Notifying Chief Registrar
Marginal note:Notification of changes
58. (1) The authorized representative of a Canadian vessel shall notify the Chief Registrar within 30 days after any of the following occurs:
(a) the vessel is lost, wrecked or removed from service;
(b) there has been a change in the owner’s, the authorized representative’s or a registered mortgagee’s name or address;
(c) the information provided with the application under section 51 has changed; or
(d) in the case of a vessel described in section 48 (a bare-boat chartered vessel),
(i) the right to fly the flag of the foreign state is reinstated, or
(ii) the charterer ceases to have complete control and possession of the vessel.
Marginal note:Notification of alterations
(2) If a Canadian vessel is altered to the extent that it no longer corresponds with its description or particulars set out on the certificate of registry, the authorized representative shall, within 30 days after the alteration, notify the Chief Registrar and provide the Chief Registrar with the relevant information and documents.
Marginal note:Notification of changes
(3) If for any reason a Canadian vessel does not have an authorized representative, its owner shall
(a) notify the Chief Registrar of that fact as soon as possible in the circumstances; and
(b) notify the Chief Registrar within 30 days after any event referred to in subsection (1) or (2) occurs.
Marginal note:Notification of completion of construction
(4) Within 30 days after completion of the construction of a vessel that is recorded as being built in Canada, the person in whose name the vessel is recorded shall notify the Chief Registrar of that fact and of the name and address of its owner.
- 2001, c. 26, s. 58;
- 2011, c. 15, s. 41(F).
Maintenance of Register
59. The Chief Registrar may amend the Register or a certificate of registry to give effect to changes of which the Chief Registrar has been notified under section 58 or to correct any clerical errors or obvious mistakes.
Suspension, Cancellation and Reinstatement of Registration
Marginal note:Suspension and cancellation
60. (1) Subject to the regulations, the Chief Registrar may suspend or cancel the registration or listing of a Canadian vessel if
(a) it is not marked in accordance with subsection 57(1);
(b) its certificate of registry has expired;
(c) it does not have an authorized representative; or
(d) section 58 has not been complied with.
(2) Subject to the regulations, the Chief Registrar must cancel the registration or listing of a Canadian vessel if
(a) it has been lost, wrecked or removed from service;
(b) it is no longer required or entitled to be registered or entitled to be listed under this Part; or
(c) in the case of a registered vessel, a tonnage certificate provided by a tonnage measurer indicates that the vessel should be re-registered.
Marginal note:Notice before cancellation
(3) If a Canadian vessel is not required or entitled to be registered under this Part after its ownership changes, the Chief Registrar must, before cancelling its registration under paragraph (2)(b), give the owners and registered mortgagees
(a) notice of the change in ownership; and
(b) an opportunity that, in the opinion of the Chief Registrar, is sufficient to transfer the vessel or shares in the vessel to a qualified person or to make an application under section 74.
Marginal note:Cancellation of registration
(4) Except in the case of a vessel described in paragraph 47(c) (a vessel subject to a financing agreement), the Chief Registrar must cancel the registration of a vessel if a person who acquires the vessel or a share in it does not, within the prescribed period, provide evidence that satisfies the Chief Registrar that the vessel is required or entitled to be registered under this Part.
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