Vessel Clearance Regulations (SOR/2007-125)

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Vessel Clearance Regulations

SOR/2007-125

CANADA SHIPPING ACT, 2001

Registration 2007-06-07

Vessel Clearance Regulations

P.C. 2007-923 2007-06-07

Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, pursuant to paragraph 244(a) of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001Footnote a, hereby makes the annexed Vessel Clearance Regulations.

INTERPRETATION

 The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

“Act”

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

“cargo vessel”

“cargo vessel” means a vessel that is not a passenger vessel. (bâtiment de charge)

“chemical tanker”

“chemical tanker” means a vessel that was constructed or adapted, and that is used, for the carriage in bulk of any liquid product listed in Chapter 17 of the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk, published by the IMO. (bâtiment-citerne pour produits chimiques)

“gas carrier”

“gas carrier” means a cargo vessel that was constructed or adapted, and that is used, for the carriage in bulk of any liquefied gas or other products listed in Chapter 19 of the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk, published by the IMO. (transporteur de gaz)

“IMO”

“IMO” means the International Maritime Organization. (OMI)

“inland voyage”

“inland voyage” means a voyage on the inland waters of Canada together with any part of any lake or river forming part of the inland waters of Canada that lies within the United States or on Lake Michigan. (voyage en eaux internes)

“inland waters of Canada”

“inland waters of Canada” means all the rivers, lakes and other navigable fresh waters within Canada, and includes the St. Lawrence River as far seaward as a straight line drawn

  • (a) from Cap-des-Rosiers to West Point, Anticosti Island; and

  • (b) from Anticosti Island to the north shore of the St. Lawrence River along a meridian of longitude 63°W. (eaux internes du Canada)

“INF cargo”

“INF cargo” means packaged goods that are irradiated nuclear fuel, plutonium or high-level radioactive wastes carried as cargo. (cargaison INF)

“international voyage”

“international voyage” means a voyage from a port in Canada to a place not in Canada. (voyage international)

“passenger vessel”

“passenger vessel” means a vessel that carries more than 12 passengers. (bâtiment à passagers)

“place”

“place” means

  • (a) a port; or

  • (b) any vessel or place that is used for loading or unloading vessels. (lieu)

“SOLAS”

“SOLAS” means the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, and the Protocol of 1988 relating to the Convention, as amended from time to time. (SOLAS)

  • SOR/2013-235, s. 28.