Navigation Safety Regulations, 2020
Marginal note:Canadian towboats — radar
125 (1) A Canadian vessel that is a towboat must be fitted with
(a) if it is engaged on a near coastal voyage, Class 2 and is of 5 gross tonnage or more, a radar to determine and display the range and bearing of radar transponders and of other surface craft, obstructions, buoys, shorelines and navigational marks;
(b) if it is engaged on a near coastal voyage, Class 1,
(i) echo-sounding equipment to measure and display the available depth of water, and
(ii) two radars that meet the requirements set out in paragraph (a) and that are functionally independent of each other; and
(c) if it is engaged on an unlimited voyage, the equipment set out in paragraph (b) and a gyro-compass to determine and display its heading by shipborne non-magnetic means.
(2) A Canadian vessel that is a towboat does not have to meet the equipment requirements set out in subsection (1) if it is engaged in a towing operation in an emergency situation on an exceptional basis.
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