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Transport Canada letter to registered boat owner:

Transport Canada

Safety & Security
Tower C, Place de Ville
9th Floor
330 Sparks Street
Ottawa, Ontario



Dear Sir/Madam:

{Registered Vessel, number, port}

Recent amendments to the Ship Registration provisions of the Canada Shipping Act require that Certificates of Registry must be renewed periodically. In this regard, enclosed is a new Certificate of Registry for your vessel. Your current Certificate is no longer valid, but may be kept for historical purposes.

Please note that your new Certificate now has an expiry date which is shown at the bottom. This new Certificate is not valid for operation of the vessel until the vessel is marked in accordance with the Canada Shipping Act, Section 27(l). Please refer to the Marking Requirements explained on the back of the enclosed Certificate of Registry.

The office responsible for your Port of Registry must be notified within 30 days of any change to the information shown on the Certificate of Registry. Failure to do so will render your Certificate of Registry invalid. The civil penalty for operation of a vessel with an invalid document is a fine of not more than $10,000.00 per offence.

Not less than 30 days preceding expiration, a Notice of Renewal will be mailed to the owner or the authorized representative, at the address of record. If there are no changes, you only need to sign and return the notice. A new Certificate of Registry will then be issued and mailed to you. Contact our office not later than two weeks prior to the expiration date, if you have not received the Notice of Renewal. If your address changes at any time or the vessel is altered, you must notify the narest Registrar of Ships. The responsibility for renewal is up to you, the vessel owner, with or without notice.

Thank you for your co-operation.
Yours truly,

Registry of Ships
Marine Safety

Encl. {Certificate of Registry, Marking requirements}

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