Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations

Version of section 3 from 2007-06-07 to 2013-12-05:

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall operate a pleasure craft unless the person

    • (a) is competent to operate the pleasure craft in accordance with section 4; and

    • (b) has proof of competency on board.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a person who

    • (a) is operating the pleasure craft under the supervision of an instructor as part of an accredited course;

    • (b) is not a resident of Canada and whose pleasure craft is in Canada for less than 45 consecutive days;

    • (c) was born before April 2, 1983, has proof of age on board and operates a pleasure craft of at least 4 m in length before September 15, 2009; or

    • (d) has proof on board that they hold a MED-A4 certificate or any certificate referred to in paragraphs 2(a) to (s), (z.18) or (z.43) of the Marine Certification Regulations.

  • (2.1) No owner, master, operator, charterer, hirer, person in charge of a pleasure craft or person who makes a pleasure craft available for rent shall allow a person to operate the pleasure craft unless that person is a person referred to in subsection (1) or (2).

  • (3) A person referred to in paragraph (2)(b) or 4(2)(b) shall not operate a pleasure craft without proof of residency on board the pleasure craft.

  • (4) Except where replacing a previously issued card or issuing a card to a person providing proof that they hold a MED-A4 certificate or any certificate referred to in paragraphs 2(a) to (s), (z.18) or (z.43) of the Marine Certification Regulations, no course provider shall issue a Pleasure Craft Operator Card to a candidate unless the provider or their agent has administered a test meeting the requirements of section 7 to the candidate.

  • SOR/2002-18, s. 2
  • SOR/2007-124, s. 2, err., Vol. 141, No. 15
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