This bulletin gives you general information about the Regulations Amending the Navigation Safety Regulations (Automatic Identification Systems). These amendments will come into force on June 15, 2019.
The regulations include amendments to mandatory Automatic Identification System (AIS) carriage requirements.
What you need to know
Transport Canada is expanding AIS carriage requirements.
The expanded requirements will apply to every vessel on a voyage other than a sheltered waters voyage, if she is
- certified to carry more than 12 passengers; or
- eight metres or more in length and is carrying passengers.
The AIS may be a Class A or Class B type.
To learn how to install, test and maintain an AIS properly, refer to SSB 10/2016.