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

Regulations are current to 2014-06-12 and last amended on 2007-07-01. Previous Versions

Watertight Doors for Bulk Cargo Vessels to which Inland Waters Certificates are Issued

[1987, c. 7, s. 84(F)]
  •  (1) Where a bulk cargo vessel, the keel of which was laid on or after March 22, 1967 is constructed with side tunnels, the access to the side tunnels shall be from within a deckhouse or companionway on the upper deck and not through the watertight bulkhead at the forward end of the after machinery space nor through the watertight bulkhead at the forward end of the No. 1 cargo hold.

  • (2) Where a bulk cargo vessel, coming under inspection for the first time, is constructed with side tunnels, the requirements of subsection (1) shall be complied with, unless it is shown to the satisfaction of the Board that compliance with those requirements is impracticable.

  • (3) Where a bulk cargo vessel, the keel of which was laid before March 22, 1967 is constructed with side tunnels, the means of access thereto shall be to the satisfaction of the Board.

Cargo Ports and Other Large Access Openings in the Ship’s Side and Superstructure

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), sections 82.2, 82.3 and 82.4 apply to every Canadian ship

    • (a) of which the keel is laid,

    • (b) of which construction of the hull is commenced,

    • (c) that is registered as a Canadian ship, or

    • (d) that is modified or converted

    on or after October 1, 1981.

  • (2) Sections 82.2, 82.3 and 82.4 do not apply to a Canadian ship

    • (a) of which the keel was laid,

    • (b) of which construction of the hull was commenced, or

    • (c) that was registered as a Canadian ship

    before October 1, 1981, where the Canadian ship is modified or converted on or after October 1, 1981 if, in the opinion of the Board of Steamship Inspection, it is impracticable to comply with those sections.

  • (3) Notwithstanding subsection (2), on or after October 1, 1982, subsections 82.2(3) and (4), 82.3(2) and 82.4(2) to (4) apply to every Canadian ship.

  • SOR/81-86, s. 2;
  • SOR/81-709, s. 1.
  •  (1) In every ship the number of cargo ports and other access openings in the shell below the bulkhead deck shall be the minimum compatible with the design and proper working of the ship and each such opening shall be fitted with approved closing appliances so constructed as to maintain the structural and watertight integrity of the structure surrounding such opening.

  • (2) The lower edge of every opening referred to in subsection (1) shall not be below a line that is drawn parallel to the bulkhead deck at side and that has as its lowest point the level of the deepest operational draught at midships.

  • (3) Subject to subsection (4), every opening referred to in subsection (1) shall be provided with a sensing device that will activate the following indicating devices in the wheelhouse:

    • (a) a green light that remains continuously lit as long as the closing appliance on the opening is closed and effectively secured; and

    • (b) a flashing red light and associated audible alarm that operate concurrently when leakage from the opening is detected by the sensing device.

  • (4) Paragraph (3)(b) does not apply to an opening that is located in an accessible area of a continuously manned space.

  • SOR/81-86, s. 2.