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Navigation Safety Regulations, 2020

Version of section 116 from 2021-06-23 to 2023-09-13:

Marginal note:Voyage data recorder — performance tests

  •  (1) On installation of a voyage data recorder (VDR) or a simplified voyage data recorder (S-VDR) on a vessel, and each subsequent year after the date of installation, a performance test must be carried out in accordance with paragraph 2 and the Appendix to the Annex to IMO circular MSC.1/Circ.1222, Guidelines on Annual Testing of Voyage Data Recorders (VDR) and Simplified Voyage Data Recorders (S-VDR) by the manufacturer or a person authorized by the manufacturer.

  • Marginal note:Subsection 13(1) of Vessel Safety Certificates Regulations

    (2) In the case of a vessel that is required under section 115 to be fitted with a VDR, the annual performance test referred to in subsection (1) may be carried out at the same time as an inspection for the purpose of issuing a certificate under subsection 13(1) of the Vessel Safety Certificates Regulations if the period between tests does not exceed

    • (a) 15 months, in the case of a passenger vessel; and

    • (b) 18 months, in the case of any other vessel.

  • Marginal note:Performance test certificate

    (3) A copy of the most recent annual performance test certificate delivered by the person who completed the performance test must be kept on board the vessel.

  • Marginal note:Language of certificates

    (4) If an annual performance test certificate is written in a language other than English or French, it must be accompanied by an English or French translation.

  • SOR/2021-135, s. 48
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