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

Regulations are current to 2014-08-05 and last amended on 2007-07-01. Previous Versions

 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 207; 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.

Cargo Spaces

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), every cargo space of a ship of 2 000 tons gross tonnage or more shall be protected by a

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of the cargo spaces of any ship that are

    • (a) constructed and solely intended for carrying ore, grain or unseasoned timber or cargoes that constitute a low fire risk; and

    • (b) fitted with steel hatch covers and an effective means of closing all ventilation openings and other openings leading to the cargo spaces.

  • SOR/83-521, s. 4;
  • SOR/90-240, s. 18.