3. (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), these Regulations apply to
(a) ships not over five tons, gross tonnage, that carry more than 12 passengers;
(b) passenger ships over five tons, gross tonnage;
(c) non-passenger ships over 15 tons, gross tonnage, including lighters, dredges, barges, hoppers and like vessels that are self-propelled; and
(d) non-self-propelled dredges, rock drills, floating elevators, floating pile drivers and like vessels that are subject to inspection.
(2) These Regulations apply to new ships and in so far as is reasonable and practicable to existing ships.
(3) These Regulations do not apply to fishing vessels.
(4) Sections 31, 46, 51, 68, 82 and 94 do not apply to ships registered or licensed in Canada after June 1, 1978.
(5) Sections 31.1, 46.1, 50.1, 51.1, 68.1, 82.1 and 94.1 apply only to ships registered or licensed in Canada after June 1, 1978.
- SOR/78-3, s. 1.
4. Notwithstanding anything contained in these Regulations, the use of a vapourizing liquid fire extinguisher, as set out in these Regulations, is prohibited, except that in radio rooms and at switchboards such an extinguisher may be used if it contains not more than 1.136 L of vapourizing liquid and is used in addition to the other requirements of these Regulations.
- SOR/81-738, s. 1.
5. (1) Subject to subsection (2), the Board may, if satisfied that it can with propriety do so, exempt any ship from full compliance with any of the requirements of these Regulations.
(2) No safety Convention ship that is a new ship and proceeds more than 20 nautical miles from land is exempt from these Regulations.
- SOR/81-738, s. 2.
5.1 The Board may, in lieu of any arrangement, fitting or appliance prescribed by these Regulations, accept any other arrangement, fitting or appliance that is, on the basis of suitable tests or trials, shown to be at least as effective as that prescribed.
- SOR/81-738, s. 2.
6. (1) Wooden steamships, steel steamships having a considerable amount of woodwork in their superstructure, and steamships that carry cargo of such a nature as to involve extra fire risk shall, in addition to any fire extinguishing equipment required by these Regulations, carry such equipment as the Board may prescribe.
(2) In addition to the requirements of these Regulations, vessels making international voyages shall comply with the appropriate requirements of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1960.
SUBMISSION OF PLANS AND PARTICULARS
7. (1) Subject to subsection (2), plans of the fire extinguishing equipment for new passenger ships over five tons, gross tonnage, and new non-passenger ships over 24.4 m in length shall be submitted to the Chairman in triplicate and shall include
(a) the general layout of the fire service main with its relief arrangements, position of hydrants and position, capacity and types of all fire pumps;
(b) in the case of ships fitted with oil-fired boilers, full particulars of the proposed fire smothering installations, foam, steam or gas, as the case may be, for the boiler rooms, showing the distribution system, screens and coamings, the position of the controls for the installations and the arrangements for closing openings to prevent the admission of air;
(c) in the case of ships required to be fitted so that steam or CO2 may be admitted to cargo spaces, full particulars of the proposed installation showing the dimensions and cubic capacity of each compartment to be protected;
(d) particulars of the fire extinguishers, manual fire alarms and miscellaneous fire-fighting appliances; and
(e) in the case of ships required to be fitted with sprinkler systems under the Hull Construction Regulations, full particulars of the proposed installation showing pump capacities and types, means for bringing pumps automatically into action, connections to pressure tank and dry valve, sea cocks, control valves, pressure gauges, alarm switches, connections to ship’s fire pump, piping systems and location of sprinkler heads.
(2) In the case of new passenger ships over five tons, gross tonnage, but not over 18.3 m in length, only those plans that the Divisional Supervisor considers necessary shall be submitted to the Chairman.
(3) A Divisional Supervisor may exempt any person from submitting any plans for a ship not over five tons, gross tonnage.
(4) Where a ship is to be constructed beyond the limits of the area inspected by a Divisional Supervisor, the plans described in subsection (1) shall be submitted in quadruplicate.
(5) Particulars of the fire-extinguishing equipment for new non-passenger ships over 1five tons, gross tonnage, but not over 80 feet in length shall be submitted to the Divisional Supervisor for the area where the ship is undergoing its first inspection and, on completion of the first inspection, the particulars that have been accepted by the Divisional Supervisor shall be forwarded to the Chairman for record purposes.
- SOR/81-738, s. 3.
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