7 (1) The master of a ship that is within or about to enter a Vessel Traffic Services Zone shall ensure that a report is made to a marine traffic regulator on any of the following matters as soon as the master becomes aware of them:
(a) the occurrence on board the ship of any fire;
(b) the involvement of the ship in any collision, grounding or striking;
(c) any defect in the ship’s hull, main propulsion systems or steering systems, radars, compasses, radio equipment, anchors or cables, where a report is not made under subsection 6(1.1);
(d) any discharge or probable discharge of a pollutant from the ship into the water, where a report is not made under subsection 6(1.1);
(e) [Repealed, SOR/96-214, s. 6]
(f) another ship in apparent difficulty;
(g) any obstruction to navigation;
(h) any aid to navigation that is functioning improperly, damaged, off-position or missing;
(i) the presence of any pollutant in the water;
(j) the presence of a ship that may impede the movement of other ships; and
(k) any ice and weather conditions that are detrimental to safe navigation.
(2) A report made pursuant to subsection (1) shall include the name and position of the ship.
- SOR/96-214, s. 6
8 The master of a ship that is within or about to enter a Vessel Traffic Services Zone shall ensure that a report is made to a marine traffic regulator describing any significant change in the information contained in a report made pursuant to these Regulations.
9 (1) Subject to subsection (2), where any report made under these Regulations requires a time to be specified, the time shall be specified using the time zone in effect in the Vessel Traffic Services Zone that the ship is about to enter or is within, using the 24-hour clock system.
(2) A report made pursuant to subsection 6(1.1) shall specify the time at which the report is made in Co-ordinated Universal Time using the 24-hour clock system.
- SOR/96-214, s. 7
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