About the Study Guide

This Online Study Guide has been approved by Transport Canada strictly on the basis that it meets the requirements of the Standard for Pleasure Craft Operator Card Testing over the Internet (TP 15080E) and the Boating Safety Course and Test Syllabus (TP 14932E). This approval does not represent confirmation of authorship by the course provider. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your Pleasure Craft Operator Card

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The Canada Shipping Act, 2001 requires operators to stop and render assistance to a vessel in distress unless:

  • Doing so would endanger their own vessel or passengers or…
  • Another vessel is already assisting the vessel in distress or…
  • The persons on board the vessel in distress say that they no longer need assistance.