Load Line Regulations (SOR/2007-99)

Regulations are current to 2014-09-29 and last amended on 2013-12-06. Previous Versions

Authorized Representative’s Duties

  •  (1) The authorized representative of a vessel that holds an International Load Line Certificate or a Local Load Line Certificate shall ensure that

    • (a) the conditions of assignment that were required to be met for the issuance of the certificate are met and the vessel is maintained in accordance with the requirements of a classification society;

    • (b) the vessel is marked as it was required to be marked for the issuance of the certificate or as it may be marked under subsection 5(7) or (8);

    • (c) the certificate is endorsed as required by the Convention;

    • (d) no material alterations take place in the hull or superstructure of the vessel that would necessitate the assignment of an increased freeboard; and

    • (e) the vessel is operated only as intended, in the case of a Local Load Line Certificate.

  • (2) The authorized representative of a vessel that holds an International Load Line Exemption Certificate shall ensure that

    • (a) the conditions of assignment that were required to be met for the issuance of the certificate are met and the vessel is maintained in accordance with the requirements of a classification society;

    • (b) the vessel is marked as it was required to be marked for the issuance of the certificate or as it may be marked under subsection 5(7) or (8);

    • (c) the vessel complies with any safety requirements set under article 6(2) or (4) of the 1966 Convention or the Convention or under section 13, as the case may be;

    • (d) the certificate is endorsed as required by the Convention; and

    • (e) no material alterations take place in the hull or superstructure of the vessel that would necessitate the assignment of an increased freeboard.

Seasonal Zones, Areas and Periods

  •  (1) The seasonal zones, areas and periods set out in Annex II to the Convention apply for the purpose of determining the applicable load line when a new vessel is in one of those zones or areas.

  • (2) When a new vessel is engaged on a voyage set out in column 1 of the table to this subsection during a period set out in column 2, the seasonal period set out in column 3 applies for the purpose of determining the applicable load line.

    TABLE

    Column 1Column 2Column 3
    ItemVoyagePeriodSeasonal Period
    1.A voyage during the course of which the vessel crosses the eastern boundary of the St. Lawrence River Seasonal Area(a) Period beginning on November 1 and ending on March 31(a) Winter
    (b) Period beginning on April 1 and ending on October 31(b) Summer
    2.A voyage entirely within the limits of the North American Great Lakes Zone and the St. Lawrence River Seasonal Area(a) Period beginning on November 1 and ending on March 31(a) Winter
    (b) Period beginning on April 1 and ending on April 30 and beginning on October 1 and ending on October 31(b) Summer
    (c) Period beginning on May 1 and ending on September 30(c) Tropical
  • (3) The seasonal zones, areas and periods set out in Schedule III or IV, whichever is applicable, of the Rules apply for the purpose of determining the applicable load line when an existing vessel is in one of those zones or areas.

  • (4) A port standing on the boundary line between two zones or two areas is considered to be in the zone or area from which a vessel departs or into which a vessel arrives, as the case may be.