Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations (SOR/2008-120)

Regulations are current to 2014-04-02 and last amended on 2010-10-21. Previous Versions

 An enforcement officer may

  • (a) prohibit the movement of any vessel or direct it to move as specified by the enforcement officer;

  • (b) stop and board any vessel at any reasonable time, and

    • (i) direct any person to put into operation or cease operating any equipment on board the vessel,

    • (ii) ask any pertinent questions of, and demand all reasonable assistance from, any person on board the vessel, and

    • (iii) require that any person on board the vessel provide to the enforcement officer, for examination, any document or information that is in the person’s possession.

  • SOR/2010-34, s. 10.

AGE RESTRICTIONS

 Sections 19 to 21 apply in respect of a pleasure craft that is operated for recreational purposes in Canadian waters, other than in the waters of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

 No person who is under 12 years of age shall operate, and no person shall allow a person who is under 12 years of age to operate, a pleasure craft, other than a personal watercraft, propelled by a motor with an engine power greater than 7.5 kW, unless the person is accompanied and directly supervised in the pleasure craft by a person who is 16 years of age or older.

 No person who is under 16 years of age shall operate, and no person shall allow a person who is under 16 years of age to operate, a pleasure craft, other than a personal watercraft, propelled by a motor with an engine power greater than 30 kW, unless the person is accompanied and directly supervised in the pleasure craft by a person who is 16 years of age or older.

 No person who is under 16 years of age shall operate, and no person shall allow a person who is under 16 years of age to operate, a personal watercraft.

REPEAL

 [Repeal]

COMING INTO FORCE

 These Regulations come into force on the day on which they are registered.