Navigation Safety Regulations
9 (1) The voyage data recorder required by section 73, including all sensors, shall undergo an annual performance test to verify the accuracy, duration and recoverability of the recorded data. The test shall be conducted by a testing establishment recognized by the Minister or a government that is a party to the Safety Convention as being able to conduct the test.
(2) In addition, the serviceability of all protective enclosures and devices fitted to aid in locating the voyage data recorder shall be determined by tests and inspections conducted by the testing establishment.
(3) A copy of the certificate of compliance issued by the testing establishment that states the date of compliance and the applicable performance standards shall be retained on board the ship.
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