Hull Construction Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1431)

Regulations are current to 2016-05-12 and last amended on 2007-07-01. Previous Versions

Stateroom Notices

 Framed notices shall be conspicuously posted in the passenger staterooms indicating the following emergency signals which may be posted separately or together:

EMERGENCY SIGNALS

ABANDON SHIP (OR MUSTER STATIONS) — MORE THAN SIX SHORT BLASTS AND ONE LONG BLAST OF THE WHISTLE SUPPLEMENTED BY THE SAME SIGNAL ON THE GENERAL ALARM BELLS.

THE OCCUPANTS OF THIS ROOM ARE ASSIGNED TO MUSTER STATION NO.  ALL PASSENGERS ARE REQUIRED TO PUT ON LIFEJACKETS AND GO TO THEIR MUSTER STATIONS WHENEVER GENERAL ALARM BELLS RING.

Automatic Ventilation Dampers

 The manual operating positions for automatic fire dampers in ventilation ducts passing through main vertical zone bulkheads shall be identified by red letters at least 13 mm high “VENTILATION FIRE DAMPER”; in addition, the open and closed positions shall be similarly marked.

  • SOR/95-254, s. 32.
  •  (1) Plate glass having a minimum thickness of 6 mm shall be fitted in the wheelhouse windows of all new ships certified for making

    • (a) home-trade voyage, Class IV;

    • (b) inland voyage, Class II;

    • (c) minor waters voyage, Class I; and

    • (d) minor waters voyage, Class II.

  • (2) In the case of a ship already certified for making the voyages specified in subsection (1), plate glass having the minimum thickness of 6 mm shall be fitted in all wheelhouse windows when replacement becomes necessary.

  • (3) Every new ship certified for making a voyage other than a voyage specified in subsection (1) shall have all wheelhouse windows fitted with toughened glass having a minimum thickness of 6 mm.

  • (4) In the case of a ship already certified for making a voyage other than a voyage specified in subsection (1), toughened glass having a minimum thickness of 6 mm shall be fitted in all wheelhouse windows when replacement becomes necessary.

  • SOR/95-254, s. 32.

 [Repealed, SOR/95-254, s. 11]

PART VIIIShips Built or Converted for Towing

Interpretation

 In this Part,

approved

approved means approved by the Board or, in the case of a ship under 30.5 m in length, approved by the steamship inspector in charge of steamship inspection for the region in which the ship is inspected; (approuvé)

bow section

bow section means the foremost

  • (a) one-third length of a ship, in the case of a ship 15.25 m in length or under,

  • (b) 5.2 m of a ship, in the case of a ship over 15.25 m but under 21.35 m in length, and

  • (c) one-quarter length of a ship, in the case of a ship 21.35 m in length or over; (partie avant)

breadth

breadth means the maximum breadth of a ship, measured amidships,

  • (a) in the case of a ship with a metal shell, to the moulded line of the frame, and

  • (b) in the case of a ship with a shell of a material other than metal, to the outer surface of the hull; (largeur)

certificate

certificate means a Cargo Ship Safety Construction Certificate, or an inspection certificate issued by a steamship inspector pursuant to section 319 of the Canada Shipping Act; (certificat)

clear opening

clear opening means an opening of any shape through which the largest sphere that may be passed is one of a diameter equal to the dimension specified for the opening; (ouverture libre)

engine room

engine room means all the main propelling machinery space of the ship; (chambre de machines)

existing ship

existing ship means a ship that is not a new ship; (navire existant)

exterior

exterior means in direct contact with the weather; (extérieur)

forecastle

forecastle means a continuous superstructure extending aft from the bow; (gaillard)

interior

interior means not in direct contact with the weather; (intérieur)

length

length has the same meaning as in Part VII; (longueur)

main deck

main deck means the uppermost weathertight deck extending from side to side of the ship and includes any stepped portions thereof, but does not include any part of a superstructure deck where the deck next beneath the superstructure deck extends from side to side of the ship, is weathertight and is not stepped down inside the superstructure; (pont principal)

new ship

new ship means

  • (a) a ship the keel of which was laid on or after April 1, 1972,

  • (b) a ship, other than a Canadian ship, the keel of which was laid before April 1, 1972, and that is registered or licensed in Canada on or after that date, and

  • (c) a ship declared by the Board to be a new ship pursuant to section 102; (navire neuf)

superstructure

superstructure means a decked weathertight structure

  • (a) extending from side to side of a ship, or

  • (b) with the side plating not being inboard of the shell plating by more than four per cent of the breadth of the ship,

the tops of the deck beams of which are not less than 1.83 m vertically above the tops of the deck beams of the deck on which the structure is set; (superstructure)

tow

tow means to pull or push any floating object; (remorquer)

watertight compartment

watertight compartment means, in respect of a ship, a space below the main deck that is enclosed by the shell, watertight bulkheads and decks, or by watertight bulkheads and decks and into which direct access from the main deck is gained by means of a hatch or entrance through which downflooding could occur; (compartiment étanche)

weathertight

weathertight means capable of preventing the passage of water from exterior space to interior space in any weather condition. (étanche aux intempéries)

  • SOR/95-254, ss. 12, 32.

Application of Part

  •  (1) Subject to this section, this Part applies to a ship that is a steamship of more than five tons gross tonnage, built or converted for the purpose of towing, but does not apply to such a ship that, when used for towing, is used only for salvaging logs.

  • (2) Sections 115 to 132, 138 to 141 and 143 do not apply to an existing ship until

    • (a) in the case of a ship for which on April 1, 1972 there is a certificate in force, the first day on which the certificate is due for renewal; or

    • (b) in the case of a ship for which on April 1, 1972 there is no certificate in force, April 1, 1972.

  • (3) Where an existing ship requires modification to comply with any of sections 115 to 132, 138 to 141 or 143, the modification work shall

    • (a) begin on or before the date on which those sections come into force with respect to the ship;

    • (b) if not completed at the time those sections come into force with respect to the ship, be resumed at intervals, not exceeding one year, that are satisfactory to a steamship inspector; and

    • (c) be completed by April 1, 1976.

  • (4) Where the modification work referred to in subsection (3) does not begin on or before the date required by that subsection or where at any time after that date the proportion of that work completed is less than a proportion that is satisfactory to a steamship inspector, the ship shall not be used for towing until the proportion of that work completed is a proportion that is satisfactory to a steamship inspector.

 Where an existing ship is modified and the modification work begins on or after October 1, 1971 and if, in the opinion of the Board, it is reasonable and practicable for the ship to comply with all of this Part, the Board may declare the ship to be a new ship.

Equivalents

 Upon consideration of the class of voyage and type of operation on which an existing ship is engaged, the Board may, if it is satisfied that the standard of safety required by this Part is not lowered thereby, accept any constructional arrangement on that ship as complying with these Regulations.

 
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