Navigation Safety Regulations (SOR/2005-134)

Regulations are current to 2014-09-01 and last amended on 2011-09-30. Previous Versions

 Every ship of 150 tons or more or that is engaged on a voyage that is beyond the limits of a home-trade voyage, Class III or an inland voyage, Class II, shall be fitted with a pelorus or compass bearing device, or other means, independent of any power supply, that can be used to take bearings over an arc of the horizon of 360°.

 Every ship, other than a pleasure craft of less than 150 tons, that is required by this Part to be fitted with a magnetic compass shall be fitted with a means of correcting heading and bearings to true at all times.

 Every ship that has a totally enclosed bridge shall be fitted with a sound-reception system, or other means, that can be used to enable the person in charge of the deck watch to hear sound signals and determine their direction.

  •  (1) Every ship with an emergency steering position shall be fitted with a telephone, or other means, that can be used to communicate heading information to that position.

  • (2) Every ship on which a standard magnetic compass is fitted under subsection 40(1) shall be fitted with a means of communication between the standard magnetic compass position and the position from which the ship is normally navigated.

Equipment for Ships of 150 Tons or More

  •  (1) Every ship of 150 tons or more shall be fitted with a spare magnetic compass that is interchangeable with the magnetic compass required by section 40.

  • (2) Every ship of 150 tons or more that is fitted with other means under subsection 40(1) shall be fitted with replacement or duplicate equipment that can be used to determine the ship’s heading and display it at the main steering position.

 Every ship of 150 tons or more that is engaged on an international voyage shall be fitted with a daylight signalling lamp, or other means, that can be used to communicate by light signals during the day and the night using a source of electrical power not solely dependent on the ship’s power supply.

Equipment for Ships of 150 Tons or More Carrying More Than 12 Passengers and Engaged on an International Voyage and for Ships of 300 Tons or More

 A ship shall be fitted with echo-sounding equipment, or other electronic means, that can be used to measure and display the available depth of water if

  • (a) it is of 150 tons or more, carrying more than 12 passengers and engaged on an international voyage; or

  • (b) it is of 300 tons or more.

 A ship shall be fitted with a 9-GHz radar, or other means, that can be used to determine and display the range and bearing of radar transponders and of other surface craft, obstructions, buoys, shorelines and navigational marks to assist in navigation and in collision avoidance if

  • (a) it is of 150 tons or more, carrying more than 12 passengers and engaged on an international voyage; or

  • (b) it is of 300 tons or more.

 A ship shall be fitted with an electronic plotting aid, or other means, that can be used to electronically plot the range and bearing of targets in order to determine collision risk if

  • (a) it is of 150 tons or more, carrying more than 12 passengers and engaged on an international voyage; or

  • (b) it is of 300 tons or more but less than 500 tons.