The UVic Marine Safety Committee passed a motion to adopt the PCOC (Pleasure Craft Operators Card) as a minimum UVic requirement for anyone who operates a Human Powered Vessel for research or teaching. This requirement will be in effect as of Sept 1, 2012; however we encourage anyone doing research this summer to acquire their PCOC through an accredited Transport Canada course provider: http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/debs-obs-paperwork-paperwork_operator-3718.htm.
The UVic Boating Safety program outlines the requirements for research and teaching activities involving marine vessels. We provide guidance and technical support to ensure your boating projects meet their safety and regulatory obligations.
Under the Transport Canada regulations, boats used by UVic for purposes other than recreation are categorized as non-pleasure commercial vessels and are subject to a specific regulatory framework. Types of non-pleasure commercial vessels can range from canoes, kayaks, aluminum hull boats, to larger vessels such as the John Strickland research vessel.
To ensure your project is meeting its safety and regulatory obligations, a Boating Review Form must be completed and sent to OHSE prior to going on the water.
For more information, please contact Amanda Muench at email@example.com or
Marine Spill Reporting - Canada Coast Guard Channel 16 or call 1-800-889-8852 Pacific Region