Long-Range Identification and Tracking of Vessels Regulations

Version of section 8 from 2010-10-21 to 2013-12-05:

Marginal note:Reducing frequency of or temporarily stopping transmission

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

    • (a) being configured to transmit the LRIT information at a reduced frequency of once every 24 hours; and

    • (b) temporarily stopping the transmission of LRIT information.

  • Marginal note:Master

    (2) While a vessel is undergoing repairs, modifications or conversions in dry dock or in port or is laid up, the vessel’s master may, on his or her own initiative, and shall, if directed to do so by the Minister,

    • (a) reduce the frequency of the transmission of LRIT information to once every 24 hours; or

    • (b) temporarily stop the transmission of LRIT information.

  • Marginal note:Informing authorities

    (3) If the master reduces the frequency of or temporarily stops the transmission of LRIT information under subsection (2), 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, indicating the period during which the transmission of LRIT information was reduced in frequency or temporarily stopped, and whether or not the Minister directed the action.

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