Transport Canada is proposing that a new regulatory package be introduced to amend its Navigation Safety Regulations. Specifically, the proposed regulatory amendments would:
- Consolidate 10 existing regulations related to navigation safety and radiocommunications into one comprehensive regulation;
- Expand navigation safety and radiocommunication equipment carriage requirements, including Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs), Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS), Bridge Navigational Watch Alarms System (BNWAS), Very-High-Frequency Digital Selective Calling (VHF-DSC) and two-way radiocommunications; and
- Expand Automatic Identification System (AIS) carriage requirements to passenger vessels that are certified to carry more than twelve passengers OR passenger vessels that are eight metres or more in length and are certified to carry passengers, with the exception of passenger vessels that are operating in sheltered waters.
Details can be found at: https://letstalktransportation.ca/navigation-safety-regulations.