Load Line Regulations

Version of section 3 from 2007-07-01 to 2013-12-05:

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), this Part applies in respect of Canadian vessels everywhere and foreign vessels in Canadian waters.

  • (2) This Part does not apply in respect of

    • (a) pleasure craft;

    • (b) vessels ordinarily engaged in catching, attempting to catch or harvesting fish, whales, seals, walrus or other living resources of the sea;

    • (c) high-speed craft that have been certified in accordance with the HSC Code and meet the requirements of that Code;

    • (d) new vessels of less than 24 m in length;

    • (e) existing vessels of less than 150 gross tonnage;

    • (f) vessels that are engaged on

      • (i) a voyage solely within the limits of the inland waters of Canada or an inland voyage and holding a certificate issued under Part 2 or similar load line regulations made under the laws of the United States,

      • (ii) a sheltered waters voyage, or

      • (iii) a domestic voyage, if the vessels are not carrying passengers or cargo;

    • (g) Canadian vessels or vessels registered in the United States that are engaged on an international voyage wholly within the West Coast Treaty Zone;

    • (h) new vessels that do not have means of self-propulsion that

      • (i) are engaged on a domestic voyage wholly within the West Coast Treaty Zone and are not carrying oil as cargo or passengers, or

      • (ii) are engaged on a domestic voyage outside the West Coast Treaty Zone and are not carrying oil as cargo, passengers or crew; or

    • (i) existing vessels that do not have means of self-propulsion, are engaged on a domestic voyage and are not carrying passengers or crew.

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