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

Regulations are current to 2022-06-20 and last amended on 2021-06-23. Previous Versions

PART VIIIShips Built or Converted for Towing (continued)

Towing Equipment (continued)

 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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