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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

PART IEquipment to Be Carried by Existing Ships (continued)

Class X Ships(Ships that are over 15 tons gross tonnage, are not Safety Convention ships and are not certified to carry passengers, or are certified to carry 12 or fewer passengers, on near coastal voyages, Class 1, limited to 120 nautical miles from shore, near coastal voyages, Class 2, sheltered waters voyages, inland voyages, inland voyages limited to 25 nautical miles from shore, or near coastal voyages, Class 2, limited to five nautical miles from shore) (continued)

[
  • SOR/2023-257, s. 452
]

Ships Other Than Tankers (continued)

[
  • SOR/96-218, s. 21
]
  •  (1) A Class X ship, other than a tanker, that is a bulk carrier, is over 91.4 m in length and is engaged on a voyage on the St. Lawrence River east of the Montreal entrance to the St. Lawrence Seaway shall include in its life saving equipment life rafts of sufficient capacity to accommodate 50 per cent of the complement.

  • (2) Where some of the persons carried on a ship referred to in subsection (1) are berthed in the forward part of the ship, life rafts of sufficient capacity to accommodate all of those persons shall be stowed forward and the remaining life rafts shall be stowed aft.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 31
  •  (1) A Class X ship, other than a tanker or a tug, that is engaged on a voyage set out in column I of an item of the table to this subsection and is within the length range set out in column II of that item shall carry the supply of equipment set out in columns III to V of that item.

    TABLE

    Column IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IVColumn V
    ItemVoyageLength of ShipLifebuoysSelf-igniting LightsBuoyant Lifelines
    1Any voyage other than sheltered waters voyageUnder 30.5 m211
    2Sheltered waters voyageUnder 30.5 m2n/a1
    3Any voyage other than sheltered waters voyage30.5 m or over but under 152.4 m422
    4Sheltered waters voyage30.5 m or over but under 152.4 m4n/a2
    5Any voyage152.4 m or over422
  • (2) A Class X ship that is a tug shall carry

    • (a) if the tug is 25 m in length or over,

      • (i) two lifebuoys fitted with self-igniting lights,

      • (ii) two lifebuoys fitted with buoyant lifelines, and

      • (iii) two additional lifebuoys; and

    • (b) if the tug is less than 25 m in length,

      • (i) two lifebuoys that are arranged so as to float free if the tug suddenly capsizes,

      • (ii) one lifebuoy fitted with a self-igniting light, and

      • (iii) one lifebuoy fitted with a buoyant lifeline.

  • (3) A Class X ship, other than a tanker, shall carry

    • (a) the following supply of lifejackets, each fitted with a whistle and a personal locator light:

      • (i) one for each member of the complement, and

      • (ii) where the ship is a tug, at least two stowed in the wheelhouse and two stowed in the engine room;

    • (b) where the ship is engaged on a voyage other than a sheltered waters voyage, one immersion suit, fitted with a whistle and a personal locator light, for each member of the complement;

    • (c) the following number of survival craft VHF radiotelephone apparatus stowed so that they are readily accessible for immediate use:

      • (i) two, in the case of a ship that is 300 tons or over but under 500 tons gross tonnage and is engaged on a near coastal voyage, Class 1, limited to 120 nautical miles from shore, or a near coastal voyage, Class 2, and

      • (ii) three, in the case of a ship that is 500 tons gross tonnage or over and is engaged on a near coastal voyage, Class 1, limited to 120 nautical miles from shore, or a near coastal voyage, Class 2; and

    • (d) for each life raft,

      • (i) where the ship is engaged on a near coastal voyage, Class 1, limited to 120 nautical miles from shore, a SOLAS A pack as set out in the LSA Code, and

      • (ii) in any other case, a SOLAS B pack as set out in the LSA Code;

    • (e) for each approved boat, the equipment set out in section 2 of Schedule II;

    • (f) for each suitable boat, the equipment set out in section 5 of Schedule II;

    • (g) if the ship is 500 tons gross tonnage or over and is engaged on a voyage other than a sheltered waters voyage, a line-throwing appliance;

    • (h) the following distress signals:

      • (i) if the ship is under 85 m in length, 12 pyrotechnic distress signals of which six are rocket parachute flares, or

      • (ii) if the ship is 85 m or over in length, 12 rocket parachute flares;

    • (i) means of embarkation into survival craft, except where the ship is engaged on a sheltered waters voyage; and

    • (j) the following SARTs:

      • (i) in the case of a ship that is 300 tons or over but under 500 tons gross tonnage and is engaged on a voyage beyond the VHF coverage area or sea area A1, one SART stowed so that it is readily accessible for immediate use and for placing in one of the survival craft that are launched first, and

      • (ii) in the case of a ship that is 500 tons gross tonnage or over and is engaged on a voyage beyond the VHF coverage area or sea area A1, two SARTs stowed so that they are readily accessible for immediate use and for placing in the two survival craft that are launched first.

Tankers

 A Class X ship that is a tanker shall carry

  • (a) where the ship is under 1,600 tons gross tonnage, on each side of the ship, one or more Class 1 lifeboats under davits, each of which has a capacity of not less than 3.54 m3 and the aggregate capacity of which is sufficient to accommodate the complement;

  • (b) where the ship is 1,600 tons or over but under 3,000 tons gross tonnage, the following lifeboats, under gravity-type davits,

    • (i) one motor lifeboat, and

    • (ii) on each side of the ship, one or more Class 1 lifeboats that are 4.9 m in length or over, the aggregate capacity of which is sufficient to accommodate that part of the complement not accommodated in the motor lifeboat;

  • (c) where the ship is 3,000 tons gross tonnage or over, four lifeboats, under gravity-type davits,

    • (i) that are distributed equally on both sides of the ship, two of which are carried aft and two amidships or, where the ship has no amidships superstructure, are carried aft, and

    • (ii) one of which is a motor lifeboat or, where the ship is 5,000 tons gross tonnage or over, two of which are motor lifeboats and are carried one on each side of the ship;

  • (d) where the ship is within the length range set out in column I of an item of the table to this paragraph, the supply of equipment set out in columns II to IV of that item:

    TABLE

    Column IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IV
    ItemLength of ShipLifebuoysSelf-igniting LightsBuoyant Lifelines
    1Under 30.5 m211
    230.5 m or over422
  • (e) one lifejacket, fitted with a whistle and a personal locator light, for each member of the complement;

  • (f) one immersion suit, fitted with a whistle and a personal locator light, for each member of the complement;

  • (g) the following number of survival craft VHF radiotelephone apparatus stowed so that they are readily accessible for immediate use:

    • (i) two, in the case of a ship that is 300 tons or over but under 500 tons gross tonnage and is engaged on a near coastal voyage, Class 1, limited to 120 nautical miles from shore, or a near coastal voyage, Class 2, and

    • (ii) three, in the case of a ship that is 500 tons gross tonnage or over and is engaged on a near coastal voyage, Class 1, limited to 120 nautical miles from shore, or a near coastal voyage, Class 2;

  • (h) for each life raft,

    • (i) if the ship is engaged on a sheltered waters voyage or a voyage that does not go beyond the Gulf of St. Lawrence, a SOLAS B pack as set out in the LSA Code, and

    • (ii) in any other case, a SOLAS A pack as set out in the LSA Code;

  • (i) [Repealed, SOR/2023-257, s. 454]

  • (j) if the ship is 500 tons gross tonnage or over and is engaged on a voyage other than a sheltered waters voyage, a line-throwing appliance;

  • (k) 12 rocket parachute flares;

  • (l) means of embarkation into survival craft, except where the ship is engaged on a sheltered waters voyage; and

  • (m) the following SARTs:

    • (i) in the case of a ship that is 300 tons or over but under 500 tons gross tonnage and is engaged on a voyage beyond the VHF coverage area or sea area A1, one SART stowed so that it is readily accessible for immediate use and for placing in one of the survival craft that are launched first, and

    • (ii) in the case of a ship that is 500 tons gross tonnage or over and is engaged on a voyage beyond the VHF coverage area or sea area A1, two SARTs stowed so that they are readily accessible for immediate use and for placing in the two survival craft that are launched first.

Signs

 A Class X ship shall be provided with signs that indicate

  • (a) the location of

    • (i) survival craft and their launching devices, and

    • (ii) embarkation stations; and

  • (b) directions to the embarkation stations.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 31

Class XI Ships(Ships that are over 15 tons gross tonnage, are not certified to carry passengers but carry a crew, are not self-propelled and are towed or pushed by a ship or operated by a cable)

[
  • SOR/96-218, s. 32
]
  •  (1) A Class XI ship that is engaged on a voyage more than 20 nautical miles from shore shall carry

    • (a) if the ship is 30.5 m in length or over,

      • (i) one or more Class 1 lifeboats with means of launching, each of not less than 3.54 m3 capacity, and of sufficient aggregate capacity to accommodate the complement,

      • (ii) one or more Class 1 lifeboats with means of launching, each of not less than 3.54 m3 capacity, and one or more life rafts that together with the lifeboats have sufficient capacity to accommodate the complement, or

      • (iii) in addition to one or more life rafts, a Class 2 lifeboat or approved boat that has a capacity of not less than 3.54 m3 and a means of launching, the aggregate capacity of those survival craft being sufficient to accommodate the complement;

    • (b) if the ship is over 18.3 m but under 30.5 m in length,

      • (i) one or more Class 1 lifeboats with means of launching, each of not less than 2.12 m3 capacity, and of sufficient aggregate capacity to accommodate the complement,

      • (ii) one or more Class 1 lifeboats with means of launching, each of not less than 2.12 m3 capacity, and one or more life rafts that together with the lifeboats have sufficient capacity to accommodate the complement, or

      • (iii) in addition to one or more life rafts, a Class 2 lifeboat or approved boat that has a means of launching and the capacity to accommodate no fewer than four persons, the aggregate capacity of those survival craft being sufficient to accommodate the complement; and

    • (c) if the ship is 18.3 m in length or under,

      • (i) a Class 1 lifeboat with means of launching, of not less than 1.61 m3 capacity, and of sufficient capacity to accommodate the complement,

      • (ii) a Class 1 lifeboat with means of launching, of not less than 1.61 m3 capacity, and one or more life rafts that together with the lifeboat have sufficient capacity to accommodate the complement, or

      • (iii) a Class 2 lifeboat or suitable boat that has a means of launching, and one or more life rafts, the aggregate capacity of those survival craft being sufficient to accommodate the complement.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), a Class XI ship that is engaged on a voyage not more than 20 nautical miles from shore shall carry

    • (a) if the ship is 30.5 m in length or over,

      • (i) one or more Class 1 lifeboats with means of launching, each of not less than 2.12 m3 capacity, and of sufficient aggregate capacity to accommodate the complement,

      • (ii) one or more Class 1 lifeboats with means of launching, each of not less than 2.12 m3 capacity, and one or more life rafts that together with the lifeboats have sufficient capacity to accommodate the complement, or

      • (iii) in addition to one or more life rafts, a Class 2 lifeboat or approved boat that has a capacity of not less than 2.12 m3 and a means of launching, the aggregate capacity of those survival craft being sufficient to accommodate the complement;

    • (b) if the ship is over 18.3 m but under 30.5 m in length,

      • (i) one or more Class 1 lifeboats with means of launching, each of not less than 2.12 m3 capacity, and of sufficient aggregate capacity to accommodate the complement,

      • (ii) one or more Class 1 lifeboats with means of launching, each of not less than 2.12 m3 capacity, and one or more life rafts that together with the lifeboats have sufficient capacity to accommodate the complement, or

      • (iii) in addition to one or more life rafts, a Class 2 lifeboat or approved boat that has a means of launching and the capacity to accommodate no fewer than four persons, the aggregate capacity of those survival craft being sufficient to accommodate the complement; and

    • (c) if the ship is 18.3 m in length or under,

      • (i) a Class 1 lifeboat with means of launching, of not less than 1.42 m3 capacity, and of sufficient capacity to accommodate the complement,

      • (ii) a Class 1 lifeboat with means of launching, of not less than 1.42 m3 capacity, and one or more life rafts that together with the lifeboat have sufficient capacity to accommodate the complement, or

      • (iii) a Class 2 lifeboat or suitable boat that has a means of launching, and one or more life rafts, the aggregate capacity of those survival craft being sufficient to accommodate the complement.

  • (3) A Class XI ship that engages solely on sheltered waters voyages, shall carry

    • (a) one or more Class 2 lifeboats with means of launching, each of not less than 1.42 m3 capacity and of sufficient aggregate capacity to accommodate the complement; or

    • (b) a Class 2 lifeboat or suitable boat with a means of launching, and one or more life rafts of sufficient capacity to accommodate the complement.

  • (4) In addition to meeting the requirements of subsections (1) to (3), a Class XI ship that carries its survival craft more than 100 m from an area where persons are berthed shall carry, readily available to the persons berthed there, enough life rafts to accommodate them.

 

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