Canada Marine Act
Marginal note:Traffic control zones
56 (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.
(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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