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Marine Personnel Regulations

Version of section 266 from 2007-07-01 to 2020-10-05:

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), the master of a vessel that is required to be fitted with a VHF radiotelephone installation shall ensure that a person who holds one of the following certificates referred to in Schedule II to the Radiocommunication Regulations is in charge of the radio watch:

    • (a) Restricted Operator Certificate with Maritime Qualification;

    • (b) General Operator Certificate; or

    • (c) Restricted Operator’s Certificate (ROC-MC).

  • (2) The master of a vessel engaged on a voyage other than a sheltered waters voyage and that is required to be fitted with a VHF radiotelephone installation capable of digital selective calling shall ensure that the person in charge of the radio watch holds

    • (a) in the case of a vessel that is engaged on a near coastal voyage, Class 2 and that has such a VHF installation as its only radiotelephone installation, a Restricted Operator Certificate with Maritime Qualifications issued after January 1, 2005; and

    • (b) in all other cases, a Restricted Operator’s Certificate (ROC-MC) issued under the Radiocommunication Act.

  • (3) The authorized representative of a vessel to which section 10 of the Ship Station (Radio) Regulations, 1999 applies, when operating in sea areas A2, A3 or A4, shall employ and the master of that vessel shall ensure that there is on board

    • (a) a member of the complement who holds a First-class Radioelectronic certificate; or

    • (b) at least two persons

      • (i) each of whom holds a General Operator certificate, and

      • (ii) who, between them, are in charge of the radio watch for at least 16 hours during any 24-hour period.

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