21. (1) To determine whether an applicant for or the holder of a licence or pilotage certificate or an applicant who wishes to become an apprentice pilot meets the qualifications prescribed for applicants and holders by the Act, the General Pilotage Regulations and these Regulations, the Authority may refer the qualifications of the applicant or holder to a committee of examiners.
(2) There shall be two committees of examiners consisting of five members each.
(3) One of the committees of examiners shall examine the qualifications of applicants and holders with respect to Area 1 compulsory pilotage area and the other committee shall examine the qualifications of applicants and holders with respect to Areas 2, 3, 4 and 5 compulsory pilotage areas.
(4) Each committee of examiners shall consist of
(a) two persons appointed by the Authority, one of whom shall be chairman of the committee;
(b) a licensed pilot appointed by the representative body of licensed pilots;
(c) a licensed pilot appointed by the Authority; and
(d) a master mariner appointed by the Authority.
(5) A committee of examiners shall be appointed for a term of one year commencing July 1st in each year.
(6) Any retiring member of a committee of examiners shall be eligible for re-appointment to that committee.
(7) A quorum of a committee of examiners shall be four members.
22. A committee of examiners shall
(a) prepare a list of applicants who are eligible to become apprentice pilots or holders of licences or pilotage certificates and submit the list to the Authority for approval;
(b) conduct examinations under the direction of the Authority;
(c) submit to the Authority statements of the results of all examinations conducted by it;
(d) prepare the curriculum of training for the apprenticeship system and any pilotage certificate training program that is established by the Authority; and
(e) hold regular meetings as directed by the Authority to review the progress of persons in the apprenticeship system and any pilotage certificate training program that is established by the Authority.
23. (1) Examinations held by a committee of examiners shall be in such form as the Authority may determine and shall consist of, but not be limited to, questions on the following subjects:
(a) local knowledge of every area to which the application, licence or pilotage certificate relates including
(i) tides and currents,
(ii) dredged channel widths and depths,
(iii) depth of water,
(iv) important and essential cable areas and prohibited anchorage areas,
(v) anchorage areas and depths,
(vi) aides to navigation, and
(vii) bridge signals and clearances;
(b) knowledge of
(c) seamanship and ship handling;
(d) docking problems and the use of tug boats and anchors;
(e) general chart work, including the correction of courses and compass errors;
(g) International Code of Signals, including the use of one and two flag signals;
(h) duties of a pilot;
(i) use of navigational and bridge instruments;
(j) practical knowledge of the interpretation and operation of radar; and
(k) such other subjects as the committee of examiners may consider necessary.
(2) A candidate has a maximum of six attempts at the examination referred to in subsection (1).
- SOR/2009-329, s. 10.
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