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Pacific Pilotage Regulations

Version of section 4 from 2009-12-10 to 2020-10-13:

  •  (1) An applicant for a licence or pilotage certificate shall hold a certificate of competency not lower than Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal and

    • (a) have served not less than 700 days of service in the region as master of a ship of 25 gross tons or more in the region, and have completed 10 familiarization trips as an observer in the Familiarization Program prior to the date of application;

    • (b) have served not less than 365 days of service in the region as master of a ship of 25 gross tons or more, and have completed not less than 547 additional days in the region as a deck officer on a ship of 25 gross tons or more while holding a Watchkeeping Mate certificate of competency, and have completed 15 familiarization trips as an observer in the Familiarization Program prior to the date of application;

    • (c) have served not less than 1000 days of service in the region as a deck officer on a ship of 25 gross tons or more while holding a Watchkeeping Mate certificate of competency, and have completed not less than 20 familiarization trips as an observer in the Familiarization Program prior to the date of application; or

    • (d) have served not less than 635 days of service in the region as master or as a deck officer while holding a Watchkeeping Mate certificate of competency and

      • (i) have served not less than 365 days of service outside the region as master or as a deck officer while holding a Watchkeeping Mate certificate of competency on a ship of 100 gross tons or more, and have completed 30 familiarization trips as an observer in the Familiarization Program prior to the date of application, or

      • (ii) have served not less than 365 days of service in the region while holding a Fishing Master, Third Class certificate of competency on a ship of 25 gross tons or more, and have completed 30 familiarization trips as an observer in the Familiarization Program prior to the date of application.

  • (2) A minimum of 100 of the days of service required by subsection (1) must have been served within the 24 months before the date of application.

  • (3) An applicant for a licence or pilotage certificate for Area 1 must have served a minimum of 250 of the days of service required by subsection (1) in Area 1.

  • (4) An applicant for a licence for Areas 2 to 5 must have served the days of service required by subsection (1) in at least two of those Areas.

  • (5) An applicant for a pilotage certificate for Area 2, 3, 4 or 5 must have served at least 250 of the days of service required by subsection (1) in the Area being applied for.

  • SOR/78-839, s. 1
  • SOR/83-401, s. 1
  • SOR/84-415, s. 1
  • SOR/89-415, s. 1
  • SOR/2003-224, s. 2
  • SOR/2009-329, s. 2
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