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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

Qualifications for Holders of Pilotage Certificates for All Districts

  •  (1) Every applicant for a Class A, Class B or Class C pilotage certificate who is applying for their first pilotage certificate 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;

    • (c) have served on ships engaged in voyages in the appropriate District,

      • (i) in the case of a certificate for District No. 1-1, at least two years as master, or

      • (ii) in the case of a certificate for District No. 1 or District No. 2, at least

        • (A) one year as master, or

        • (B) three years as deck officer;

    • (d) have effected,

      • (i) in the case of a certificate for District No. 1-1, during each of his years of service as required by paragraph (c), at least 20 movages including six movages in that District during the period from December 1st in any year to April 8th in the year next following,

      • (ii) in the case of a certificate for District No. 1, during his years of service as required by paragraph (c), at least

        • (A) 10 movages per year in the Harbour of Quebec,

        • (B) six movages per year in the Harbour of Trois-Rivières,

        • (C) five movages per year in the Harbour of Sorel,

        • (D) 24 one-way trips per year between Montreal and Trois-Rivières,

        • (E) 24 one-way trips per year between Trois-Rivières and Quebec, and

        • (F) six one-way trips per year during the period from December 1st in any year to April 8th in the year next following, or

      • (iii) in the case of a certificate for District No. 2, during his years of service as required by paragraph (c), at least

        • (A) 10 movages per year in the Harbour of Quebec,

        • (B) three movages per year in the Harbour of Chicoutimi,

        • (C) two movages per year in the Harbour of Port Alfred,

        • (D) 12 one-way trips per year including six on the Saguenay River, three to Chicoutimi and two to Port Alfred, and

        • (E) six one-way trips per year during the period from December 1st in any year to April 8th in the year next following,

      • (iv) [Repealed, SOR/2002-346, s. 10]

    • (e) have a degree of proficiency in the French and English languages sufficient to carry out effectively his pilotage duties.

  • (2) An applicant for a Class A pilotage certificate who is the holder of a Class B pilotage certificate shall, over the 36 months immediately preceding their application, have effected

    • (a) the movages or trips required each year by paragraph 25(2)(a) or (b) in the applicable district; and

    • (b) under the supervision of a holder of a Class A licence or pilotage certificate, on board a ship whose length and deadweight tonnage exceed the maximum for a ship on board which a holder of a Class B pilotage certificate is authorized to perform pilotage duties,

      • (i) eight additional movages in District No. 1-1, in the case of a pilotage certificate for that district, or

      • (ii) 10 additional one-way trips, in District No. 1 or District No. 2, as the case may be, in the case of a pilotage certificate for one of those districts.

  • (3) An applicant for a Class B pilotage certificate who is the holder of a Class C pilotage certificate shall, over the 24 months immediately preceding their application, have effected

    • (a) the movages or trips required each year by paragraph 25(2)(a) or (b) in the applicable district; and

    • (b) under the supervision of a holder of a Class B licence or pilotage certificate, on board a ship whose length and deadweight tonnage exceed the maximum for a ship on board which a holder of a Class C pilotage certificate is authorized to perform pilotage duties,

      • (i) eight additional movages in District No. 1-1, in the case of a pilotage certificate for that district, or

      • (ii) 10 additional one-way trips in District No. 1 or District No. 2, as the case may be, in the case of a pilotage certificate for one of those districts.

  • (4) Despite subsections (1) to (3), an applicant may become the holder of a pilotage certificate valid for only a part of a district if

    • (a) in the case of an applicant for a first pilotage certificate, the applicant has effected the number of trips and movages required for that part of the district under clauses (1)(d)(ii)(A) to (F) or (1)(d)(iii)(A) to (E); or

    • (b) in the case of an applicant for a pilotage certificate who is the holder of another pilotage certificate, the applicant has effected in that part of the district the number of trips or movages required for the district under subsection (2) or (3).

  • (5) Despite subsections (1) to (3), an applicant need not effect any movages or trips required to be effected during the period commencing on December 1 and ending on April 8 if the application is for a pilotage certificate valid only for the period beginning when all light buoys are in place in the part of the channel to which the pilotage certificate relates and ending when the Authority informs pilotage certificate holders, by a Notice to Mariners or a Notice to Shipping, that the light buoys have been withdrawn.

  • SOR/2002-346, s. 10
  • SOR/2008-80, s. 3

 Where sea service, trips or movages are required by section 22, any such service, trip or movage, as the case may be, shall be or have been effected on board a ship of a size that is subject to compulsory pilotage.

General Requirements for Applicants and Holders

 No person shall become the holder of a licence or pilotage certificate if

  • (a) within one year of his application therefor,

    • (i) he was convicted of an offence under the Act,

    • (ii) any licence or pilotage certificate previously held by the person was suspended pursuant to section 27 of the Act, or

    • (iii) the person was convicted of an offence under paragraph 249(1)(b) or 251(1)(a) or section 253 of the Criminal Code; or

  • (b) in the opinion of the Authority, he had an adverse record in ship handling and the performance of pilotage duties.

  • SOR/92-680, s. 3
  •  (1) Every holder of a licence or pilotage certificate shall

    • (a) hold in a valid and subsisting condition every certificate that he was required to hold to obtain the licence or pilotage certificate;

    • (b) remain medically fit so as to meet the medical examination requirements set out in the General Pilotage Regulations;

    • (c) have local knowledge of the district in respect of which he obtained the licence or pilotage certificate, including knowledge of tides, currents, depths of water, anchorages and aids to navigation;

    • (d) have up-to-date knowledge of the harbour and other marine regulations that apply in the district in respect of which he obtained the licence or pilotage certificate, including knowledge of

      in so far as they apply in that district; and

    • (e) have a good record in ship handling and the performance of pilotage duties.

    • (f) [Repealed, SOR/2008-80, s. 4]

  • (2) In addition to the qualifications required by subsection (1), a holder of a licence or pilotage certificate shall,

    • (a) if the holder’s licence or pilotage certificate was issued in respect of District No. 1-1, pilot each year at least eight movages in that district;

    • (b) if the holder’s licence or pilotage certificate was issued in respect of District No. 1 or District No. 2, pilot each year at least eight one-way trips during the period commencing on April 1 and ending on December 14, and subject to section 17, two one-way trips during the period commencing on December 15 in a year and ending on March 31 in the next year, in the District; and

    • (c) on request, provide the Authority with evidence that the holder has complied with the requirements of paragraph (a) or (b).

  • SOR/92-680, s. 4
  • SOR/2002-346, s. 11
  • SOR/2008-80, s. 4
 
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