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

Regulations are current to 2014-09-29 and last amended on 2007-07-01. Previous Versions

 The watertight closing appliance required by paragraph 110(d) shall

  • (a) be an approved watertight closing appliance;

  • (b) in combination with the reinforcing of the opening, be at least as strong as the unpierced bulkhead;

  • (c) be capable of being opened and closed watertight from each side of the bulkhead and, in the case of a ship of 24.1 m in length or over, capable of being closed watertight from a position above the main deck; and

  • (d) be provided with a position indicator light in the wheelhouse that is

    • (i) actuated by the closing appliance,

    • (ii) lighted when the closing appliance is open,

    • (iii) serviced by a standby circuit and lamp that are automatically brought into operation when the normal circuit or lamp fails, and

    • (iv) visible by the helmsman at the main steering position.

  • SOR/95-254, s. 32.

 The collision bulkhead of a ship of 15 tons, gross tonnage, or less may be fitted with a drain cock that

  • (a) has a straight through bore of not more than 38 mm in diameter;

  • (b) is self-closing;

  • (c) is attached directly to the collision bulkhead; and

  • (d) drains directly into the bilge without the addition of any piping.

  • SOR/95-254, s. 32.

 Every closing appliance fitted in a watertight boundary bulkhead of a watertight compartment referred to in section 104 or in any bulkhead referred to in section 109 shall

  • (a) when the ship is underway except when the appliance is in use, be kept closed and fully secured;

  • (b) unless it is a tank manhole closure, be provided with a notice on each side of the appliance stating that the appliance is to be kept closed and fully secured when the ship is underway except when the appliance is in use; and

  • (c) be provided with a notice, adjacent to the position indicator light in the wheelhouse, stating that every closing appliance fitted in a watertight boundary bulkhead of a watertight compartment referred to in section 104 or in any bulkhead referred to in section 109 shall be kept closed and fully secured when the ship is underway except when the appliance is in use.

  • SOR/78-45, s. 2.

Crew Access Openings

  •  (1) In the case of a new ship of 13.7 m in length or over, every crew access opening that gives direct access to a space below the main deck shall be an interior opening.

  • (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), a crew access opening provided for emergency escape or any other crew access opening not used in the usual daily routine of the ship may be an exterior opening.

  • SOR/95-254, s. 32.
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3), every space usually occupied by crew when a ship is under way,

    • (a) in the case of a compartment below the main deck of the ship shall be provided with two crew access openings, or

    • (b) in the case of a structure on or above the main deck where the ship is a new ship, shall be provided with two exterior crew access openings,

    and to both of such crew access openings there shall be ready access from anywhere inside the compartment or structure.

  • (2) The openings referred to in subsection (1) shall be so located that

    • (a) a single incident occurring inside or outside the compartment or structure, or

    • (b) a list to either side of the ship

    will not prevent the use of both openings at the same time.

  • (3) Where the provision of two exterior crew access openings for a structure on or above the main deck of a new ship is impracticable because of the structure’s small size, the structure may, subject to approval, be provided with a single exterior crew access opening.