9. In every new ship 22.9 m in length or over
(a) sleeping rooms and galleys shall be wholly situated above the deepest water line; and
(b) no part of the crew accommodation other than store rooms shall be forward of the collision bulkhead.
- SOR/78-144, s. 3.
10. (1) Subject to subsection (2), in every new ship there shall be a clear headroom of at least 1 905 mm at every point in the crew accommodation where a person may normally stand.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to store rooms.
- SOR/78-144, s. 4.
CONSTRUCTION OF BULKHEADS
11. (1) In every ship bulkheads, deckhouses and casings that are exposed to weather shall be of at least weathertight construction.
(2) Subject to subsection (3), every bulkhead that separates
(a) a sleeping room from a laundry, a drying space, a galley, a dry provision store room, a cold store room or a space containing a water-closet, or
(b) a dining area or recreation space from a laundry, a drying room, a cold store room or a space containing a water-closet
shall be so constructed as to prevent the passage of fumes and shall be watertight to such a height as is necessary to prevent the passage of water.
(3) Subject to subsection (4), every bulkhead that separates a space containing a water-closet from any other part of the crew accommodation shall be watertight to a height of at least 150 mm above the floor of the space containing a water-closet.
(4) Subsection (3) does not apply to a bulkhead that separates a private toilet space from a sleeping room from which the toilet space may be directly entered.
(5) Gastight bulkheads shall be fitted so as to separate every part of the crew accommodation from a space used as
(a) a machinery space;
(b) a lamp room or paint room; or
(c) a store room not forming part of the crew accommodation.
(6) Watertight or oiltight bulkheads shall be so fitted as to separate every part of the crew accommodation from a space used as
(a) an oil fuel bunker;
(b) a chain locker; or
(c) a cofferdam.
- SOR/78-144, s. 5.
12. (1) The crew accommodation shall be protected from the effects of condensation by insulation on
(a) the parts of the ship’s side, bulkheads and overhead decks that are exposed to the weather; and
(b) every other bulkhead, casing and deck in the crew accommodation that may be affected by condensation.
(2) Every bulkhead, casing and deck in the crew accommodation shall be so insulated as to protect the crew from undue discomfort due to the effects of heat and cold emanating from outside that accommodation.
(3) In every existing ship where old insulation is renewed or new insulation is installed and in every new ship the material used for insulation shall
(a) have self-extinguishing characteristics;
(b) not contain any substance that may cause corrosion of the surface to which it is applied unless the surface is effectively protected from the corroding substance;
(c) be so fitted as to resist as far as possible the absorption of water and condensation and the harbouring of dirt and vermin; and
(d) be so applied as to adhere to or be efficiently retained by the surface under all normal conditions of service.
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