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Laurentian Pilotage Tariff Regulations (SOR/2001-84)

Regulations are current to 2020-09-09 and last amended on 2020-07-06. Previous Versions

Pilotage Charges for Towing and Pushing Operations

  •  (1) If a single tug is used, other than during a movage, to tow or push one or more uncrewed ships, pilotage charges are payable and are determined

    • (a) in respect of the tug, on the basis of its units; and

    • (b) in respect of each of those ships, on the basis of its units.

  • (2) If more than one tug is used, other than during a movage, to tow or push one or more uncrewed ships, pilotage charges are payable and are determined

    • (a) in respect of the lead tug, on the basis of its units multiplied by the number of pilots assigned to that tug; and

    • (b) in respect of each of the other tugs, on the basis of its units; and

    • (c) in respect of each of those ships, on the basis of its units.

  • (3) If one or more tugs are used, during a movage, to tow or push a ship, pilotage charges are payable and are determined on the basis of their units.

  • SOR/2018-52, s. 3

 The units of a composite unit are determined

  • (a) on the basis of the length of the composite unit, namely the number of metres, measured to the second decimal place, that represents the distance from the foremost point of the barge to the aftermost point of the tug with which it is connected;

  • (b) on the basis of the breadth of the composite ship, namely the greater of the breadth of the barge and the breadth of the tug; and

  • (c) on the basis of the depth of the composite ship, namely the greater of the depth of the barge and the depth of the tug.

  • SOR/2018-52, s. 3

Pilotage Charges for Travel and other Expenses

  •  (1) A pilotage charge of $261.73 is payable if a pilot is required to embark on or disembark from a ship at a place other than a pilot boarding station but within the compulsory pilotage area.

  • (2) If a pilot is required to embark on or disembark from a ship outside the compulsory pilotage area, travel and other expenses reasonably incurred by the pilot are payable as a pilotage charge.

  • SOR/2020-85, s. 2

Pilotage Charges for the Use of Pilot Boats

  •  (1) If a pilot boat that is owned by the Authority is used to embark or disembark a pilot at a pilot boarding station, a pilotage charge in an amount equal to the cost incurred by the Authority in providing the service is payable.

  • (2) If a boat is hired by the Authority to serve as a pilot boat for embarking or disembarking a pilot, a pilotage charge in an amount equal to the cost incurred by the Authority in providing the service, including the cost of hiring the pilot boat, is payable.

Pleasure Craft Under Eight Units

 Except for those fixed under section 6, the pilotage charges payable for services rendered to a pleasure craft under eight units are reduced by 15%.

  • SOR/2005-162, s. 1
  • SOR/2009-169, s. 2

Pilotage Service Form

  •  (1) With the assistance of the master or the deck watch officer of the ship, the pilot must complete the pilotage service form provided by the Authority.

  • (2) The master or deck watch officer must sign the completed form, after which the form must not be altered.

  • (3) The pilot must then sign the pilotage service form in the presence of the master or deck watch officer and deliver it to the Authority as soon as possible.

  • (3.1) The Authority may require that information with respect to pilotage services rendered be delivered exclusively by an electronic method of collection and transmission without signature.

  • (4) If a discrepancy occurs between the information provided on the pilotage service form or transmitted electronically and the information contained in the following documents, the particulars of a ship are those contained, in order of priority, in

    • (a) the official papers of the ship;

    • (b) the Register of Ships published by Lloyd’s Register of Shipping; or

    • (c) a publication by any classification society other than Lloyd’s Register of Shipping.

  • SOR/2014-52, s. 2

Trip Rules

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3), a trip begins from the time that a ship is underway and one of the following events occurs:

    • (a) the ship enters the region of the Authority after the pilot has embarked;

    • (b) the ship leaves a berth in a harbour or leaves a place within the region of the Authority after the pilot has embarked at the harbour or place, except if the ship is in transit and there is a change of pilot at Trois-Rivières, Sorel-Tracy or Montréal;

    • (c) a pilot embarks to replace a pilot who has performed a movage;

    • (d) a pilot embarks to replace a pilot who has performed an undocking as a result of a request by a master, owner or agent of the ship for a pilot designated by the Corporation to perform an undocking;

    • (e) the ship leaves a wharf or pier to which it was secured in a harbour, or another ship to which it was secured, after the pilot referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) has embarked; or

    • (f) the ship weighs anchor after having used Saguenay (La Baie, Quai Lepage and Port-Alfred) as a port of call, in the case of a passenger ship.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), a trip ends when one of the following events occurs:

    • (a) the ship enters Saint-Lambert Lock;

    • (b) the ship leaves the region of the Authority;

    • (c) the pilot referred to in paragraph (1)(a), (b), (c) or (d) leaves the ship, except if the ship is in transit and there is a change of pilot at Trois-Rivières, Sorel-Tracy or Montréal;

    • (d) a pilot embarks the ship to perform a docking as a result of a request by a master, owner or agent of the ship for a pilot designated by the Corporation to perform the docking;

    • (e) the ship is secured at a wharf or pier in a harbour, unless the ship is secured at the wait wall at Saint-Lambert Lock;

    • (f) the ship is secured to another ship;

    • (g) the ship is anchored or is unable to move on account of ice while waiting for a berth within the limits of a harbour if the ship is later moved within the limits of the same harbour; or

    • (h) the ship uses Saguenay (La Baie, Quai Lepage and Port-Alfred) as a port of call, in the case of a passenger ship.

  • (3) A change of pilots at Trois-Rivières, or the anchoring or securing of the ship, on the pilot’s advice, at a wharf or pier at Trois-Rivières owing to navigational restrictions, does not have the effect of beginning or ending a trip.

  • SOR/2004-313, s. 1(F)
  • SOR/2014-52, s. 3
  • SOR/2017-203, s. 2
  • SOR/2018-52, s. 4

Detention Rules

  •  (1) For the purposes of determining if a pilotage charge for the detention of a pilot, as described in item 6 of Schedule 2, is payable, a pilot is detained if

    • (a) the pilot whose services have been requested reports to the pilot boarding station and is delayed there; or

    • (b) the pilot is on board a ship that is

      • (i) at anchorage, or moored to a wharf, a pier, a mooring buoy or a berthed, anchored or grounded ship,

      • (i.1) in the Saint-Lambert Lock or moored to its approach wall,

      • (ii) unable to move on account of ice or for any other reason,

      • (iii) compelled to remain stopped as a result of a mechanical breakdown, or

      • (iv) waiting for a berth at the end of a trip.

  • (2) When the pilot is detained for more than one hour, the fees set out in item 6 of Schedule 2 for each subsequent hour are reduced by half if the detention is caused by a docking, an anchoring, ice conditions that force the ship to stop, weather conditions, a change in the expected time of arrival of the ship, delays associated with pilot boat services, the delay of a replacement pilot, a shortage of pilots, delays at wharf or at anchor as a result of maritime traffic management by the competent authorities, or the grounding of the ship.

  • SOR/2003-9, s. 4
  • SOR/2014-52, s. 4
  • SOR/2017-203, s. 3
 
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