CLASS A SHIPS
Fire Patrol, Fire Alarm and Fire Detection Systems
21. (1) Subject to subsection (4), every class a ship shall be provided with
(a) an efficient and continuous patrol system maintained so that an outbreak of fire may be promptly detected;
(b) manual fire alarms throughout the passenger spaces and crew spaces so as to enable the fire patrol to give an alarm immediately to the bridge or the fire control station; and
(c) suitable means for connection to a fire alarm system on shore where the ship with passengers is to be tied up at a dock for a period exceeding one hour, or to the local telephone system where there is no fire alarm system, and such means shall be connected immediately on the arrival of the ship.
(2) Subject to subsection (4), every Class A ship shall be provided with a fire alarm or fire detection system that will be capable of indicating at one or more points in the ship the presence and the position of fire in any part of the ship that is inaccessible to the fire patrol so as to come rapidly to the notice of the master and the crew, except that in the case of any ship engaged on voyages not exceeding 48 hours duration, if the cargo holds are opened within that time, the holds may be deemed accessible to and included in the fire patrol and an automatic fire detecting system need not be fitted.
(3) Subject to subsection (4), every Class A ship certified to carry more than 100 passengers shall be provided with an effective public address system for use in directing the passengers and crew in case of an emergency, and such system shall have at least two announcing stations located in widely separated parts of the ship and effective loud speakers fitted throughout the ship to the satisfaction of the Board.
(4) This section does not apply to a ship unless it is
(a) a Safety Convention ship; or
(b) a passenger steamship making a home-trade voyage, an inland voyage or a minor waters voyage,
(i) that is certified to carry more than 25 berthed passengers or more than 50 berthed and unberthed passengers, or
(ii) that does not carry berthed passengers but is certified to carry more than 100 unberthed passengers and the length of the voyage from the point of commencement to the farthest outward point exceeds 15 nautical miles, or the distance from shore at any time exceeds five nautical miles.
- SOR/81-738, s. 6.
Passenger and Crew Spaces
22. (1) Every Class A ship shall be provided
(a) with appliances whereby at least two powerful jets of water can be rapidly and simultaneously directed upon any of the passenger and crew spaces when all watertight doors and all doors in bulkheads constructed in accordance with the Hull Construction Regulations are closed;
(b) on each deck in each passenger and crew space with at least two 9 L fluid fire extinguishers; and
(c) if passengers are carried in enclosed spaces above the bulkhead deck with at least one 9 L fluid fire extinguisher on each side of the ship in such spaces.
(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), there shall be at least one 9 L fluid fire extinguisher for each 230 m2 of enclosed deck area or fraction thereof.
- SOR/81-738, s. 7.
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