904. A vessel is not required to be marked with a hull serial number if
(a) despite reasonable efforts, the owner of the vessel is unable to obtain a hull serial number from the builder, manufacturer, rebuilder or importer of the vessel; or
(b) the vessel is constructed, manufactured, rebuilt or imported by an individual for personal use.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AND OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
1000. (1) No person shall operate or permit another person to operate a power-driven vessel unless it is equipped with a muffler that is in good working order.
(2) No person shall operate or permit another person to operate a vessel equipped with a muffler cut-out or by-pass unless the muffler cut-out or by-pass is visibly disconnected in a manner that ensures it cannot be easily reconnected while the vessel is in operation.
(3) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply in respect of a vessel that
(a) was constructed or manufactured before January 1, 1960;
(b) is engaged in formal training, in an official competition or in final preparation for an official competition;
(c) is propelled by an outboard engine or a stern-drive, if the exhaust gases are directed under water through the propeller hub or below the cavitation plate;
(d) is operated at five or more nautical miles from shore; or
(e) is propelled by gas turbines or by an aircraft-type propeller operating in air.
1001. No person shall start a gasoline-powered vessel before the engine space blower has been operated for a period of not less than four minutes immediately before the engine is started.
1002. (1) No person shall permit leakage of fuel within or from a vessel.
(2) No person shall permit fuel or oil to be discharged from a vessel except in accordance with the provisions relating to discharges of oil or oily mixtures in the Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships and for Dangerous Chemicals.
(3) No person shall fuel a vessel that is at dockside or beached unless
(a) if the vessel is equipped with a portable fuel tank, the tank is first removed from it; or
(b) if the vessel is equipped with a fixed fuel tank, the person fuelling it is the only person on board.
(4) No person shall fuel a vessel that is equipped with a fixed fuel tank unless all electrical equipment is switched off, all doors, windows and ports are closed, all engines are shut off and all open flames, including pilot lights, are extinguished.
(5) No person shall carry gaseous fuel, naphtha, liquefied petroleum gas or compressed natural gas on board a vessel that is carrying passengers. However, liquefied petroleum gas may be carried on board the vessel if
(a) the quantity of liquefied petroleum gas does not exceed 30 kg;
(b) the gas cylinders are well secured and are protected from damage and from the effects of excessive variations in temperature;
(c) the gas cylinders are stored in an open space or in a well-ventilated location; and
(d) in a decked vessel, the gas cylinders are stored on an open deck in a manner that will not permit the ingress or accumulation of the gas below deck.
(6) No person shall carry fuel on board a vessel in a portable container that has not been designed to carry fuel.
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