11. An apprentice pilot who holds an apprentice permit may, under the supervision of a licensed pilot, undertake pilotage training on board any ship regardless of size.
12. A licence or pilotage certificate that is issued in respect of, and has endorsed thereon the name of, a compulsory pilotage area, permits the holder thereof to perform pilotage duties only in that area.
- SOR/2006-73, s. 7(F).
13. (1) A pilotage certificate issued by the Authority permits its holder to perform pilotage duties only on board the ship of which he or she is a regular member of the complement.
(2) The Authority shall endorse on a pilotage certificate the gross tonnage and class of the ship on board of which the holder is permitted to perform pilotage duties.
- SOR/2006-73, s. 8.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR HOLDERS OF LICENCES AND PILOTAGE CERTIFICATES
14. (1) The holder of a licence or pilotage certificate shall meet the following qualifications:
(a) have obtained a mark of at least 70% in any examination with respect to the holder’s qualifications conducted by the Board of Examiners;
(b) not less than 14 days and not more than 60 days prior to the examination referred to in paragraph (a), have been declared medically fit to perform pilotage duties;
(c) be the holder of a Restricted Radiotelephone Operator’s certificate;
(d) be the holder of a certificate indicating that the holder has attended and successfully completed a radar simulator course, except that holders of licences or pilotage certificates issued after January 1, 1987 shall have attended and successfully completed SEN (Simulated Electronic Navigation) and MED (Marine Emergency Duties) courses;
(e) subject to paragraph (e.1), be the holder of a certificate of competency not lower than master, intermediate voyage, that is unlimited as to tonnage, or the equivalent, and, where the holder is to perform pilotage duties in the Saint John compulsory pilotage area of New Brunswick, in the St. John’s, Holyrood or Placentia Bay compulsory pilotage areas of Newfoundland and Labrador, or in the Halifax or Cape Breton compulsory pilotage areas of Nova Scotia, have served, within the five-year period immediately preceding the date of application to become the holder of a licence or pilotage certificate, on voyages in the relevant compulsory pilotage area for a period of at least
(i) 18 months as master,
(ii) one year as deck watch officer and at least one year as master, or
(iii) three years as deck watch officer;
(e.01) as an equivalent to the period of service at sea set out in subparagraph (e)(i), (ii) or (iii), have completed, within the five-year period and in the relevant compulsory pilotage area referred to in paragraph (e),
(i) 30 one-way trips as master,
(ii) 20 one-way trips as master and 20 one-way trips as deck watch officer, or
(iii) 60 one-way trips as deck watch officer;
(e.1) where the holder is to perform pilotage duties in any area other than a compulsory pilotage area referred to in paragraph (e).
(i) hold a certificate of competency as master, ship of not more than 350 tons, gross tonnage, or tug, local voyage, or the equivalent, and
(ii) undergo further training in accordance with a program approved by the Authority in order to ensure competency in the performance of pilotage duties in that area;
(f) [Repealed, SOR/90-576, s. 5]
(g) be able to speak and write English to the extent necessary to carry out the holder’s pilotage duties;
(h) hold in a valid and subsisting condition every certificate that the holder was required to hold in order to obtain the licence or pilotage certificate;
(i) meet the health qualifications set out in the General Pilotage Regulations, and shall undergo medical examinations at intervals of not more than twelve months;
(j) have local knowledge of the pilotage area in which the holder is to perform pilotage duties, including knowledge of the tides, currents, depths of water, anchorages and aids-to-navigation;
(k) have up-to-date knowledge of the harbour and other marine regulations that apply in the pilotage area in which the holder is to perform pilotage duties, including, in so far as they apply in that pilotage area, knowledge of
(l) have a good record of ship handling and navigation.
(2) In addition to the qualifications required under subsection (1), the holder of a pilotage certificate shall, while having the conduct of a ship, complete every two years at least
(a) 12 one-way trips in each of the compulsory pilotage areas in which the holder performs pilotage duties, if the compulsory pilotage area is Miramichi, Restigouche or Saint John in New Brunswick, Holyrood, Placentia Bay, St. John’s or Stephenville in Newfoundland and Labrador, Cape Breton, Halifax or Pugwash in Nova Scotia or Charlottetown in Prince Edward Island; and
(b) four one-way trips in each of the compulsory pilotage areas in which the holder performs pilotage duties, if the compulsory pilotage area is Bay of Exploits or Humber Arm in Newfoundland and Labrador or Confederation Bridge in Prince Edward Island.
(3) The holder of a pilotage certificate shall provide the Authority, on request, with documents confirming that the holder meets the requirements of subsection (2).
- SOR/82-52, s. 2;
- SOR/83-741, s. 1;
- SOR/90-576, s. 5;
- SOR/92-679, s. 1;
- SOR/95-430, s. 1;
- SOR/98-326, s. 1;
- SOR/2006-73, ss. 9, 16, 17(F);
- SOR/2009-78, s. 5(F).
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