Fire Detection and Extinguishing Equipment Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1422)

Regulations are current to 2015-11-16 and last amended on 2007-07-01. Previous Versions

 Every Class E ship that is operated on a cable by mechanical power and is not towed shall be provided

  • (a) with two receptacles placed at widely separated parts of the ship, each containing an adequate quantity of sand or other dry material suitable for quenching oil fires, and scoops for distributing the material; and

  • (b) with foam fire extinguishers and carbon tetrachloride fire extinguishers in accordance with the following table, or with equivalent fire extinguishers as set forth in Schedule IV:

    Foam extinguishersCarbon tetrachloride extinguishers
    Length of shipNumberCapacityNumberCapacity
    Not over 15.2 m19 L11.136 L
    Over 15.2 mOne 9 L foam extinguisher for every 15 m in length of the ship or fraction thereof21.136 L
  • SOR/81-738, s. 41.


 [Repealed, SOR/84-508, s. 2]


Cargo Spaces

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2), (3) and (4), every Class G ship shall be provided with appliances whereby fire-smothering gas can be rapidly conveyed by a permanent piping system into any compartment appropriated for the carriage of cargo; the volume of free gas available shall be at least equal to 30 per cent of the gross volume of the largest hold in the ship that is capable of being effectively closed.

  • (2) A steam installation complying with Schedule III may be substituted for fire-smothering gas in any ship in which there are available boilers capable of generating 1 kg of steam per hour for each 0.75 m3 of the gross volume of the largest hold in the ship, or, in the case of a tanker, a foam installation, complying with Schedule III, may be substituted for fire-smothering gas except that foam shall not be used for dry cargo spaces.

  • (3) The Board may exempt any ship, other than a tanker, from the requirements of this section

    • (a) if the holds are provided with steel hatch covers and effective means of closing all ventilators and other openings leading to the holds; or

    • (b) if the ship is constructed for, and employed solely in the carriage of, ore or coal; or

    • (c) if it is satisfied that to require compliance with this section would be unreasonable on account of the short duration of the voyages the ship makes.

  • (4) Every ship that complies with section 58 is exempt from the requirements of this section.

  • (5) Every Class G ship under 2,000 tons, gross tonnage, that is not a tanker, is exempt from the requirements of this section.

  • SOR/81-738, s. 43.