Home-Trade, Inland and Minor Waters Voyages Regulations

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Home-Trade, Inland and Minor Waters Voyages Regulations

C.R.C., c. 1430CANADA SHIPPING ACT, 2001
Regulations Respecting the Classification of Home-Trade, Inland and Minor Waters VoyagesShort Title

1 These Regulations may be cited as the Home-Trade, Inland and Minor Waters Voyages Regulations.

Interpretation

2 In these Regulations, miles means international nautical miles of 1 852 m.
SOR/79-91, s. 1.

Classification of Voyages

3 As a basis for the issuance of certificates for steamships employed in making home-trade voyages, inland voyages and minor waters voyages, such voyages shall be divided into the following classes:

(a) home-trade voyage, Class I;
(b) home-trade voyage, Class II;
(c) home-trade voyage, Class III;
(d) home-trade voyage, Class IV;
(e) inland voyage, Class I;
(f) inland voyage, Class II;
(g) minor waters voyage, Class I; and
(h) minor waters voyage, Class II.

1987, c. 7, s. 84(F).

Home-trade Voyages

4 (1) A home-trade voyage, Class I, means a home-trade voyage in the course of which a steamship goes anywhere within the limits of a home-trade voyage as defined in the Canada Shipping Act.

(2) A home-trade voyage, Class II, means a home-trade voyage in the course of which,

(a) on the Atlantic coast, a steamship does not go south of the port of New York;
(b) on the Pacific coast, a steamship does not go south of Portland, Oregon;
(c) the steamship is at no time more than 120 miles off shore; and
(d) the distance between suitable ports of refuge on the voyage does not exceed 200 miles.

(3) Subject to section 7, a home-trade voyage, Class III, means a home-trade voyage made within the limits specified in the inspection certificate of the steamship making the voyage, in the course of which,

(a) on the Atlantic coast, the steamship does not go south of the port of New York;
(b) on the Pacific coast, the steamship does not go south of Portland, Oregon;
(c) the steamship is at no time more than 20 miles off shore; and
(d) the maximum distance between suitable ports of refuge on the route does not at any time exceed 100 miles.

(4) Subject to section 7, a home-trade voyage, Class IV, means a home-trade voyage in the course of which a steamship does not go beyond certain sheltered waters specified in the inspection certificate, or, in fine weather, on short voyages so specified, beyond the limits of those sheltered waters, between May 1st and September 30th in any year.

1987, c. 7, s. 84(F).

Inland Voyages

5 (1) An inland voyage, Class I, means an inland voyage in the course of which a steamship goes anywhere within the limits of an inland voyage as defined in the Canada Shipping Act.

(2) Subject to section 7, an inland voyage, Class II, means an inland voyage made within the limits specified in the inspection certificate of the steamship making the voyage in the course of which

(a) the steamship is at no time more than 20 miles off shore; and
(b) the maximum distance between suitable ports of refuge on the route does not exceed 100 miles.

1987, c. 7, s. 84(F).

Minor Waters Voyages

6 (1) A minor waters voyage, Class I, means a minor waters voyage in the course of which a steamship goes anywhere within the limits of a minor waters voyage as defined in the Canada Shipping Act.
(2) Subject to section 7, a minor waters voyage, Class II, means a minor waters voyage made in certain lakes or rivers that are specified in the inspection certificate, and the greatest width of which does not exceed two miles, or a voyage in the course of which a steamship does not go beyond the limits of certain sheltered waters specified in the inspection certificate, or on short voyages so specified, beyond the limits of such lakes, rivers or waters, in fine weather, between May 1st and September 30th in any year, provided that, where a voyage is made in any lake or river that has a width in excess of two miles for a short distance only and it appears to the Board to be unreasonable to have such a voyage classed as a minor waters voyage, Class I, the Board may, in its discretion, class that voyage as a minor waters voyage, Class II.

1987, c. 7, s. 84(F).

Board to Decide Class

7 The Board shall decide, from time to time, having regard to the degree of risk that may be encountered, whether any voyage herein defined as a home-trade voyage, Class III, home-trade voyage, Class IV, inland voyage, Class II, or minor waters voyage, Class II, is a voyage of the next higher class, as herein defined.

Classification of Steamships

8 (1) Steamships certified for home-trade voyages, Class I, II, III or IV, may be known as home-trade steamships, Class I, home-trade steamships, Class II, home-trade steamships, Class III, or home-trade steamships, Class IV, as the case may be.
(2) Steamships certified for inland voyages, Class I or II, may be known as inland steamships, Class I, or inland steamships, Class II, as the case may be.
(3) Steamships certified for minor waters voyages, Class I or II, may be known as minor waters steamships, Class I, or minor waters steamships, Class II, as the case may be.