730. The location in which a battery is installed shall be dry, well-ventilated and above bilge water level.
731. (1) An electrical component shall be certified by a product certification body or a testing laboratory as being ignition-protected in accordance with
(a) Society of Automotive Engineers Recommended Practice SAE J1171, External Ignition Protection of Marine Electrical Devices; or
(b) Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. Standard UL 1500, Ignition-Protection Test for Marine Products.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply if
(a) the vessel uses diesel as its only fuel source;
(b) the electrical component is isolated, in accordance with the specifications set out in the construction standards, from fuel sources such as
(i) engines and cooking appliances,
(ii) valves, connections or other fittings on vent lines, fill lines or distribution lines, and
(iii) fuel tanks; or
(c) the electrical component is located in a compartment where the only source of flammable vapour is from liquified-petroleum-gas or compressed-natural-gas appliances, cylinders, fittings, valves or regulators, and the compartment
(i) has, for every cubic metre of net internal volume, at least 0.34 m2 of open area exposed to the atmosphere outside the vessel, or
(ii) is an accommodation space.
732. Every vessel, other than a pleasure craft, that is more than 6 m in length shall have emergency lighting installed in accordance with the construction standards to allow passengers and crew to exit from any area of the vessel in case of an emergency.
733. Every exhaust system and muffler on a vessel equipped with an inboard or stern-drive engine or a permanently installed auxiliary engine shall prevent the leakage of exhaust gases and shall conform to the construction standards.
734. Sections 735 to 739 apply in respect of a vessel, other than a pleasure craft, that is more than 6 m in length.
735. (1) Every machinery system on a vessel shall conform to the construction standards.
(2) Guards shall be installed on a vessel to protect persons from injury where persons may come into contact with moving parts of machinery systems on the vessel.
(3) Every operating position on a vessel shall be fitted with the instruments and controls set out in the construction standards.
736. (1) A watertight compartment on a vessel shall be provided with a means of pumping or with access for bailing when the vessel is in any operating condition, unless the vessel cannot retain a sufficient quantity of water to make it capsize or the compartment is sealed and is not readily accessible.
(2) If the bilge space on a vessel is not easily visible from the operating position, the space shall, in accordance with the construction standards, be fitted with
(a) an automatic high bilge-water alarm; and
(b) a bilge pumping system or, in the case of a vessel that is not more than 12 m in length, a permanently installed automatic bilge pump that is connected to an indicator showing when the pump is running and to an overriding manual switch, both of which are to be located at the operating position.
(3) An automatic bilge pump or a bilge pumping system shall have a minimum capacity of 0.91 L/s.
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