UNITED STATES PILOTS
6. (1) Subject to subsection (2), where Canadian waters are contiguous with waters of the United States, a ship subject to compulsory pilotage may be under the conduct of a person who is duly authorized to have such conduct by an appropriate authority of the United States.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply unless persons holding licences or pilotage certificates under the Act and any regulations made pursuant to the Act are granted similar authority by the Government of the United States for the United States waters of the Great Lakes, their connecting and tributary waters and the St. Lawrence River as far east as St. Regis in the Province of Quebec.
- SOR/2007-95, s. 3(F).
NAVIGATION IN THE COMPULSORY PILOTAGE AREAS
7. The Authority may deny or withdraw pilotage service in respect of a ship if, without reasonable cause,
(a) the person in charge of the ship fails to
(i) provide safe boarding and disembarking facilities for a pilot,
(ii) provide adequate accommodation and meals to a pilot in any case when the pilot is required to be on board the ship for a period of more than three hours, or
(iii) sign the pilotage card supplied by the Authority to the pilot; or
(b) the owner, agent or master of the ship has not complied with subsection 8(1).
- SOR/2004-215, s. 4.
NOTICE OF REQUIREMENT FOR A PILOT
8. (1) Subject to subsection (2), the owner, agent or master of a ship that requires the services of a pilot shall advise a person at the nearest pilot office of the Authority of the time the pilot will be required to be on board the ship at least 12 hours before the pilot is so required, and shall confirm the time four hours before the pilot is so required.
(2) A notice required by subsection (1) may be waived with the permission of an officer of the Authority.
EXCHANGE OF PILOTS AT IROQUOIS LOCK
8.1 (1) A ship that is under the conduct of a licensed pilot and is transiting International District No. 1 shall exchange pilots at Iroquois Lock if
(a) in respect of an upbound voyage, the ship takes longer than 1 hour and 15 minutes to transit from Valleyfield Bridge to Calling-In Point No. 7; or
(b) in respect of a downbound voyage, the ship takes longer than 3 hours and 46 minutes to transit from Cape Vincent to Crossover Island.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply if no licensed pilots are available for an exchange at Iroquois Lock.
- SOR/2007-95, s. 2;
- SOR/2011-136, s. 4.
9. A pilotage certificate issued by the Authority permits its holder to perform pilotage duties on board a ship in a compulsory pilotage area if
(a) the holder is a regular member of the complement of the ship; and
(b) the certificate was issued for that compulsory pilotage area.
- SOR/2004-215, s. 5;
- SOR/2009-64, s. 3(F);
- SOR/2011-136, s. 5.
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