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Large Fishing Vessel Inspection Regulations

Version of section 24.1 from 2006-03-22 to 2020-10-05:

  •  (1) A fishing vessel engaged on a voyage beyond the VHF coverage area or beyond sea area A1 as defined in Chapter IV of the Safety Convention shall carry

    • (a) if the fishing vessel is 500 tons gross tonnage or over, two SARTs stowed so that they are readily accessible for immediate use and for placing in the two survival craft that are launched first; and

    • (b) if the fishing vessel is 300 tons gross tonnage or over but less than 500 tons, one SART stowed so that it is readily accessible for immediate use and for placing in one of the survival craft that are launched first.

  • (2) A fishing vessel engaged on a foreign voyage or a home-trade voyage, Class I, shall carry one SART that is stowed so that it is readily accessible for immediate use and for placing in one of the survival craft that are launched first.

  • (3) A SART carried on a fishing vessel shall meet the requirements of sections 28 and 29 of the Ship Station (Radio) Technical Regulations, 1999.

  • (4) Every radio operator of a fishing vessel that carries a SART shall comply with the requirements of subsection 49(2) of the Ship Station (Radio) Technical Regulations, 1999.

  • (5) Despite subsection (2), a fishing vessel that is less than 300 tons gross tonnage and that on March 31, 2001, was required by these Regulations to carry two Class II EPIRBs may continue to carry them instead of a SART until one of the batteries of the Class II EPIRBs needs to be replaced if

  • SOR/96-216, s. 4
  • SOR/2000-263, s. 3
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