (bassin des Grands Lacs)

    IALA

    IALA means the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities. (AISM)

    inconspicuous, partly submerged vessel or object

    inconspicuous, partly submerged vessel or object means a raft or vessel or any other floating object that is low in the water and is generally difficult to see. (navire ou objet peu visible, partiellement submergé)

    inshore traffic zone

    inshore traffic zone means a routing measure that is a designated area between the landward boundary of a traffic separation scheme and the adjacent coast that is intended for local traffic. (zone de navigation côtière)

    mile

    mile means the international nautical mile of 1 852 m. (mille)

    Minister

    Minister means the Minister of Transport. (ministre)

    Notice to Mariners

    Notice to Mariners means the monthly and annual publication by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to provide marine information. (Avis aux navigateurs)

    Notice to Shipping

    Notice to Shipping means an urgent release by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to provide marine information. (Avis à la navigation)

    ODAS

    ODAS means an ocean data acquisition system that consists of any object on or in the water and is designed to collect, store or transmit samples or data relating to the marine environment or the atmosphere or to the uses thereof. (SADO)

    Organization

    Organization means the International Maritime Organization. (Organisation)

    raft

    raft includes a boom. (radeau)

    route

    route means an area within which there are, at any point, one or two directions of traffic flow and that is delineated on two sides by separation lines, separation zones, natural obstacles or dashed tinted lines except that the continuity of such lines or zones may be interrupted where the route merges with, diverges from or crosses another route. (route)

    routing system

    routing system means any system of one or more routes or routing measures which systems may include traffic separation schemes, two-way routes, recommended tracks, areas to be avoided, inshore traffic zones, roundabouts, precautionary areas and deep water routes. (système d’organisation du trafic)

    Rule

    Rule means a provision in Schedule 1 under a heading that consists of the word “Rule” followed by a number. (règle)

    seaplane

    seaplane includes any aircraft designed to manoeuvre on the water. (hydravion)

    separation zone

    separation zone or separation line means a zone or line separating routes in which vessels are proceeding in opposite or nearly opposite directions or separating a route from the adjacent inshore traffic zone. (zone de séparationouligne de séparation)

    traffic lane

    traffic lane means a route within which there is one direction of traffic flow. (voie de circulation)

    traffic separation scheme

    traffic separation scheme means a routing measure that provides for the separation of opposing streams of traffic by appropriate means and by the establishment of traffic lanes. (dispositif de séparation du trafic)

    trawling

    trawling means fishing by dragging through the water a dredge net or other fishing apparatus. (chalutage)

  • (2) For greater certainty, except in section 2, the word “ship” shall, for the purposes of these Regulations, be read as “vessel”.

  • (3) For the purposes of these Regulations, every reference to “vessel” shall, except in subsection 3(1) and section 4, be read to include a reference to a seaplane when it is on or over the water.

  • SOR/79-238, s. 1(F);
  • SOR/83-202, s. 1;
  • SOR/90-702, s. 1;
  • SOR/2002-429, ss. 1, 13;
  • SOR/2004-27, s. 1;
  • SOR/2008-272, s. 4.

Prohibition

 No ship of any class shall navigate in any shipping safety control zone prescribed under subsection 11(1) of the Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act unless the ship complies with these Regulations.

  • SOR/2002-429, s. 2;
  • SOR/2008-272, s. 5.

 [Repealed, SOR/2008-272, s. 5]

Application

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), these Regulations apply in respect of

    • (a) every Canadian ODAS and Canadian vessel located in any waters, including every Canadian vessel that is an exploration or exploitation vessel engaged in exploration or exploitation activities pursuant to a licence issued by the Government of Canada;

    • (b) every pleasure craft, foreign ODAS and foreign vessel located in Canadian waters, including every foreign vessel that is an exploration or exploitation vessel engaged in exploration or exploitation activities pursuant to a licence issued by the Government of Canada; and

    • (c) every seaplane on or over Canadian waters.

  • (2) As provided for Canadian vessels in subsection 7(3) of the Act, where the laws of a country other than Canada are applicable to a Canadian ODAS that is within the waters of that country and those laws are inconsistent with these Regulations, the laws of that country prevail to the extent of the inconsistency in respect of the Canadian ODAS.

  • (3) Where there is any inconsistency between a provision of the Rules and a provision of the Rules that falls under the heading “Canadian Modifications”, the latter provision prevails to the extent of the inconsistency.

  • (4) These Regulations do not apply in respect of a vessel or aircraft that belongs to the Canadian Forces or a foreign military force or in respect of any other vessel or aircraft that is under the command, control or direction of the Canadian Forces.

  • (5) Where there is any inconsistency between a provision of Rule 1 and a provision of this section, the provision of this section prevails to the extent of the inconsistency.

  • SOR/83-202, s. 2;
  • SOR/90-702, s. 2;
  • SOR/2002-429, ss. 3, 14(E);
  • SOR/2004-27, s. 20(E);
  • SOR/2008-272, s. 6.
 
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