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Great Lakes Pilotage Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1266)

Regulations are current to 2020-11-17 and last amended on 2011-07-01. Previous Versions

Examinations (continued)

 An examination for a licence or pilotage certificate shall be conducted at a place or places determined by the Authority and notice of the examination shall be communicated by the Authority to every applicant for a licence or pilotage certificate.

  • SOR/2011-136, s. 7

Board of Examiners

  •  (1) A Board of Examiners shall consist of an officer of the Authority, who shall be the Chairperson of the Board, and of the Board members appointed by the Authority under subsection (2) or (3).

  • (2) In the case of an applicant for a licence for a compulsory pilotage area, the Authority shall appoint the following Board members:

    • (a) two persons, each of whom holds a licence for the area; and

    • (b) a person who does not hold a licence for the area but is knowledgeable about the area and holds

  • (3) In the case of an applicant for a pilotage certificate for a compulsory pilotage area, the Authority shall appoint the following Board members:

    • (a) two persons, each of whom holds a licence or a pilotage certificate for the area; and

    • (b) a person who does not hold a licence or pilotage certificate for the area but is knowledgeable about the area and holds

  • (4) The Chairperson of the Board of Examiners shall report to the Authority the results of every examination, including

    • (a) the name of each person who passed the examination; and

    • (b) the class of licence or pilotage certificate to which a person who passed the examination is entitled.

  • SOR/2004-215, ss. 9, 14(E)
  • SOR/2011-136, s. 8

Fees

  •  (1) The fee for an examination of an applicant for a licence or pilotage certificate is $500.

  • (2) Until December 31, 2012, the fee for issuing a licence or pilotage certificate is $100.

  • (3) Beginning on January 1, 2013, the fee for issuing a licence or pilotage certificate is $250.

  • SOR/81-63, s. 2
  • SOR/2004-215, s. 10
  • SOR/2011-136, s. 9

Maintaining Qualifications

  •  (1) A licence expires unless its holder

    • (a) remains fit to perform pilotage duties in accordance with the medical requirements of the General Pilotage Regulations;

    • (b) maintains and, if possible, improves his or her competence with respect to pilotage duties;

    • (c) holds valid certificates of competency and valid certificates issued under the Radiocommunication Act, if they were required for the issuance of the licence;

    • (d) maintains valid training certificates, if they were required for the issuance of the licence; and

    • (e) completes, every year, at least five one-way trips in each compulsory pilotage area for which the licence was issued.

  • (2) Paragraph (1)(d) does not apply in respect of a licence for the Port of Churchill, Manitoba.

  • SOR/2004-215, s. 11
  • SOR/2011-136, s. 10

 A pilotage certificate expires unless its holder

  • (a) remains fit to perform pilotage duties in accordance with the medical requirements of the General Pilotage Regulations;

  • (b) maintains and, if possible, improves his or her competence with respect to pilotage duties;

  • (c) holds valid certificates of competency and valid certificates issued under the Radiocommunication Act, if they were required for the issuance of the pilotage certificate;

  • (d) maintains valid training certificates, if they were required for the issuance of the pilotage certificate; and

  • (e) completes, in the three-year period after the date of issuance of the certificate, in the capacity of master or deck watch officer, at least 10 one-way trips in the compulsory pilotage area for which the pilotage certificate was issued; and

  • (f) provides, at the request of the Authority, satisfactory evidence that the holder has complied with the requirements of paragraph (e).

  • SOR/2011-136, s. 10

Further Training

 A holder of a licence or pilotage certificate shall, at the direction of the Authority or the Minister, undergo further training

  • (a) to enable the holder to meet any new qualifications prescribed under these Regulations; or

  • (b) to improve the holder’s competence with respect to pilotage duties, if the Authority or the Minister has reason to believe that the holder may have become a safety risk by virtue of loss of competence in the performance of any pilotage duty.

  • SOR/2004-215, s. 12

Shipping Casualty

  •  (1) Where an incident occurs whereby a ship in a compulsory pilotage area

    • (a) causes loss or damage to any other ship or to property located in or adjacent to the waters in that area, whether or not loss or damage results to the ship, or

    • (b) is damaged, stranded, lost or abandoned or is in any manner involved in an incident that may directly or indirectly cause damage to or pollution of the surrounding environment,

    and a holder of a licence or pilotage certificate was on board the ship at the time the incident occurred, such holder and any other person who had the conduct of the ship at the time shall report the incident forthwith by the fastest available means to the Authority.

  • (2) Every report referred to in subsection (1) shall set out all information in respect of the incident that is known to the person making the report, including any pollution or threat of pollution.

  • (3) Where a report referred to in subsection (1) cannot be made directly to the Authority, it shall be made to the nearest maritime traffic control centre.

  • (4) Every person who makes a report referred to in subsection (1) shall, as soon as possible after making the report, attend before an officer of the Authority and make a written report of the incident on a form provided by the Authority.

  • (5) Every report made under subsection (1) or (4) shall be confidential and shall not be released by the Authority to any person without the prior consent of the person who made the report.

  • SOR/2004-215, s. 13
  • SOR/2009-64, s. 4
 
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