Collision Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1416)

Regulations are current to 2017-10-13 and last amended on 2014-01-29. Previous Versions

Compliance

 The following persons shall ensure that the applicable requirements of sections 5 and 6 and of the Rules set out in Schedule 1 are met:

  • (a) the authorized representative of a vessel and the master of a Canadian vessel;

  • (b) the owner, the charterer and the operator of a pleasure craft or seaplane and the person in charge of a pleasure craft or seaplane; and

  • (c) the owner of an ODAS.

  • SOR/90-702, s. 3;
  • SOR/2008-272, s. 6.

Proof of Compliance — Lights, Shapes, Sound-signalling Appliances and Radar Reflectors

  •  (1) Each light, shape, sound-signalling appliance and radar reflector required by these Regulations to be carried or exhibited on a vessel, except those on a pleasure craft, shall have a proof of compliance stating that the light, shape, sound-signalling appliance or radar reflector meets the standards applicable under section 6.

  • (2) The proof of compliance shall be in the form of

    • (a) a document that is carried on board the vessel in a readily accessible location; or

    • (b) a label that is securely affixed, in a readily visible location, to the light, shape, sound-signalling appliance or radar reflector.

  • (3) A proof of compliance issued in a language other than English or French shall be accompanied by an English or French translation.

  • (4) The proof of compliance shall be issued by

    • (a) a government that is a party to the Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972;

    • (b) a classification society recognized by a government referred to in paragraph (a) as able to determine whether the equipment meets the applicable standards specified in section 6; or

    • (c) an independent testing establishment recognized by the Minister or by a government referred to in paragraph (a) as able to determine whether the equipment meets the applicable standards specified in section 6.

  • SOR/90-702, s. 3;
  • SOR/2008-272, s. 6.

Standards — Lights, Shapes, Sound-signalling Appliances and Radar Reflectors

  •  (1) Each light, shape, sound-signalling appliance and radar reflector required by these Regulations to be carried or exhibited on a vessel shall meet the standards set out in Schedule 1 and its annexes.

  • (2) If a proof of compliance is issued in Canada in respect of a light, shape or sound-signalling appliance, the light, shape or sound-signalling appliance shall also meet one of the following standards:

    • (a) Standards for Navigation Lights, Shapes, Sound-Signalling Appliances, TP 1861, published by Transport Canada, as amended from time to time;

    • (b) Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. Standard 1104, Marine Navigation Lights, as amended from time to time, except sections 1.1, 1.2, 5.2 and 38.2 and any reference in that Standard to the United States’ regulation entitled Inland Navigation Rules;

    • (c) in the case of a light on a vessel that is of less than 20 metres in length, American Boat and Yacht Council Standard A-16, Electric Navigation Lights, as amended from time to time, except section 16.5 and any reference in that Standard to the United States’ regulation entitled Inland Navigation Rules; or

    • (d) any other testing standard that the Minister determines provides a level of safety that is equivalent to or higher than that of those standards.

  • (3) Lights carried on a vessel that is not required to be inspected annually or every fourth year under the Canada Shipping Act as it read immediately before the coming into force of the Act need not comply with these Regulations if the lights were constructed and installed in accordance with the Collision Regulations as they read on July 31, 1974, or the Small Vessel Regulations as they read on May 31, 1984, before

    • (a) July 15, 1981, in the case of a vessel of 20 metres or more in length; or

    • (b) June 1, 1984, in the case of a vessel of less than 20 metres in length.

  • SOR/90-702, s. 3;
  • SOR/2008-272, s. 6.

Notices to Mariners and Notices to Shipping

 Every vessel shall navigate with particular caution where navigation may be difficult or hazardous and, for that purpose, shall comply with any instructions and directions contained in Notices to Mariners or Notices to Shipping that are issued as a result of circumstances such as

  • (a) unusual maritime conditions;

  • (b) the undertaking of marine or engineering works;

  • (c) casualties to a vessel or aid to navigation; or

  • (d) changes to hydrographic information.

  • SOR/2008-272, s. 6.
 
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