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Vessel Registration and Tonnage Regulations

Version of section 8 from 2021-06-23 to 2024-05-28:

  •  (1) An International Tonnage Certificate (1969) held by a vessel that is transferred from the register of a state that is party to the 1969 Convention to the Register remains valid until the earlier of

    • (a) the day on which a period of three months after the day on which the vessel is registered in Canada expires, and

    • (b) the day on which the Minister issues a new International Tonnage Certificate (1969) to the vessel.

  • (2) An International Tonnage Certificate (1969) held by a Canadian vessel ceases to be valid and shall be cancelled if an alteration resulting in an increase in the tonnage of the vessel, calculated in accordance with this Part, is made in

    • (a) the arrangement, construction, capacity or use of its spaces;

    • (b) the total number of passengers that it is permitted to carry, as indicated in its Passenger Ship Safety Certificate issued under section 7 of the Vessel Safety Certificates Regulations; or

    • (c) its assigned load line or permitted draught.

  • (3) An International Tonnage Certificate (1969) held by a Canadian vessel remains valid and shall not be cancelled, and a new certificate shall not be issued before 12 months after the day on which the current certificate is issued, if a decrease in the net tonnage of the vessel, calculated in accordance with this Part, results from an alteration in

    • (a) the arrangement, construction, capacity or use of its spaces;

    • (b) the total number of passengers that it is permitted to carry, as indicated in its Passenger Ship Safety Certificate issued under section 7 of the Vessel Safety Certificates Regulations; or

    • (c) the trade in which the vessel is engaged, if the alteration changes its assigned load line.

  • (4) Subsection (3) does not apply in respect of a vessel that

    • (a) is transferred to the flag of another state;

    • (b) undergoes substantial alterations, such as the removal of a superstructure, that require a change of its assigned load line; or

    • (c) is a passenger vessel that is engaged in the carriage of large numbers of unberthed passengers in a special trade such as the pilgrim trade.

  • (5) If an International Tonnage Certificate (1969) held by a Canadian vessel is cancelled because of a change in tonnage resulting from an alteration referred to in subsection (2) or (3), the tonnage corresponding to the new characteristics of the vessel shall be calculated in accordance with this Part and, subject to subsection (3), the Minister shall issue a new International Tonnage Certificate (1969) to the vessel in the form set out in Annex II of the 1969 Convention.

  • SOR/2021-135, s. 36

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