Hull Construction Regulations

Version of section 3 from 2006-03-22 to 2017-02-02:

  •  (1) These Regulations do not apply to fishing vessels.

  • (2) Parts I, II and VII of these Regulations apply

    • (a) to new ships; and

    • (b) to existing ships in so far as, in the opinion of the Board, is reasonable and practicable.

  • (3) Part III applies to new passenger ships and to existing Safety Convention passenger ships the keels of which were laid on or after November 19, 1952.

  • (4) Part IV applies to existing Safety Convention passenger ships, carrying more than 36 passengers, the keels of which were laid before November 19, 1952 and to hotel ships.

  • (5) Part V applies to existing non-Convention passenger ships, the keels of which were laid before February 7, 1958.

  • (6) Part VI applies to Safety Convention ships, carrying not more than 12 passengers, the keels of which were laid on or after May 26, 1965.

  • (6.1) Notwithstanding subsection (6) and section 75, Part VI does not apply in respect of any ship in respect of which Part IX or X applies.

  • (7) Part VII applies to all passenger and non-passenger ships.

  • (8) Part VIII applies to a ship that is a steamship of more than five tons, gross tonnage, built or converted for the purpose of towing, but does not apply to such a ship that, when used for towing, is used only for salvaging logs.

  • (9) Subject to subsections (11) and (12), Part IX applies to every

    • (a) new ship, as defined in Part IX, that is a tanker or combination carrier, as defined in Part IX, of 500 tons gross tonnage or more,

    • (b) existing ship, as defined in Part IX, that is a tanker or combination carrier, as defined in Part IX, of 500 tons gross tonnage or more where

      • (i) the keel of the ship was laid on or after July 28, 1978 or the ship was at a similar stage of construction on or after that date,

      • (ii) the ship was converted to a tanker or combination carrier on or after July 28, 1978, or

      • (iii) the ship was first registered in Canada on or after July 28, 1978, and

    • (c) existing ship, as defined in Part IX, that is a tanker or combination carrier, as defined in Part IX, of 2 000 tons gross tonnage or more where

      • (i) the keel of the ship was laid before July 28, 1978 or the ship was at a similar stage of construction before that date,

      • (ii) the ship was converted to a tanker or combination carrier before July 28, 1978, or

      • (iii) the ship was first registered in Canada before July 28, 1978,

      where the ship carries in bulk

    • (d) crude oil,

    • (e) a petroleum product that has a closed flashpoint not exceeding 60°C and a Reid vapour pressure, as determined by the American Society for Testing and Materials, Test No. D 323-94, Standard Test Method for Vapor Pressure of Petroleum Products (Reid Method), as amended from time to time, below atmospheric pressure, or

    • (f) a liquid product that has a fire hazard similar to the fire hazard of the product described in paragraph (e).

  • (10) Subject to subsections (11) and (12), Part X applies to every

    • (a) new ship, as defined in Part X, that is a cargo ship of 500 tons gross tonnage or more, other than a tanker or combination carrier as defined in Part IX; and

    • (b) existing ship, as defined in Part X, that is a cargo ship of 2 000 tons gross tonnage or more.

  • (11) Except as provided in subsection (12), existing ships of 2 000 tons gross tonnage or more shall comply with Part IX or X, as applicable, on or before April 1, 1985.

  • (12) Existing ships of 2 000 tons gross tonnage or more shall comply with the requirements of Part IX or X, as applicable, regarding the

    • (a) fire integrity of bulkheads and decks,

    • (b) protection of stairways and elevator trunks,

    • (c) means of escape,

    • (d) fire detection and alarm systems,

    • (e) fire fighting equipment,

    • (f) storage of paints and other flammable items, and

    • (g) general alarm systems

    on or before July 1, 1983.

  • SOR/78-605, s. 2
  • SOR/83-521, s. 2
  • SOR/90-240, s. 2(E)
  • SOR/95-254, s. 32(E)
  • SOR/2002-220, s. 1
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