Hull Construction Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1431)

Regulations are current to 2019-07-01 and last amended on 2017-02-03. Previous Versions

PART VIIIShips Built or Converted for Towing (continued)

Windows and Sidelights (continued)

  •  (1) Subsection 127(1) does not apply to an existing ship unless

    • (a) the glass is replaced in a window, in which case it shall be fitted with the glass required by that subsection; or

    • (b) a frame is replaced, in which case it shall be replaced with a frame that complies with that subsection.

  • (2) Subsections 127(4), (5), (7) and (8) do not apply to an existing ship, unless modifications are made to the ship and, in the opinion of the Board, it is reasonable and practicable for the ship to comply with those subsections.

  • (3) A window in a structure set on the main deck of an existing ship that does not comply with subsection 127(11) shall be fitted with an internal shutter attached to the frame by a keep chain.

  • (4) A sidelight that is located below the main deck of an existing ship and a sidelight on such a ship that does not comply with subsection 127(9) or (10) shall, where not fitted with a permanently attached deadlight, be fitted with an internal shutter attached to the frame by a keep chain.

 [Repealed, SOR/95-254, s. 14]

Rudder Controls and Indicators

  •  (1) Where the steering of a ship can be controlled from more than one position, a safeguard shall be fitted to each steering control operated by a steering lever to prevent inadvertent operation of that lever.

  • (2) [Repealed, SOR/95-254, s. 15]

  • (3) Every electrically operated rudder angle indicator shall be

    • (a) so constructed that, when the power supply to the rudder angle indicator system is cut off, neither amidships nor any other rudder angle is indicated; or

    • (b) fitted with a visual annunciator that

      • (i) indicates when the power supply to the rudder angle indicator system is cut off,

      • (ii) resets automatically when power is supplied to the rudder angle indicator system, and

      • (iii) is incorporated in the rudder angle indicator box or mounted separately close to the indicator.

  • SOR/95-254, s. 15

Towing Equipment

 Each steering position that is not in direct voice contact with the towing winch control position at the winch shall be connected to that control position by a two-way communication system.

  •  (1) Every ship on which a towline is attached to a winch shall have at each steering position a control by means of which any tension in the towline can be reduced immediately.

  • (2) Every ship on which the winch can be controlled from more than one position shall be fitted with an arrangement that prevents more than one position from exercising control at any one time.

  • (3) Every winch control shall be fitted with a safeguard to prevent the inadvertent operation of the control.

  •  (1) Every existing ship on which a towline is attached to a winch that is not fitted with the control referred to in subsection 132(1), shall be fitted with

    • (a) an effective winch drum brake that can be applied and released by hand without the use of a bar; and

    • (b) a mechanism whereby any clutch that transmits power to the winch drum can be effectively secured in the disengaged position.

  • (2) The arrangements that are required by subsection (1) shall, before being put into operation and at such other times as a steamship inspector may request, be demonstrated under operating conditions to a steamship inspector.

 No towing winch shall be fitted with a ratchet device that could prevent the winch from paying out the towline.

 Every ship on which the towline is attached to a bollard or to bitts shall have

  • (a) a mechanical arrangement able to sever or release the towline immediately; or

  • (b) an axe for cutting the towlines clearly marked to indicate its purpose and stowed near to bollard or bitts.

 Every ship on which a towline is attached to a hook shall have at each steering position a control by means of which the towline can be released from the hook immediately.

 An existing ship that does not comply with sections 133 to 136 shall not be used to pull a floating object.

  •  (1) Every ship, the propelling machinery of which develops brake power of 373 kW or over shall, if fitted with towing pins on the counter, have such pins power operated.

  • (2) The control position for power operated towing pins on a ship shall be forward of the point of tow and the pins shall be clearly visible from the control position.

  • SOR/95-254, s. 32

Freeing Ports

  •  (1) Every bulwark forming a well on the main deck or a superstructure deck of a ship shall be provided with freeing ports.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), the minimum number of square metres in the total area of the freeing ports on each side of a well on a ship shall be determined by dividing the number of metres in the length of that well by 13.

  • (3) If the average height of a bulwark forming a well is less than 0.9 m, the total area of the freeing ports in the bulwark may be decreased by 0.004 m2 per metre length of bulwark for each 0.1 m by which the average height of the bulwark is less than 0.9 m.

  • (4) The freeing ports shall be distributed in a manner that achieves the maximum speed of drainage from the decks.

  • (5) Bars or shutters shall, if necessary, be fitted in each freeing port so as to restrict the clear openings to not more than 230 mm.

  • SOR/95-254, s. 32

Non-skid Surfaces

 Every working area in a ship and any exterior part of a ship on which a person may stand during the normal operation of the ship shall have a durable non-skid surface.

Exterior Storm Rails

  •  (1) Every structure on the main deck of a ship around which a person must walk during the normal operation of the ship shall have storm rails attached to the exterior of the structure.

  • (2) Each storm rail shall be attached to a structure

    • (a) at the ends of the rail by fastenings attached to the inside or ends of the rail; and

    • (b) at intermediate points not more than 1.2 m apart by fastenings attached to the bottom of the rail.

  • SOR/95-254, s. 32

Chain Lockers

 In the case of a new ship, every anchor chain locker shall be so constructed that the chain is self-stowing.

 An existing ship 24.4 m in length or over on which the anchor chain is not self-stowing shall have a two-way communication system between the inside of the chain locker and the windlass control position.

  • SOR/95-254, s. 32

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