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Pacific Pilotage Regulations

Version of section 2 from 2009-12-10 to 2020-10-13:

 In these Regulations,


Act means the Pilotage Act; (Loi)

apprentice pilot

apprentice pilot means a person who is training to become a licensed pilot; (apprenti pilote)

arrangement of ships

arrangement of ships means a number of ships travelling together that are joined by lines or other means; (ensemble de navires)


Authority means the Pacific Pilotage Authority; (Administration)

certificate of competency

certificate of competency[Repealed, SOR/2009-329, s. 1]

coastal trade

coastal trade means the regular employment and operation of ships in the waters of the region, the waters of Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the coastal waters of the State of Alaska not west of Cook Inlet; (cabotage)

committee of examiners

committee of examiners means a committee of examiners appointed under section 21 to conduct examinations for any class of licence or a pilotage certificate or for the apprenticeship system; (commission d’examen)

compulsory pilotage area

compulsory pilotage area means an area of water in which ships are subject to compulsory pilotage; (zone de pilotage obligatoire)

dangerous goods

dangerous goods has the meaning assigned by section 2 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992; (marchandises dangereuses)

day of service

day of service means a period of watchkeeping duty performed over a period of 12 hours that are not necessarily consecutive; (jour de service)

deck watch officer

deck watch officer[Repealed, SOR/2003-224, s. 1]

familiarization trip

familiarization trip means a voyage in a compulsory pilotage area on board a ship during which an applicant for a licence or pilotage certificate observes the licensed pilot assigned to the ship; (voyage d’entraînement)


ferry means a ship or an arrangement of ships that carries passengers or goods according to a fixed schedule between terminals; (traversier)

gross tons

gross tons means gross tonnage as defined in section 2 of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001; (tonneaux de jauge brute)

marine occurrence

marine occurrence has the meaning assigned by section 2 of the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board Act; (accident maritime)


movage means the moving of a ship wholly within a harbour or port from one anchored or moored position to another or back to the same position, but does not include the warping of a ship from one berth to another solely by means of mooring lines unless a pilot is employed, and includes anchoring of a ship while en route between one harbour, port or pilot boarding station and another due to stress of weather, tidal conditions, safety of the ship or crew, waiting berth availability or waiting due to minor engine or equipment repairs performed by ship’s personnel that are considered reasonable engine or equipment maintenance; (déplacement)

person in charge of the deck watch

person in charge of the deck watch means a person who has immediate charge of the navigation, manoeuvring, operation or safety of a ship, but does not include a pilot; (personne responsable du quart à la passerelle)

pilot boarding station

pilot boarding station means a place used for the purpose of embarking or disembarking pilots; (station d’embarquement de pilotes)

pleasure craft

pleasure craft has the meaning assigned by section 2 of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001; (embarcation de plaisance)


region means all Canadian waters in and around the Province of British Columbia; (région)

regularly employed

regularly employed[Repealed, SOR/2003-224, s. 1]

Second Narrows Movement Restriction Area

Second Narrows Movement Restriction Area means that part of Area 2 that is enclosed within a line drawn 000° from the fixed light on the northeastern end of Terminal Dock to the North Vancouver shoreline at Neptune Terminals and a line drawn 000° from Berry Point Light (approximately 2.4 km east of the CN bridge on the South Shore of the Port of Vancouver) to the North Shore on the opposite side of the channel; (périmètre de déplacement restreint de Second Narrows)

senior watch keeping deck officer

senior watch keeping deck officer[Repealed, SOR/2003-224, s. 1]


tug means a ship used for towing or pushing purposes; (remorqueur)


voyage includes a passage or trip of a ship and any movement of a ship from one place to another but does not include a movage; (voyage)


warping means the moving of a ship from one berth to another solely by means of mooring lines. (halage)

  • SOR/2003-224, s. 1
  • SOR/2009-329, s. 1
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