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Navigation Safety Regulations (SOR/2005-134)

Regulations are current to 2020-03-05 and last amended on 2019-06-15. Previous Versions

PART 1General (continued)

Installation, Testing and Maintenance of Equipment

  •  (1) The equipment referred to in these Regulations shall be installed, tested and maintained so as to minimize malfunction.

  • (2) All reasonable steps shall be taken to maintain the equipment in good working order.

  • (3) Every Canadian ship of 150 tons or more engaged on an international voyage and every Canadian ship of 500 tons or more shall retain on board a maintenance record for the equipment that shows all periodic testing and servicing, all defects, repairs and parts replacements and the relevant dates, locations and personnel.

  •  (1) Every ship making a foreign voyage, a home-trade voyage, Class I or II, or an inland voyage, Class I, shall carry

    • (a) the manufacturer’s operating and maintenance manuals for the equipment referred to in these Regulations; and

    • (b) the spare parts that the manufacturer or the operating and maintenance manuals recommend be carried.

  • (2) Every ship making a voyage, other than a voyage referred to in subsection (1), shall carry the manufacturer’s operating and maintenance manuals for the equipment referred to in these Regulations and the spare parts, fuses and lamps that can be used as replacement parts for installation by non-technical personnel.

 [Repealed, SOR/2011-203, s. 12]

Electromagnetic Compatibility

  •  (1) This section applies to every ship of 150 tons or more that is engaged on an international voyage and every ship of 500 tons or more.

  • (2) If a ship is constructed on or after July 1, 2002, all electrical and electronic equipment on the bridge or in the vicinity of the bridge shall be tested for electromagnetic compatibility, taking into account testing standard IEC 60533 of the International Electrotechnical Commission, entitled Electrical and electronic installations in ships — Electromagnetic compatibility.

  • (3) Electrical or electronic equipment that is installed after the coming into force of these Regulations shall be installed so that electromagnetic interference does not affect the proper functioning of navigational equipment.

  • (4) Portable electrical or electronic equipment shall not be operated on the bridge if it might affect the proper functioning of navigational equipment.

Standards

  •  (1) The equipment with which a ship of 150 tons or more is fitted to comply with these Regulations shall, if performance standards are specified in Schedule 1 for the equipment, meet those standards or other performance standards that the Minister determines provide a level of safety that is equivalent to or higher than that of those standards.

  • (2) If standards are specified in Schedule 1 for the equipment,

    • (a) the equipment shall be type-approved by a competent authority as meeting those standards or other standards that the Minister determines provide a level of safety that is equivalent to or higher than that of those standards; and

    • (b) proof of the type-approval shall be carried on board the ship.

  • (3) The proof shall be in the form of either of the following that is issued by the competent authority:

    • (a) a label that is securely affixed to the equipment in a readily visible location; or

    • (b) a document that is kept in a readily accessible location on the ship.

  • (4) If the proof is issued in a language other than English or French, it shall be accompanied by an English or French translation.

  • (5) The equipment with which a Canadian ship is fitted to comply with these Regulations shall meet the applicable electrical installation standards in sections 3.10, 3.12, 3.14, 4.1, 4.3, 4.4, 15.6, 15.7, 15.11.2, 15.11.3, 52.1 to 52.4, 54.2 to 54.4 and 58.1 to 58.3 of Ship Electrical Standards, TP 127, published by the Department of Transport.

  • (6) Subsections (1) to (5) do not apply to equipment with which a ship was required to be fitted before July 1, 2002 in accordance with the standards required by the Navigating Appliances and Equipment Regulations, SOR/84-689, as they read on June 30, 2002, if the ship was fitted with the equipment before July 1, 2002 and the equipment continues to meet those standards and has the proof of compliance required by those Regulations as they read on that date.

  • (7) Despite subsection (6), if equipment that was fitted on a ship before July 1, 2002 is replaced, subsections (1) to (5) apply to the replacement equipment.

Quality Control

 Equipment that is fitted on a ship on or after July 1, 2002 and required to be type-approved under paragraph 11(2)(a) shall

  • (a) be manufactured by a manufacturer that has a quality control system in place that is audited by a competent authority to ensure continuous compliance with the type-approval conditions; or

  • (b) before being fitted on a ship, be certified as being in compliance with the type-approval by a competent authority that has used final product verification procedures.

Alternative Modes of Operation

 Equipment that is referred to in these Regulations, that is fitted on a ship on or after July 1, 2002 and that offers alternative modes of operation shall indicate the actual mode of use.

Equipment Not Required to Be Fitted

 Insofar as it is feasible, section 11 applies in respect of equipment for which performance standards are specified in Schedule 1, that is fitted on or after July 1, 2002 on a ship of 150 tons or more engaged on an international voyage or on a ship of 500 tons or more engaged on a voyage other than a home-trade voyage, Class IV, or a minor waters voyage and that is in addition to the equipment required by these Regulations.

 Section 11 applies in respect of heading or track control systems, or other means, that can be used to automatically control, and keep to, a heading or straight track and that are fitted on a ship of over 1000 tons.

Integrated Systems

  •  (1) Integrated bridge systems that are fitted on a ship on or after July 1, 2002 shall be so arranged that failure of any sub-system is brought to the immediate attention of the person in charge of the deck watch by audible and visual alarms and does not cause the failure of any other sub-system.

  • (2) In the case of a failure in one part of an integrated navigational system, it shall be possible to operate each other individual piece of equipment or part of the system separately.

Compass Inspections

 During the inspection of the compasses on a ship that is not a pleasure craft, the master shall

  • (a) show the inspector a certificate of adjustment substantially in the form set out in Schedule 2, signed by a compass adjuster, or a deviation card signed and dated by a compass adjuster; or

  • (b) if the master has found the compasses to be satisfactory to provide heading direction, give the inspector a statement signed by the master and first mate to that effect.

PART 2Equipment Requirements for Ships Constructed Before July 1, 2002

Application

 This Part applies to ships constructed before July 1, 2002.

Magnetic Compasses

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), every ship engaged on a foreign voyage, a home-trade voyage, Class I or II, or an inland voyage, Class I, shall be fitted with

    • (a) a standard magnetic compass that provides clear, readable heading information at the main steering position to the person at the helm; or

    • (b) a standard magnetic compass and a steering magnetic compass.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to the following ships if a steering magnetic compass is installed on the ship together with a device for taking azimuths and terrestrial bearings over an arc of the horizon as close as feasible to 360°:

    • (a) fishing vessels of less than 500 tons that were constructed before January 1, 1975 and are less than 45 m in length; and

    • (b) ships of 150 tons or less.

  • (3) A ship that is required by this Part to be fitted with a standard magnetic compass may instead be fitted with a gyro-compass if the ship is fitted with

    • (a) a steering magnetic compass; and

    • (b) a device for taking azimuths and terrestrial bearings over an arc of the horizon as close as feasible to 360°.

 Every ship on which a standard magnetic compass is fitted as required by paragraph 19(1)(a) shall be fitted with a spare magnetic compass that is fully interchangeable with the standard magnetic compass.

 The compasses required by paragraph 19(1)(b) shall

  • (a) if fitted on a ship that was constructed on or after January 16, 1973, be fully interchangeable; or

  • (b) if fitted on a ship that was constructed before January 16, 1973, be fully interchangeable when one or both of the compasses are replaced.

 Every ship on which a standard magnetic compass is fitted as required by subsection 19(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.

 
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