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Life Saving Equipment Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1436)

Regulations are current to 2024-02-06 and last amended on 2023-12-20. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE II(Paragraphs 7(j), 10(l), 11(k), 14(i), 16(1)(h) and 17(5)(e), subsection 19(9) and paragraphs 20(1)(i), 22(1)(l), 27.2(3)(e) and (f) and 30(e) and (f))Equipment To Be Carried by Approved Boats and Suitable Boats

  • 1 [Repealed, SOR/2023-257, s. 486]

Approved Boat Equipment

    • 2 (1) The equipment set out in column I of the table to this subsection is the equipment required for an approved boat carried on a ship engaged on a voyage set out in the heading of the applicable column of columns II and III and is carried in the quantity and in conformity with the requirements set out in that applicable column.

      TABLE

      Column IColumn IIColumn III
      ItemEquipmentVoyages other than inland voyagesInland voyages
      1buoyant oarsin accordance with subsection (3)in accordance with subsection (3)
      2buoyant bailer11
      3compass1, in accordance with subsection (4)n/a
      4sea anchor1, in accordance with subsection (5)1, in accordance with subsection (5)
      5painter1 that is attached to a release device at the forward end of the approved boat1 that is attached to a release device at the forward end of the approved boat
      6buoyant line1, in accordance with subsection (6)1, in accordance with subsection (6)
      7watertight electric flashlight suitable for Morse signalling11
      8spare set of batteries and spare light bulb for item 7, in a watertight container11
      9whistle or equivalent sound signalling device1n/a
      10buoyant rescue quoit2, each attached to not less than 30 m of buoyant line1, attached to not less than 30 m of buoyant line
      11searchlight1, in accordance with subsection (7)n/a
      12radar reflector1, unless a survival craft radar transponder is stowed in the approved boatn/a
      13first aid kit1, in accordance with section 8 of this Schedule1, in accordance with section 8 of this Schedule
      14thermal protective aidfor 2 persons or 10 per cent of the complement, whichever is greaterfor 2 persons or 10 per cent of the complement, whichever is greater
      15safety boat-hook11
      16bucket11
      17knife or hatchet11
    • (2) The equipment set out in column I of the table to this subsection is the equipment required, in addition to the equipment set out in column I of the table to subsection 2(1), for an approved boat with inflatable compartments carried on a ship engaged on a voyage set out in the heading of the applicable column of columns II and III and shall be carried in the quantity and in conformity with the requirements set out in that applicable column.

      TABLE

      Column IColumn IIColumn III
      ItemEquipmentVoyages other than inland voyagesInland voyages
      1buoyant safety knife11
      2sponge2n/a
      3manually operated bellows or pump11
      4repair kit in a watertight container for repairing punctures11
    • (3) The buoyant oars shall

      • (a) be sufficient in number to enable the complement to make headway in calm seas; and

      • (b) each be provided with thole pins, crutches or equivalent arrangements that are attached to the approved boat by lanyards or chains.

    • (4) The compass shall be in a binnacle that

      • (a) has a means of illumination; and

      • (b) is fitted at the steering position.

    • (5) The sea anchor shall be fitted with a hawser and a tripping line that is not less than 10 m in length, both the hawser and the line being strong enough to withstand all sea conditions.

    • (6) The buoyant line shall be not less than 50 m in length and strong enough to tow the largest life raft carried on the ship at a speed of at least two knots when the life raft is loaded with its full complement and equipment.

    • (7) The searchlight shall be capable of

      • (a) illuminating, for a period of six hours at night, a light-coloured object that has a width of 18 m and is at a distance of 180 m from the searchlight; and

      • (b) working for at least three hours continuously.

  • 3. and 4 [Repealed, SOR/2001-179, s. 51]

Suitable Boat Equipment

  • 5 Suitable boat equipment consists of

    • (a) buoyant oars that are

      • (i) sufficient in number to enable the complement to make headway in calm seas, and

      • (ii) each provided with thole pins, crutches or equivalent arrangements that are attached to the suitable boat by lanyards or chains;

    • (b) one buoyant bailer;

    • (c) [Repealed, SOR/2001-179, s. 53]

    • (d) one painter that is placed at the forward end and attached to a release device;

    • (e) one buoyant line that is not less than 50 m in length and strong enough to tow a life raft that is loaded with 50 persons and its equipment;

    • (f) one watertight electric flashlight suitable for Morse signalling, and, in a watertight container, one spare set of batteries and one spare bulb for the flashlight;

    • (g) [Repealed, SOR/2001-179, s. 53]

    • (h) two buoyant rescue quoits, each attached to not less than 30 m of buoyant line;

    • (i) if the ship is engaged on a voyage other than a sheltered waters voyage, thermal protective aids for two persons or 10 per cent of the complement, whichever is greater;

    • (j) one safety boat-hook;

    • (k) if the boat is rigid, one knife or hatchet; and

    • (l) if the boat has inflatable compartments,

      • (i) one buoyant safety knife,

      • (ii) one manually operated pump or bellows, and

      • (iii) one repair kit in a watertight container for repairing punctures.

  • 6 [Repealed, SOR/2023-257, s. 491]

  • 7 [Repealed, SOR/2001-179, s. 54]

First Aid Kits

    • 8 (1) A first aid kit that is carried on a survival craft consists, at a minimum, of

      • (a) 32 adhesive absorbent dressings, each 7.5 cm × 2.2 cm and individually wrapped;

      • (b) four bandage gauzes, each 5 cm × 4.6 m;

      • (c) eight compress bandages, each 10 cm × 10 cm with 90-cm gauze tabs;

      • (d) two sterile abdominal pads, each 15.2 cm × 20.3 cm;

      • (e) six triangular, white muslin bandages, folded and compressed, each 91 cm × 96.5 cm × 137 cm;

      • (f) 10 sterile eye pads, each 4.69 cm × 6.98 cm;

      • (g) 120 mL of extra-ocular ophthalmic irrigating solution in an unbreakable bottle that shows a drug identification number and an expiry date;

      • (h) one unbreakable plastic eyewash cup;

      • (i) one wire splint, 9.5 cm × 60 cm;

      • (j) 20 individual packs of ammonia inhalant;

      • (k) 20 pads, impregnated with povidone and iodine, that show an expiry date;

      • (l) one copy of Pocket Guide to Emergency First Aid, in English and French, published by St. John Ambulance;

      • (m) a waterproof contents list and instruction sheet in English and French;

      • (n) six safety pins;

      • (o) one pair of stainless steel bandage scissors; and

      • (p) one roll of waterproof adhesive tape, 2.5 cm × 4.5 m.

    • (2) The first aid kit shall be placed in a container that is

      • (a) watertight;

      • (b) resealable;

      • (c) fitted with a gasket to ensure a tight seal; and

      • (d) made of a rigid plastic that is capable of withstanding temperatures of -30°C, such as acrylonitrile butadienestyrene (ABS) or high-impact polystyrene (HIPS).

 

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