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Great Lakes Pilotage Tariff Regulations (SOR/84-253)

Regulations are current to 2020-07-28 and last amended on 2020-07-01. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE 1(Subparagraphs 3(1)(a)(i) and (ii) and (c)(i) and (ii) and section 4)Pilotage Charges for Areas Other than the Cornwall District or the Port of Churchill, Manitoba

Designated Waters and Contiguous Waters

    • 1 (1) Subject to subsection (2), the basic charge for a passage, other than a movage, through International District No. 1 or any part of it, and its contiguous waters, is $23.18 for each kilometre ($37.30 for each statute mile), plus $497 for each lock transited.

    • (2) The minimum and maximum basic charges for a through trip through International District No. 1 and its contiguous waters are $1,089 and $4,782, respectively.

    • (3) The basic charge for a movage in International District No. 1 and its contiguous waters is $1,643.

    • (4) If a ship, during its passage through the Welland Canal, docks or undocks for any reason other than instructions given by the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, the basic charge is $72.84 for each kilometre ($117.22 for each statute mile), plus $436 for each lock transited, with a minimum charge of $1,457.

    • (5) The basic charge, other than that specified in subsection (4), for a pilotage service in International District No. 2 and its contiguous waters set out in column 1 of the following table is set out in column 2:

      TABLE

      Column 1Column 2
      ItemPilotage ServiceBasic Charge ($)
      1Through the Welland Canal, if the pilot is changed at Lock 7,
      (a) for that portion of the passage between the northern limit of the Canal and Lock 72,688
      (b) for that portion of the passage between Lock 7 and the southern limit of the Canal2,688
      2Between Southeast Shoal and Toledo or any point on Lake Erie west of Southeast Shoal2,874
      3Between points on Lake Erie west of Southeast Shoal1,697
      4Between Southeast Shoal and the Port Huron Change Point or any point on the St. Clair River, if the pilot is not changed at the Detroit pilot boat4,999
      5Between Southeast Shoal and Detroit, Windsor or any point on the Detroit River2,874
      6Between Southeast Shoal and the Detroit pilot boat2,080
      7Between Toledo or any point on Lake Erie west of Southeast Shoal and the Port Huron Change Point, if the pilot is not changed at the Detroit pilot boat5,795
      8Between Toledo or any point on Lake Erie west of Southeast Shoal and Detroit, Windsor or any point on the Detroit River3,732
      9Between Toledo or any point on Lake Erie west of Southeast Shoal and the Detroit pilot boat2,874
      10Between Detroit, Windsor or any point on the Detroit River and any point on the Detroit River1,697
      11Between Detroit, Windsor or any point on the Detroit River and the Port Huron Change Point or any point on the St. Clair River3,762
      12Between the Detroit pilot boat and any point on the St. Clair River3,762
      13Between the Detroit pilot boat and the Port Huron Change Point2,920
      14Between points on the St. Clair River1,697
      15Between the Port Huron Change Point and any point on the St. Clair River2,080
    • (6) The basic charge for a pilotage service in International District No. 3 and its contiguous waters set out in column 1 of the following table is set out in column 2:

      TABLE

      Column 1Column 2
      ItemPilotage ServiceBasic Charge ($)
      1Trip, other than a movage, between the southern limit of the District and the northern limit of the District or the Algoma Steel Corporation Wharf at Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario3,968
      2Trip, other than a movage, between the southern limit of the District and Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, or any point in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, other than the Algoma Steel Corporation Wharf at Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario3,323
      3Trip, other than a movage, between the northern limit of the District and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, including the Algoma Steel Corporation Wharf at Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, or Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan1,494
      4Movage1,494
    • (7) An additional charge of $325 is payable for each embarkation or disembarkation of a licensed pilot at the Detroit pilot boat.

    • (7.1) An additional charge of $325 is payable for each embarkation or disembarkation of a licensed pilot at the Cape Vincent pilot boat.

    • (8) An additional charge of $131 is payable for each change of pilot at Lock 7 of the Welland Canal.

    • (9) An additional charge of $2,750 is payable for each time a pilot is retained on board a ship beyond the boarding point at the end of their assignment, so as to continue the voyage with a second consecutive assignment.

Undesignated Waters and Contiguous Waters

    • 2 (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), the basic charge for a pilotage service set out in column 1 of the following table is set out in column 2:

      TABLE

      Column 1Column 2
      ItemPilotage ServiceBasic Charge ($)
      1Being present on board, for a six-hour period or part of a six-hour period, in the undesignated waters and contiguous waters of
      (a) Lake Ontario1,264
      (b) Lake Erie1,106
      (c) Lake Huron, Lake Michigan or Lake Superior797
      2[Repealed, SOR/2020-59, s. 5]
    • (2) If a ship with a pilot on board makes a direct transit of the undesignated waters and contiguous waters of Lake Erie between Southeast Shoal and Port Colborne, the basic charges set out in subsection (1) are not chargeable unless

      • (a) the ship is required by law to have a pilot on board in those waters; or

      • (b) the pilot provides pilotage services in those waters at the request of the master of the ship.

    • (3) The basic charge for pilotage services consisting of a lockage and a movage between Buffalo and any point on the Niagara River below the Black Rock Lock is $2,174.

    • (4) A basic charge of $1,200 is payable for each docking or undocking for the purpose of loading or unloading cargo, stores or bunker fuel or effecting repairs in a compulsory pilotage area in the Great Lakes region.

Detention

    • 3 (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), if a pilot is detained for the convenience of a ship at the end of their assignment or during an interruption of the passage of the ship through designated waters or contiguous waters, an additional basic charge of $102 is payable for each hour or part of an hour, including the first hour, that the pilot is detained.

    • (2) The maximum basic charge payable under subsection (1) for any 24-hour period is $2,448.

    • (3) No basic charge for the detention of a pilot is payable under this section during an interruption of the passage of a ship

      • (a) that is caused by ice, weather or traffic, unless the interruption is during the period beginning on December 1 in a year and ending on April 8 in the next year; or

      • (b) that ends during a period in respect of which a basic charge is set out in item 1 of the table to subsection 2(1).

Delays

    • 4 (1) Subject to subsection (2), if the departure or movage of a ship to which a pilot has been assigned is delayed for the convenience of the ship for more than one hour after the pilot reports for duty at the designated boarding point, a basic charge of $102 is payable for each hour or part of an hour of that delay, including the first hour.

    • (2) The maximum basic charge payable under subsection (1) for any 24-hour period is $2,448.

Cancellations

    • 5 (1) The following charges are payable each time there is a cancelled order:

      • (a) a basic charge of $2,113;

      • (b) a basic charge of $102 for each hour or part of an hour, including the first hour, between the time that the pilot reports for duty at the designated boarding point and the time of the cancellation; and

      • (c) if the cancelled order occurs after a pilot reports for duty at a designated boarding point, a basic charge in an amount equal to the sum of the travel and other reasonable expenses incurred by the pilot in travelling from their home base to the designated boarding point and from the designated boarding point back to their home base.

    • (2) The following charges are payable each time there is a cancelled sail:

      • (a) a basic charge of $2,113; and

      • (b) if the owner, master or agent of the ship did not communicate to the Authority before the cancelled sail that they wanted to retain the pilot, a basic charge in an amount equal to the sum of the travel and other reasonable expenses incurred by the pilot in travelling from their home base to the designated boarding point and from the designated boarding point back to their home base.

    • (3) If the owner, master or agent of the ship communicates to the Authority before the cancelled sail that they want to retain the pilot, a new request for the same pilotage services is deemed to be made and accepted at the time of the cancelled sail and additional basic charges are payable in respect of the new request as determined in accordance with

      • (a) subsection (1), if the new request results in a cancelled order; and

      • (b) subsection (2), if the new request results in a cancelled sail.

    • (4) For the purposes of calculating additional basic charges under paragraph (3)(a), the reference to “between the time that the pilot reports for duty at the designated boarding point and the time of the cancellation” in paragraph (1)(b) is to be read as “between the time that the new request referred to in subsection (3) is made and accepted and the time of the cancelled order”.

    • (5) For the purposes of subsections (2) and (3), in the case of a cancelled sail following a new request referred to in subsection (3), the reference to “after a pilot reports for duty at a designated boarding point” in paragraph 2(2)(b) of these Regulations is to be read as “after the new request referred to in subsection 5(3) of Schedule 1 is made and accepted”.

Assignment of More than One Pilot

  • 6 If more than one pilot is assigned to a ship, the basic charges set out in this Schedule must be multiplied by the number of pilots assigned.

Slow-Moving Ships

    • 7 (1) If a ship exchanges pilots in accordance with subsection 8.1(1) of the Great Lakes Pilotage Regulations, the basic charges set out in this Schedule must be multiplied in accordance with section 6.

    • (2) If a ship that is required to exchange pilots under subsection 8.1(1) of the Great Lakes Pilotage Regulations does not do so because no licensed pilot is available for an exchange, the basic charges set out in this Schedule must be doubled.

    • (3) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply in respect of a ship that is required to exchange pilots under subsection 8.1(1) of the Great Lakes Pilotage Regulations because the ship was slowed down by ice, weather or traffic.

Overcarriage

    • 8 (1) If a pilot is unable to board a ship at the designated boarding point and must, in order to board it, travel beyond the area for which the pilot’s services are requested, a basic charge of $607 is payable for each 24-hour period or part of a 24-hour period during which the pilot is away from the designated boarding point.

    • (2) If a pilot is carried on a ship beyond the area for which the pilot’s services are requested, a basic charge of $607 is payable for each 24-hour period or part of a 24-hour period before the pilot’s return to the designated disembarkation point.

    • (3) In addition to the basic charges set out in subsections (1) and (2), a charge is payable in an amount equal to the sum of the travel and other expenses incurred by a pilot that are directly associated with the requirement to travel to or from a place other than the pilot’s designated boarding or disembarkation point.

Request for Pilotage Services — Short Notice

  • 9 If a request for pilotage services is made with less than 12 hours’ notice and those services are provided, an additional charge of $3,821 is payable.

Pilot Travel

    • 10 (1) If a pilot must travel to embark on a ship at a location other than one of the designated boarding points at the extremities of a compulsory pilotage area in order to provide pilotage services

      • (a) during the period beginning on January 1 and ending on March 21 of the same year, a basic charge is payable in an amount equal to the sum of the reasonable travel and other expenses incurred by the pilot in travelling from their residence to the embarking location; or

      • (b) at other times of the year, a basic charge is payable in an amount equal to the sum of the reasonable travel and other expenses incurred by the pilot in travelling from their home base to the embarking location.

    • (2) If a pilot must disembark from a ship at a location other than one of the designated disembarkation points at the extremities of a compulsory pilotage area after providing pilotage services

      • (a) during the period beginning on January 1 and ending on March 21 of the same year, a basic charge is payable in an amount equal to the sum of the reasonable travel and other expenses incurred by the pilot in travelling from the disembarking location to their residence; or

      • (b) at other times of the year, a basic charge is payable in an amount equal to the sum of the reasonable travel and other expenses incurred by the pilot in travelling from the disembarking location to their home base.

  • SOR/85-986, s. 1
  • SOR/86-450, s. 1
  • SOR/89-322, ss. 1 to 6
  • SOR/90-204, s. 2
  • SOR/91-143, ss. 1, 2(F)
  • SOR/92-163, s. 3
  • SOR/94-167, s. 2
  • SOR/94-509, s. 2
  • SOR/96-409, s. 5(E)
  • SOR/99-156, ss. 2 to 7
  • SOR/2000-75, ss. 1 to 5
  • SOR/2002-110, ss. 4 to 9
  • SOR/2003-56, s. 3
  • SOR/2003-278, ss. 1 to 6
  • SOR/2004-87, ss. 1 to 6
  • SOR/2004-196, ss. 2(F), 3 to 8
  • SOR/2005-97, ss. 1 to 6
  • SOR/2005-281, ss. 2, 3
  • SOR/2006-192, ss. 2 to 7, 14 to 19
  • SOR/2007-96, s. 2
  • SOR/2008-179, ss. 3 to 8, 15 to 20
  • SOR/2010-251, ss. 2 to 7
  • SOR/2011-137, s. 3
  • SOR/2012-120, ss. 2 to 7
  • SOR/2013-105, ss. 2 to 7
  • SOR/2015-71, ss. 2 to 7
  • SOR/2016-90, ss. 2, 3
  • SOR/2017-105, ss. 6 to 11
  • SOR/2018-51, ss. 2 to 7
  • SOR/2019-56, s. 3
  • SOR/2019-56, s. 4
  • SOR/2019-56, s. 5
  • SOR/2019-56, s. 6
  • SOR/2019-56, s. 7
  • SOR/2019-56, s. 8
  • SOR/2019-56, s. 9
  • SOR/2020-59, s. 4
  • SOR/2020-59, s. 5
  • SOR/2020-59, s. 6
  • SOR/2020-59, s. 7
  • SOR/2020-59, s. 8
  • SOR/2020-59, s. 9
  • SOR/2020-59, s. 10
 
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