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

Regulations are current to 2016-01-25 and last amended on 2007-07-01. Previous Versions

Location and Arrangement of Oil Fuel Tanks

  •  (1) Except where it is not practicable to do so, oil fuel tanks shall be made part of the ship’s structure but shall not be located adjacent to or within machinery spaces of Category A.

  • (2) [Repealed, SOR/2002-220, s. 6]

  • SOR/83-521, s. 4;
  • SOR/95-254, s. 21;
  • SOR/2002-220, s. 6.

Fire Control Plans

  •  (1) Every ship shall have on board

    • (a) a fire control plan that is permanently exhibited, for the guidance of the ship’s officers, near the place from which the ship is normally navigated and that

      • (i) shows clearly for each deck the location of all

        • (A) ‘A’ Class divisions and ‘B’ Class divisions,

        • (B) control stations,

        • (C) fire doors, watertight doors and every other means of entry or exit from each enclosed space, and

        • (D) fire extinguishing appliances, and

      • (ii) gives for each deck the particulars of all

        • (A) alarm, detection and fixed fire extinguishing systems, and

        • (B) ventilation systems including the position of fans and their controls, the position of ventilation dampers and the identification numbers of the ventilating fans serving each section; or

    • (b) a fire control booklet that contains the details specified in subparagraphs (a)(i) and (ii), a copy of which shall be

      • (i) readily available at all times in the navigating bridge or other suitable control station, and

      • (ii) supplied to each of the ship’s officers.

  • (2) The fire control plan or fire control booklet of a ship referred to in subsection (1) shall be kept up-to-date with any alterations to the ship that may be made.

  • (3) The Board shall be provided with a copy of the fire control plan or fire control booklet that is prepared for each ship and, where alterations to a ship are made and the fire control plan or fire control booklet for that ship is revised, the Board shall forthwith be provided with a revised copy of that fire control plan or fire control booklet.

  • SOR/83-521, s. 4.

 Every ship shall have on board a booklet of instructions concerning the maintenance and operation of all fire fighting equipment and installations on board the ship and the booklet shall be readily available at all times in the navigating bridge or other suitable control station.

  • SOR/83-521, s. 4.

Storage of Paints and Other Flammable Items

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), paints and other similar flammable items carried on board a ship for shipboard use shall be stored in a locker that is

    • (a) made of steel;

    • (b) insulated in accordance with section 148; and

    • (c) located outside any accommodation space.

  • (2) Where a locker referred to in subsection (1) is located adjacent to an accommodation space, access to the locker shall be from the open deck.

  • (3) A fixed gas fire-smothering system shall be provided in each paint locker or similar space.

  • SOR/83-521, s. 4.

General Alarm System, Manual Alarm System and Public Address System

 Every ship shall be fitted with a general alarm system

  • (a) that, when operated, sounds an alarm of sufficient sound intensity to be heard adequately throughout the ship and, in ships that have high noise level spaces, activates a system of flashing lights in those spaces; and

  • (b) that complies with the requirements of TP 127, Ship Safety Electrical Standards, published in 1982 by the Ship Safety Branch of the Department of Transport.

  • SOR/83-521, s. 4.

 Every corridor, accommodation space and other area of a ship normally occupied by the crew shall be fitted with a manual alarm system

  • SOR/83-521, s. 4.

 Every ship shall be fitted with a public address system that is capable of being used for communication throughout the accommodation spaces, service spaces, machinery spaces and control stations of the ship and that complies with the requirements of TP 127, Ship Safety Electrical Standards, published in 1982 by the Ship Safety Branch of the Department of Transport.

  • SOR/83-521, s. 4.

PART XFire Protection for Cargo Ships of 500 Tons Gross Tonnage or More

Interpretation

 In this Part,

‘A’ Class division

‘A’ Class division means a division formed by a bulkhead or deck that is

  • (a) constructed of steel or an equivalent material, and

  • (b) stiffened so as to be capable of preventing the passage of smoke and flame when subjected to the standard fire test for a period of 60 minutes; (cloisonnement de type A)

‘A-60’ Class division

‘A-60’ Class division, ‘A-30’ Class division and ‘A-15’ Class division mean an ‘A’ Class division that is insulated with non-combustible materials so that if either face of the division is subjected to the standard fire test, the average temperature of the other face of that division will not rise more than 139°C above the original temperature and the temperature at any point, including any joint, will not rise more than 180°C above the original temperature during

  • (a) the first 60 minutes of that test, in the case of an ‘A-60’ Class division,

  • (b) the first 30 minutes of that test, in the case of an ‘A-30’ Class division, and

  • (c) the first 15 minutes of that test, in the case of an ‘A-15’ Class division; (cloisonnement de type A-60, cloisonnement de type A-30etcloisonnement de type A-15)

‘A-0’ Class division

‘A-0’ Class division means an ‘A’ Class division that does not meet the insulation requirements specified in the definition ‘A-60’ Class division, ‘A-30’ Class division and ‘A-15’ Class division; (cloisonnement de type A-0)

‘A-60’ Class fire rating

‘A-60’ Class fire rating, ‘A-30’ Class fire rating, ‘A-15’ Class fire rating and ‘A-0’ Class fire rating means the thermal and integrity requirements specified in the definition ‘A-60’ Class division, ‘A-30’ Class division and ‘A-15’ Class division” and in the definition ‘A-0’ Class division, as the case may be; (indice de résistance au feu de type A-60, indice de résistance au feu de type A-30, indice de résistance au feu de type A-15etindice de résistance au feu de type A-0)

accommodation space

accommodation space includes any public space, corridor, lavatory, cabin, office, crew quarters, hospital, cinema, game or hobby room, pantry, other than a pantry that contains cooking appliances, and any other similar space; (local d’habitation)

‘B’ Class division

‘B’ Class division means a division formed by a bulkhead, ceiling or lining that is constructed so as to be capable of preventing the passage of flame when subjected to the standard fire test for 30 minutes; (cloisonnement de type B)

‘B-15’ Class division

‘B-15’ Class division means a ‘B’ Class division that is constructed of non-combustible materials so that if either face of the division is subjected to the standard fire test, the average temperature of the other face of that division will not rise more than 139°C above the original temperature and the temperature at any point, including any joint, will not rise more than 225°C above the original temperature during the first 15 minutes of that test; (cloisonnement de type B-15)

‘B-0’ Class division

‘B-0’ Class division means a ‘B’ Class division that does not meet the insulation requirements specified in the definition ‘B-15’ Class division; (cloisonnement de type B-0)

‘B-15’ Class fire rating

‘B-15’ Class fire rating and ‘B-0’ Class fire rating means the thermal and integrity requirements specified in the definition ‘B-15’ Class division or ‘B-0’ Class division, as the case may be; (indice de résistance au feu de type B-15etindice de résistance au feu de type B-0)

Board

Board[Revoked, SOR/90-240, s. 10]

‘C’ Class division

‘C’ Class division means a division that is constructed of non-combustible materials; (cloisonnement de type C)

cargo space

cargo space means a space used to contain cargo and includes cargo oil tanks and trunks to a cargo space; (espace à cargaison)

continuous ‘B’ Class ceiling

continuous ‘B’ Class ceiling or continuous ‘B’ Class lining means a ceiling or lining that is constructed to the standard required for a ‘B’ Class division and that terminates only at an ‘A’ Class division or ‘B’ Class division; (vaigrage continu de type Boulambrissage continu de type B)

control station

control station includes

  • (a) every space containing emergency sources of power and lighting,

  • (b) the wheelhouse, the chartroom and every space containing the main navigating equipment,

  • (c) every space containing the ship’s radio equipment,

  • (d) every fire control and recording station,

  • (e) the control room for propelling machinery where the control room is located outside the propelling machinery space,

  • (f) every space containing centralized alarm equipment, and

  • (g) every space containing a centralized emergency public address system station or containing centralized emergency equipment; (poste de sécurité)

dead-end corridor

dead-end corridor means a corridor or part of a corridor from which there is only one route of escape; (coursive sans issue)

existing ship

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

low flame spread characteristics

low flame spread characteristics means, in respect of a surface or a material applied to a surface, that the surface or material restricts the spread of flame as determined in accordance with TP 439, Structural Fire Protection Standards: Testing, and Approval Procedures, published by the Department of Transport, as amended from time to time; (faible pouvoir propagateur des flammes)

machinery space

machinery space means a machinery space of Category A and any other space containing boilers, oil fuel units, steam or internal combustion engines, generators, major electrical machinery, oil filling stations, refrigerating machinery, stabilizing machinery, ventilation machinery, air conditioning machinery or propelling machinery and any similar space and trunk to a machinery space; (local des machines)

machinery space of Category A

machinery space of Category A means a space that contains

  • (a) internal combustion type machinery that is used for main propulsion or that is used for any other purpose where such machinery has in the aggregate a total power output of not less than 373 kW, or

  • (b) any oil-fired boiler or oil fuel unit,

and includes any trunk to a machinery space of Category A; (local des machines de la catégorie A)

new ship

new ship means a ship

  • (a) the keel of which is laid or that is at a similar stage of construction on or after January 1, 1982, or

  • (b) that has been built outside Canada and is transferred to registry in Canada on or after January 1, 1982,

except that a ship referred to in paragraph (a) shall be deemed to be an existing ship if a building contract in respect of the ship was placed before January 1, 1982 and the construction commences on or after January 1, 1982 and before January 1, 1983; (navire neuf)

non-combustible material

non-combustible material means a material that complies with the requirements of TP 439, Structural Fire Protection Standards: Testing, and Approval Procedures, published by the Department of Transport, as amended from time to time; (matériau non combustible)

not readily ignitable

not readily ignitable means, in respect of a deck-covering material, that the material complies with the requirements of TP 439, Structural Fire Protection Standards: Testing, and Approval Procedures, published by the Department of Transport, as amended from time to time; (difficilement inflammable)

oil fuel unit

oil fuel unit means the equipment that is used for the preparation of oil fuel for delivery to an oil-fired boiler or of heated oil for delivery to an internal combustion engine and, where the oil is at a gauge pressure of more than 180 kPa, includes oil pressure pumps, filters and heaters; (groupe de traitement du mazout)

primary deck covering

primary deck covering means a material that is permanently attached to the upper surface of a deck; (revêtement primaire de pont)

public space

public space includes any dining room, lounge and other similar permanently enclosed space; (local de réunion)

service space

service space includes any galley, pantry containing cooking appliances, laundry, locker and store-room, workshop, other than a workshop forming part of a machinery space, and any other similar space and any trunk to such space; (local de service)

stairtower

stairtower means an enclosure that provides continuous fire shelter for a stairway that penetrates more than one deck; (cage d’escalier)

steel or an equivalent material

steel or an equivalent material means steel or any material that by itself or when insulated has structural and fire integrity properties equivalent to steel. (acier ou matériau équivalent)

  • SOR/83-521, s. 4;
  • SOR/90-240, s. 10;
  • SOR/2002-220, s. 7.
 
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