3 (1) Subject to subsection (3), these Regulations apply to
(3) These Regulations do not apply to fishing vessels except as provided in the Large Fishing Vessel Inspection Regulations.
1 These Regulations may be cited as the Hull Inspection Regulations.
24 (1) At a quadrennial or quinquennial inspection of a ship not over five years old, the following requirements shall apply:
(g) all scupper and sanitary discharge valves, excluding those connected to the machinery, not recorded as having been inspected since the first inspection, shall be opened up. All side scuttles shall be examined and, where required to have special locking arrangements, those locking arrangements shall be tested and the inspector shall take such steps as are necessary to ensure that proper instructions with regard to these arrangements are posted in the chart room;
(x) all steering gear leads shall be dismantled to permit of a detailed examination of all parts; where any length of chain is so worn that the diameter at any part is reduced to the size shown in Schedule IV, that part shall be renewed; all replacements of steering gear chain, or chain that has been repaired, shall be subjected to the proof and breaking tests specified in Schedule II or III; these tests shall be carried out by an authority approved by the Board and certificates of tests shall be furnished;
(ii) where holds are insulated for the purpose of carrying refrigerated cargoes and the hull in way of the insulation was inspected when the insulation was fitted, it shall be sufficient to remove the limbers and hatches to expose the plating in way of these parts.
23 The annual inspection referred to in subsection 18(1) shall be carried out as follows:
(c) all side scuttles shall be examined, and where they are required to have special locking arrangements, the locking arrangements shall be tested and the inspector shall take such steps as are necessary to ensure that proper instructions with regard to these arrangements are posted in the chart room;
7 (1) Before a new ship is launched, the compartments within the main hull shall be subjected to hose or pressure tests as follows:
(e) cargo tanks in tankers shall be filled with water to a head of 2.44 m above the highest point of the tanks, excluding the hatchways;