CANADIAN AIR CUSHION VEHICLE LEGISLATION AND REGULATION
This paper reviews Canadian experience in the legislation and regulation of air cushion vehicles. In particular, it discuss the work of the Canadian Federal Government Interdepartmental Committee on Air Cushion Legislation, the various recommendations made by this Committee with respect to registration, certification of vehicles, licensing of crew and maintenance engineers, economic licensing and others will be outlined. It also explains the type of detailed regulations which the writer believes are required to allow this new technology to develop without undue constraints and at the same time provide essential safeguards to the public. The paper considers the work of the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO) Working Group on dynamically supported craft. This Group was established with representation from the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, France, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republic, West Germany, Italy and Norway to consider safety requirements for operating high-speed marine craft such as air cushion vehicles and hydrofoils.
- Proceedings of Second International Waterborne Transportation Conference, October 5-7, 1977, New York City. Available April, 1978, approximately 750 pages. Cost: To ASCE members $15.00; non-members $30.00.
New York, NY USA 10017-2398
- Doherty, J
- Publication Date: 1977
- TRT Terms: Air cushion vehicles; High speed craft; Licensing; Marine transit; Policy; Regulations; Safety
- Old TRIS Terms: Licensing requirements
- Subject Areas: Law; Marine Transportation; Policy; Public Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00170790
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Society of Civil Engineers
- Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM