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Fishing Vessel Safety Regulations

Version of section 12.1 from 2006-03-22 to 2017-07-12:

  •  (1) Every permanent fuel tank on a fishing vessel shall be

    • (a) bonded electrically to the fuel piping system and engine; and

    • (b) installed and maintained so as to prevent fuel leakage.

  • (2) Every portable reserve fuel tank on a fishing vessel shall meet the requirements of the Canadian Standards Association standard, B376-M1980, Portable Containers for Gasoline and Other Petroleum Fuels, in force at the time of purchase of the portable reserve fuel tank and be stored as far as practicable from heat or ignition sources, propulsion machinery compartments and the crew’s quarters.

  • (3) Fuel tank filling arrangements on a fishing vessel shall be such as to prevent spillage into shipboard spaces, including bilges.

  • (4) Where a fuel tank is filled by means of a funnel, nozzle or similar device, continuous contact shall be maintained between the shipboard filling pipe and the filling device immediately prior to and during the entire fuelling operation.

  • (5) During a gasoline fuelling operation, every door, window and porthole on the fishing vessel shall be closed and all spark- or flame-producing equipment on the fishing vessel and in the vicinity of the fuelling operation shall be shut off.

  • SOR/89-283, s. 4

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