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VHF Radiotelephone Practices and Procedures Regulations (SOR/81-364)

Regulations are current to 2020-10-05 and last amended on 2007-07-01. Previous Versions

Dredges and Floating Plants

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3), every dredge or floating plant described in Column I of an item of the schedule and maintaining a listening watch pursuant to section 8 shall make a navigation safety call on the channel set out in Column III of that item

    • (a) when approached by another ship not engaged in an operation related to the dredge or floating plant;

    • (b) when requested to do so by another ship; and

    • (c) at any other time when a navigation safety call may contribute to the safety of the dredge or floating plant or the safe navigation of any other ship.

  • (2) A navigation safety call referred to in subsection (1) shall

    • (a) contain only information that is essential for safe navigation and not exceed one minute in duration; and

    • (b) so far as is practicable, indicate in the following sequence

      • (i) the identity and location of the dredge or floating plant, and

      • (ii) whether or not any part of the river, channel or fairway is obstructed and, if so, the side on which

        • (A) the obstruction exists, and

        • (B) another ship may pass.

  • (3) A navigation safety call is not required to be made by a dredge or floating plant under the circumstances described in paragraph (1)(a) if the dredge or floating plant is reporting to a traffic centre unless any of the circumstances described in paragraph (1)(b) or (c) occurs.

  • SOR/89-87, s. 6
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