1 (1) The following definitions apply in these Regulations.
competent authority means
(c) a testing establishment recognized by the Minister or by a government referred to in paragraph (a) as able to determine whether voyage data recorders meet the applicable requirements referred to in subsection 7(1). (autorité compétente)
fishing vessel has the same meaning as in subsection 1(1) of the Marine Personnel Regulations. (bâtiment de pêche)
inland waters of Canada means all the rivers, lakes and other navigable fresh waters within Canada, and includes the St. Lawrence River as far seaward as a straight line drawn
international voyage means a voyage between a port in one country and a port in another country, but does not include a voyage solely on the internal waters of Canada and the Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence River and their connecting and tributary waters as far east as the lower exit of the St. Lambert Lock at Montréal. (voyage international)
sheltered waters voyage has the same meaning as in section 1 of the Vessel Certificates Regulations. (voyage en eaux abritées)
(2) A rigidly connected composite unit that consists of a pushing vessel and pushed vessel, when designed as a dedicated and integrated tug-and-barge combination, is considered to be a single vessel for the purpose of these Regulations.
(2) In the case of a vessel required by section 5 to be fitted with a voyage data recorder, an annual performance test may, as permitted by section 3 of the Testing Guidelines, be carried out at the same time as an inspection.
(3) In the case of a vessel required by section 6 to be fitted with a voyage data recorder, an annual performance test may be carried out at the same time as an inspection for the purpose of issuing a certificate under subsection 10(2) of the Vessel Certificate Regulations if the period between tests does not exceed
8 (1) A voyage data recorder that is fitted on a vessel must be installed, tested and maintained so as to minimize malfunction.
(4) If the voyage data recorder ceases to be in good working order, the vessel’s master must restore it to good working order as soon as feasible.
2 (1) Unless otherwise indicated in these Regulations, any reference in these Regulations to a document is a reference to the document as amended from time to time.
(2) For the purpose of interpreting a document incorporated by reference into these Regulations, “should” is to be read as “must”.
(2) These Regulations do not apply in respect of
(c) vessels that are on location and engaged in the exploration or drilling for, or the production, conservation or processing of, oil or gas, as defined in section 2 of the Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act, in an area described in paragraph 3(a) or (b) of that Act.