Canada Shipping Act, 2001
Marginal note:Vessels — requirements
167 (1) Subject to subsection (2), every prescribed vessel or vessel of a prescribed class shall
(a) have an arrangement with a response organization in respect of a quantity of oil that is at least equal to the total amount of oil that the vessel carries, both as cargo and as fuel, to a prescribed maximum quantity, and in respect of waters where the vessel navigates or engages in a marine activity; and
(b) have on board a declaration, in the form specified by the Minister of Transport, that
(i) identifies the name and address of the vessel’s insurer or, in the case of a subscription policy, the name and address of the lead insurer who provides pollution insurance coverage in respect of the vessel,
(ii) confirms that the arrangement has been made, and
(iii) identifies every person who is authorized to implement the arrangement.
Marginal note:Certain provisions do not apply to certain vessels
(2) Paragraph (1)(a) and subparagraphs (1)(b)(ii) and (iii) do not apply in respect of a vessel that is in prescribed waters.
(3) The Minister may exempt, subject to any conditions that the Minister considers appropriate, for a specified period any vessel, or class of vessels, that is en route through waters referred to in subsection 166(1), from the application of any provision of this Part if the Minister is of the opinion that the vessel or class of vessels is subject to a provision of the laws of another state that provides for standards that are equivalent to or stricter than the standards provided for in the provision of this Part.
(4) Notice of every exemption must be published in the Canada Gazette.
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