Life Saving Equipment Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1436)

Regulations are current to 2014-07-22 and last amended on 2013-12-06. Previous Versions

Signs

 A Class XI ship shall be provided with signs that indicate

  • (a) the location of

    • (i) survival craft and their launching devices, and

    • (ii) embarkation stations; and

  • (b) directions to the embarkation stations.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34.

PART IIEQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED BY NEW SHIPS

Class I Ships(Ships that are over five tons gross tonnage and are (i) Safety Convention ships that are certified to carry more than 12 passengers on long international voyages, or (ii) ships that are not Safety Convention ships and that are certified to carry more than 12 passengers on foreign voyages or home-trade voyages, Class I)

  •  (1) Subject to section 33, a Class I ship shall carry, on each side of the ship,

    • (a) enough lifeboats under gravity-type davits to accommodate at least 50 per cent of the complement; or

    • (b) enough lifeboats under gravity-type davits to accommodate at least 37.5 per cent of the complement and enough life rafts under launching devices to accommodate at least 12.5 per cent of the complement.

  • (2) In addition to meeting the requirements of subsection (1), a Class I ship shall carry enough life rafts under launching devices to accommodate at least 25 per cent of the complement.

  • (3) Lifeboats shall be partially enclosed or totally enclosed.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34.
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3), a Class I ship that is under 500 tons gross tonnage with a complement of fewer than 200 persons may carry, on each side of the ship, instead of the survival craft referred to in section 32, enough life rafts to accommodate

    • (a) the complement, if the life rafts are stowed in a location providing for easy side-to-side transfer at a single open-deck level; or

    • (b) 150 per cent of the complement, if the life rafts are not stowed in accordance with paragraph (a).

  • (2) Where a rescue boat required under subsection 34(2) is certified as a lifeboat, its accommodation capacity may be included in the calculation under subsection (1) to reduce the number of life rafts required.

  • (3) The number of life rafts necessary to fulfil the requirements of subsection (1) shall be calculated in such a way that, taking into account the percentage of the complement that could be accommodated in each, should any one life raft be lost or rendered unserviceable, enough life rafts remain on each side of the ship to accommodate the complement.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34.
  •  (1) A Class I ship of 500 tons gross tonnage or over shall carry, on each side of the ship, at least one rescue boat under launching devices.

  • (2) A Class I ship of under 500 tons gross tonnage shall carry at least one rescue boat under launching devices.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34.

 Every life raft on a Class I ship shall be stowed

  • (a) with its painter permanently attached to the ship;

  • (b) fitted with a float-free device;

  • (c) so that it can be launched by one or two persons; and

  • (d) if it is inflatable, so that it inflates automatically if the ship sinks.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34.