Acts & Regulations

Visit the links below to get informed on the set of Acts and Regulations that guide our operations and management.


Pilotage Act:

Canada Marine Act:

Canada Shipping Act, 2001:

Pilotage regulations

General Pilotage Regulations:

Great Lakes Pilotage Regulations: Repealed

Great Lakes Pilotage Tariff Regulations: Repealed


Canada Labour Code:

Collision Regulations :,_c._1416/

Eastern Canada Vessel Traffic Services Zone Regulations:

Environnemental Response Arrangements Regulation :

Marine Occupational Health and Safety Regulations:

Marine Personnel Regulations :

Navigation Safety Regulations :

Seaway Properties Regulations:

Shipping Casualties Reporting Regulations:

St. Clair and Detroit River Navigation Safety Regulations:

Transportation Safety Board Regulations:

Our Work What we Do

1. Safe Pilotage

We operate and manage the safe pilotage of sea vessels through the Great Lakes waterways. Along with our partners, we ensure safe passage to all sea vessels navigating through the Great Lakes system of lakes and locks.

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2. Tariffs

We fix pilotage tariffs at a level that permits us to operate on a self-sustaining financial basis that we believe are fair and reasonable to our customers.

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3. Pilotage Certification

As a regulatory agency responsible for navigation in the Great Lakes region, we administer and monitor a certification system to provide reasonable reassurance the safe passage of ships in the region.

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