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Navigation Safety Regulations, 2020

Version of section 125 from 2021-06-23 to 2024-04-01:

Marginal note:Canadian towboats — radar

  •  (1) A Canadian vessel that is a towboat must be fitted with

    • (a) if it is of 5 gross tonnage or more and is engaged on an inland voyage or a near coastal voyage, Class 2, 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.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (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.

  • SOR/2021-135, s. 49

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