Legal Services Registration No: 151797
May 1, 2008
If you operate a vessel of any size in a public port, these practices and procedures are for you. They promote safe and efficient navigation and environmental protection within Canada’s public ports.
On this page
- Definitions for the Purpose of these Practices and Procedures
- Authority of Port Official
- Entry/Movement/Departure Clearance
- Speed limits
- Tug Assistance Requirement
- Towing of Ships
- Securing of Ships
- Crewing and Propulsion Power Requirement for Ships
- Turning of propellers alongside
- Scaling and Painting of Ships
- Shifting on Lines
- Overside Maintenance and Equipment Protruding Beyond Ship's Outboard Side
- Ship Extending Beyond Pier or Wharf
- Nesting (Rafting) Ships
- Ship-to-ship Transfers
- Small Vessels
- Schedule A: Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island
- Schedule B: Quebec
- Schedule C: Ontario
- Schedule D: British Columbia
- Appendix 1: Diagram of the Port of Victoria Traffic Scheme (PVTS)
1-1 The practices and procedures listed here are made pursuant to Section 76 of the Canada Marine Act. These practices and procedures are to be followed by all ships entering, berthing, departing, maneuvering, or anchoring in the waters of all public ports designated by regulation pursuant to Part 2, Section 65 of the Canada Marine Act.
1-2 These practices and procedures have been developed for the purpose of promoting safe and efficient navigation and environmental protection within the limits of public ports and may be amended from time to time. If circumstance dictate (emergency), an amendment may be made to these practices and procedures without notice. Under normal conditions, advance notice will be given as far in advance as possible but will not be less than 30 days.
1-3 Masters/users operating in a specific province or a particular public port shall consult the provincial practices and procedures found in the attached Schedules and Appendix for additional requirements and/or for possible differences from these national practices and procedures.
1-4 For the purpose of these practices and procedures where a subject is referred to in the singular it will also represent the plural of the same subject.
2 Definitions for the Purpose of these Practices and Procedures
2-1 'clearance' means granting authorization to carry out a maneuver or task, it can be in the written or verbal form and it may be transmitted by electronic means (fax, e-mail, radiotelephone).
2-2 'dangerous goods' has the meaning assigned in Section 2 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992.
2-3 'hot work' means any work that uses flame or that can produce a source of ignition, such as heating, cutting or welding.
2-4 'knots' means nautical miles per hour and is the equivalent of 1,852 metres per hour.
2-5 'master' means master, owner, agent, operator or person in charge of a ship.
2-6 'MCTS' means the Canadian Coast Guard Marine Communications and Traffic Services.
2-7 'port official' includes the harbour master appointed pursuant to Section 69 of the Canada Marine Act.
2-8 'principal towing ship' means the towing ship the master of which (tow master) is responsible for the maneuvering and conduct of all ships being towed and those doing the towing.
2-9 'public port' means all waters contained within the limits of a public port designated by regulation pursuant to Part 2, Section 65 of the Canada Marine Act.
2-10 'scaling' will include scraping, sanding, chipping, grinding, sandblasting or hydroblasting and means any way of dislodging paint, rust or other unwanted material from the hull, machinery or superstructure of a ship or equipment or good contained on a ship.
2-11 'seaplane/sea-plane' includes any aircraft designed to maneuver on the water.
2-12 'ship' means every description of vessel, boat or craft designed, used or capable of being used solely or partly for marine navigation, whether self-propelled or not and without regard to the method of propulsion, and includes a seaplane and a raft or boom of logs or lumber.
2-13 'small vessel' means all ships less than 20 metres in length.
2-14 'towed ship' means any ship that is not under its own propulsion and in order to maneuver is pushed or pulled by another ship.
3 Authority of Port Official
3-1 All ships within the limits of the public port shall comply with these practices and procedures. Instructions to ships may be made directly to the ship by a port official or through a MCTS station. The instruction from a port official or the MCTS may be verbal, in writing or by electronic means. Notwithstanding the means by which the instruction is conveyed, it carries the same weight.
3-2 Although a pilot or MCTS may advise of available positions within a public port, a port official has the sole authority to assign a position within a public port or to authorize a ship to stay. Without the authorization of a port official, ships taking up a position in a public port as a result of the information obtained from a pilot or MCTS may have to change its position or to leave port upon instruction of a port official.
4 Entry/Movement/Departure Clearance
4-1 Subject to Section 4-2, no ship that has explosives on board shall enter, depart or move within the limits of a public port unless it has authorization from a port official.
4-2 Canadian warships, naval auxiliary ships and other ships under the command of the Canadian Forces, ships of a visiting force within the meaning of the Visiting Forces Act and any other ships while they are under the command of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police shall be presumed to have explosives on board at all times and that these explosives are stored in accordance with appropriate standards and guidelines. The authorization referred to in Section 4-1 is granted to this class of ships but they shall adhere to Sections 4-3 to 4-5.
4-3 Clearance to enter, depart or move within the limits of a public port shall not be granted to ships that have explosives on board when the visibility is less then 1 nautical mile (1852 metres). Subject to the port official's approval this limit may be reduced if additional measures are employed to improve the safety of the maneuver.
4-4 All ships entering, departing or moving within the limits of a public port shall give as much advance notice to a port official as is practical (minimum of 24 hours notice).
The presence of dangerous goods on board shall be included in this clearance request. Ships, excluding those described in Section 4-2, failing to make contact with a port official to obtain clearance to enter, may proceed into a public port and take up a position but shall report to a port official at the first opportunity stating its position and its intention. Ships that fail to obtain this clearance may find their position in the port reassigned by a port official or they may be instructed to leave the public port.
4-5 Ships requesting clearance from a port official to enter a public port to take up a position at a private facility, shall first obtain permission from the owner of the facility in question. Port officials may indicate to a ship that a position is open at a private facility but it is up to the ship to obtain permission from the owner to occupy that position at the facility.
4-6 See Schedules A, B, C and D for additional information.
5 Speed Limits
5-1 Subject to Sections 5-2 and 5-3 and Schedule B, Schedule C and Schedule D (Victoria), all ships maneuvering within the limits of a public port shall proceed at a safe speed at all times and shall not exceed 9 knots while passing within 300 metres of the shore, a port facility, works or another ship.
5-2 When taxiing to a position for take-off in a public port, seaplanes shall proceed at a speed which does not exceed 9 knots or as set out in Schedule B, Schedule C or Schedule D. Once the seaplane is in position to take off, it may increase speed to that necessary for lift-off.
5-3 Upon touching down a seaplane will reduce throttle as soon as possible to bring the aircraft off the step and reduce speed for taxiing so that it is not exceeding 9 knots or as in Schedule B, Schedule C or Schedule D.
6 Tug Assistance Requirement
6-1 Under circumstance and conditions relating to environmental protection, safety of navigation or safety of facility or works, a port official may require that ships obtain the services of a tug or tugs.
7 Towing of Ships
7-1 A ship towing another ship without the towed ship's own propulsion shall have sufficient power to maneuver the towed ship in all tides, current and wind conditions that may be encountered throughout the process. Such power may be provided by the use of an additional towing ship to augment the principal towing ship.
7-2 The principal towing ship is at all times responsible for the safety and the maneuvering of all ships involved in the towing process.
7-3 Where the towing ship, or in the case of more than one towing ship, the principal towing ship is unable to visually ascertain the location of the extremities of the towed ship in relation to other ships or structures, the master of the towing ship shall provide a look-out on the towed ship. This look-out is to have the ability to communicate with the principal towing ship.
7-4 Towing ships shall not enter navigational channels if in so doing they will impede the transit of other ships scheduled to use the channel unless they have prior clearance from a port official.
7-5 Any ship not capable of moving under its own propulsion (including lighter, barge, scow or other similar ship) that has explosives on board shall be moved in a public port by a towing ship (tug) and the towing ship shall remain alongside it as long as there are explosives on board.
7-6 See Schedule B for additional information on the Public Port of Cap-aux-Meules.
7-7 See Schedule D for additional information on the Public Port of Victoria.
8 Securing of Ships
8-1 Ships secured alongside a facility within the limits of a public port are required to take adequate measures to remain safely alongside the structure they are made fast to (sufficient mooring lines, proper tending of lines and possible use of anchor).
The instructions of a port official, or those of a pilot, shall be followed in respect of additional securing arrangements for the ship due to local weather or current conditions that may be present in the port area keeping in mind the load capacity of the securing devices (bollards) at the port facility.
8-2 See Schedule B for additional information on the Public Ports in Quebec.
8-3 See Schedule C for additional information on the Public Port of Owen Sound.
8-4 See Schedule D for additional information on the Public Port of Victoria.
9 Crewing and Propulsion Power Requirement for Ships
9-1 All ships within the limits of a public port shall have sufficient crew on board to safely maneuver the ship along a port facility or to depart a port facility when instructed to do so by a port official. Crew in sufficient numbers shall be present at all times to monitor the ship for safety and security purposes, and to insure that mooring lines and gangways are properly tended and emergencies are responded to.
9-2 Propulsion power shall be available at reasonable notice to move the ship when instructed to do so by a port official subject to section 9-3. Before any repairs, maintenance or other works are undertaken that may hinder the ship's ability to move along or clear of a public port facility or anchorage, clearance shall be obtained from a port official. At any time when emergency repairs are commenced on a ship at a public port facility the master of the ship will report to a port official the nature of the repairs and outline the affect it has on the ship's ability to move. The master shall at the same time provide an estimate of the time required to complete the repairs to a condition where the ship is capable of being safely moved.
9-3 Clearance will only be given to position an unmanned ship within the limits of a public port, if port officials are satisfied that the master of the ship has adequate securing arrangements between the ship and port facility, that mooring lines are tended, and that arrangements are in place to reposition or remove the ship from the port if instructed to do so. Since it is understood that the time required for preparing to move an unmanned ship may be longer than that required for a fully crewed ship, the length of the notification period will be agreed upon before this clearance is granted.
9-4 See Schedule C for additional information on the Public Port of Owen Sound.
10 Turning of Propellers Alongside
10-1 A ship, when secured at a private facility, or at a public port facility, or alongside another ship or at anchor in the public port, shall not engage in maneuvering equipment or testing machinery or any other operation likely to endanger the integrity of the port facility, its physical assets or other ships or the environment. Prior to conducting any test alongside a port facility, the ship's master shall obtain clearance from a port official.
10-2 In the cases where clearance is granted, additional mooring lines may be required and the equipment or machinery may have to be run at minimum speed.
11 Scaling and Painting of Ships
11-1 A ship at anchor or at a berth within the limits of the public port shall obtain clearance from a port official to perform scaling and painting of a ship's hull or machinery or superstructure. Before a clearance for scaling and painting is granted an assurance shall be made by the person requesting the clearance that adequate measures will be in place to protect the environment from the waste material of the operation. Scaling and painting shall not interfere or impede the operation of another user within the limits of the public port. If the scaling or painting operation involves 'hot work' then the operation shall not take place while a transfer of dangerous goods is taking place
(this includes bunkers and other oil products for the ship's own use).
11-2 See Schedule B for additional information on the Public Ports in Quebec.
12 Shifting on Lines
12-1 Ships berthed at a port facility in a public port requiring to move along the face of the berth may, with prior clearance from a port official, shift the ship using the ship's lines. A port official will grant this clearance subject to: weather conditions, other ships in the vicinity, any special condition relating to the ship or berth, and the safety of the operation.
12-2 If the ship is to be moved and the lines are required to be shifted on the port facility, then adequate personnel shall be utilized both on the ships and on the port facility. The ship shall at all times have sufficient crew engaged in the operation to safely make this shift.
12-3 No ship shall move between one berth and another at a public port facility or between a private facility and a berth on a public port facility without the clearance of a port official.
13 Overside Maintenance and Equipment Protruding Beyond Ship's Outboard side
13-1 Unless authorized, no rigging, cargo gear or other equipment of any ship in the water of the public port shall overhang or project beyond the outboard side of the ship in a manner that may endanger life or property, or create a hazard to navigation. If any ship needs to have equipment extending beyond the sides of the ship then they shall obtain clearance from a port official. A condition of granting authorization when the equipment swung out may impair other ships maneuvering in the vicinity shall require the gear extending overboard to be swung inboard until the maneuvering ship in the area is past and clear.
14 Ships Extending Beyond Pier or Wharf
14-1 Ships may only extend beyond a port facility into the water of the public port with the clearance of a port official. Clearance will only be granted on the condition that, from sunset to sunrise, the projected end of the ship be adequately illuminated so as to be readily visible from all directions.
15 Nesting (Rafting) Ships
15-1 A ship may make fast to or secure alongside another ship in a public port at a public port facility or private port facilities only with clearance of a port official. Such clearance will be granted subject to the needs of the procedure and the prevailing conditions.
15-2 At a public port facility, every ship, when ordered by a port official, shall permit another ship to make fast to, or secure alongside it. Sufficient mooring lines from the outboard ship shall be passed ashore to ensure that excessive stresses are not placed on the inner ship's lines and the outboard ship shall ensure that adequate fendering is provided.
15-3 Where a ship is made fast to or secured alongside another ship, a free and unencumbered passage over the inner ship shall be allowed to the outboard ship for loading, unloading and access to and from the shore. Unless otherwise agreed between the two ships, the ship with the higher freeboard shall provide gangways.
15-4 See Schedule C for additional information on the Public Port of Owen Sound.
16 Ship-to-ship Transfers
16-1 No ship-to-ship transfer shall take place until clearance has been given by a port official. Ship-to-ship transfers will be approved by a port official only if the official has been appraised of the intention and is of the opinion that all necessary steps shall be taken to preserve the integrity of the environment and that there will be no adverse effect on other users of the public port.
17 Small Vessels
17-1 Small vessels operating within the limits of a public port shall comply: (a) with these practices and procedures as administered by Transport Canada; and (b) all applicable acts, laws, rules, regulations, schedules, and guidelines pertaining to small craft, including but not limited to the Small Vessel Regulations, as administered by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
17-2 Pleasure craft, whether power driven or sail, and small vessels which are operating under the guidance of the Small Vessel Regulations, shall not impede the passage and maneuvering of larger commercial ships or naval ships within the limits of the public port and shall at all times maintain a lookout while underway.
17-3 A port official may, from time to time, issue restrictions in respect to the movement, location and speed of small vessels.
17-4 See Schedule D for additional information on the Public Port of Victoria.
(Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island)
A1 Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
A1-1 No ship that is laid up on the western side of the Public Port of Lunenburg shall swing at anchor:
a) to the north of a line joining buoys E85, E81, E79, E77 and E66; or
b) to the east of a line joining Kaulbach Head and the wharf in position
(Lat 44°22'30"N Long 064°18'24"W) unless it has received permission to do so from a port official or where it is necessary:
(i) in coming to or leaving a wharf; or
(ii) in moving from one wharf to another.
A1-2 No ship shall anchor to the west of buoy E85 unless it has received permission to do so from the port official.
A1-3 No ship that is laid up on the eastern side of the Public Port of Lunenburg shall be so anchored as to swing to the west of a line from the outer end of Battery Point Breakwater along a true bearing of 335°.
B1 Securing of Ships
B1-1 In Quebec, every ship shall verify if the wharf they wish to secure to is equipped with a cathodic protection and if so they shall take the appropriate measures to protect their ship.
B3-1 Oil tankers and ships involved in a towing operations shall not enter/depart/maneuver within the limits of the Public Port of Cap-aux-Meules when the speed of the wind is greater then 20 knots.
B4 Scaling and Painting of Ships
B4-1 Authorization for scaling and painting of a ship in a Public Port in Quebec will only be granted if the ship first obtains the appropriate permit to carry out this work from the provincial Department of Environment.
C1 Owen Sound
C1-1 Berth allocation for lay-up (dead ship) will be prioritized using the following criteria: size of the ship, duration of stay, the necessity of shore services (electricity) and type of work to be carried out on the ship while it is at the public port facilities.
C1-2 Request for berthage space for winter lay-up shall be submitted in writing before August 1 of each year to allow port officials to determine the best utilization of available berthage space. Requests received after August 1 will have a lower priority than those received before that date, which may result in ships receiving less desirable berthing positions or no berth at all.
C1-3 Before berth space is assigned an agreement shall be reached between the master of the ship and a port official concerning the following: duration of stay, worked to be performed, securing arrangements, tending/security arrangements and time for notice to shift/move.
C1-4 A gas free certificate, issued by the master/ships officer or an independent competent individual, shall be provided to the Port Official before or upon arrival of a tanker (volatile cargo) requesting to lay-up or raft alongside another vessel.
D1-1 Public Port of Victoria Traffic Scheme (PVTS)
D1-1-1 Ships, including seaplanes, shall follow the PVTS. Appendix 1 shows a diagram of PVTS as represented on Canadian Hydrographic Service chart # 3412 and as amended from time to time and all bold printed text contained in Schedule D shall correspond to the appropriate areas as represented on this drawing.
D1-1-2 The PVTS describes the Public Port of Victoria in four parts for the purposes of traffic management:
D1-1-2-1 the Outer Harbour with its outside limits extending from the breakwater
(Lat 48°24'48.6"N Long 123°23'38.2"W) to Macaulay Point (Lat 48°25'00.6"N Long 123°24'31.5"W) and its inside limits extending from Shoal Point (Lat 48°25'23.8"N Long 123°23'16.9"W) to Berens Island (Lat 48°25'26.7"N Long 123°23'34.7"W),
D1-1-2-2 the Middle Harbour with its outside limits extending from Shoal Point
(Lat 48°25'23.8"N Long 123°23'16.9"W) to Berens Island (Lat 48°25'26.7"N Long 123°23'34.7"W) and its inside limits extending from Laurel Point (Lat 48°25'28.2"N Long 123°22'38.1"W) to Songhees Point (Lat 48°25'32.1"N Long 123°22'32.8"W),
D1-1-2-3 the Inner Harbour with its outside limits extending from Laurel Point
(Lat 48°25'28.2"N Long 123°22'38.1"W) to Songhees Point (Lat 48°25'32.1"N
Long 123°22'32.8"W) and its inside limits at the Johnson Street Bridge (Lat 48°25'41.4"N Long 123°22'18.3"W) and
D1-1-2-4 the Upper Harbour with its' outside limits extending from the Johnson Street Bridge (Lat 48°25'41. 4"N Long 123°22'18.3"W) and its' inner limits at the Selkirk Trestle Bridge (Lat 48°26'20.6"N Long 123°22'57.5"W).
D1-2 Designated Areas of PVTS
D1-2-1 There are two designated areas for the take off and landing of seaplanes, referred to as Seaplane Take Off and Landing Areas. These two Seaplane Take Off and Landing Areas are located in the Middle Harbour and the Outer Harbour.
D1-2-2 There is a designated area for seaplanes to taxi, referred to as the Seaplane Taxiway Area. The Seaplane Taxiway Area is located north of Pelly Island.
D1-2-3 There are two designated traffic lanes referred to as Inbound/Outbound Traffic Lanes. These Inbound/Outbound Traffic Lanes are located in the Middle Harbour and the Outer Harbour.
D1-2-4 There is a designated area for seaplane holding, referred to as the Seaplane Holding Area. The Seaplane Holding Area is located east of Laurel Point.
D1-2-5 There is a designated area for operating seaplanes during inclement weather, referred to as the Inclement Weather Operating Area The Inclement Weather Operating Area is located between Coffin Island Point and Berens Island.
D1-3 Designated Practices and Procedures
D1-3-1 No ship shall anchor in the Public Port of Victoria unless authorized by a port official.
D1-3-2 Sails shall not be used in the Public Port of Victoria and all sails shall be lowered when under power.
D1-3-3 Ships entering or exiting the Inbound/Outbound Traffic Lanes shall merge gradually into the appropriate traffic lane and shall avoid crossing traffic lanes.
D1-3-4 If the crossing of a traffic lane is unavoidable, ships shall cross at right angles to the traffic lane.
D1-3-5 Power driven ships less than 20 m (65 ft) in length shall transit the Middle Harbour and Outer Harbour via the vessel Inbound/Outbound Traffic Lanes and shall transit these areas without stopping or delay.
D1-3-6 Power driven ships of 20 m (65 ft) in length or greater shall transit the Middle Harbour and Outer Harbour via the Seaplane Take Off and Landing Areas or via the Inbound/Outbound Traffic Lanes and shall transit these areas without stopping or delay.
D1-3-7 White strobe lights are provided to alert mariners of the imminent take off or landing of a seaplane. When these strobe lights are activated, mariners shall use extreme caution and shall maintain their course and speed when entering, departing and transiting the Seaplane Take Off and Landing Areas. These strobe lights are located at Berens Island (Lat 48°25'26.4"N Long 123°23'34.7"W), Shoal Point (Lat 48°25'24.3"N Long 123°23'20.2"W), Laurel Point (Lat 48°25'28.2"N Long 123°22'38.1"W), and on Pelly Island (Lat 48°25'32.2"N Long 123°23'03.3"W).
D1-3-8 Non-power driven ships including but not limited to row boats, rowing sculls, kayaks and canoes are authorized to use the Outer, Middle, Inner and Upper Harbour for recreational purposes.
D1-3-9 Non-power driven ships shall transit the Middle Harbour and the Outer Harbour by using the Inbound/Outbound Traffic Lanes, or by operating close to the north shore, north of the four white information buoys.
D1-3-10 Non-power driven ships shall use ";extreme caution"; when operating in larger vessel docking areas such as Fisherman's Wharf.
D1-3-11 Non-power driven ships shall not enter the Seaplane Take Off and Landing Areas.
D1-3-12 Non-power driven ships, including but not limited to rowers, canoers, scullers and kayakers shall not conduct any professional or amateur training after 7 a.m. in the Inner Harbour or the Middle Harbour.
D1-3-13 All organized events are to be authorized by the port official.
D1-3-14 Only ships greater than 20m are authorized to access the Victoria International Marina on the North Shore of the Middle Harbour.
D1-4 Speed Limits
D1-4-1 Ships including seaplanes, maneuvering in waters of the Public Port of Victoria north of a straight line between the westerly end of the Ogden Point breakwater and Macaulay Point to a straight line drawn between Shoal Point and Berens Island shall proceed at a safe speed at all times and shall not exceed 7 knots.
D1-4-2 Ships including seaplanes, maneuvering in waters of the Public Port of Victoria north and east of a straight line drawn between Shoal Point and Berens Island to the northern boundary of the Public Port of Victoria shall proceed at a safe speed at all times and shall not exceed 5 knots.
D1-5 Seaplane Operations
D1-5-1 The pilots-in-command of seaplanes operating on the water within the limits of the Public Port of Victoria are required to comply with all operating procedures and restrictions specified by the Minister of Transport in the Canada Flight Supplement.
D1-5-2 When seaplanes are required to give way to other seaplanes and ships, they are authorized to leave the Seaplane Take Off and Landing Areas and use the Inbound/Outbound Traffic Lanes until being able to return to the Seaplane Take Off and Landing Areas.
D1-5-3 Prior permission is required from the Port of Victoria Airport Manager or designate prior to operating in the Port of Victoria.
D1-5-4 No step taxiing is permitted, and taxi speed is 5 knots maximum north and east of a straight line drawn between Shoal Point and Berens Island.
D1-5-5 Seaplanes shall maintain a distance of at least 50m from surface vessels during take off or landing.
D1-5-6 No take offs or landings are allowed prior to 0700 unless authorized by the Harbour Airport Manager.
D1-5-7 The Pelly Island Taxiway Area is not authorized for use when the white horizontal tide markers are visible (located on the concrete bases of Pelly Island and Tuzo Rock marine lights).
D1-5-8 Westbound take offs and landings shall not commence until west of a line joining the north (Lat 48°25'31.0"N Long 123°22'44.8"W) and south (Lat 48°25'29.1"N Long 123°22'44.7"W) Runway Commencement Point Markers.
D1-5-9 Eastbound landings shall be completed and seaplanes shall be at or below 5 knots before crossing east of a line joining the north (Lat 48°25'31.0"N Long 123°22'44.8"W) and south (Lat 48°25'29.1"N Long 123°22'44.7"W) Runway Commencement Point Markers.
D1-5-10 Pilots are to ensure a minimum water depth of 1.8m is available prior to using the Inclement Weather Operating Area (see Canadian Hydrographic Service
D1-5-11 No Ab Initio or aircraft training.
D1-6 Sewage Discharge
D1-6-1 No ship or floathome, or person on board a ship or floathome, shall discharge sewage in the Public Port of Victoria. Sewage means human excrement and wastes from toilets and other receptacles intended to receive or retain human body wastes or other wastes, but does not include galley or washing-facility wastes.
D1-7-1 When entering or leaving the Public Port of Victoria a ship shall not use a tow line exceeding 30 metres in length from the stern of the towing ship to the forward end of the ship under tow.
D1-7-2 No ship lying at a port facility in the Public Port of Victoria shall have an anchor out unless it has received authorization to do so from a port official.
D1-7-3 Any practice and/or procedure not identified herein may only be conducted with authorization pursuant to the Canada Marine Act.
D1-7-4 Pursuant to Schedule 4, Item 15 of the Public Ports and Public Port Facilities Regulations, an authorization is required to conduct a race, regatta, trial, demonstration, organized event or similar activities in the Public Port of Victoria. An advance notice is required as per Harbour Masters' orders.
Appendix 1 :
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