3. These Regulations apply to Canadian ships in all waters and to all ships in waters under Canadian jurisdiction.
3.1 (1) Subsection 4(1) does not apply if the owner and the master of a ship are unable to obtain the charts, documents or publications, required by these Regulations in respect of the area in which the ship is being navigated, at any place at which the ship calls.
(2) Subsections 5(1) and 6(1) and (2) do not apply if the person in charge of the navigation of a ship is unable to obtain the charts, documents or publications, required by these Regulations in respect of the area in which the ship is being navigated without endangering the ship, contravening applicable regulations or requiring the ship to make a substantial detour.
(3) Section 7 does not apply if the circumstances of the voyage are such that it is impracticable to receive Notices to Mariners, Notices to Shipping or radio navigational warnings containing information with regard to the safe navigation of the ship.
- SOR/2002-424, s. 2.
3.2 No ship of any class shall navigate in any shipping safety control zone prescribed under subsection 11(1) of the Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act unless the ship complies with these Regulations.
- SOR/2002-424, s. 2.
CARRIAGE OF CHARTS, DOCUMENTS AND PUBLICATIONS
4. (1) Subject to subsection (2), the master and owner of every ship shall have on board, in respect of each area in which the ship is to be navigated, the most recent editions of the charts, documents and publications that are required to be used under sections 5 and 6.
(2) The master and owner of a ship of less than 100 tons are not required to have on board the charts, documents and publications referred to in subsection (1) if the person in charge of navigation has sufficient knowledge of the following information, such that safe and efficient navigation in the area where the ship is to be navigated is not compromised:
(a) the location and character of charted
(i) shipping routes,
(ii) lights, buoys and marks, and
(iii) navigational hazards; and
(b) the prevailing navigational conditions, taking into account such factors as tides, currents, ice and weather patterns.
(3) If a ship, other than a pleasure craft of less than 150 tons, is making a foreign voyage, a home-trade voyage, Class I, II or III, or an inland voyage, Class I, the master and the owner of the ship shall have on board and make readily available to the person in charge of the navigation of the ship an illustrated table of life-saving signals for use by ships and persons in distress when communicating with life-saving stations, maritime rescue units or aircraft engaged in search and rescue operations.
(4) If a Canadian ship is of 150 tons or more, the master and the owner of the ship shall have on board and make readily available to the person in charge of the navigation of the ship the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue Manual, Volume III, Mobile Facilities, published by the IMO.
- SOR/2005-135, s. 2.
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