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

Regulations are current to 2014-04-02 and last amended on 2013-12-06. Previous Versions

 Every Class I ship making foreign voyages and being other than a Safety Convention ship, shall comply with the requirements of section 7.

 Every Class I ship making home-trade I voyages and being other than a Safety Convention ship, shall comply with the requirements of section 7 except that,

  • (a) not more than one motor lifeboat need be carried;

  • (b[Repealed, SOR/96-218, s. 4]

  • (c) in lieu of the quantity requirements of paragraph 7(e) life rafts of aggregate capacity sufficient to accommodate 10 per cent of the complement shall be carried;

  • (d) in lieu of the requirements of subparagraphs 7(g)(ii) and (iii), additional lifejackets, equal in number to 50 per cent of the number of berthed passengers, each lifejacket fitted with a whistle and a personal locator light, shall be carried conspicuously stowed on deck.

  • (e[Repealed, SOR/96-218, s. 4]

  • SOR/96-218, s. 4.

 A Class I ship shall be provided with signs that indicate

  • (a) the location of

    • (i) survival craft and their launching devices,

    • (i.1) lifejackets and lifejackets suitable for children,

    • (ii) muster stations, and

    • (iii) embarkation stations; and

  • (b) directions to the muster and embarkation stations.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 5;
  • SOR/2004-26, s. 2.

Class II 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 short international voyages, or (ii) ships that are not Safety Convention ships and that are certified to carry more than 12 passengers on home-trade voyages, Class II)

[SOR/96-218, s. 6]

 Every Class II ship making short international voyages more than 20 miles from land shall carry

  • (a) subject to subparagraphs (i) and (ii) and paragraph (g), Class 1 lifeboats, each at least 7.3 m in length, each under davits, in number and capacity in accordance with columns I and III of the following table:

    TABLE

    Registered Length of Ship (metres)IIIIII
    Minimum Number of LifeboatsSmaller Number of Lifeboats Exceptionally AuthorizedMinimum Capacity of Lifeboats (m3)
    Under 30.5 as the Board shall prescribe
    30.5 and under 36.6 2211.327
    30.5 and under 36.6 2211.327
    36.6 and under 42.7 2218.406
    42.7 and under 48.8 2225.485
    48.8 and under 53.3 3332.564
    53.3 and under 57.9 3338.228
    57.9 and under 62.5 4443.891
    62.5 and under 67.1 4449.554
    67.1 and under 70.1 5452.386
    70.1 and under 74.7 5460.881
    74.7 and under 77.7 6567.960
    77.7 and under 82.3 6576.455
    82.3 and under 86.9 7584.951
    86.9 and under 91.4 7593.446
    91.4 and under 96.0 86101.941
    96.0 and under 100.6 86110.436
    100.6 and under 106.7 97121.762
    106.7 and under 112.8 97134.505
    112.8 and under 118.9 107145.832
    118.9 and under 125.0 107157.159
    125.0 and under 132.6 129171.317
    132.6 and under 140.2 129185.475
    140.2 and under 149.4 1410202.465
    149.4 and under 158.5 1410220.871
    158.5 and under 167.6 1612237.862
    167.6 and over as the Board shall prescribe

    except that

    • (i) where the Board considers the requirements of Column I to be unreasonable or impracticable, compliance with the requirements of Column II may be permitted in lieu thereof, and

    • (ii) the capacity of the lifeboats need not be greater than is necessary to accommodate the complement;

  • (b) on each side of the ship, a davit-launched approved boat that is not over 8.5 m in length and may count towards the requirements of paragraph (a) or (g) if it is a Class 1 lifeboat;

  • (c) on each side, one Class 1 motor lifeboat at least 7.3 m in length, each under davits, that may count towards the requirements of paragraph (a) or (g), except that a ship whose complement is under 31 may carry a single motor lifeboat;

  • (d) where the lifeboats referred to in paragraph (a) are insufficient to accommodate the complement, additional survival craft to make up the deficiency, consisting of one of the following or a combination of the two:

    • (i) Class 1 lifeboats, each at least 7.3 m in length and under davits, or

    • (ii) where the special subdivision requirements of the Hull Construction Regulations are complied with, life rafts or, if the embarkation station is 4.57 m or more above the waterline when the ship is in its lightest seagoing condition, life rafts under launching devices that are capable of launching the life rafts within 30 minutes in calm conditions;

  • (e) life rafts of aggregate capacity equal to 10 per cent of the lifeboat capacity, capable of being launched by launching devices where such devices are fitted under paragraph (d);

  • (f[Repealed, SOR/96-218, s. 7]

  • (g) notwithstanding the quantity requirements of paragraph (a), where the stowage of life rafts in accordance with subparagraph (d)(ii) is impracticable because of insufficient deck space, fewer lifeboats, except that

    • (i) a ship 57.9 m in length or over shall carry on each side, under davits, at least 2 Class 1 lifeboats at least 7.3 m in length, and

    • (ii) a ship under 57.9 m in length shall carry on each side, under davits, at least 1 Class 1 lifeboat at least 7.3 m in length,

    and such lifeboats shall, together with additional equipment as described under paragraph (d), accommodate the complement;

  • (h) where the ship is within the length range set out in column I of an item of the table to this paragraph, the supply of equipment set out in columns II to V of that item:

    TABLE

    Column IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IVColumn V
    ItemLength of ShipLifebuoysSelf-igniting LightsSelf-activating Smoke SignalsBuoyant Lifelines
    1.Under 61.0 m8622
    2.61.0 m or over but under 121.9 m12622
    3.121.9 m or over but under 182.9 m18922
    4.182.9 m or over but under 243.8 m241222
    5.243.8 m or over301522
  • (i) the following supply of lifejackets:

    • (i) one for each member of the complement,

    • (ii) enough conspicuously stowed on deck for 5 per cent of the complement, and

    • (iii) enough that are suitable for children for at least 10 per cent of the complement or one for each child on board, whichever is greater;

  • (j) three survival craft VHF radiotelephone apparatus stowed so that they are readily accessible for immediate use;

  • (k) for each life raft,

    • (i) if the ship is engaged on a home-trade voyage, Class II, the Class A emergency pack set out in section 1 of Schedule I, and

    • (ii) if the ship is engaged on a short international voyage that is not a home-trade voyage, Class IV, or a minor waters voyage, Class II, the Class B (SOLAS) emergency pack set out in section 2 of Schedule I;

  • (l) for each lifeboat, the equipment set out in section 1 of Schedule II and, for each approved boat, the equipment set out in section 2 of Schedule II;

  • (m) a line-throwing appliance;

  • (n) the following distress signals:

    • (i) 12 rocket parachute flares, or

    • (ii) where 12 Type A distress signals were carried on April 27, 1996, those distress signals until their date of expiry;

  • (o) two SARTs stowed so that they are readily accessible for immediate use and for placing in the two survival craft that are launched first, if the ship is

    • (i) a Safety Convention ship, or

    • (ii) 20 m or over in length and engaged on a voyage beyond the VHF coverage area or beyond sea area A1; and

  • (p[Repealed, SOR/2000-261, s. 3]

  • (q) means of embarkation into survival craft.

  • SOR/78-216, s. 2;
  • SOR/80-685, s. 5;
  • SOR/96-218, s. 7;
  • SOR/2000-261, s. 3;
  • SOR/2001-179, s. 7;
  • SOR/2004-26, s. 3.