Marine Personnel Regulations (SOR/2007-115)

Regulations are current to 2017-11-20 and last amended on 2017-02-03. Previous Versions

Deck Watch

 Subject to section 252, the master of a vessel shall ensure that a voyage is planned and a deck watch is maintained in accordance with Parts 2, 3 and 3-1 of section A-VIII/2 of the STCW Code.

 Subject to subsection 247(2), no person shall act, and no master shall permit a person to act, as a member of the deck watch unless the person holds a certificate appropriate to the class of vessel and the voyages on which the vessel is engaged.

 The master of a vessel shall be on duty as required by the ordinary practice of seamen.

  •  (1) The master of a vessel shall ensure that the deck watch consists, at a minimum of,

    • (a) a person in charge of the deck watch who holds a certificate authorizing them to be the officer in charge of the deck watch;

    • (b) subject to subsection (2), an additional person who, in the case of a vessel that is at least 500 gross tonnage holds, at a minimum, a Bridge Watch Rating certificate or an equivalent to the Able Seafarer certificate;

    • (c) subject to subsections (2) and (3), a second additional person who, in the case of a vessel of more than 1 000 gross tonnage holds, at a minimum, a Bridge Watch Rating certificate or an equivalent to the Able Seafarer certificate; and

    • (d) a person in charge of the radio watch who has qualifications equivalent to those set out in section 266, unless the person in charge of the deck watch is so qualified and is also in charge of the radio watch.

  • (2) The additional person and the second additional person assigned to the same deck watch are not both required to hold one of the certificates referred to in paragraph (1)(b) or (c) if either person, but not both, is a rating under training to obtain one of those certificates.

  • (3) Subject to subsection (4), a second additional person is not required on board a stationary MOU, or on board any other vessel of more than 1 000 gross tonnage if that vessel is fitted with toilet facilities that are adjacent to the navigating bridge for the use of the deck watch, as well as fitted with the equipment listed in the schedule to this Part, which equipment shall be

    • (a) in good working order;

    • (b) suitably illuminated for night operation; and

    • (c) used in accordance with the ordinary practice of seamen.

  • (4) A second additional person is required on board a vessel that meets the requirements of subsection (3) if the use of the automatic steering system is prohibited by local by-laws or its use could interfere with prompt helm action in the following circumstances:

    • (a) restricted visibility;

    • (b) traffic density; or

    • (c) hazardous navigational situations.

Engineering Watch

 Subject to section 253, the chief engineer of a vessel shall ensure, in consultation with the master, that its voyage is planned and that an engineering watch is maintained in accordance with Parts 2, 3 and 3-2 of section A-VIII/2 of the STCW Code.

  •  (1) The chief engineer of a vessel shall ensure, in consultation with the master, that the engineering watch of the vessel consists of

    • (a) in the case of a vessel that has a propulsive power of more than 750 kW, a person in charge of the engineering watch who holds, at a minimum, an Engineer certificate appropriate to the vessel’s propulsion type; and

    • (b) an engine-room rating who holds, at a minimum, the equivalent to an Engine-room Rating certificate.

  • (2) Paragraph (1)(b) does not apply if

    • (a) the machinery essential to the safe operation of the vessel has automatic operational features that, while the machinery is in operation, provide fuel to the machinery and lubricate it from a supply of lubricant that is sufficient to enable the machinery to operate continuously at full load for a period of at least 24 hours; and

    • (b) the propulsion system of the vessel is remotely controlled from the bridge or the vessel is not manoeuvring.

  • (3) Subject to section 250, a vessel that is equipped in accordance with the Administration’s requirements for periodically unattended machinery spaces may operate with periodically unattended machinery spaces if the remote control and monitoring systems for those spaces are inspected in accordance with the Administration’s rules and the inspection certificate contains a notation confirming the inspection.

 At all times that the vessel is manoeuvring or proceeding in a narrow channel or fairway, the engineer on watch shall remain present in the engine room unless the engine room is not suitable for a person to physically stand a watch during normal operations by reason of the dimensions or configuration of the room.

Endorsements and Certificates — Tankers and Passenger-carrying Vessels

 The requirements under chapter V of the STCW Convention with respect to certificates and endorsements required for passenger-carrying vessels and tankers apply to all employees on those vessels who are assigned to the duties referred to in that chapter.

DIVISION 5Vessels Securely Anchored in Port or Securely Moored to Shore

Deck Watch

 The master of a vessel that is securely anchored in port or securely moored to shore shall ensure that a deck watch is maintained in accordance with Parts 4, 4-1, 4-3 and 4-5 of section A-VIII/2 of the STCW Code unless the master has made sufficient alternative arrangements to secure the safety of life and the protection of the environment, taking into account those Parts.

Engineering Watch

  •  (1) The chief engineer of a vessel that is securely anchored in port or securely moored to shore shall ensure, in consultation with the master, that an engineering watch is maintained in accordance with Parts 4, 4-2, 4-4 and 4-5 of section A-VIII/2 of the STCW Code.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of a vessel that does not normally maintain an engineering watch in port if the chief engineer makes, in consultation with the master, sufficient and efficient alternative arrangements to secure the safety of life and the protection of the environment, taking into account Parts 4, 4-2, 4-4 and 4-5 of section A-VIII/2 of the STCW Code.

Radio Watch

 The master of a vessel that is securely anchored in port or securely moored to shore shall ensure, in accordance with section 8 of the VHF Radiotelephone Practices and Procedures Regulations, that a continuous listening watch is maintained if, in the master’s opinion, the vessel is in a location where it may constitute a hazard to passing vessels.

DIVISION 6Canadian Special Design Crafts

Training

 In addition to complying with the requirements of section 205, the master shall ensure that all crew members on board a high-speed craft possess a training testimonial indicating that they have received the type rating training specified in sections 18.3.3.6 to 18.3.3.12 of the HSC Code applicable to the type of vessel and the route that the vessel follows.

Masters and Mates

  •  (1) An air cushion vessel that is at least 1 000 kg all up weight shall have on board, and its authorized representative shall employ, a master who, at a minimum, holds

    • (a) a Master, Limited certificate if the vessel is less than 10 000 kg all up weight;

    • (b) a Master 150 Gross Tonnage, Domestic certificate if the vessel is of 10 000 kg or more but less than 50 000 kg all up weight;

    • (c) a Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Domestic certificate if the vessel is of 50 000 kg or more but less than 100 000 kg all up weight;

    • (d) a Master 3 000 Gross Tonnage, Domestic certificate if the vessel is of 100 000 kg or more all up weight; or

    • (e) despite paragraphs (b) to (d), a Master, Limited certificate if the vessel is engaged on a sheltered waters voyage.

  • (2) An air cushion vessel that is at least 40 000 kg all up weight or that carries more than 50 persons shall have on board, and its authorized representative shall employ, a chief mate who, at a minimum, holds

    • (a) a Chief Mate, Limited certificate if the vessel is engaged on a sheltered waters voyage; or

    • (b) a Chief Mate, 150 Gross Tonnage, Domestic certificate in all other cases.

  • (3) The master and the chief mate employed on board an air cushion vessel of more than 1 000 kg all up weight shall also hold an Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Type Rating certificate applicable to the type of vessel and the route that the vessel follows.

 A wing-in-ground craft shall have on board, and its authorized representative shall employ, a master who, at a minimum, holds a Master, Limited certificate.

  •  (1) The master of a high-speed craft, other than an air cushion vessel, and any officer having an operational role on the high-speed craft who may be called on to operate the craft, shall hold, in addition to the certificates and endorsements required by Division 2, a High-Speed Craft (HSC) Type Rating certificate applicable to the type of vessel and the route that the vessel follows.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of a high-speed craft engaged on a near coastal voyage, Class 2, or a sheltered waters voyage, that has a maximum operating speed of 25 knots or less.

Engineers

  •  (1) The authorized representative of an air cushion vessel of more than 1 000 kg but less than 10 000 kg all up weight that is not a passenger-carrying vessel or that is certified to carry 50 or fewer passengers shall employ for that air cushion vessel an engineer who holds, at a minimum, an Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Engineer, Class II certificate.

  • (2) The master shall ensure that the engineer referred to in subsection (1) is on board the air cushion vessel in the case where it is engaged on a voyage during which it is

    • (a) more than 5 nautical miles from shore or more than 15 nautical miles from a place of refuge if the vessel is a passenger-carrying vessel; or

    • (b) more than 15 nautical miles from a place of refuge if the vessel is not a passenger-carrying vessel.

 
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