700. (1) This Part applies in respect of a vessel that is constructed, manufactured or rebuilt in, or imported into, Canada in order to be sold or operated in Canada and that is
(a) propelled or designed to be propelled by an engine;
(b) permanently fitted with an auxiliary engine; or
(c) fitted with a fuel-burning appliance or system that uses gaseous fuel, liquefied petroleum gas, compressed natural gas or naphtha.
(2) Only sections 701, 703 and 704 apply in respect of a pleasure craft that is 24 m or more in length.
(3) If a personal watercraft is constructed, manufactured or rebuilt in accordance with ISO 13590, then only sections 701, 702, 704 to 709 and 711 apply in respect of the personal watercraft.
(4) This Part does not apply in respect of
(a) a vessel that is registered in another country as having the right to fly the flag of that country;
(b) a vessel that is principally maintained and operated in another country and that is not licensed or registered in Canada; or
(c) a tug.
701. Unless otherwise indicated in these Regulations, the builder, manufacturer, rebuilder, importer and owner of a vessel shall ensure that the vessel meets the requirements of this Part.
702. A pleasure craft shall meet
(a) the construction requirements of this Part; or
(b) if its date of construction, manufacture or rebuilding or its date of importation is before the day on which these Regulations come into force, the construction requirements in force on that date.
703. A pleasure craft that is 24 m or more in length shall be constructed, manufactured or rebuilt in accordance with the applicable recommended practices and standards in force on its date of construction, manufacture or rebuilding.
704. Every safety notice required under this Part shall
(a) meet the requirements of American Boat and Yacht Council Standard T-5, Safety Signs and Labels;
(b) be in English and French; and
(c) be placed in a plainly visible location near the hazard.
705. (1) Every personal watercraft shall display a safety notice that indicates the precautions that must be taken in order to minimize the risk of fire and explosion, including the information set out in the construction standards.
(2) Every personal watercraft that is constructed, manufactured or rebuilt in accordance with ISO 13590 shall display, in English and French, a builder’s plate that meets the requirements of that standard.
Obligations of an Owner of a Vessel Other than a Pleasure Craft
706. The owner of a vessel other than a pleasure craft shall, before operating or permitting another person to operate the vessel, ensure that it meets the requirements of sections 707 and 708.
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