Hull Construction Regulations

Version of section 52 from 2006-03-22 to 2017-02-02:

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the accommodation spaces and service spaces in every ship shall be constructed in accordance with one of the following methods of fire protection and shall comply with such of the following requirements of this Part as are expressed to apply to ships in which that method has been adopted:

    Method I: the construction in the accommodation spaces and service spaces of a system of internal bulkheading consisting of “B” Class divisions, between main vertical zone bulkheads, together with an automatic fire alarm and fire detection system in these spaces;

    Method II: the fitting of an automatic sprinkler, fire detection and fire alarm system in the accommodation spaces and service spaces, and no restriction on the type of internal divisional bulkheads between main vertical zone bulkheads;

    Method III: the subdivision of the accommodation spaces and service spaces between main vertical zone bulkheads by “A” Class and “B” Class divisions, together with the fitting of an automatic fire alarm and fire detection system in all accommodation spaces and service spaces and a restriction of the provision of combustible material in these spaces.

  • (2) In the case of the following ships, only Method I of fire protection shall be adopted:

    • (a) a passenger ship the keel of which is laid on or after March 22, 1967;

    • (b) a ship that is converted to a passenger ship on or after March 22, 1967; and

    • (c) a passenger ship that is transferred to registry in Canada on or after March 22, 1967.

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