CAUTION WITH REGARD TO SHIPS APPROACHING CONTROLLED ACCESS ZONES
SURROUNDING HER MAJESTY'S CANADIAN NAVAL FACILITIES, WARSHIPS AND ALLIED
WARSHIPS WHILE UNDERWAY, AT ANCHOR OR STATIONARY
The attention of ship owners and mariners is called to understand that a "controlled access zone" means a
zone, designated by the Minister of National Defence that includes all corresponding airspace above, and
water and land below, the zone.
Attention is drawn to the following definition: A “ship” means an Her Majesty's Canadian Ship as defined in
subsection 2(1) of the National Defence Act or a ship under the control of a visiting force that is legally in
Canada by virtue of the Visiting Forces Act or otherwise.
Mariners are therefore warned that the Coordinates of the Controlled Access Zones will be reflected in the
next available update to the affected nautical charts.
Mariners are warned that the MND has designated as controlled access zones certain areas or parts of
areas of water described in the Controlled Access Zone Order (Halifax, Esquimalt and Nanoose Harbours).
The areas of water described below are hereby designated as controlled access zones for an indeterminate
ACCESS TO CONTROLLED ACCESS ZONES
The Chief of the Defence Staff may, having regard to safety or security may:
permit persons or classes of persons to have access to a controlled access zone without conditions;
permit persons or classes of persons to have access to a controlled access zone on such conditions as the
Chief of the Defence Staff considers appropriate in the circumstances; or
prohibit persons or classes of persons from having access to a controlled access zone.
DND will give notice as soon as possible that access to a controlled access zone is permitted or prohibited
and of the conditions of access to the zone, and of any changes to that permission or prohibition or to those
conditions, to all persons who may be affected by them via Annual Edition of Noti