Small Vessel Regulations (SOR/2010-91)

Regulations are current to 2016-06-06 and last amended on 2013-12-06. Previous Versions

Vessel Safety Equipment

 A pleasure craft of a length set out in column 1 of the table to this section shall carry on board the vessel safety equipment set out in column 2.

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Column 1Column 2
ItemLengthVessel Safety Equipment
1not more than 9 m
  • (a) either

    • (i) a manual propelling device, or

    • (ii) an anchor, and not less than 15 m of cable, rope or chain or any combination of them; and

  • (b) a bailer or a manual bilge pump

2more than 9 m but not more than 12 m
  • (a) an anchor, and not less than 30 m of cable, rope or chain or any combination of them; and

  • (b) a manual bilge pump or bilge-pumping arrangements

3more than 12 m
  • (a) an anchor, and not less than 50 m of cable, rope or chain or any combination of them; and

  • (b) bilge-pumping arrangements

Navigation Equipment

 A pleasure craft of a length set out in column 1 of the table to this section shall carry on board the navigation equipment set out in column 2 as indicated in that column.

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Column 1Column 2
ItemLengthNavigation Equipment
1not more than 9 m
  • (a) a sound-signalling appliance that meets the requirements of the Collision Regulations, or a sound-signalling device;

  • (b) if the pleasure craft is operated after sunset or before sunrise or in periods of restricted visibility, navigation lights that meet the requirements of the Collision Regulations; and

  • (c) a magnetic compass

2more than 9 m but not more than 12 m
3more than 12 m

Firefighting Equipment

 A pleasure craft of a length set out in column 1 of the table to this section shall carry on board the firefighting equipment set out in column 2 as indicated in that column.

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Column 1Column 2
ItemLengthFirefighting Equipment
1not more than 6 ma 5B:C portable fire extinguisher, if the pleasure craft is equipped with an inboard engine, a fixed fuel tank of any size, or a fuel-burning cooking, heating or refrigerating appliance
2more than 6 m but not more than 9 m
  • (a) a 5B:C portable fire extinguisher, if the pleasure craft is a power-driven vessel; and

  • (b) a 5B:C portable fire extinguisher, if the pleasure craft is equipped with a fuel-burning cooking, heating or refrigerating appliance

3more than 9 m but not more than 12 m
  • (a) a 10B:C portable fire extinguisher, if the pleasure craft is a power-driven vessel; and

  • (b) a 10B:C portable fire extinguisher, if the pleasure craft is equipped with a fuel-burning cooking, heating or refrigerating appliance

4more than 12 m but less than 24 m
  • (a) a 10B:C portable fire extinguisher at the following locations:

    • (i) at each access to a space fitted with a fuel-burning cooking, heating or refrigerating appliance,

    • (ii) at the entrance to any accommodation space, and

    • (iii) at the entrance to the machinery space;

  • (b) an axe; and

  • (c) two buckets

524 m or more
  • (a) the equipment set out in item 4(a);

  • (b) a power-driven fire pump, located outside the engine space, fitted with a fire hose and a nozzle from which a jet of water can be directed into any part of the pleasure craft;

  • (c) two axes; and

  • (d) four buckets

SUBPART 2Human-Powered Pleasure Craft

Life-Saving Appliances — Personal Life-Saving Appliances and Visual Signals

  •  (1) A human-powered pleasure craft shall carry on board a personal flotation device or lifejacket that is of an appropriate size for each person on board.

  • (2) A personal flotation device or lifejacket that is carried on board a human-powered pleasure craft operated in whitewater shall be inherently buoyant.

 A human-powered pleasure craft shall carry on board, for the category of life-saving appliance set out in column 1 of the table to this section, the life-saving appliance set out in column 2 as indicated in that column.

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Column 1Column 2
ItemCategory of Life-Saving ApplianceLife-Saving Appliance
1personal life-saving appliances
  • (a) a reboarding device, unless the vertical height that must be climbed in order to reboard the pleasure craft is less than 0.5 m; and

  • (b) a buoyant heaving line of not less than 15 m in length

2visual signalsif the human-powered pleasure craft is more than 6 m in length, a watertight flashlight and six pyrotechnic distress signals other than smoke signals
 
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