Small Vessels Categories.

“Category”, in relation to a vessel, means the particular category of vessel determined as follows:

  • Category A

    Category A — vessels operating any distance from shore;

  • Category B

    Category B — vessels operating less than 40 nautical miles from shore;

  • Category C

    Category C — vessels operating less than 15 nautical miles from shore;

  • Category D

    Category D — vessels operating less than 5 nautical miles from shore;

  • Category E

    Category E — vessels operating not more than 1 nautical mile from shore and 15 nautical miles from an approved launch site;

  • Category R

    Category R — vessels operating solely on inland waters. (Now defined as all water areas accessible to the public and contained within ports and fishing harbours lagoons, rivers, dams, wetlands and lakes in the Republic)