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Laurentian Pilotage Authority Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1268)

Regulations are current to 2020-11-02 and last amended on 2018-04-23. Previous Versions

Notices of Departure

 The owner, master or agent of a ship that is to depart from a berth in the compulsory pilotage area for any purpose, other than making a movage, shall, by calling a pilot despatch centre,

  • (a) give a first notice of its estimated time of departure 12 hours before its estimated time of departure; and

  • (b) give a final notice confirming or correcting its estimated time of departure at least four hours before the estimated time.

  • SOR/81-223, s. 1

Notices of Movage

  •  (1) The owner, master or agent of a ship that is to make a movage shall,

    • (a) in any harbour within the compulsory pilotage area other than the Harbour of Montreal or the Harbour of Quebec,

      • (i) give a first notice of the estimated time of movage 12 hours before the estimated time of movage, and

      • (ii) give a final notice confirming or correcting the estimated time of movage four hours before the estimated time of movage;

    • (b) in the Harbour of Montreal or the Harbour of Quebec, give a notice of movage three hours before the time of movage.

  • (2) The notices referred to in subsection (1) shall be given by calling a pilot despatch centre.

Optional Notices

  •  (1) Notwithstanding sections 8 and 9, the owner, master or agent of a ship that is to depart or make a movage may within eight hours after having given the first notice referred to in paragraph 8(a) or subparagraph 9(1)(a)(i), give a second notice confirming or correcting the estimated time of departure from or movage in any compulsory pilotage area.

  • (2) Where a second notice has been given in respect of a ship pursuant to subsection (1), the time of departure or movage of that ship shall not be later than 12 hours from the time that notice was given.

  • SOR/81-223, s. 2

Required Information

 Where the owner, master or agent of a ship gives a notice referred to in subparagraph 6(1)(a)(i) or 6(1)(b)(i), he shall state,

  • (a) in the case of the first arrival of the ship in the compulsory pilotage area in any calendar year,

    • (i) the name, nationality, call sign and agent of the ship,

    • (ii) the length, breadth, moulded depth, deepest draught, speed, deadweight tonnage and gross tonnage of the ship, and

    • (iii) the immediate and ultimate destinations of the ship within the compulsory pilotage area; and

  • (b) in the case of any subsequent arrival, movage or departure of the ship in the compulsory pilotage area in any calendar year,

    • (i) the name, call sign, deepest draft, the speed of the ship and any changes in the information provided under paragraph (a), and

    • (ii) the immediate and ultimate destinations of the ship within the compulsory pilotage area.

  • SOR/83-274, s. 2
  • SOR/98-185, s. 2(E)
  • SOR/99-417, s. 2

 Where a ship has on board one or more holders of pilotage certificates who are certificated for the compulsory pilotage area through which the ship is to proceed, the master of the ship shall, each time the ship proceeds through the area, state

  • (a) the names of the holders of pilotage certificates and the certificate numbers; and

  • (b) the information specified in subparagraphs 11(b)(i) and (ii).

 Where in any case referred to in section 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10, the owner, master or agent of a ship fails without reasonable cause to give the notice required by that section for that case, the Authority is not required to provide that ship with the services of a pilot.

Classes of Licences and Pilotage Certificates

[SOR/89-567, s. 1(E)]

 The classes of licences and pilotage certificates that may be issued by the Authority are as follows:

  • (a) Class A or Class B Montreal Harbour licence or pilotage certificate;

  • (b) Class A, Class B or Class C licence or pilotage certificate;

  • (c) Class D apprentice pilot permit.

  •  (1) A Class A Montreal Harbour licence or pilotage certificate permits the holder thereof to perform pilotage duties on any ship, regardless of size, in District No. 1-1.

  • (2) A Class B Montreal Harbour licence or pilotage certificate permits its holder to perform pilotage duties on any ship not exceeding 210 m in length in District No. 1-1.

  • (3) A Class A licence or pilotage certificate permits its holder to perform pilotage duties on any ship in District No. 1 or District No. 2 or any part of those districts.

  • (4) A Class B licence or pilotage certificate permits its holder to perform pilotage duties

    • (a) in District No. 1 or any part of that District,

      • (i) in the first year after the date on which the holder obtained the licence or pilotage certificate, on any ship not exceeding 195 m in length, and

      • (ii) in the second and any subsequent year after the date on which the holder obtained the licence or pilotage certificate, on any ship not exceeding 215 m in length; and

    • (b) in District No. 2 or any part of that District, on any ship not exceeding 50,000 deadweight tons.

  • (5) A Class C licence or pilotage certificate permits its holder to perform pilotage duties

    • (a) in District No. 1 or any part of that District,

      • (i) in the first six months after the date on which the holder obtained the licence or pilotage certificate, on any ship not exceeding 165 m in length,

      • (ii) in the six months after the period referred to in subparagraph (i), on any tanker not exceeding 165 m in length and on any other ship not exceeding 175 m in length, and

      • (iii) in the second and any subsequent year after the date on which the holder obtained the licence or pilotage certificate, on any tanker not exceeding 165 m in length and on any other ship not exceeding 185 m in length; and

    • (b) in District No. 2 or any part of that District, on any ship not exceeding 30,000 deadweight tons.

  • (6) A Class D apprentice pilot permit allows its holder to undertake pilotage training in the presence of a licensed pilot on any ship, in District No. 1, No. 1-1 or No. 2.

  • SOR/83-274, s. 3
  • SOR/94-727, s. 1
  • SOR/98-185, s. 3
  • SOR/99-417, s. 3
  • SOR/2002-346, s. 4
  • SOR/2015-146, s. 1

Endorsements

 A licence or pilotage certificate that is issued in respect of and has endorsed thereon the name of a district or any part thereof within the compulsory pilotage area, permits the holder thereof to perform pilotage duties only in the district or part thereof indicated on the licence or pilotage certificate.

 A pilotage certificate that has endorsed thereon a seasonal limitation, permits the holder thereof to perform pilotage duties only during the season of the year indicated thereon.

General Qualifications for Applicants for Licences

 Every applicant for a licence shall

  • (a) be able to speak and understand both the French and English languages to the extent necessary to carry out pilotage duties; or

  • (b) have obtained a favourable recommendation in respect of his abilities as a pilot from the corporation of pilots of which he is a member.

  • (c) [Repealed, SOR/2002-346, s. 5]

  • SOR/2002-346, s. 5

Qualifications for Holders of Licences for District No. 1-1

[SOR/2002-346, s. 6]
  •  (1) Every holder of a Class A licence for District No. 1-1 shall

    • (a) be the holder of a certificate of competency for a Master Mariner or Master, Near Coastal; and

    • (b) have piloted in that District

      • (i) for at least one year, while holding a Class B licence for that District, and completed during that period at least two-thirds of the average number of pilotage assignments completed by licensed pilots for that District, or

      • (ii) during the 12 months before the day on which the licence is issued, while holding a Class A licence for that part of District No. 1 between Montréal and Trois-Rivières, and completed during that period at least two-thirds of the average number of pilotage assignments completed by licensed pilots for that part of District No. 1.

  • (2) Every holder of a Class B licence for District No. 1-1 shall

    • (a) have obtained a passing mark in an examination held by the Board of Examiners;

    • (b) within 90 days before the oral test portion of the examination referred to in paragraph (a), have been declared medically fit to perform pilotage duties in accordance with the General Pilotage Regulations; and

    • (c) have

      • (i) in the case of a holder who has obtained a passing mark in the examination referred to in paragraph (a) at the first attempt,

        • (A) served as an apprentice pilot holding a Class D apprentice pilot permit for that District and while so serving have completed during a period of not less than four months but not more than six months, 200 movages in that District, if, during the five years before the day on which the application for the permit is made, the holder completed at least 12 months of sea service as master, or

        • (B) served as an apprentice pilot holding a Class D apprentice pilot permit for that District and while so serving have completed during a period of not less than six months but not more than 12 months, 300 movages in that District, if, during the five years before the day on which the application for the permit is made, the holder completed at least 24 months of service as the person in charge of the deck watch of a ship,

      • (ii) in the case of a holder who has obtained a passing mark in the examination referred to in paragraph (a) at a second or subsequent attempt,

        • (A) served as an apprentice pilot holding a Class D apprentice pilot permit for that District and while so serving have completed 300 movages in that District, if, during the five years before the day on which the application for the permit is made, the holder completed at least 12 months of sea service as master, or

        • (B) served as an apprentice pilot holding a Class D apprentice pilot permit for that District and while so serving have completed 400 movages in that District, if, during the five years before the day on which the application for the permit is made, the holder completed at least 24 months of service as the person in charge of the deck watch of a ship, or

      • (iii) completed during the 12 months before the day on which the licence is issued, while holding a Class B licence for District No. 1, at least two-thirds of the average number of pilotage assignments completed by licensed pilots for that part of District No. 1 between Montréal and Trois-Rivières.

  • (3) [Repealed, SOR/2002-346, s. 7]

  • SOR/81-890, s. 1
  • SOR/89-567, s. 2
  • SOR/2002-346, s. 7
  • SOR/2008-80, s. 1
  • SOR/2018-78, s. 1
 
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