General Pilotage Regulations

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General Pilotage Regulations

SOR/2000-132PILOTAGE ACT
Registration 2000-03-30
General Pilotage Regulations
P.C. 2000-444  2000-03-30Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Transport, pursuant to section 52Footnote a of the Pilotage Act, hereby makes the annexed General Pilotage Regulations.
Return to footnote aR.S., c. 31 (1st Supp.), s. 86Interpretation

1 The definitions in this section apply in these Regulations.

Act
Act means the Pilotage Act. (Loi)
applicant
applicant means an applicant for a licence or pilotage certificate. (demandeur)
certificate
certificate[Repealed, SOR/2012-80, s. 1]
deck watch officer
deck watch officer[Repealed, SOR/2012-80, s. 1]
designated physician

designated physician means a physician who is

(a) knowledgeable about pilotage duties; and
(b) designated by an Authority or who practises medicine in an occupational medicine clinic that is designated by an Authority. (médecin désigné)

holder
holder means a holder of a licence or pilotage certificate. (titulaire)
physician
physician means a person who holds a current licence to practise medicine issued by a provincial college of physicians and surgeons. (médecin)
TP 11343
TP 11343[Repealed, SOR/2012-80, s. 1]

SOR/2012-80, s. 1.
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PART 1 Licences and Pilotage Certificates

Health Qualifications

Physical and Mental Fitness for Pilotage Duties

2 (1) Every applicant or holder shall undergo a medical examination, at the time or within the interval prescribed in this subsection, conducted by a designated physician to determine their physical and mental fitness for pilotage duties

(a) in the case of an applicant, before the licence or certificate is issued; and
(b) in the case of a holder, at least once every two years.

(2) Paragraph (1)(a) does not apply to an applicant who intends to perform pilotage duties in an area in a pilotage region and

(a) who is the holder of a valid licence or pilotage certificate for another area in the same pilotage region; and
(b) whose medical report is valid.

(3) An applicant or holder is physically and mentally fit for pilotage duties if the applicant or holder

(a) does not suffer from any of the disabilities referred to in subsection 3(1); and
(b) meets the medical standards referred to in subsection 3(2).

(4) Despite subsection (1), an applicant or holder shall undergo additional medical examinations if the designated physician requires the additional examinations in order to monitor the physical or mental fitness of the applicant or holder.

SOR/2002-314, s. 1(E);
SOR/2012-80, s. 2.

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Medical Examinations

3 (1) The designated physician conducting a medical examination shall determine whether the applicant or holder has any of the following disabilities:

(a) an impairment that could cause an unpredictable loss of consciousness and is not controlled through medication or otherwise;
(b) a disorder that could prevent the applicant or holder from reacting effectively while performing pilotage duties;
(c) a disorder that could prevent the applicant or holder from having the strength, agility or ability necessary for performing pilotage duties in all weather and sea conditions likely to be encountered while performing pilotage duties;
(d) a disorder that could prevent the applicant or holder from speaking in a clear and prompt manner while performing pilotage duties;
(e) a condition that could endanger others, taking into account the duration of pilotage duties and the conditions on board ship;
(f) a condition that is likely to require emergency medical care and is not controlled through medication or otherwise; or
(g) an active psychiatric disorder, including drug or alcohol dependence or abuse.

(2) The designated physician conducting a medical examination shall

(a) take into account, when assessing an applicant or holder, the medical fitness standards referred to and set out in Division 8 of Part 2 of the Marine Personnel Regulations; and
(b) determine if the applicant or holder has depth perception.

SOR/2002-314, s. 2;
SOR/2012-80, s. 3.

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Medical Reports

4 (1) A designated physician shall, after completing the medical examination of an applicant or holder, issue a medical report to the Authority.

(2) The designated physician shall set out in the medical report an assessment of the applicant or holder as

(a) unfit for pilotage duties;
(b) fit for pilotage duties with limitations; or
(c) fit for pilotage duties without limitations.

(3) A designated physician who assesses an applicant or holder as fit for pilotage duties with limitations shall state those limitations in the medical report.

Validity of Medical Reports

5 (1) Unless a re-examination is required under section 6, and subject to subsection (2), a medical report remains valid for a period of not more than two years beginning on the day of its issuance.
(2) A physician may, taking into account the state of health of the applicant or holder examined in relation to pilotage duties, issue a medical report that specifies a shorter period of validity than the period prescribed in subsection (1).

SOR/2012-80, s. 4.
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Re-examination

6 (1) An Authority may at any time require a medical re-examination if

(a) the Authority has reasonable grounds to believe that the state of health of the applicant or holder may constitute a risk to the safety of the ship or of persons on board the ship; or
(b) the applicant or holder requests it.

(2) An applicant or holder who has reasonable grounds to believe that he or she is no longer physically or mentally fit for pilotage duties in accordance with subsection 2(3) shall immediately inform the Authority and request a medical re-examination.

SOR/2012-80, s. 5.
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Disagreement with a Medical Report

7 (1) An applicant or holder who disagrees with the medical report may, within 15 days after being informed of its content, make a request in writing to the Authority to submit to a medical examination by a physician chosen by the applicant or holder.
(2) The physician shall conduct the medical examination and make a medical report in accordance with sections 3 to 5.
(3) If the physician disagrees with the assessment of the designated physician, the Authority shall, on the recommendation of both physicians, appoint a third physician to conduct a medical examination of the applicant or holder.
(4) The appointed physician shall conduct the medical examination and make a medical report in accordance with sections 3 to 5.
(5) The report of the appointed physician is final and binding on the Authority and the applicant or holder.

Aids to Vision and Hearing

8 A holder who is required to use an aid to vision or hearing in order to meet the medical fitness standards referred to and set out in Division 8 of Part 2 of the Marine Personnel Regulations shall, while performing pilotage duties,

(a) use the aid;
(b) in the case of an aid to vision, possess at least two of them; and
(c) in the case of an aid to hearing, possess replacement batteries for it.

SOR/2012-80, s. 6.
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Navigational Qualifications

9 [Repealed, SOR/2012-80, s. 7]
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Basic Certificate of Competency Qualifications

10 (1) An applicant who intends to perform pilotage duties in a compulsory pilotage area set out in column 1 of the table to this subsection shall hold the certificate of competency set out in column 2 or, if more than one certificate of competency is set out in that column, at least one of those certificates.
TABLE

Item
Column 1
Column 2

Compulsory Pilotage Area
Required Certificate of Competency

Atlantic Pilotage Authority

1
The St. John’s compulsory pilotage area, in Newfoundland and Labrador

Master Mariner

Master, Near Coastal

2
The Holyrood compulsory pilotage area, in Newfoundland and Labrador

Master Mariner

Master, Near Coastal

3
The Placentia Bay compulsory pilotage area, in Newfoundland and Labrador

Master Mariner

Master, Near Coastal

4
The Voisey’s Bay compulsory pilotage area, in Newfoundland and Labrador

Master Mariner

Master, Near Coastal

5
The Bay of Exploits compulsory pilotage area, in Newfoundland and Labrador

Master Mariner

Master, Near Coastal

Master 3 000 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal

Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal

6
The Humber Arm compulsory pilotage area, in Newfoundland and Labrador

Master Mariner

Master, Near Coastal

Master 3 000 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal

Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal

7
The Stephenville compulsory pilotage area, in Newfoundland and Labrador

Master Mariner

Master, Near Coastal

Master 3 000 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal

Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal

8
The Halifax compulsory pilotage area, in Nova Scotia

Master Mariner

Master, Near Coastal

9
The Cape Breton compulsory pilotage area, in Nova Scotia

Master Mariner

Master, Near Coastal

10
The Pugwash compulsory pilotage area, in Nova Scotia

Master Mariner

Master, Near Coastal

Master 3 000 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal

Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal

11
The Saint John compulsory pilotage area, in New Brunswick

Master Mariner

Master, Near Coastal

12
The Miramichi compulsory pilotage area, in New Brunswick

Master Mariner

Master, Near Coastal

Master 3 000 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal

Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal

13
The Restigouche compulsory pilotage area, in New Brunswick

Master Mariner

Master, Near Coastal

Master 3 000 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal

Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal

14
The Charlottetown compulsory pilotage area, in Prince Edward Island

Master Mariner

Master, Near Coastal

Master 3 000 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal

Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal

15
The Confederation Bridge compulsory pilotage area, in Prince Edward Island

Master Mariner

Master, Near Coastal

Master 3 000 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal

Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal

16
Any compulsory pilotage area in the region of the Atlantic Pilotage Authority that is not set out in items 1 to 15

Master Mariner

Master, Near Coastal

Master 3 000 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal

Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal

Laurentian Pilotage Authority

17
Any compulsory pilotage area in the region of the Laurentian Pilotage Authority

Master, Near Coastal

Great Lakes Pilotage Authority

18
Any compulsory pilotage area in the region of the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority

Master, Near Coastal

Master 3 000 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal

Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal

Chief Mate

Chief Mate, Near Coastal

Master 3 000 Gross Tonnage, Domestic

Pacific Pilotage Authority

19
Any compulsory pilotage area in the region of the Pacific Pilotage Authority

Master Mariner

Master, Near Coastal

Master 3 000 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal

Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal

Chief Mate

Chief Mate, Near Coastal

Master 3 000 Gross Tonnage, Domestic

(2) Despite subsection (1), an applicant for a pilotage certificate who intends to perform pilotage duties in a compulsory pilotage area in the region of the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority and who applies before January 1, 2013 may hold a Watchkeeping Mate certificate of competency instead of a certificate of competency set out in column 2 of item 18 of the table to subsection (1).
(3) Despite subsection (1), an applicant for a pilotage certificate who intends to perform pilotage duties in a compulsory pilotage area in the region of the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority and who applies after December 31, 2012 may hold a Watchkeeping Mate certificate of competency or a Watchkeeping Mate, Near Coastal certificate of competency instead of a certificate of competency set out in column 2 of item 18 of the table to subsection (1).

SOR/2012-80, s. 7.
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11 [Repealed, SOR/2012-80, s. 7]
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Experience at Sea Qualifications

12 (1) An applicant shall have accumulated the following sea service:

(a) subject to subsection (2), within the five years before the date of the application, sea service on board ships engaged on voyages in the area in which the applicant intends to perform pilotage duties that would give the applicant a general knowledge of that area; and
(b) at least 12 months as master of a ship or at least 24 months as the person in charge of the deck watch of a ship.

(2) In the case of an applicant for a licence who intends to perform pilotage duties in an area in the region of the Laurentian Pilotage Authority or the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority, the accumulated sea service need not be in that area.
(3) Subsection (1) does not apply in the case of an applicant who intends to perform pilotage duties in an area in the region of the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority if the applicant is the holder of a valid licence or pilotage certificate for another area in that region.
(4) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(b), a person is in charge of the deck watch of a ship if the person has the immediate charge of the navigation, communications and safety of the ship and holds a certificate that authorizes him or her to do so.

SOR/2012-80, s. 8.
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Form of Licences and Pilotage Certificates

13 (1) A licence shall be in Form 1 of Schedule 1.
(2) A pilotage certificate shall be in Form 2 of Schedule 1.

Renewal of Photographs

14 (1) Every five years on the anniversary date of the issuance of a licence or pilotage certificate, the holder shall provide to the appropriate Authority the licence or pilotage certificate along with a passport photograph of the holder, in colour and measuring 50 mm x 70 mm, that was taken within the previous six months.
(2) Immediately on receipt of the passport photograph and the licence or pilotage certificate, the pilotage authority shall affix the photograph to the licence or pilotage certificate and return it to the holder.

PART 2 Procedure at Hearings

Interpretation

15 In this Part, aggrieved person means an applicant or a holder or their representative who, under subsection 28(1) or (2) of the Act, is entitled to a reasonable opportunity to be heard.

Application

16 This Part applies in respect of hearings held by an Authority under section 28 of the Act.

Service of Documents

17 Subject to subsection 23(2), a document required to be served under this Part shall be served by

(a) personal service;
(b) registered mail; or
(c) electronic means such as fax or E-mail sent to the address that is shown for the person to be served on the register kept by the Authority under section 32 of the Act or, if applicable, to the latest known address of the person whether it be their residence or place of business.

Notice Respecting Action Proposed by Authority

18 (1) Before refusing to issue a licence or pilotage certificate or before suspending or cancelling one, an Authority shall serve a notice in Form 1 of Schedule 2 on an aggrieved person.

(2) The notice shall contain

(a) a statement of the action that the Authority proposes to take respecting the aggrieved person;
(b) a statement of the reasons for proposing to take the action, including whether the action is being taken because of the aggrieved person’s conduct or competency;
(c) if applicable, a statement that the Authority is satisfied that it would be in the public interest to hold a public hearing;
(d) a list of all the documents in the possession of the Authority respecting the proposed action;
(e) a statement that the Authority will give the aggrieved person a hearing if the person or the person’s representative, within five days after receiving the notice, serves a written request for a hearing on the Authority; and
(f) a statement that the aggrieved person may request that the hearing be a public hearing.

(3) If the Authority proposes to take the action because of the conduct or competency of the aggrieved person, the notice shall contain all relevant information as to when and from whom the Authority obtained its information respecting the conduct or competency.
(4) A copy of the notice shall be served on the Minister at the same time as it is served on the aggrieved person.

Notice of Hearing

19 (1) If within five days after receiving the notice prescribed under section 18 an aggrieved person serves a request for a hearing on the Authority, the Authority shall serve a notice of hearing in Form 2 of Schedule 2 on the aggrieved person.
(2) The hearing shall not be held within the 10 days after the day on which the notice of hearing is served.
(3) A copy of the notice shall be served on the Minister at the same time as it is served on the aggrieved person.

Failure to Appear

20 (1) Subject to subsection (2), if an aggrieved person does not appear at the time and place set out in the notice of hearing, the hearing is deemed to have been held and the Authority shall proceed with its proposed action.
(2) If within five days after the time set for the hearing the aggrieved person demonstrates to the Authority that, by reason of exceptional circumstances beyond the person’s control, the person was unable to attend the hearing, the Authority shall serve a new notice in accordance with section 19.

Examination of Documents

21 An Authority shall, at the request of an aggrieved person, at least five days before the hearing and at the hearing, afford the aggrieved person the opportunity to examine every document in the possession of the Authority relating to the subject-matter of the hearing.

Witnesses

22 (1) An aggrieved person who wishes to have another person attend the hearing to give evidence or to produce documents or other relevant things shall, not less than five days before the day of the hearing, file the request with the Authority.

(2) On receiving the request, the Authority shall notify the person

(a) to give evidence at the hearing; and
(b) to produce documents or other things at the hearing, if applicable.

23 (1) The Authority may issue a summons in Form 3 of Schedule 2 requiring a person to attend the hearing, to give evidence and to produce documents or things.

(2) The summons shall be served personally on the person being summoned and shall specify the following amounts that shall be served together with the summons:

(a) a witness fee that does not exceed the amount to which the witness would be entitled under the Federal Court Rules; and
(b) reasonable travel expenses, or the amount permitted in similar circumstances in the superior court of the province where the witness appears, whichever is the greater.

24 If the reason for the action that the Authority proposes to take is the conduct or competency of the aggrieved person, the Authority shall, at its own expense, require the attendance at the hearing of every person who made a report to the Authority respecting the conduct or competency of the aggrieved person.

Directions

25 The Authority may give directions as to the manner of holding a hearing to permit the aggrieved person the opportunity to present a full defence.

Adjournments

26 An Authority may adjourn a hearing by its own motion or if it is shown that the adjournment is required to permit a fair hearing to be held.

Decision after Hearing

27 Within 30 days after the end of a hearing, the Authority shall render its decision and shall without delay serve the decision and the reasons on the aggrieved person and the Minister.

Repeal

28 [Repeal]

Coming into Force

29 These Regulations come into force on the day on which they are registered.

SCHEDULE 1(Section 13)

FORM 1
Pilotage Authority
(Name and Crest of Authority)
Licence As Pilot

Issued by the Pilotage Authority under section 22 of the Pilotage Act
(Print name.)
is qualified to carry out pilotage duties of Class subject to the following restrictions:


(Size and Type of Ship)


(Pilotage Areas)



(Other Restrictions)

Issued under the seal of the Pilotage Authority at (Place) on (Date of Issue, Day/Month/Year)
(Signature)
(seal)(Chief Executive Officer of the Pilotage Authority)
(Back of Licence)

Signature of Holder:
Navigational certificate(s) held by Holder:
Name of certificate:
Date of issue: (Day/Month/Year)

(Passport Photograph in colour, 50 mm x 70 mm)

FORM 2
Pilotage Authority
(Name and Crest of Authority)
Pilotage Certificate

Issued by the Pilotage Authority under section 22 of the Pilotage Act
(Print Name)
is qualified to carry out pilotage duties of Class subject to the following restrictions:

1 This authorization is only for carrying out pilotage duties on board the ship of whose complement the holder is a regular member and of which the holder is the master or a deck officer.


(Size and Type of Ship)


(Pilotage Areas)



(Other Restrictions)

Issued under the seal of the Pilotage Authority at (Place) on (Date of Issue, Day/Month/Year)
(Signature)
(seal)(Chief Executive Officer of the Pilotage Authority)
(Back of Certificate)

Signature of Holder:
Navigational certificate(s) held by Holder:
Name of certificate:
Date of issue: (Day/Month/Year)

(Passport Photograph in colour, 50 mm x 70 mm)

SOR/2002-314, s. 4.

SCHEDULE 2(Subsections 18(1), 19(1) and 23(1))

FORM 1
File No.
Pilotage Authority
Notice of Action Authority Proposes to Take

TO:

(Name and Address of Person Served)

1 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the Pilotage Authority proposes to

(State which action the Authority proposes to take: refusal to issue, suspension or cancellation of licence or pilotage certificate.)
for the following reasons:

(State reasons, including whether the action is being taken because of the person’s conduct or competency.)

2 THE PILOTAGE AUTHORITY HAS THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS in its possession respecting this matter:

(List documents.)

3 YOU OR YOUR REPRESENTATIVE ARE ENTITLED, under section 28 of the Pilotage Act, to a reasonable opportunity to be heard before any action is taken respecting this matter.
IF, WITHIN FIVE DAYS AFTER THE DAY OF RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE, you or your representative serve on the Authority a written request for a hearing, you or your representative will be given the opportunity to be heard.
Service may be by

(a) personal service on a member of the Authority;
(b) registered mail; or

(c) electronic means such as a fax or an E-mail sent to the Authority at

(Address, Telephone Number and Fax Number of Authority)

4 If you or your representative request a hearing, you may, in the request, ask that the hearing be a public hearing.
5 Hearings under section 28 of the Pilotage Act are governed by the General Pilotage Regulations.

Dated at (Place)
on (Day/Month/Year)
Pilotage Authority
per: (Signature)
(Title)
FORM 2
File No.
Pilotage Authority
Notice of Hearing

IN THE MATTER OF (Name of Person in Respect of Whom the Hearing Is to Be Held)
and
Pilotage Authority
and

(Action the Authority Proposes to Take)
TO:
(Name and Address of Person Served)
You have requested that a hearing be held on the action mentioned above that the Authority proposes to take.
YOU ARE HEREBY ADVISED THAT A (Private or Public) HEARING will be conducted by the Pilotage Authority
at
(Place)
at
(State Hour/a.m. or p.m.)
on
(Day of Week and Day/Month/Year)
IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR, the hearing will be deemed to have been held and the Authority will proceed with its proposed action unless, within five days after the time set for the hearing, you demonstrate to the Authority that your failure was caused by exceptional circumstances beyond your control.
Dated (Day/Month/Year)
Pilotage Authority
per: (Signature)
(Title)
FORM 3
File No.
Summons to Witness

IN THE MATTER OF (Name of Person in Respect of Whom the Hearing Is to Be Held)
and
Pilotage Authority
and

(Action the Authority Proposes to Take)
TO:
(Name and Address of Person to Whom the Summons Is Directed)
YOU ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND A HEARING TO GIVE EVIDENCE in the matter noted above to be conducted by the Pilotage Authority
at
(Place and Room Number)
at
(State Hour/a.m. or p.m.)
on
(Day of Week and Day/Month/Year)
YOU ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO BRING WITH YOU and produce the following documents or things:

(Set out the date and nature of each document and thing and give particulars sufficient to identify each one.)
EXPENSES for (Number of Days of Attendance) day(s) are served with this summons, calculated as follows:
Witness fee: $
Transportation allowance: $
Overnight accommodations and meal allowance: $
TOTAL: $
If further attendance is required, you will be entitled to additional money.
YOU WILL BE EXAMINED IN (Identify official language.).
If you prefer to be examined in the other official language, an interpreter may be required and you must immediately advise the Authority.
IF YOU FAIL TO ATTEND AND REMAIN UNTIL THE END OF THE EXAMINATION OR IF YOU FAIL TO PRODUCE THE DOCUMENTS OR THINGS SPECIFIED, the Authority has the power under subsection 28(4) of the Pilotage Act to compel you to attend.
Dated (Day/Month/Year)
Pilotage Authority
per: (Signature)
(Title)