Marine Personnel Regulations (SOR/2007-115)

Regulations are current to 2017-09-27 and last amended on 2017-02-03. Previous Versions

Endorsements and Certificates — Passenger-carrying Vessels

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3), in the case of a ro-ro vessel that carries more than 12 passengers, is more than 500 gross tonnage and is engaged on a voyage other than a sheltered waters voyage, every master, chief mate, chief engineer, second engineer and, if assigned one of the following duties, other persons employed on that vessel shall hold a Specialized Passenger Safety Management (Ro-Ro Vessels) certificate or endorsement:

    • (a) loading, discharging or securing cargo;

    • (b) closing hull openings;

    • (c) ensuring passenger safety in emergency situations; and

    • (d) assisting in embarking or disembarking passengers.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), every person, other than the persons referred to in subsection (1), employed on board a ro-ro vessel of more than 500 gross tonnage that carries more than 12 passengers and that is engaged on a voyage other than a sheltered waters voyage shall hold a Passenger Safety Management certificate or endorsement if their assigned duties include any of the following:

    • (a) assisting passengers in emergency situations;

    • (b) providing direct service to passengers in passenger spaces; or

    • (c) assisting in embarking or disembarking passengers.

  • (3) Subsections (1) and (2) apply in respect of a vessel that is not a Safety Convention vessel, beginning on November 7, 2011.

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), each master, officer and other member of the complement assigned specific duties on the muster list of a vessel of more than 500 gross tonnage that carries more than 12 passengers, that is engaged on a voyage other than a sheltered waters voyage and that is not a ro-ro vessel, shall hold a Passenger Safety Management certificate or endorsement if their assigned duties include any of the following:

    • (a) assisting passengers in emergency situations;

    • (b) providing direct service to passengers in passenger spaces; or

    • (c) assisting in embarking or disembarking passengers.

  • (2) Subsection (1) applies in respect of a vessel that is not a Safety Convention vessel, beginning on November 7, 2011.

DIVISION 3Mobile Offshore Units

Training and Familiarization

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the offshore installation manager shall ensure that visitors and personnel not directly employed on board the MOU or regularly assigned on board the MOU, who are on board for a short period and who have no tasks in relation to the normal operations of the unit shall receive offshore orientation or familiarization training, as well as instruction in personal survival techniques and workplace safety that ensure that personnel know of the MOU’s organizational structure and chain of command and are able to

    • (a) communicate with other persons on board regarding basic safety matters and understand safety information symbols, signs and alarm signals, especially with respect to knowing what to do if

      • (i) a person falls overboard,

      • (ii) fire, smoke or hydrogen sulphide is detected, or

      • (iii) the fire, abandon ship or toxic gas alarm or other general alarm is sounded;

    • (b) locate and don a lifejacket and, if provided on board, an immersion suit;

    • (c) identify muster and embarkation stations and emergency escape routes;

    • (d) raise the alarm and properly use a portable fire extinguisher;

    • (e) take immediate action on encountering an accident or a medical emergency on board;

    • (f) close and open the fire, weathertight and watertight doors fitted on the MOU, other than those for hull openings; and

    • (g) follow the MOU’s safe work practices in accordance with the Canada Labour Code and respect the permit-to-work system applicable on board the MOU.

  • (2) The orientation or training as well as the instruction referred to in paragraphs (1)(d) to (g) may be reduced in scope or omitted in the case of persons not staying on board the MOU overnight, but only if those persons are accompanied while on board by a person referred to in section 232 or 233.

  •  (1) The offshore installation manager shall ensure that personnel without designated responsibility for the safety and survival of others receive

    • (a) the orientation or training as well as the instructions set out in section 231;

    • (b) hydrogen sulphide training, if there is a possibility that substance will be found on the MOU;

    • (c) training on workplace hazardous materials information systems (WHMIS); and

    • (d) before acquiring 1 month of service on board the MOU, basic training in

      • (i) proficiency in personal survival techniques,

      • (ii) fire prevention and fire fighting,

      • (iii) personal safety,

      • (iv) familiarization and orientation on the general arrangement of the MOU,

      • (v) operating systems of the MOU,

      • (vi) equipment and procedures on board the MOU,

      • (vii) the organizational structure on board the MOU,

      • (viii) safety philosophy and contingency plans on board the MOU,

      • (ix) alarm procedures for emergency situations on board the MOU, and

      • (x) the critical need to bring any abnormal situation on board the MOU to the attention of a responsible person.

  • (2) The training referred to in paragraph (1)(d) shall be administered by a crew member having the pertinent specialized training set out in section 233.

  • (3) The authorized representative of an MOU shall ensure that a record of training is kept, and is presented on request for inspection by a marine safety inspector, to allow the inspector to ensure that all personnel without designated responsibility for the safety and survival of others have achieved the required standard of competence within the five preceding years.

  •  (1) The offshore installation manager shall ensure that a crew member who is assigned specific duties on the muster list holds

    • (a) if the crew member is in charge of a survival craft, a training certificate in marine emergency duties with respect to proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats;

    • (b) if the crew member is a member of a fire fighting team, a training certificate with respect to marine emergency duties in advanced fire fighting;

    • (c) if the crew member is assigned to operate a fast rescue boat, a training certificate with respect to proficiency in fast rescue boats; and

    • (d) if the crew member is designated to provide first aid, a marine advanced first aid certificate.

  • (2) Instead of holding a training certificate required by subsection (1), a crew member may hold a certificate referred to in the Canadian East Coast Offshore Petroleum Industry, Standard Practice for the Training and Qualification of Personnel, published by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, if the Minister has determined it to be equivalent to the certificate required by subsection (1).

Minimum Complement

  •  (1) The authorized representative of an MOU shall ensure that its minimum complement consists of

    • (a) an offshore installation manager who holds an Offshore Installation Manager certificate appropriate to the type of MOU;

    • (b) a barge supervisor who holds a Barge Supervisor certificate appropriate to the type of MOU;

    • (c) in the case of an MOU/surface, a ballast control operator who holds a Ballast Control Operator certificate and who may be, if the ballast controls are located within the bridge or the space in which the deck watch is conducted, the person in charge of the deck watch;

    • (d) in the case of an MOU/self-propelled, the number of persons necessary to ensure a continuous deck watch, each of whom shall hold, at a minimum, a Watchkeeping Mate certificate;

    • (e) in the case of a stationary MOU, the number of persons necessary to ensure a continuous deck watch;

    • (f) a person in charge of the machinery who holds a Maintenance Supervisor certificate appropriate to the type of MOU; and

    • (g) an engineer in charge of the engineering watch who holds, at a minimum, a Fourth-class Engineer, Motor Ship certificate or a Maintenance Supervisor certificate appropriate to the type of MOU.

  • (2) The authorized representative of an MOU/surface shall ensure that the MOU has a sufficient number of certified ballast control operators to ensure that the ballast control position is continuously crewed by a certified ballast control operator.

 
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