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Canada Marine Act

Version of section 56 from 2002-12-31 to 2007-06-30:


Marginal note:Traffic control zones

  •  (1) Subject to any regulations made under section 62, a port authority may, for the purpose of promoting safe and efficient navigation or environmental protection in the waters of the port, with respect to ships or classes of ships,

    • (a) monitor ships about to enter or within the waters of the port;

    • (b) establish the practices and procedures to be followed by ships;

    • (c) require ships to have the capacity to use specified radio frequencies; and

    • (d) establish traffic control zones for the purposes of paragraphs (a) to (c).

  • Marginal note:Clearance of ships to enter waters of a port

    (2) Subject to any regulations made under section 62, a port authority may

    • (a) require information to be given, for the purpose of obtaining a traffic clearance, by ships or classes of ships about to enter the port or within the port;

    • (b) impose the conditions under which a traffic clearance is to be granted; and

    • (c) require information to be given by ships after they have obtained a traffic clearance.

  • Marginal note:Consistency

    (3) Subject to any regulations made under section 62, practices and procedures established by a port authority under subsection (1) shall not be inconsistent with national standards and practices for marine vessel traffic services, in particular those established under the Canada Shipping Act.

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