Long-Range Identification and Tracking of Vessels Regulations

Version of section 7 from 2010-10-21 to 2013-12-05:

Marginal note:Switching off equipment

  •  (1) The LRIT equipment fitted on a vessel to meet the requirements of section 4 shall be capable of being switched off on board.

  • Marginal note:Master

    (2) The vessel’s master may switch off the LRIT equipment

    • (a) when international agreements, rules or standards provide for the protection of navigational information; and

    • (b) in exceptional circumstances and for the shortest duration possible when the equipment’s operation is considered by the vessel’s master to compromise the safety or security of the vessel.

  • Marginal note:Informing authorities

    (3) If the master switches off the LRIT equipment in the case provided for by paragraph (2)(b), the master shall

    • (a) without undue delay inform a Marine Communications and Traffic Services Centre of the Canadian Coast Guard and, if the vessel is in the waters of a contracting government, the relevant maritime authority of that government; and

    • (b) make an entry, in the record of navigational activities and incidents maintained in accordance with section 85 of the Navigation Safety Regulations, setting out the reasons for the decision and indicating the period during which the equipment was switched off.

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