Navigation Safety Regulations (SOR/2005-134)

Regulations are current to 2014-11-25 and last amended on 2011-09-30. Previous Versions

Heading Information at the Emergency Steering Position

 Every ship of 150 tons or more that is required by this Part to be fitted with a compass shall be provided with heading information at the emergency steering position if that position is provided.

Navigational Radars

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), a ship shall be fitted with a navigational radar if

    • (a) it is of 500 tons or more and was constructed before September 1, 1984; or

    • (b) it is of 200 tons or more and was constructed on or after September 1, 1984.

  • (2) A ship shall be fitted with two navigational radars if

    • (a) it is of 10 000 tons or more; or

    • (b) it is a tanker, gas carrier or chemical carrier of 1600 tons or more.

  • (3) Every Safety Convention ship and every ship referred to in subsection (1) on which a navigational radar is fitted after March 1, 2001 shall be fitted with a navigational radar that is capable of operating in the 9-GHz frequency band.

  •  (1) When two navigational radars are fitted on a ship, each radar shall be capable of being operated independently of the other.

  • (2) When two navigational radars are fitted on a Safety Convention ship or are fitted, after March 1, 2001, on a ship referred to in subsection 28(2), at least one of the radars shall be capable of operating in the 9-GHz frequency band.

Radar Plotting Facilities

  •  (1) Every navigational radar required by this Part shall be provided with facilities for plotting at or close to each radar display.

  • (2) The plotting facilities for every radar fitted after September 1, 1984 on ships of 1600 tons or more shall be at least as effective as a reflection plotter.

Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPAs)

  •  (1) A ship that is making a foreign voyage or a home-trade voyage, Class I or II, shall be fitted with an automatic radar plotting aid if

    • (a) it is a tanker of 10 000 tons or more;

    • (b) it is a ship of 15 000 tons or more that was constructed before September 1, 1984; or

    • (c) it is a ship of 10 000 tons or more that was constructed on or after September 1, 1984.

  • (2) Every ship of 10 000 tons or more that is carrying oil or liquid hazardous materials in bulk and is making a voyage on the inland waters of Canada shall be fitted with an automatic radar plotting aid.

  • (3) Subsection (1) does not apply to a bulk carrier making a home-trade voyage, Class II, in Canada, if

    • (a) it is limited, by its inspection certificate, to making inland voyages and home-trade voyages, Class II, in Canada; and

    • (b) during the period for which the inspection certificate is in force, it spends more time on inland voyages than on home-trade voyages, Class II, in Canada.

Echo-sounding Equipment

 A ship shall be fitted with echo-sounding equipment if

  • (a) it is of 300 tons or more, was constructed on or after September 1, 1984 and is engaged on a voyage other than a home-trade voyage, Class IV, or a minor waters voyage;

  • (b) it is of 500 tons or more, was constructed on or after January 16, 1973 and is engaged on a voyage other than a home-trade voyage, Class IV, or a minor waters voyage;

  • (c) it is of 1600 tons or more, was constructed before January 16, 1973 and is engaged on a home-trade voyage, Class I or II, or an inland voyage, Class I;

  • (d) it is of 1600 tons or more and engaged on an international voyage; or

  • (e) it is of 15 000 tons or more.