Vessels not Self-Propelled
16. (1) No vessel that is in excess of a dead weight of two tons, that is 20 feet or more in length and that is not self-propelled shall be on any canal without permission of the Superintending Engineer or the Superintendent.
(2) No tug or vessel shall, without the permission of the Superintending Engineer or the Superintendent, tow more than one vessel on any canal and all conditions contained in such permission shall be complied with; and when so required by the Superintending Engineer or the Superintendent, a vessel shall be towed by two adequate tugs or vessels, one forward and one aft.
(3) No vessel shall be towed in canal waters by another vessel fastened alongside or astern of the towed vessel unless
(a) the steersman of the towing vessel has an unobstructed view of the full outline of the deck at the bow of the towed vessel and of the water surface 400 feet in advance of its bow; or
(b) when under way, there is at all times on the deck of the towed vessel a deckhand to signal directions to the steersman.
(4) The owner of any vessel towing another vessel and the owner of the towed vessel are jointly and severally liable for any injury or damage caused to canal property by the towed vessel.
Collision Regulations and Small Vessel Regulations
(3) In the event of conflict between the Collision Regulations, the Small Vessel Regulations and the Canal Regulations, the provisions of the Canal Regulations shall govern while the vessel is in a canal.
- SOR/2008-272, s. 53.
Speed of Vessels
18. (1) No vessel shall travel in a canal at a rate of speed in excess of the speed limit for the area designated on a sign in the area.
(2) No vessel shall travel at a speed in excess of six miles per hour in any canal channel that is less than 150 feet in breadth.
Lights on Vessels
(2) No vessel shall use a searchlight in such manner that the rays of the searchlight interfere with the navigation of a vessel or the operation of the canal structures.
- SOR/2008-272, s. 54(F).
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