Marine Personnel Regulations (SOR/2007-115)

Regulations are current to 2017-11-20 and last amended on 2017-02-03. Previous Versions

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), the master of a vessel shall assign

    • (a) if the vessel is a passenger-carrying vessel and is engaged on a sheltered waters voyage,

      • (i) at least one certificated person per two inflatable life rafts or inflatable rescue platforms with a specified capacity of 25 or fewer persons that are required to be carried on board by the Life Saving Equipment Regulations, and

      • (ii) at least one certificated person per inflatable life raft or inflatable rescue platform with a specified capacity of more than 25 persons that is required to be carried on board by the Life Saving Equipment Regulations; and

    • (b) in all other cases, at least one certificated person per inflatable life raft or inflatable rescue platform that is required to be carried on board by the Life Saving Equipment Regulations.

  • (2) If a vessel is engaged on a near coastal voyage, Class 2 or a sheltered waters voyage, a certificated person required under subsection (1) may be replaced by any member of the complement if at least 75% of the complement consists of certificated persons and the remainder of the complement is familiarized with the operation of survival craft.

  • (3) If a vessel is engaged on a sheltered waters voyage, the certificated person may be replaced by a person who holds a training certificate in marine emergency duties that is applicable to the vessel as set out in the table to subsection 205(3) or, if applicable, one of the training certificates referred to in subsection 205(4).

Safe Manning Requirements

 The authorized representative of a vessel that is not a Safety Convention vessel and that is required to carry an inspection certificate shall ensure that the vessel meets the safe manning requirements specified in the Safe Manning Document established for the vessel by the Minister in accordance with paragraph 202(3)(b).

Masters and Deck Officers

  •  (1) This section applies to a fishing vessel beginning on

    • (a) November 7, 2008 if the vessel is of 60 gross tonnage or less and more than 15 m in overall length;

    • (b) November 7, 2009 if the vessel is more than 14 m but not more than 15 m in overall length;

    • (c) November 7, 2010 if the vessel is more than 13 m but not more than 14 m in overall length;

    • (d) November 7, 2012 if the vessel is more than 12 m but not more than 13 m in overall length;

    • (e) November 7, 2015 if the vessel is more than 6 m but not more than 12 m in overall length; or

    • (f) November 7, 2016 if the vessel is 6 m or less in overall length.

  • (2) This section applies to a vessel of up to 10 gross tonnage that is not a fishing vessel or passenger-carrying vessel, beginning on November 7, 2010.

  • (3) This section applies to a passenger-carrying vessel of up to 5 gross tonnage or not more than 8 m in overall length that is not a fishing vessel, beginning on November 7, 2009.

  • (4) Every vessel that is engaged on a voyage shall have on board, and its authorized representative shall employ,

    • (a) subject to subsection (6), a master;

    • (b) in the case of a vessel of at least 500 gross tonnage or that carries more than 50 passengers, a chief mate; and

    • (c) a sufficient number of deck officers to satisfy the requirements of sections 213 to 216.

  • (5) Every person who holds a certificate set out in column 1 of table 1 to this section may perform the duties of a position referred to in any of columns 2 to 5 on board a vessel that is engaged on a class of voyage set out in the heading of the column that applies to that position, subject to any limitations indicated.

  • (6) Every person who holds a certificate set out in column 1 of table 2 to this section may perform the duties of a position referred to in any of columns 2 to 5 on board a vessel engaged on a limited, contiguous waters voyage whose only activity is in respect of the catch or harvest of another vessel or aquaculture facility or a fishing vessel that is engaged on a class of voyage set out in the heading to that column, subject to any limitations indicated.

  • (7) A certificate issued before the day on which this section comes into force and renewed under section 105 retains the validity that it had under the Canada Shipping Act, except in the case of a certificate referred to in column 1 of paragraphs 10(e) and 25(b), items 28 and 31 and paragraphs 38(b) and 39(b) of Schedule 1 to Part 1 which is subject to any limitations set out on the renewed certificate.

  • (8) The master of a fishing vessel of up to 15 gross tonnage or not more than 12 m in overall length who has acquired at least 7 fishing seasons, with no two of those seasons occurring in the same year, as master of a fishing vessel before the coming into force of this section is not required to hold the training certificate referred to in column 1 of item 6 of table 2 to this section in order to perform the duties set out in columns 4 or 5 of that item.

    TABLE 1

    MASTER AND MATE CERTIFICATES

    ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5
    CertificateUnlimited VoyageNear Coastal Voyage, Class 1Near Coastal Voyage, Class 2Sheltered Waters Voyage
    1Master MarinerMasterMasterMasterMaster
    2Master, Near CoastalN/AMasterMasterMaster
    3Master 3 000 Gross Tonnage, Near CoastalN/AMaster, vessel of up to 3 000 gross tonnageMaster, vessel of up to 3 000 gross tonnageMaster
    4Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Near CoastalN/AMaster, vessel of up to 500 gross tonnageMaster, vessel of up to 500 gross tonnageMaster
    Chief Mate, vessel of up to 3 000 gross tonnageChief Mate, vessel of up to 3 000 gross tonnage
    5Chief MateChief MateChief MateChief MateMaster
    Master, vessel of up to 500 gross tonnageMaster, vessel of up to 500 gross tonnage
    6Chief Mate, Near CoastalN/AChief MateChief MateMaster
    Master, vessel of up to 500 gross tonnageMaster, vessel of up to 500 gross tonnage
    7Watchkeeping MateOfficer in charge of the watchOfficer in charge of the watchOfficer in charge of the watchChief Mate
    Chief Mate, vessel of up to 3 000 gross tonnageChief Mate, vessel of up to 3 000 gross tonnageChief Mate, vessel of up to 3 000 gross tonnage
    8Watchkeeping Mate, Near CoastalN/AOfficer in charge of the watchOfficer in charge of the watchChief Mate
    Chief Mate, vessel of up to 3 000 gross tonnageChief Mate, vessel of up to 3 000 gross tonnage
    9Master 3 000 Gross Tonnage, DomesticN/AMaster, vessel of up to 3 000 gross tonnage, that is engaged on a voyage described in note 1Master, vessel of up to 3 000 gross tonnageMaster
    10Master 500 Gross Tonnage, DomesticN/AMaster, vessel of up to 500 gross tonnage, that is engaged on a voyage described in note 1, if the certificate has the endorsement referred to in paragraph 102(r)Master, vessel of up to 500 gross tonnageMaster, vessel of up to 3 000 gross tonnage
    Chief Mate, vessel of up to 3 000 gross tonnage, that is engaged on a voyage described in note 1, if the certificate has the endorsement referred to in paragraph 102(r)Chief Mate, vessel of up to 3 000 gross tonnage
    11Chief Mate 500 Gross Tonnage, DomesticN/AChief Mate, vessel of up to 500 gross tonnage that is engaged on a voyage described in note 1, if the certificate has the endorsement referred to in paragraph 102(r)Officer in charge of the watch, vessel of up to 3 000 gross tonnageChief Mate, vessel of up to 3 000 gross tonnage
    Chief Mate, vessel of up to 500 gross tonnage
    12Master 150 Gross Tonnage, DomesticN/AMaster, vessel of up to 150 gross tonnage that is engaged on a voyage described in note 1, if the certificate has the endorsement referred to in paragraph 102(r)Master, vessel of up to 150 gross tonnageMaster, vessel of up to 500 gross tonnage
    13Chief Mate 150 Gross Tonnage, DomesticN/AChief Mate, vessel of up to 150 gross tonnage that is engaged on a voyage described in note 1, if the certificate has the endorsement referred to in paragraph 102(r)Chief Mate, vessel of up to 150 gross tonnageChief Mate, vessel of up to 500 gross tonnage
    14Master, Limited for a vessel of 60 gross tonnage or moreN/AN/AMaster, on any vessel and in any area specified on the certificate.

    See note 2.

    Master, on any vessel and in any area specified on the certificate
    15Chief Mate, Limited for a vessel of 60 gross tonnage or moreN/AN/AChief Mate, on any vessel and in any area specified on the certificate.

    See note 2.

    Chief Mate, on any vessel and in any area specified on the certificate
    16Master, Limited for a vessel of less than 60 gross tonnageN/AN/AMaster, on any vessel of less than 60 gross tonnage of a type, tonnage, area and period of operation specified on the certificateMaster, on any vessel of less than 60 gross tonnage of a type, tonnage, area and period of operation specified on the certificate
    17Chief Mate, Limited for a vessel of less than 60 gross tonnageN/AN/AChief Mate, on any vessel less than 60 gross tonnage of a type, tonnage, area and period of operation specified on the certificateChief Mate, on any vessel less than 60 gross tonnage of a type, tonnage, area and period of operation specified on the certificate
    18Small Vessel Operator Proficiency training certificate N/AN/AOperator, vessel of up to 5 gross tonnage (except tugs)Operator, vessel of up to 5 gross tonnage (except tugs)
    19Pleasure Craft Operator CardN/AN/AOperator, vessel of not more than 8 m in overall length that is not a passenger-carrying vessel and that is engaged on a voyage not more than two nautical miles from shore (except tugs)Operator, vessel of not more than 8 m in overall length (except tugs) carrying six or fewer passengers
    • Note 1: A limited, contiguous waters voyage.

    • Note 2: The certificate referred to in column 1 authorizes a near coastal voyage, Class 2 if the voyage is a “minor waters voyage” as defined in the Canada Shipping Act in the version that was in force before the coming into force of the Act.

    TABLE 2

    MASTER CERTIFICATES — FISHING VESSELS

    ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5
    CertificateUnlimited VoyageNear Coastal Voyage, Class 1Near Coastal Voyage, Class 2Sheltered Waters Voyage
    1Fishing Master, First ClassMasterMasterMasterMaster
    2Fishing Master, Second ClassChief MateMasterMasterMaster
    3Fishing Master, Third ClassOfficer in charge of watchMasterMasterMaster
    4Fishing Master, Fourth ClassN/AMaster, fishing vessel of up to 100 gross tonnageMaster, fishing vessel of up to 100 gross tonnageMaster, fishing vessel of up to 100 gross tonnage
    Officer in charge of the watchOfficer in charge of the watch
    5Certificate of Service as Master of a Fishing Vessel of Less Than 60 Gross TonnageValidity specified on the certificateValidity specified on the certificate

    Validity specified on the certificate.

    See note.

    Validity specified on the certificate
    6Small Vessel Operator Proficiency training certificateN/AN/A

    Master, fishing vessel of up to 15 gross tonnage or not more than 12 m in overall length.

    See note.

    Master, fishing vessel of up to 15 gross tonnage or not more than 12 m in overall length
    7Pleasure Craft Operator CardN/AN/AMaster, fishing vessel of up to 15 gross tonnage or not more than 12 m in overall length, on a voyage not more than two nautical miles from shoreMaster, fishing vessel of up to 15 gross tonnage or not more than 12 m in overall length
    • Note: For the purposes of items 5 and 6, near coastal voyage, Class 2 includes an inland voyage on Lake Superior or Lake Huron that is not a sheltered waters voyage.

 
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