I Do not know if there is any place in Canada
Where you can take a lantern test.
I do no a couple of people who used to work
in the marine
industry in Canada
who are color blind and have failed the standard Ishara test.
They were able to get a restricted medical
which prohibited any bridge watch keeping duties.
Naturally this eliminates the possibility of a Comercial deck
licence Or certificate of any kind.
If there is anywhere the Lantern test can still be taken in Canada.
Medicine & Pilotage Programs.
Might know or should know she is in charge of the program.
Good luck getting a quick answer, at this time, Unrestricted marine medical
are taking over 6 months to process.
It is possible if you contact the CMSG Canadian Merchant Service
Guild. they will probably know. How or where you can get a lantern test in Canada.
In the UK the lantern test used to be conducted in the Dept of Transport Marine office in major centers where DOT exams were conducted.
It’s now the MCA, it can probably still be taken at a MCA exam office. The test is conducted by an examiner.
I have taken the lantern test, it’s not a medical or diagnostic test. It’s just a test simulating the appearance of ships navigation
lights at night.
You will not be allowed to wear any kind of glasses or contacts, the examiner will check.
The test is pass or fail.
To pass you need to get all the lights right. In particular they are looking at the red and green
As far as I know transport Canada marine offices no longer have the equipment
to give a lantern test.
The last lantern test in took was in Glasgow about 35 years ago.
So if you need one call an MCA exam office and ask if you can make an appointment.
Getting there and back right now? Not sure if it’s possible, probably difficult.
Basically it’s a catch 22.
Canadian MPR marine personnel regulations
have a provision allowing the option of taking a lantern test.
Currently there is apparently no where to take the test.
However there is also a provision allowing a failure of a marine medical to be appealed.
I would suggest
Send your medical in. You will be rejectEd.
Request a lantern test.
If they don’t come up with a means of taking contact human rights Comision and file an appeal saying you are being discriminated against by TC based an a disability.
It will take a while.
And will only work
if you can tell the difference between red and green lights.