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Navigation Safety Regulations, 2020

Version of section 204 from 2020-10-06 to 2023-06-06:

Marginal note:VHF radio installation

  •  (1) A vessel on a voyage, any part of which is in sea area A1, within VHF coverage of a Canadian Coast Guard station or on a voyage more than five nautical miles from shore on the sea coasts of Canada, must be fitted with a VHF radio installation capable of DSC if the vessel is

    • (a) more than 8 m in length;

    • (b) carrying passengers; or

    • (c) a towboat.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a vessel that carries six passengers or less and is not more than 8 m in length if it is equipped with a portable VHF handheld radio capable of DSC.

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