Load Line Regulations (SOR/2007-99)

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

PART 1CIRCLE LOAD LINES

Interpretation

 The following definitions apply in this Part.

“amidships”

“amidships” means the middle of the length of a vessel. (milieu du bâtiment)

“deck line”

“deck line” means a horizontal line that is 300 mm long and 25 mm wide marked amidships on the outer surface of the shell on each side of the vessel. (ligne de pont)

“existing vessel”

“existing vessel” means a vessel that is not a new vessel. (bâtiment existant)

“international voyage”

“international voyage” means a voyage, other than an inland voyage, between a place in Canada and a place not in Canada or between places not in Canada. (voyage international)

“length”

“length”

  • (a) in respect of a new vessel, has the same meaning as in article 2(8) of Annex A to the Convention; and

  • (b) in respect of an existing vessel, has the same meaning as in subsection 1(2) of Schedule I to the Rules. (longueur)

“new vessel”

“new vessel” means

  • (a) a Canadian vessel

    • (i) that was constructed on or after April 14, 1970 and is engaged on an international voyage,

    • (ii) that was constructed on or after April 14, 1973 and is not engaged on an international voyage, or

    • (iii) that was constructed before April 14, 1970 and is engaged on an international voyage, or that was constructed before April 14, 1973 and is not engaged on an international voyage, if the authorized representative makes a request in writing to the Minister for the vessel to be assigned freeboards as a new vessel; or

  • (b) a foreign vessel that was constructed on or after the date on which the 1966 Convention came into force in the state whose flag the vessel is entitled to fly. (bâtiment neuf)

“North American Great Lakes Zone”

“North American Great Lakes Zone” means Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake Huron (including Georgian Bay), Lake Michigan and Lake Superior, the waters connecting those lakes, the St. Lawrence Seaway and the St. Lawrence River west of the Victoria Bridge in Montréal. (zone des Grands Lacs de l’Amérique du Nord)

“Rules”

“Rules” means the General Load Line Rules, C.R.C., c. 1425, as they read on January 1, 2006. (Règles)

“sailing vessel”

“sailing vessel” means a vessel that has sufficient sail area for navigation under sails alone, whether or not fitted with mechanical means of propulsion. (voilier)

“St. Lawrence River Seasonal Area”

“St. Lawrence River Seasonal Area” means that part of the St. Lawrence River bounded by the Victoria Bridge in Montréal, a straight line drawn from Cap-des-Rosiers to West Point, Anticosti Island, and a line drawn along the meridian of longitude 63°W from Anticosti Island to the north shore of the St. Lawrence River. (région saisonnière du fleuve Saint-Laurent)

“tanker”

“tanker” means a vessel specially constructed for the carriage of liquid cargoes in bulk. (bâtiment-citerne)

“timber deck cargo”

“timber deck cargo” means a cargo of timber carried on an uncovered part of a freeboard deck or superstructure deck. (chargement de bois en pontée)

“West Coast Treaty Zone”

“West Coast Treaty Zone” means

  • (a) the waters of Puget Sound in the State of Washington;

  • (b) the waters lying between Vancouver Island and the mainland and east of a line from a point one nautical mile west of the city limits of Port Angeles in the State of Washington to Race Rocks on Vancouver Island and of a line from Hope Island, British Columbia, to Cape Calvert, Calvert Island, British Columbia;

  • (c) the waters lying east of a line from Cape Calvert to Duke Point on Duke Island in the State of Alaska;

  • (d) the waters lying north of Duke Island and east of Prince of Wales Island, Baranof Island and Chichagof Island in the State of Alaska;

  • (e) the waters of Peril, Neva and Olga Straits as far south as Sitka in the State of Alaska; and

  • (f) the waters lying east of a line from Port Althorp on Chichagof Island to Cape Spencer in the State of Alaska. (zone d’application du Traité — côte ouest)

  • SOR/2013-235, s. 14.