6. On application by the authorized representative of a Canadian vessel, the Minister shall issue an Exemption Certificate to the vessel if an exemption has been granted in respect of requirements under the Act that are required to be met for the issuance of a certificate under any of sections 3 to 5.
Records of Equipment
7. (1) The Minister shall include with the certificates issued under sections 3 and 4 records of equipment in the form set out in the Appendix to SOLAS.
(2) The master of a vessel that holds a certificate issued under section 3 or 4 shall ensure that the record of equipment included with the certificate is permanently attached to it.
8. (1) The authorized representative of a foreign vessel in Canadian waters shall ensure that
(a) the documents required to be carried on board by an international convention, protocol or resolution listed in Schedule 1 to the Act are on board; and
(b) the requirements that were to be met for the issuance of those documents are met.
(2) The authorized representative of a foreign vessel shall ensure that the vessel is crewed in accordance with the vessel’s Safe Manning Document or an equivalent document.
(3) The authorized representative of a foreign vessel that holds a document required by subsection (1) shall ensure that the vessel undergoes any periodic inspections required in respect of the document under an international convention, protocol or resolution that is listed in Schedule 1 to the Act and, if the convention, protocol or resolution requires that the document be endorsed following such an inspection, that the document is endorsed as required.
(4) This section does not apply in respect of international ship security certificates or interim international ship security certificates.
CANADIAN VESSEL INSPECTION CERTIFICATES
9. (1) Sections 10 and 11 apply in respect of the following Canadian vessels if they are not Safety Convention vessels:
(a) vessels of 15 gross tonnage or less that carry more than 12 passengers;
(b) vessels of more than 15 gross tonnage;
(c) vessels fitted with a boiler that operates at a pressure in excess of 103 kPa; and
(d) vessels fitted with an unfired pressure vessel.
(2) Sections 10 and 11 do not apply in respect of
(a) pleasure craft; or
(b) inflatable vessels, other than motorized rigid-hull inflatable vessels, that carry persons on an excursion in Canadian waters for remuneration and are controlled by a guide.
10. (1) No vessel shall engage on a voyage unless it holds a certificate issued under subsection (2).
(2) On application by the authorized representative of a vessel, the Minister shall issue an inspection certificate to the vessel if the requirements under the Act that apply in respect of the vessel when engaged in its intended service are met.
Terms and Conditions
11. (1) The Minister may impose terms and conditions in an inspection certificate issued to a vessel that
(a) reflect requirements under the Act that apply in respect of the vessel when engaged in its intended service, including restricting the vessel to its intended service; or
(b) set out limits determined in accordance with subsection (2).
(2) The certificate shall set out terms and conditions that limit the sheltered waters voyages, near coastal voyages, Class 2, near coastal voyages, Class 1 or unlimited voyages on which the vessel may engage, if the Minister determines that the limits are necessary based on the vessel’s construction, equipment and stability and design criteria taking into consideration the following criteria in the vessel’s intended area of operation:
(a) the wave height;
(b) the wind velocity;
(c) the current;
(d) the visibility;
(e) the proximity to assistance, to a place of refuge or to shore;
(f) the navigation hazards;
(g) the communications coverage;
(h) the average depth of the water;
(i) the water temperature;
(j) the air temperature; and
(k) the maximum tide range.
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