Marine Personnel Regulations (SOR/2007-115)

Regulations are current to 2017-10-13 and last amended on 2017-02-03. Previous Versions

DIVISION 2Canadian Vessels

Training and Familiarization

  •  (1) The master and the authorized representative of a vessel shall ensure that any person assigned a function on that vessel receives the on-board familiarization and safety training set out in TP 4957 before they start to perform any duty on board the vessel.

  • (2) Subject to subsections (3) and (4), the master and the authorized representative of a vessel shall ensure that every member of the complement who is required to be on board in order for the vessel to meet the safe manning requirements of this Part holds a training certificate in marine emergency duties with respect to STCW basic safety.

  • (3) The master and the authorized representative of a vessel described in column 1 of the table to this subsection shall ensure that every member of the complement who is required to be on board in order for the vessel to meet the safe manning requirements of this Part obtains, before acquiring a total of 6 months of sea service, at least one of the training certificates in marine emergency duties set out as applicable in columns 2 to 4 or, if applicable, the Pleasure Craft Operator Card referred to in column 5.

    TABLE

    ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5
    Vessel Type and Voyage ClassificationMED with respect to basic safetyMED with respect to small passenger vessel safetyMED with respect to small non-pleasure vessel basic safetyPleasure Craft Operator Card
    1A fishing vessel of not more than 15 gross tonnage engaged on a voyage less than 25 nautical miles from shoreApplicableApplicableApplicableApplicable to sheltered waters voyages and voyages less than two nautical miles from shore
    2A fishing vessel of more than 15 gross tonnage and not more than 150 gross tonnage engaged on a voyage less than 25 nautical miles from shoreApplicableApplicableApplicable
    3A fishing vessel engaged on a voyage beyond the limits of a near coastal voyage, Class 2ApplicableApplicable
    4A vessel other than a fishing vessel of not more than 15 gross tonnage or less than 12 m in overall length engaged on a voyage not more than 25 nautical miles from shoreApplicableApplicableApplicable
    5A vessel other than a fishing vessel of more than 15 gross tonnage and not more than 150 gross tonnage, that is not a passenger-carrying vessel, engaged on a sheltered waters voyageApplicableApplicableApplicable
    6A passenger-carrying vessel, other than a ferry, of not more than 150 gross tonnage, with unberthed accommodations, engaged on a sheltered water voyage, if the vessel does not operate only on a seasonal basis between March 31 and December 1 of each yearApplicableApplicableApplicable
    7A ferry of not more than 150 gross tonnage, of single deck open construction, engaged on a sheltered waters voyageApplicableApplicableApplicable
    8A vessel that is not more than 8 m in overall length, other than a fishing vessel or a tug, and that is not a passenger-carrying vesselApplicableApplicableApplicableApplicable to sheltered waters voyages and voyages less than two nautical miles from shore
    9A vessel that is not more than 8 m in overall length, other than a fishing vessel or a tug, that carries six or fewer passengers, and that is engaged on a sheltered waters voyageApplicableApplicableApplicableApplicable
    10Subject to subsection (4), any other vessel engaged on a sheltered waters voyage or on a near coastal voyage, Class 2ApplicableApplicable
  • (4) The master and the authorized representative of a passenger-carrying vessel that is not a ferry, is engaged on a sheltered water voyage, operates only on a seasonal basis between March 31 and December 1 of each year and has unberthed accommodations shall ensure that every member of the complement who is required to be on board in order for the vessel to meet the safe manning requirements of this Part obtains, before acquiring a total of 6 months of sea service,

    • (a) a training certificate in marine emergency duties with respect to small seasonal passenger vessel safety (non-certificated personnel) for that vessel, in the case of a person who is not required by these Regulations to hold a certificate to perform their duties on board the vessel; and

    • (b) in all other cases, at least one of the training certificates in marine emergency duties with respect to basic safety that are set out as applicable in columns 2 to 4 of item 6 of the table to subsection (3).

  • (5) The master and the authorized representative of a vessel shall ensure that every person assigned to a fire team on the muster list holds

    • (a) if the vessel is engaged on a sheltered waters voyage and is required to carry a fireman’s outfit, a training certificate in marine emergency duties with respect to basic safety;

    • (b) if the vessel is engaged on a sheltered waters voyage and is not required to carry a fireman’s outfit,

      • (i) one of the training certificates in marine emergency duties set out in columns 2 to 4 of the table to subsection (3), or

      • (ii) if the vessel operates only on a seasonal basis between March 31 and December 1 of each year, a training certificate in marine emergency duties with respect to small seasonal passenger vessel safety (non-certificated personnel) for that vessel;

    • (c) in all other cases, except those set out in the table to subsection (3), a training certificate in marine emergency duties with respect to STCW basic safety.

  • (6) The master and the authorized representative of a vessel shall ensure that every person assigned on the muster list to the preparation or launching of a survival craft, other than a manually launched life raft or manually launched inflatable rescue platform, holds a training certificate in marine emergency duties with respect to proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats.

  • (7) The master and the authorized representative of a vessel that is equipped with a marine evacuation system (MES) shall ensure that every person employed on board the vessel has received training regarding the deployment of the system using the vessel’s on-board training aids, and that persons assigned on the muster list to the operation of the MES have

    • (a) participated in a full deployment of the system in accordance with the system’s approval certificate; or

    • (b) provided an attestation evidencing successful completion of the manufacturer’s training.

  • (8) The master and the authorized representative shall ensure that a person designated to take charge of medical care on board a vessel

    • (a) is a physician; or

    • (b) has successfully completed the approved training course in marine medical care.

  • (9) The master and the authorized representative of a vessel shall ensure that a person designated to provide first aid on board the vessel holds

    • (a) if the vessel is engaged on a near coastal voyage, Class 2 or a sheltered waters voyage, a training certificate in marine basic or advanced first aid or, in the case of an MOU, a certificate with respect to a course that the Minister accepts as being equivalent in content to the marine advanced first aid course; and

    • (b) if the vessel is engaged on an unlimited voyage or a near coastal voyage, Class 1, a training certificate in marine advanced first aid or, in the case of an MOU, a certificate with respect to a course that the Minister accepts as being equivalent in content to the marine advanced first aid course.

 
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