Large Fishing Vessel Inspection Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1435)

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Large Fishing Vessel Inspection Regulations

C.R.C., c. 1435

CANADA SHIPPING ACT, 2001

Regulations Respecting the Construction and Inspection of Fishing Vessels Exceeding 24.4 M in Length or 150 Tons, Gross Tonnage

Short Title

 These Regulations may be cited as the Large Fishing Vessel Inspection Regulations.

Interpretation

 In these Regulations,

Act

Act means the Canada Shipping Act; (Loi)

approved

approved, except where otherwise stated, means approved by the Board; (approuvé)

Board

Board means the Board of Steamship Inspection; (Bureau)

Chairman

Chairman means the Chairman of the Board; (président)

Class II EPIRB

Class II EPIRB means an emergency position indicating radiobeacon; (RLS de classe II)

continuous rating

continuous rating means the brake power in kilowatts and speed stated by the manufacturer to be the highest at which an engine will give satisfactory service when operating continuously for not less than 24 hours; (régime continu)

Divisional Supervisor

Divisional Supervisor means the officer of the Department of Transport in charge of a Steamship Inspection Division and includes the Regional Superintendent of a Steamship Inspection Division; (surveillant divisionnaire)

existing

existing, when used with reference to a fishing vessel, means a fishing vessel that is not new; (existant)

fishing vessel

fishing vessel means a vessel engaged in commercial fishing; (bateau de pêche)

immersion suit

immersion suit means a protective suit that reduces the body heat-loss of a person immersed in cold water; (combinaison d’immersion)

inspector

inspector means a steamship inspector appointed under the Act; (inspecteur)

length

length means

  • (a) in the case of a vessel that is registered under the Act or required by the Act to be registered,

    • (i) the distance from the fore part of the uppermost end of the stem to the aft side of the head of the stern post except that if a stern post is not fitted to the vessel, the measurement shall be taken to the foreside of the head of the rudder stock, or

    • (ii) if the vessel has no rudder stock or has a rudder stock situated outside of the hull at the stern, the distance from the foreside of the foremost permanent structure to the aft side of the aftermost permanent structure of the vessel, not including guards or rubbing strakes, and

  • (b) in the case of a vessel that is not required by the Act to be registered, the horizontal distance measured between perpendiculars erected at the extreme ends of the outside of the hull; (longueur)

new

new, when used with reference to a fishing vessel or article, means that the construction of the fishing vessel or article to which reference is made was commenced on or after July 12, 1956 and includes any foreign fishing vessel brought under Canadian registry whether or not its construction was commenced before or after July 12, 1956 ; (neuf)

sailing ship

sailing ship means

  • (a) a ship propelled wholly by sails, or

  • (b) a ship principally employed in fishing not exceeding 200 tons, gross tonnage, provided with masts, sails and rigging sufficient to allow it to make voyages under sail alone, and that, in addition, is fitted with mechanical means of propulsion other than a steam engine; (voilier or navire à voiles)

SART

SART means a radar transponder designed for search and rescue purposes; (répondeur SAR)

survival craft

survival craft means a vessel carried pursuant to section 24 as life saving equipment on board a fishing vessel; (bateau de sauvetage)

TP 127

TP 127 means the Ship Safety Electrical Standards, issued by the Department of Transport, as amended from time to time. (TP 127)

VHF coverage area

VHF coverage area means

  • (a) the Great Lakes,

  • (b) the Saguenay River downstream from Chicoutimi,

  • (c) the St. Lawrence River as far seaward as a straight line drawn

    • (i) from Cap-des-Rosiers to West Point, Anticosti Island, and

    • (ii) from Anticosti Island to the north shore of the St. Lawrence River along the meridian of longitude 63° west,

  • (d) Puget Sound, State of Washington, U.S.A., or

  • (e) all waters that are within a coverage radius of a Canadian Coast Guard or U.S. Coast Guard radio station providing a continuous maritime mobile distress and safety service on frequency 156.8 MHz (channel 16). (zone VHF)

  • SOR/80-249, s. 2
  • SOR/85-182, s. 1
  • SOR/96-216, s. 1
  • SOR/99-215, s. 3
  • SOR/2000-263, s. 1

 In these Regulations, the classes of home-trade voyages, inland voyages and minor waters voyages have the meanings assigned in sections 4 to 6 of the Home-Trade, Inland and Minor Waters Voyages Regulations.

  • SOR/2000-263, s. 2

Exemptions and Special Requirements

 Notwithstanding anything contained in these Regulations, the Board may,

  • (a) where it is satisfied that it can with propriety do so, exempt any ship from full compliance with any of the requirements of these Regulations; and

  • (b) where it considers it necessary in the interests of safety of life, impose special requirements in respect of life saving and fire extinguishing equipment in addition to the requirements of these Regulations.

Vapourizing Liquid

 Notwithstanding anything contained in these Regulations, the use of a vapourizing liquid fire extinguisher, as set out in these Regulations, is prohibited, except that in radio rooms and at switchboards such an extinguisher may be used if it contains not more than 1.136 L of vapourizing liquid and is used in addition to the other requirements of these Regulations.

  • SOR/80-249, s. 3

Application

 These Regulations apply to new fishing vessels over 24.4 m in length or 150 tons, gross tonnage, that are not sailing ships.

  • SOR/80-249, s. 3
  • SOR/82-126, s. 2

 Sections 10 to 13.1, subsections 15(12) to (12.2) and (15) and sections 19.1, 22.1, 24 to 27 and 30 to 42 apply in respect of every existing fishing vessel over 24.4 m in length or 150 tons, gross tonnage, that is not a sailing ship.

  • SOR/78-78, s. 1
  • SOR/78-918, s. 1
  • SOR/79-903, s. 1
  • SOR/89-95, s. 1

 Every life raft, rocket, flare or signal required by these Regulations for a fishing vessel shall be of a type approved by the Board and constructed in accordance with the standards for such equipment prescribed in the Life Saving Equipment Regulations.

  • SOR/96-216, s. 7

Submission and Approval of Plans and Data

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), before construction of any fishing vessel is commenced, the owner or the builder on behalf of the owner shall submit for approval, in quadruplicate, the plans and data as set out in Schedule I, and if the construction of the vessel is commenced before approval is obtained, the owner shall make such alterations as are required by the Board in order to comply with the conditions of approval.

  • (2) Plans of the following are not required to be submitted:

    • (a) heating boilers having a pressure not over 103 kPa;

    • (b) diesel engines not exceeding 56 kW brake power, continuous rating, unless of unusual design;

    • (c) gearing for main engines and electric propulsion motors not over 224 kW brake power, continuous rating;

    • (d) gasoline engines unless of unusual design; or

    • (e) parts that are found by an inspector to agree with plans already approved by the Chairman.

  • (3) Notwithstanding subsection (2), the Board may require that plans and data of parts not listed in Schedule I shall be submitted.

  • (4) Where under this section plans and data are submitted to a Divisional Supervisor, one copy of each submission approved by the Divisional Supervisor for the Chairman shall be forwarded to the Chairman by the Divisional Supervisor.

  • (5) No inspection certificate shall be issued in respect of a fishing vessel unless

    • (a) the plans and data submitted under this section have been approved by the Chairman;

    • (b) the vessel is constructed in accordance

      • (i) with such plans and data, and

      • (ii) with the requirements of these Regulations; and

    • (c) the vessel is, in the opinion of an inspector, safe for the voyages for which it is intended.

  • SOR/80-249, s. 4
  • SOR/81-490, s. 1
  • 1987, c. 7, s. 84(F)

Stability

  •  (1) On completion or near completion of a vessel, an inclining experiment shall be conducted in the presence of and to the satisfaction of a steamship inspector.

  • (2) The results obtained from an inclining experiment shall be developed to indicate the stability of the vessel in the following conditions:

    • (a) lightship;

    • (b) port departure;

    • (c) arrival at fishing grounds;

    • (d) half load;

    • (e) full load;

    • (f) worst operating condition affecting stability;

    • (g) worst operating with accumulated ice on topsides and rigging; and

    • (h) port after discharge of cargo with 10 per cent of fuel, fresh water and stores remaining and accumulated ice on topsides and rigging.

  • (3) The results obtained from an inclining experiment shall be further developed to indicate the stability of the vessel when loaded with fish of species having different stowage characteristics in conditions described in paragraphs (2)(d), (e), (f) and (g).

  • (4) Notwithstanding subsection (2), the results obtained from an inclining experiment are not required to be developed to indicate the stability of a vessel in conditions described in paragraphs (2)(g) and (h) unless the vessel is to be operated in or transferred to the northern or eastern waters of Canada.

  • (5) Where appropriate to the trade of a vessel, in the development of the results obtained from an inclining experiment, an allowance shall be made for the stowage of fish on the deck of the vessel.

  • (6) In developing the results of an inclining experiment to indicate the stability of a vessel in conditions described in paragraphs 2(g) and (h), accumulated ice shall be deemed to weigh

    • (a) 54 kg/m2 of total deck area, including the superstructure and deckhouse tops that are exposed to the weather;

    • (b) 37 kg/m2 of area exposed to the weather in the case of the superstructure and deckhouse fronts, and the deckhouse sides and bulwarks including the area of the deckhouse sides and bulwarks on both sides of the vessel except that only the inboard surfaces shall be included in computing the bulwark areas;

    • (c) 78 kg/m2 of area, taking into consideration overall block dimensions, in the case of the guardrails and stanchions, hatch coamings, companionways and ship fittings exposed to the weather; and

    • (d) 48 kilograms per running metre in the case of rigging, masts, derricks and similar high objects measured to a height of 6.1 m above the main weatherdeck.

  • (7) The position of the vertical centre of gravity of accumulated ice shall be calculated using the weights calculated in accordance with subsection (6) except that the following minimum values shall apply:

    • (a) in the case of side trawlers, the minimum height of the vertical centre of gravity shall be 2.44 m above the main weatherdeck; and

    • (b) in the case of stern trawlers, the minimum height of the vertical centre of gravity shall be 1.22 m above the main weatherdeck.

  • (7.1) [Repealed, SOR/79-903, s. 2]

  • (8) The following plans shall be submitted to the Board together with the stability calculations required by this section:

    • (a) hydrostatic curves and draught mark locations;

    • (b) cross curves of stability;

    • (c) curves of righting levers for each of the conditions specified in subsection (2);

    • (d) a capacity plan indicating the capacities and centres of gravity of all cargo spaces, tanks and other storage spaces; and

    • (e) tank sounding tables.

  • (9) The owners of a vessel shall provide a booklet to be placed on board the vessel for the information of the master,

    • (a) indicating the stability characteristics of the vessel;

    • (b) containing appropriate information relative to loading in the various conditions specified in this section; and

    • (c) generally set up in a form similar to the specimen page in Schedule VIII.

  • (10) Subject to subsection (12), this section applies to

    • (a) every vessel the keel of which is laid on or after March 2, 1967;

    • (b) every vessel built outside of Canada for which application for registry in Canada is approved; and

    • (c) to the extent considered necessary by the Board, to every existing vessel.

  • (11) Where an existing vessel is modified in such a manner as to affect its stability characteristics,

    • (a) in the case of a vessel for which the stability information required by this section is available, that stability information shall be modified and submitted to the Board for approval; and

    • (b) in the case of a vessel for which the stability information required by this section is not available, that stability information shall be provided to the extent considered necessary by the Board.

  • (12) The Board may, on application, dispense with the stability tests required by this section in respect of a vessel, if the stability data and plans required by this section have been approved for a sister vessel.

  • SOR/78-918, s. 2
  • SOR/79-903, s. 2
  • SOR/80-249, s. 5
  • SOR/82-348, s. 1
  • SOR/95-372, s. 7

Machinery Controls

 Except where a continuous watch is maintained in the propulsion machinery space while a fishing vessel is underway, a readily identifiable means of stopping the propulsion of the fishing vessel, other than shutting the fuel tank valve, shall be provided outside the propulsion machinery space.

  • SOR/89-95, s. 2
  • SOR/96-216, s. 11(F)

Steering Gear

 Where a manually operated hydraulic steering system is the auxiliary system to a powered hydraulic steering system, the change-over mechanism shall be located in the wheelhouse.

  • SOR/82-126, s. 3

Control of Loaded Fish Nets

 Retaining bulwarks shall be installed in, restraining tackle shall be fitted on or other suitable arrangements shall be made to every fishing vessel to ensure that loaded nets are kept fully under control and prevented from sliding to one side while they are being recovered from the water and while they are on deck.

Boilers, Steam Engines and Steam Auxiliaries

  •  (1) Boilers, boiler mountings, main steam pipes, main feed pipes, evaporators, feed heaters, boiler feed systems, main shafting, main engines and oil fuel systems shall be constructed and inspected during construction as required by the Marine Machinery Regulations.

  • (2) Fishing vessels propelled by steam shall be provided with feed pumps and feed water system fittings as follows:

    • (a) not less than two entirely separate power feed pumps shall be fitted, one of which may be worked from the main engines and the other shall be an independent power pump;

    • (b) if a feed pump worked from the main engines is not fitted, one of the independent pumps shall be fitted with an automatic regulator for controlling its speed;

    • (c) each power feed pump shall be capable of performing the whole work required of feeding the boilers at full power;

    • (d) the independent power feed pump shall be fitted with suctions to the hotwell and the sea;

    • (e) the suction valves to the hotwell or feed water drain tank shall be of the non-return type; and

    • (f) where superheated steam is used in main or auxiliary engines of reciprocating type, filters shall be fitted to provide for the continuous filtration of the boiler feed water, and if a direct contact heater is supplied with exhaust steam from reciprocating engines, the feed water from the heater shall be led through those filters.

  • (3) An inspector shall satisfy himself by actual examination, and by a series of calculations when required, that

    • (a) the working pressure assigned to boilers, superheaters, air receivers and other pressure vessels subject to inspection can be safely carried, and is suitable for the piping and machinery;

    • (b) the propelling machinery is sufficient in power and capacity to enable the ship to be manoeuvred and handled at sea with a proper degree of safety, having regard to the voyages the ship is to make; and

    • (c) the machinery has been installed in a satisfactory manner and is sufficient and suitable for the voyages intended.

  • (4) Safety valves shall be set, in the presence of an inspector, to blow off at a pressure not in excess of the working pressure assigned.

  • (5) Where an inspector is unable to enter a boiler because the manholes are not large enough or are improperly placed, the boiler shall not be accepted until adequate means of access to the boiler is provided, except in the case of a boiler so small that entrance thereto is impossible.

  • (6) Boilers, boiler mountings, air receivers, main and auxiliary steam pipes over 75 mm in diameter, and other pressure vessels that are subject to inspection and are being inspected for the first time shall be tested by hydraulic pressure as specified in Schedule III after the working pressures have been ascertained in accordance with the Marine Machinery Regulations.

  • (7) Safety valves on cylindrical boilers being inspected for the first time, or new safety valves fitted to cylindrical boilers, shall be subjected to the following accumulation test after the safety valves have been set to the assigned pressure:

    • (a) during a test of 15 minutes with the stop valves closed and under full firing conditions, the accumulation of pressure shall not exceed 10 per cent of the rated pressure;

    • (b) during the test referred to in paragraph (a), no more feed water shall be supplied than is necessary to maintain a safe working water level.

  • (8) Subject to subsection (9), safety valves on water tube boilers being inspected for the first time, or new safety valves fitted to water tube boilers, shall be subjected to the following accumulation test, after the safety valves have been set to the assigned pressure:

    • (a) during a test with the stop valve closed and under full firing conditions, for as long a time as the water supply in the boiler permits, the accumulation of pressure shall not exceed 10 per cent of the working pressure; and

    • (b) in no case need the test referred to in paragraph (a) exceed seven minutes.

  • (9) Where accumulation tests may endanger the superheater, oilfired boilers may be exempted therefrom if application for exemption is made when the boiler plans and sizes of safety valves are submitted for approval, and the safety valves are of an approved type

    • (a) for which the capacity has been established by test in the presence of an inspector or an approved independent authority; or

    • (b) for which the Board is satisfied that the capacity is adequate.

  • (10) Where exemption is granted pursuant to subsection (9),

    • (a) the valve makers shall be required to provide a statement for each safety valve, stating the rated capacity at the approved working conditions of the boiler; and

    • (b) the boilermakers shall be required to provide a statement for each boiler, stating the maximum evaporation.

  • (11) The safety valves referred to in subsections (9) and (10) must be found to operate satisfactorily under working conditions during the trials of the machinery on board ship and the area of the valves shall not in any case be less than that required by the Marine Machinery Regulations.

    • SOR/80-249, s. 6
    • SOR/95-372, s. 7

Internal Combustion Engines

  •  (1) Air receivers, main engines, reduction and reverse gearing and main shafting shall be constructed and inspected during construction as required by the Marine Machinery Regulations.

  • (2) Air receivers and other pressure vessels that are subject to inspection and are being inspected for the first time shall be tested by hydraulic pressure as specified in Schedule III after the working pressure has been ascertained in accordance with the Marine Machinery Regulations.

  • (3) Where main engines depend on compressed air for starting, there shall be sufficient air receiver capacity provided to permit, without replenishment of the air,

    • (a) 12 consecutive starts of reversible engines, and

    • (b) six consecutive starts of non-reversible engines,

    and there shall be provided one air compressor driven by a prime mover that can be started without the use of compressed air.

  • (4) A safety valve shall be provided on every air receiver or on the piping between each air compressor and each air receiver, but where the safety valve is fitted on the piping, a fusible plug shall be provided on each air receiver.

  • (5) Exhaust pipes and silencers shall be efficiently water-cooled, lagged or so installed that they will create no fire hazard.

  • (6) Where exhaust pipes pass through the side of a fishing vessel, the connection shall be watertight and provision shall be made so that the engine cannot be flooded.

  • (7) An inspector shall satisfy himself by actual examination, and by a series of calculations when required, that

    • (a) the working pressure assigned to air receivers and other pressure vessels subject to inspection can be safely carried and is suitable for the piping and machinery;

    • (b) the propelling machinery is sufficient in power and capacity to enable the ship to be manoeuvred and handled at sea with a proper degree of safety, having regard to the voyages the ship is to make; and

    • (c) the machinery has been installed in a satisfactory manner and is sufficient and suitable for the voyages intended.

  • (8) Safety valves shall be set, in the presence of an inspector, to blow off at a pressure not in excess of the working pressure assigned.

  • SOR/95-372, s. 7

Electrical Equipment, Installations and Appliances

[SOR/96-216, s. 2]
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (1.3), where the construction of a fishing vessel begins after April 27, 1996, the electrical equipment, installations and appliances on the fishing vessel shall be constructed in accordance with TP 127 as it reads on the day the construction begins.

  • (1.1) Before the construction, reconstruction or modification of a fishing vessel begins, the owner of the fishing vessel shall submit to the Board for inspection, in respect of the fishing vessel, the drawings, data and plans referred to in section 36 of TP 127.

  • (1.2) Subject to subsection (1.3), any substantial reconstruction or modification of the electrical equipment, installations or appliances on a fishing vessel shall, insofar as it is practicable, bring the electrical equipment, installations or appliances into compliance with TP 127 as it reads on the day the reconstruction or modification begins.

  • (1.3) Where TP 127 does not set out a standard in respect of a particular piece of electrical equipment or a particular electrical installation or appliance, the electrical equipment, installation or appliance shall be safe and effectively fulfil the purpose for which it is intended.

  • (2) Every vessel shall be fitted with permanent or portable emergency lights capable of illuminating the launching stations and stowage positions of survival craft, the ships sides at launching stations and all alleyways, stairways, exits and machinery spaces for at least one hour.

  • (3) Where non-rechargeable battery operated hand lanterns are provided for the purpose of subsection (2), the batteries shall be changed annually.

  • SOR/78-78, s. 2
  • SOR/81-597, s. 1
  • SOR/83-707, s. 1
  • SOR/96-216, s. 3

Bilge Pumps and Piping

  •  (1) Not less than two power driven bilge pumps shall be provided of which pumps at least two shall be driven by separate prime movers, one of which may be the main engines, and it shall be possible to operate all the pumps simultaneously.

  • (2) The minimum total power bilge pumping capacity and the minimum internal diameter of the suction and discharge bilge piping for ships of various lengths shall be as set out in Table I of Schedule IX, but for ships of intermediate lengths the total minimum power pump capacity and minimum internal diameter of the bilge piping shall be found by interpolation.

  • (3) No power bilge pump provided in compliance with this section shall have a capacity of less than 25 per cent of the total capacity required, and at least one power bilge pump independent of the main engines shall have a capacity of not less than 50 per cent of the total required.

  • (4) Subject to subsection (6), bilge suctions, piping and means for drainage shall be so arranged that any water that may enter a watertight compartment can be pumped out by each of the power bilge pumps required by this section when the vessel is on an even keel and is either upright or has a list of not more than five degrees.

  • (5) In addition to the requirements of subsection (4), a direct bilge suction shall be fitted in the machinery space to a power pump independent of the main engines and this pump

    • (a) may be one of the bilge pumps,

    • (b) may be a main circulating pump,

    • (c) may be any pump other than the pumps referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b),

    • (d) shall have a capacity of not less than 50 per cent of the total power pump capacity required by this section,

    and this additional bilge suction shall be so arranged that it can be operated independently of the main bilge system.

  • (6) The following compartments may, if not used for carrying water ballast, be provided with bilge drainage arrangements as follows:

    • (a) in the case of compartments situated forward of the collision bulkhead, with a manual pump;

    • (b) in the case of compartments situated forward of the collision bulkhead on fishing vessels that have a watertight bulkhead between the collision and machinery space bulkheads, with a manual pump or with a drain cock secured to the collision bulkhead and operated from above the main deck;

    • (c) in the case of watertight compartments that overhang the thrust shaft recess, with a manual pump or with a self-closing drain cock operated from the engine room; and

    • (d) in the case of compartments situated aft of the after peak bulkhead, with a manual pump or with a self-closing drain cock operated from the engine room or from above the main deck.

  • (7) Power pumps that are essential for bilge service shall be self-priming or so installed that they can be primed from the sea without flooding the bilges.

  • (8) Manual pumps, fitted in compliance with this section, shall

    • (a) have a capacity of not less than 1.14 L/s;

    • (b) be fitted with a suction pipe having an internal diameter of not less than 50 mm; and

    • (c) be so located that they can at all times be operated from a position above the load water line.

  • (9) Drain cocks fitted in compliance with this section shall have an internal diameter of not less than 38 mm and be so arranged as to be accessible at all times.

  • (10) Each bilge branch suction line, except hand pumps with only one suction, shall be fitted with a stop valve that is readily accessible at all times.

  • (11) Where a bilge pump is fitted with a connection to the sea, a non-return valve or swing check valve that is readily accessible at all times shall be fitted between the sea connection and the bilge main so that sea water cannot flow into the bilges when the sea connection and bilge valves are open.

  • (12) Bilge suctions that lead into crew spaces or engine rooms shall be fitted with strainers, and the area of the openings of such strainers shall be not less than twice the cross-sectional area of the bilge pipe.

  • (13) Subject to subsection (14), the piping for bilge pumps on a fishing vessel shall be of steel, bronze or other material that, in the opinion of the Board, is suitable for the purpose and the joints for such piping shall be flanged or screwed.

  • (14) Where it is necessary to reduce the effect of vibration, short lengths of rubber or plastic hose may be installed and shall

    • (a) be clearly visible at all times;

    • (b) be of sufficient strength to withstand collapsing due to suction; and

    • (c) have joints made with clamps suitable for the purpose.

  • SOR/80-249, s. 7

Fuel Tanks

[SOR/96-216, s. 11(F)]
  •  (1) A fuel tank that is separate from the hull shall comply with the following:

    • (a) the tank shall be made of steel or other material that, in the opinion of the Board, is suitable for the purpose;

    • (b) the tank shall be constructed of material having a minimum thickness of plate of

      • (i) 3 mm where the capacity of the tank is more than 114 L and not more than 1 364 L,

      • (ii) 5 mm where the capacity of the tank is more than 1 364 L and not more than 4 550 L, and

      • (iii) 6 mm where the capacity of the tank is more than 4 550 L;

    • (c) where the capacity of a fuel tank does not exceed 114 L, it may be constructed of material that is less than 3 mm;

    • (d) where the fuel tank referred to in paragraph (c)

      • (i) is to be used for gasoline,

      • (ii) has a capacity of more than 23 L, and

      • (iii) is constructed of material that is not corrosive resistant,

      the tank shall be galvanized inside and outside by the hot dipped process after construction is completed;

    • (e) where the capacity of a fuel tank is more than 114 L, it shall be fitted with stiffeners so that unsupported flat surfaces shall not exceed

      • (i) 0.28 m2 where the thickness of the tank plating is 3 mm,

      • (ii) 0.56 m2 where the thickness of the tank plating is 5 mm,

      • (iii) 0.84 m2 where the thickness of the tank plating is 6 mm, and

      • (iv) 1.12 m2 where the thickness of the tank plating is 8 mm;

    • (f) where the thickness of the tank plating is intermediate to any set out in paragraph (b) the unsupported flat surface area shall be calculated by interpolation and where such thickness exceeds 8 mm, the unsupported flat surface area shall be calculated by a like progression as in paragraph (b) and by interpolation;

    • (g) if considered necessary by the Board, baffle plates shall be fitted inside the tank;

    • (h) a fuel tank having a capacity

      • (i) exceeding 1 364 L and not exceeding 4 550 L shall be fitted with a suitable clean-out door, and

      • (ii) exceeding 4 550 L shall be fitted with a manhole door;

    • (i) the seams of a fuel tank shall be welded, brazed or double riveted, but soldered joints may be used on a tank having a capacity of not over 114 L if the solder has a melting point of not less than 427°C;

    • (j) subject to paragraph (k), a fuel tank having a capacity exceeding 114 L shall be tested on completion by hydraulic pressure to a head of at least 2.44 m above the crown or to the maximum head to which the tank will be subjected, whichever is the greater, and the tests shall be witnessed by an inspector; and

    • (k) in the case of any fuel tank having a capacity not exceeding 1 364 L, the inspector may, when it is not practicable for him to witness the test, accept a written statement from the manufacturer certifying that the hydraulic pressure test referred to in paragraph (j) has been carried out and that no defects were revealed.

  • (2) Where the capacity of a fuel tank is more than 114 L, it shall be provided with

    • (a) a filling pipe that

      • (i) is at least 38 mm in internal diameter,

      • (ii) leads from the top of the tank to the weatherdeck, the connection through the deck being watertight,

      • (iii) is fitted with a screwed brass plug or cap, and

      • (iv) is made sufficiently flexible to absorb any vibration or sinkage of the tank; and

    • (b) a vent pipe that

      • (i) leads from the top of the tank to a safe height and location above the weatherdeck,

      • (ii) is clear of all openings into the hull or deck house,

      • (iii) has the end of the pipe covered with wire gauze and turned down through an angle of 180 degrees, and

      • (iv) has the deck connection watertight,

      but two or more vent pipes may be branched off from the pipe leading to the deck provided that the deck pipe is increased in diameter to maintain the required cross-sectional area, which area shall not be less than that of the filling pipe.

  • (3) Each fuel tank shall be provided with a suitable means for ascertaining the level of the oil therein and if sounding pipes are fitted they shall be led to an accessible position on a deck above the load water line, but where this arrangement is not practicable, short sounding pipes may be fitted in the machinery spaces if they are led to readily accessible positions above the platforms and fitted with self-closing cocks or valves.

  • (4) Glass tubing shall not be used as a gauge glass on a fuel tank having a capacity of more than 114 L or on any fuel tank that contains fuel having a flashpoint of less than 52°C (Pensky-Marten closed cup), but flat glass gauges of a type approved by the Board may be used on any fuel tank if fitted with self-closing cocks or valves.

  • (5) Where glass tubing is used as a gauge on a fuel tank, the gauge shall be fitted with a cock or valve at the top and at the bottom.

  • (6) Where a drain valve or cock is provided on a fuel tank, the drain valve or cock shall have a standard screwed outlet that shall be kept plugged with a screwed plug whenever the valve or cock is not in use.

  • (7) In a new or existing fishing vessel, the piping from a fuel tank to a propelling engine shall be fitted with a valve or cock attached to that fuel tank.

  • (8) The valve or cock referred to in subsection (7) shall be so controlled that it can be shut off from a position that is

    • (a) outside the compartment in which the fuel tank is situated; and

    • (b) always accessible in the event of fire taking place in the compartment in which the fuel tank is situated.

  • (9) The means of remote control referred to in subsection (8) shall consist of

    • (a) an extended spindle;

    • (b) a self closing valve actuated by a trip wire; or

    • (c) any other device satisfactory to an inspector.

  • (10) The provisions of subsection (8) shall not apply to an existing fishing vessel where, in the opinion of an inspector, the fitting of a remote control to the fuel tank outlet valve or cock would be impracticable, but in such a case, means shall be provided whereby the propelling engine may be stopped from a position outside the compartment in which the propelling engine is situated.

  • (11) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (10), where a new or existing fishing vessel is equipped with an oil fired power boiler for main or auxiliary steam, the provisions of subsection (8) shall apply to every fuel tank outlet valve or cock.

  • (12) Subject to subsection (12.1), no fuel tank shall be located where, in the event of a fuel spillage or leakage, fuel could come into contact with a component that has a surface that is or may become heated.

  • (12.1) Subject to subsection (12.2), where it is impracticable for a fuel tank in an existing fishing vessel to be located in accordance with subsection (12), a component referred to in subsection (12) shall be relocated to ensure that, in the event of a fuel leakage or spillage, no fuel will come into contact with the component.

  • (12.2) Where it is impracticable to relocate a component referred to in subsection (12), protective plating and drip trays with drainage arrangements to a sump tank shall be fitted to ensure that, in the event of a fuel leakage or spillage, no fuel will come into contact with the component.

  • (13) Means shall be provided to prevent the movement of oil fuel tanks when the fishing vessel is in a seaway.

  • (14) Fuel tanks that are not separate from the hull shall be considered as part of the hull, taking into consideration the strength requirements of the vessel and the possibility of contamination of oil fuel with water, but the standards of construction and testing shall not be less than those given in this section for fuel tanks that are separate from the hull.

  • (15) Means shall be provided to ensure that, in the event of fuel spillage or leakage from any source on a fishing vessel, no fuel will come into contact with any component that has a surface that is, or may become, heated.

  • SOR/80-249, s. 8
  • SOR/89-95, s. 3
  • SOR/91-281, s. 1(E)
  • SOR/96-216, ss. 10(F), 11(F)

Underwater Fittings

  •  (1) Valves or cocks shall be fitted to all suctions and discharges that pass through the hull of a fishing vessel below the weatherdeck.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to

    • (a) pump discharges of 38 mm or less in internal diameter that are situated above the load water line;

    • (b) keel cooling systems; or

    • (c) scuppers and discharges that pass from the weatherdeck to the ship’s side above the load water line.

  • (3) The valves or cocks required by subsection (1) shall be fitted as close to the side of the fishing vessel as possible.

  • (4) Suction and discharge valves and cocks on a steel fishing vessel shall be attached to the plating of the hull or to the plating of fabricated water boxes by

    • (a) bolts with countersunk heads tapped through the plating, or

    • (b) studs that are screwed into heavy steel pads welded or riveted to the plating and that do not penetrate the plating,

    and such valves or cocks shall be fitted with spigots passing through the plating.

  • (5) Where sea valves are provided with clearing connections from steam or compressed air lines, the scantlings of the valves and the valve stools, if fitted, shall be suitable for the maximum pressure to which the valves or stools may be subjected.

  • (6) Boiler blow-down valves or cocks on the ship’s side shall be fitted above the stokehold plates, in an accessible position, shall be so arranged that it can readily be seen whether they are open or shut, and the handles shall be so made that they cannot be removed unless the valves or cocks are shut.

  • (7) Suction and discharge valves and cocks on a wooden fishing vessel shall be attached to the hull by the methods prescribed by the Board as set out in Schedule VI or any other method accepted by the Board after full particulars have been submitted to it.

  • (8) Side scuppers shall not be fitted from the tween deck area of a fishing vessel when the tween deck is situated less than 760 mm or two per cent of the length, whichever is the greater, above the deepest load water line.

  • (9) Where the tween deck of a fishing vessel is situated at least 760 mm or two per cent of the length, whichever is the greater, above the deepest load water line, side scuppers may be fitted if an automatic non-return valve with positive means of closing it from the tween deck space and with extended spindles to the weatherdeck is fitted to each scupper.

  • (10) The means of closing the valve referred to in subsection (9) shall be readily accessible and an indicator showing whether the valve is open or closed shall be provided at both decks.

  • (11) Where side scuppers are not fitted on a fishing vessel, drainage sumps connected directly to the suction of the offal pump, or to a similar pump, shall be provided at the forward and after ends of the fish processing tween deck area.

  • (12) The pump to which the drainage sumps required by subsection (11) are connected shall be automatic and so arranged that the pump will start to operate whenever water is present in the drainage sumps.

  • (13) An audible alarm that operates only when water in the drainage sumps does not activate the pump in accordance with subsection (12) shall be provided in the wheelhouse.

  • (14) An emergency method of draining the sumps that is independent of the fire or bilge system shall be provided.

  • SOR/80-249, s. 9

Stern Bearings

 Stern bearing assemblies on a fishing vessel shall consist of

  • (a) a stern bearing not less than 3 1/2 shaft diameters in length;

  • (b) a gland situated inside the fishing vessel; and

  • (c) a watertight tube fitted between the bearing and the gland.

Tests of Watertight Compartments

 Before a steel fishing vessel is launched, the compartments within the main hull shall, before the cementing is commenced, be subjected to hose or pressure tests as follows:

  • (a) double bottoms that are not to be used for the carrying of oil shall be tested to a head of water equal to the maximum head that can be experienced in service;

  • (b) deep tanks and peak tanks used for carrying water, and deep tanks and double bottom tanks arranged for carrying oil fuel shall be tested to a head of water equal to the maximum head to which the tanks can be subjected in service, but not less than 2.44 m above the crown of the tanks where the moulded depth to the strength deck exceeds 4.88 m, and 915 mm where the moulded depth does not exceed 3.05 m; intermediate heads may be obtained by interpolation between 4.88 and 3.05 m;

  • (c) peak bulkheads that do not form the boundaries of tanks shall be tested by filling the peaks with water to the level of the load water line;

  • (d) watertight bulkheads, including recesses and watertight flats, watertight tunnels, weatherdecks and waterways, shall be hose tested; the pressure of water in the hose shall not be less than 207 kPa;

  • (e) watertight doors shall be tried under working conditions and hose tested; the pressure in the hose shall not be less than 207 kPa.

  • SOR/80-249, s. 10

Bulkheads

  •  (1) Every fishing vessel shall be fitted with not less than three suitably spaced main transverse watertight bulkheads extending from the keel or horn timber to the weatherdeck, located as follows:

    • (a) in the case of fishing vessels not more than 35.1 m in length, one bulkhead shall be located at a distance from the intersection of the stem and load water line of not less than one-twentieth and not more than one-third of the length;

    • (b) in the case of fishing vessels more than 35.1 m in length, one bulkhead shall be located at a distance from the intersection of the stem and load water line of not more than 3.05 m plus one-twentieth of the length in metres;

    • (c) the other two bulkheads shall be located aft of the one mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) at positions suitable to the design of the vessel and in accordance with the plans submitted to and approved by the Board.

  • (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), where a fishing vessel has a completely enclosed tween deck space that is

    • (a) used as a fish processing area, and

    • (b) located entirely above the deepest load water line,

    the bulkheads specified in paragraph (1)(c) are not required to be watertight above the lower deck of the tween deck space.

  • (3) Openings in watertight bulkheads shall be fitted with watertight doors of ample strength to withstand the water pressure to which they may be subjected and they shall be carefully fitted and constructed.

  • (4) Where a crew space is below the main deck and adjoins or is connected to the engine room in any way, the bulkheads and decks between the engine room and the crew space shall be so constructed as to prevent the infiltration of fumes into the crew space, either by being made watertight or by the close-fitting of the materials, and any doors fitted in those bulkheads and decks shall be close fitting and as efficient in preventing the infiltration of fumes as the bulkhead or deck in which they are fitted.

  • SOR/80-249, s. 11

 To control the movement of fish carried in bulk, every fishing vessel engaged in the carriage of herring or capelin in bulk shall be provided with both longitudinal and transverse portable fish hold divisions that meet the requirements set out in Schedule X.

  • SOR/78-918, s. 3

Hatches

  •  (1) Scantlings of hatch coamings, beams and covers of a fishing vessel shall not be less than those set forth in Schedule II.

  • (2) Hatchways shall be provided with efficient means for battening them down and making them watertight.

  • (3) Flush deck scuttles on a fishing vessel shall be watertight and strongly constructed of steel, bronze or aluminum and shall have effectively secured covers that are retained on hinges or by a chain that is permanently attached to the ship’s structure.

  • (4) Non-ferrous deck scuttles in a steel vessel shall be properly isolated from the steel structure of the vessel.

  • SOR/81-490, s. 2
  • SOR/90-241, s. 1

Ventilators

 Ventilators on a fishing vessel shall be sufficient in number and size to provide adequate ventilation for all spaces.

Door Sills, Doorways, Side Scuttles, Wheelhouse Windows and Escape Hatches

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the sills of doors giving access to the main hull shall have a minimum height of 300 mm.

  • (2) Where doors are situated on top of any superstructure, deckhouse or raised forecastle the height of sills giving access to the main hull shall not be less than 150 mm.

  • (3) Side scuttles fitted below the weatherdeck shall be equipped with

    • (a) deadlights, where the diameter of the glass exceeds 150 mm; and

    • (b) deadlights or wooden plugs, where the diameter of the glass does not exceed 150 mm.

  • (4) Plate glass having a minimum thickness of 6 mm shall be fitted in the wheelhouse windows of

    • (a) all new fishing vessels; and

    • (b) existing fishing vessels when replacement of these windows becomes necessary.

  • (5) In the case of a fishing vessel that proceeds more than 20 nautical miles from land, where there is no other means of preventing water from entering the main hull by way of a broken window or side scuttle that is situated above the weather deck, there shall be provided

    • (a) storm shutters for windows;

    • (b) deadlights or portable steel plates for side scuttles where the diameter of the glass is more than 152 mm; and

    • (c) deadlights, portable steel plates or wooden plugs for side scuttles where the diameter of the glass is not more than 152 mm.

  • (6) Subsection (5) does not apply to

    • (a) side scuttles or windows, other than forward wheel-house windows, the sills of which are more than 2.59 m above the weatherdeck; or

    • (b) any side scuttle or window if, in the opinion of the Board, the nature of the voyage makes those requirements unnecessary.

  • (7) Doors giving access to the main hull shall be strongly constructed and hung on substantial hinges, and locking arrangements shall be such that a door can be opened from either side.

  • (8) Where entrance to the crew space is by way of the engine room, an escape hatch shall be fitted from the crew space to the open deck.

  • (8.1) Subject to subsection (8.3), a fishing vessel shall have at least two means of escape, including the main entrance, in each crew space and area in which the crew may be normally employed.

  • (8.2) For the purposes of subsection (8.1), one of the means of escape shall be located as far as possible from the main entrance and may be a window or a scuttle that is of sufficient proportions to provide for easy exit by the crew members and that is capable of being retained in an open position by mechanical means while being used as an escape route.

  • (8.3) The requirements of subsections (8.1) and (8.2) do not apply

    • (a) in respect of a fishing vessel the keel of which was laid before September 1, 1989; or

    • (b) where a second means of escape is not practicable owing to size limitations or to the use of the space or area in which the crew may be normally employed.

  • (9) Where a single entrance only is provided to a crew space, an emergency escape hatch shall be fitted as near as possible to the centre line of the ship, but if, in the opinion of the Chairman, the fitting of such escape hatch is impracticable, the single entrance shall be of sufficient proportions to provide for easy exit for the number of men berthed and shall be as near the centre line of the ship as is practicable.

  • (10) Where a single entrance only is provided to an engine room, an emergency escape hatch shall be fitted as near as possible to the centre line of the ship.

  • (11) Where there is a direct access from the wheelhouse to the main hull or accommodation spaces of a fishing vessel, a gastight door shall be fitted to protect the wheelhouse from smoke in case of fire.

  • (12) Where the wheelhouse of a fishing vessel is provided with a forced ventilation system, the supply duct shall be fitted with a manually operated fire damper at the bulkhead capable of being operated from inside the wheelhouse and a remote trip of the ventilation supply fan shall be installed inside the wheelhouse.

  • SOR/80-249, s. 12
  • SOR/81-490, s. 3
  • SOR/90-241, s. 2
  • SOR/95-372, s. 7

 Where a shaft tunnel access cover is fitted in a fish hold, it shall be fitted and secured in such a manner as to prevent dislodgment.

  • SOR/78-918, s. 4

Bulwarks

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), bulwarks, rails, chains, wire rope or any combination of these shall be fitted around the weatherdeck, at least 760 mm in height above the weatherdeck.

  • (2) The Chairman may allow the bulwarks, rails, chains and wire rope mentioned in subsection (1) to be portable or to be dispensed with, at his discretion, at places where, in his opinion, they would interfere with the fishing operations of the vessel.

  • (3) The bulwarks, rails, chains or wire rope referred to in subsection (1) may be less than 760 mm in height in way of deckhouses if suitable handrails are fitted on the sides of such deckhouses.

  • (4) Subject to subsections (5) to (7), where bulwarks on weather parts of the working deck form wells, the minimum freeing port area (expressed in m2) on each side of the vessel for each well on the working deck shall be not less than the lesser of

    • (a) 0.7 + 0.035 l, where l is 20 m or less, and

    • (b) 0.07 l, where l exceeds 20 m

    where l is the lesser of the length of bulwark in the well and 70 per cent of the length of the vessel.

  • (5) Where the height of the bulwark in a well on the working deck is more than 1 200 mm, the minimum freeing port area shall be increased, for each 100 mm in excess of 1 200 mm, by 0.004 m2 per metre of length of well.

  • (6) Where the height of the bulwark in a well on the working deck is less than 900 mm, the minimum freeing port area may be decreased, for each 100 mm less than 900 mm, by 0.004 m2 per metre of length of well.

  • (7) Where the vessel’s sheer is such that the minimum freeing port areas calculated in accordance with subsections (4) to (6) do not provide rapid and effective freeing of water from the deck, those areas shall be increased in order to so provide.

  • (8) The minimum freeing port area for each well on a superstructure deck shall be not less than one-half the minimum freeing port area on the working deck calculated in accordance with subsections (4) to (7).

  • (9) Freeing ports shall be so arranged along the length of bulwarks as to provide rapid and effective freeing of trapped water from the deck, and the lower edges of freeing ports shall be as close to the deck as possible.

  • (10) Poundboards and means of stowage of fishing gear shall be arranged and stowed so that the effectiveness of freeing ports will not be impaired.

  • (11) Poundboards shall be so constructed that they can be secured in position when in use and will not hamper the discharge of shipped water.

  • (12) Freeing ports over 300 mm in depth shall be fitted with bars spaced not more than 230 mm apart or with other suitable protective devices.

  • (13) Where the protective devices fitted in accordance with subsection (12) are covers, they shall be of approved construction.

  • (14) In a vessel intended to operate in areas subject to icing, protective devices fitted in accordance with subsection (12) shall be capable of being easily removed to restrict or reduce ice accretion.

  • SOR/78-629, s. 1
  • SOR/79-903, s. 3
  • SOR/80-249, s. 13

Life Saving Equipment

  •  (1) A seine skiff shall not be considered as being life saving equipment unless it is ordinarily used in a vessel’s fishing operations.

  • (2) Where the weight of a lifeboat, boat, dory or skiff exceeds 1 525 kg, davits shall be substituted for cranes.

  • (3) Every fishing vessel not more than 33.5 m in length shall carry

    • (a) one approved lifejacket for each person on board the vessel;

    • (a.1) one approved immersion suit for each member of the complement if the vessel makes voyages other than home-trade voyages, Class IV and minor waters voyages, Class II;

    • (b) one approved lifebuoy fitted with 27 m of line;

    • (c) one approved lifebuoy fitted with a self-igniting light that cannot be extinguished by water;

    • (d) in the case of a vessel the keel of which was laid on or after January 6, 1965, the equipment described in one of the following subparagraphs:

      • (i) one or more boats or dories of sufficient capacity to accommodate all persons on board, so stowed under approved single arm crane-type davits that they can readily be placed in the water on either side of the vessel, and life rafts of sufficient capacity to accommodate,

        • (A) if the vessel makes voyages other than inland voyages and goes beyond the limits of home-trade Class III voyages, 75 per cent of the persons on board, or

        • (B) if the vessel makes voyages other than voyages described in clause (A), half the number of persons on board,

      • (ii) one or more boats or dories on each side of the vessel, of sufficient capacity to accommodate all persons on board, stowed under oridinary davits or approved single arm crane-type davits, and life rafts of sufficient capacity to accommodate,

        • (A) if the vessel makes voyages other than inland voyages and goes beyond the limits of home-trade Class III voyages, 75 per cent of the persons on board, or

        • (B) if the vessel makes voyages other than voyages described in clause (A), half the number of persons on board,

      • (iii) a boat, dory or seine skiff of sufficient capacity to accommodate at least half the number of persons on board, and in no case less than four persons, stowed under an approved single arm crane-type davit or a set of ordinary davits or a boom in the case of seine skiffs, and at least one life raft of sufficient capacity to accommodate all persons on board,

      • (iv) a boat, dory or seine skiff not less than 5.5 m in length and capable of being placed in the water on either side of the vessel by means of an approved single arm crane-type davit or a boom in the case of a seine skiff, and

        • (A) where the boat, dory or seine skiff is capable of accommodating at least half the number of persons on board there shall also be carried one or more life rafts of sufficient capacity to accommodate all persons on board, or

        • (B) where the boat, dory or seine skiff is not capable of accommodating at least half the number of persons on board, there shall also be carried a life raft that together with the boat, dory or seine skiff will accommodate 150 per cent of the total number of persons on board, or

      • (v) a Class 1 lifeboat not less than 4.3 m in length stowed under ordinary davits or an approved single arm crane-type davit and two equal-sized life rafts which lifeboat and life rafts collectively shall be capable of accommodating double the total number of persons on board; and

    • (e) subject to subsection (4), in the case of a vessel the keel of which was laid before September 8, 1966, the equipment described in paragraph (d) or in one of the following subparagraphs:

      • (i) one or more approved Class 1 lifeboats of sufficient capacity to accommodate all persons on board the vessel, so stowed that they can be readily placed in the water on either side of the vessel,

      • (ii) one or more approved lifeboats on each side of the vessel, of sufficient capacity to accommodate all persons on board, of which one lifeboat may be a Class 2 lifeboat, and the remainder shall be Class 1,

      • (iii) one or more dories of sufficient capacity to accommodate all persons on board the vessel, so stowed that they can be readily placed in the water on either side of the vessel, or

      • (iv) one or more dories, on each side of the vessel, of sufficient capacity to accommodate all persons on board.

  • (4) Every vessel referred to in paragraph (3)(e) shall comply with the requirements of paragraph (3)(d) or carry in addition to the equipment described in paragraph (3)(e) one or more life rafts of sufficient capacity to accommodate

    • (a) if the vessel makes voyages other than inland voyages and goes beyond the limits of home-trade Class III voyages, 75 per cent of the persons on board; or

    • (b) if the vessel makes voyages other than voyages described in paragraph (a), half the number of persons on board.

  • (5) Every fishing vessel more than 33.5 m and not more than 44.2 m in length shall carry

    • (a) one approved lifejacket for each person on board the vessel;

    • (a.1) one approved immersion suit for each member of the complement if the vessel makes voyages other than home-trade voyages, Class IV and minor waters voyages, Class II;

    • (b) two approved lifebuoys each fitted with 27 m of line;

    • (c) two approved lifebuoys each fitted with a self-igniting light that cannot be extinguished by water; and

    • (d) in the case of a vessel the keel of which was laid on or after January 6, 1965, the equipment described in one of the following subparagraphs:

      • (i) one or more approved lifeboats on each side of the vessel of sufficient capacity to accommodate all persons on board, of which one lifeboat may be a Class 2 lifeboat and the remainder shall be Class 1 and the lifeboats shall be stowed under separate ordinary davits or approved single arm crane-type davits and, if the vessel makes voyages other than inland voyages and goes beyond the limits of home-trade Class III voyages, life rafts of sufficient capacity to accommodate 75 per cent of the persons on board,

      • (ii) one or more approved Class 1 lifeboats of sufficient capacity to accommodate all persons on board, so stowed under approved single arm crane-type davits that they can readily be placed in the water on either side of the vessel, and approved life rafts of sufficient capacity to accommodate all persons on board,

      • (iii) a Class 1 lifeboat not less than 4.3 m in length stowed under ordinary davits or an approved single arm crane-type davit and two equal-sized life rafts which lifeboat and rafts collectively shall be of sufficient capacity to accommodate double the total number of persons on board,

      • (iv) dories of sufficient capacity to accommodate all persons on board, so stowed under ordinary davits or approved single arm crane-type davits that they can readily be placed in the water, and life rafts of sufficient capacity to accommodate all persons on board, or

      • (v) a boat, dory or seine skiff not less than 5.5 m in length, capable of being placed in the water on either side of the vessel by means of an approved single arm crane-type davit or a boom in the case of a seine skiff, and at least two life rafts of equal size each of sufficient capacity to accommodate all persons on board; and

    • (e) in the case of a vessel the keel of which was laid before January 6, 1965, the equipment described in one of the following subparagraphs:

      • (i) one or more approved lifeboats on each side of the vessel of sufficient capacity to accommodate all persons on board, of which one lifeboat may be a Class 2 lifeboat and the remainder shall be Class 1,

      • (ii) one or more approved Class 1 lifeboats of sufficient capacity to accommodate all persons on board the vessel, so stowed that they can be readily placed in the water on either side of the vessel, and in addition, sufficient boats, dories, skiffs or approved life rafts to accommodate all persons on board the vessel, or

      • (iii) dories of sufficient capacity to accommodate all persons on board the vessel, together with life rafts of sufficient capacity to accommodate all persons on board.

  • (6) Every vessel

    • (a) equipped in accordance with subparagraph (5)(e)(i) shall, if the vessel makes voyages other than inland voyages and goes beyond the limit of home-trade Class III voyages, carry life rafts of sufficient capacity to accommodate 75 per cent of the persons on board; and

    • (b) equipped in accordance with subparagraph (5)(e)(ii) shall include in its equipment approved life rafts of sufficient capacity to accommodate all persons on board.

  • (7) Every fishing vessel more than 44.2 m in length shall carry

    • (a) one approved lifejacket for each person on board the vessel;

    • (a.1) one approved immersion suit for each member of the complement if the vessel makes voyages other than home-trade voyages, Class IV and minor waters voyages, Class II;

    • (b) two approved lifebuoys each fitted with 27 m of line;

    • (c) two approved lifebuoys each fitted with a self-igniting light that cannot be extinguished by water; and

    • (d) the equipment described in one of the following subparagraphs:

      • (i) one or more approved lifeboats on each side of the vessel, of sufficient capacity to accommodate all persons on board, of which one lifeboat may be a Class 2 lifeboat and the remainder shall be Class 1 and such lifeboats shall be stowed under separate ordinary davits or approved single arm crane-type davits, and, if the vessel makes voyages other than inland voyages and goes beyond the limits of home-trade Class III voyages, life rafts of sufficient capacity to accommodate 75 per cent of the persons on board,

      • (ii) a Class 1 lifeboat not less than 4.3 m in length stowed under ordinary davits or an approved single arm crane-type davit and two life rafts of equal size which lifeboat and rafts collectively shall be capable of accommodating double the total number of persons on board, or

      • (iii) on each side of the vessel, one or more boats, dories or seine skiffs which shall

        • (A) collectively be capable of accommodating all persons on board,

        • (B) each be not less than 5.5 m in length, and

        • (C) each be stowed under separate ordinary davits or approved single arm crane-type davits or a boom in the case of seine skiffs,

        and at least two life rafts of equal size each capable of accommodating half of all persons on board.

  • (8) The number of persons that one lifeboat, boat, dory, skiff or life raft shall be deemed capable of carrying is

    • (a) in the case of an approved lifeboat, boat or life raft, the number prescribed for that equipment in the Life Saving Equipment Regulations;

    • (b) in the case of a seine skiff of normal construction built in accordance with plans accepted by the Board and fitted with internal buoyance appliances of 0.0283 m3 standard unit of capacity per person, the number determined in accordance with the following formula:

      N = (L × B × D) / 0.566

      where

      N =
      number of persons,
      L =
      overall length in metres,
      B =
      maximum breadth in metres, at level of gunwale, to outside of plank, and
      D =
      the least vertical distance in metres measured from the top of the keel to the top of the gunwale or from the top of the keel to the lowest point of the transom, whichever is the smaller dimension;
    • (c) in the case of a seine skiff of heavy construction that is built in accordance with plans accepted by the Board and is not fitted with internal buoyancy appliances, the number assigned to it by the Board;

    • (d) in the case of a dory, the length of which is

      • (i) 3.7 m, three persons,

      • (ii) 4.3 m, four persons,

      • (iii) 4.6 m, four persons,

      • (iv) 4.9 m, five persons,

      • (v) 5.2 m, five persons,

      • (vi) 5.5 m, six persons,

      • (vii) 5.8 m, six persons; and

    • (e) in the case of a boat or skiff other than a boat or skiff described in paragraph (a), (b) or (c), the number determined in accordance with the following formula:

      N = (L × B × D) / 0.75

      where

      N =
      number of persons,
      L =
      overall length in metres,
      B =
      maximum breadth in metres, at level of gunwale, to outside of plank, and
      D =
      the least vertical distance in metres measured from the top of the keel to the top of the gunwale or from the top of the keel to the lowest point of the transom, whichever is the smaller dimension.
  • (9) Subject to subsection (10), there shall be stowed in each lifeboat, boat, dory or skiff required by this section

    • (a) one full bank of oars and a complete set of rowlocks or thole pins;

    • (b) where the vessel operates in salt water, one suitable container holding at least 1 L of fresh water for each person the lifeboat, boat, dory or skiff is considered capable of carrying;

    • (c) one watertight can containing 12 approved self-igniting red flares;

    • (d) one bucket and one bailer;

    • (e) two sheath knives or hatchets, except that only one sheath knife or hatchet is required for a dory;

    • (f) one boat hook or fishing gaff;

    • (g) one storm lantern with sufficient oil to burn for at least 7 hours and a watertight can of matches;

    • (h) one painter, attached to the bow;

    • (i) one dory compass; and

    • (j) one sea anchor, oil bag and 4.5 L can of vegetable oil except that such equipment is not required for a dory.

  • (10) Where a boat, dory or skiff is used in the fishing operations of a vessel, the equipment prescribed by subsection (9) may be carried in a place on the vessel where it is readily available for use in an emergency in lieu of being carried on the boat, dory or skiff.

  • (11) Except as otherwise specified in Schedule VII, every life raft of every vessel making foreign, home-trade Class I or home-trade Class II voyages shall carry all the equipment set out in items 1 to 24 of that Schedule, which equipment shall be known as Class A equipment.

  • (12) Except as otherwise specified in Schedule VII, every life raft of every vessel making home-trade Class III, inland waters Class I, inland waters Class II or minor waters Class I voyages shall carry all the equipment set out in items 1 to 13 of that Schedule, which equipment shall be known as Class B equipment.

  • (13) Every life raft of every vessel making voyages other than those referred to in subsections (11) and (12) shall carry a knife, two paddles and a heaving line with a quoit.

  • (14) The weight of each seine skiff carried on board a fishing vessel shall be both established and certified to the satisfaction of an inspector who shall then cause the following details to be marked on the stem or sheer strake thereof, in permanent characters, clearly visible and as near as possible to 75 mm in height:

    • (a) the operating weight of the skiff measured in tons, when it is fully equipped with fuel and its fresh water tanks are full;

    • (b) the date on which the measurement is taken; and

    • (c) the inspector’s initials.

  • (15) Every seine skiff and dory used as life saving equipment on board a fishing vessel shall be marked with retroreflective tape in the manner required by Schedule V to the Life Saving Equipment Regulations as illustrated in Figures 1 and 2 of Schedule XI.

  • SOR/78-918, s. 5
  • SOR/80-249, s. 14
  • SOR/85-182, s. 2
  • SOR/95-372, s. 7
  • SOR/96-216, s. 7
  • SOR/2002-15, s. 19(E)

SARTs

  •  (1) A fishing vessel engaged on a voyage beyond the VHF coverage area or beyond sea area A1 as defined in Chapter IV of the Safety Convention shall carry

    • (a) if the fishing vessel is 500 tons gross tonnage or over, two SARTs stowed so that they are readily accessible for immediate use and for placing in the two survival craft that are launched first; and

    • (b) if the fishing vessel is 300 tons gross tonnage or over but less than 500 tons, one SART stowed so that it is readily accessible for immediate use and for placing in one of the survival craft that are launched first.

  • (2) A fishing vessel engaged on a foreign voyage or a home-trade voyage, Class I, shall carry one SART that is stowed so that it is readily accessible for immediate use and for placing in one of the survival craft that are launched first.

  • (3) A SART carried on a fishing vessel shall meet the requirements of sections 28 and 29 of the Ship Station (Radio) Technical Regulations, 1999.

  • (4) Every radio operator of a fishing vessel that carries a SART shall comply with the requirements of subsection 49(2) of the Ship Station (Radio) Technical Regulations, 1999.

  • (5) Despite subsection (2), a fishing vessel that is less than 300 tons gross tonnage and that on March 31, 2001, was required by these Regulations to carry two Class II EPIRBs may continue to carry them instead of a SART until one of the batteries of the Class II EPIRBs needs to be replaced if

  • SOR/96-216, s. 4
  • SOR/2000-263, s. 3

VHF Radiotelephone Apparatus

  •  (1) A fishing vessel engaged in a home-trade voyage, Class III, or a voyage that goes beyond a home-trade voyage, Class III, shall carry

    • (a) if the fishing vessel is 500 tons gross tonnage or over, three survival craft VHF radiotelephone apparatus stowed so that they are readily accessible for immediate use; and

    • (b) if the fishing vessel is 300 tons gross tonnage or over but less than 500 tons, two survival craft VHF radiotelephone apparatus stowed so that they are readily accessible for immediate use.

  • (2) A survival craft VHF radiotelephone apparatus carried on a fishing vessel shall meet the requirements of section 30 of the Ship Station (Radio) Technical Regulations, 1999 and, in the case of a fixed one, paragraphs 31(a) and (b) of those Regulations.

  • (3) Every radio operator of a fishing vessel that carries a survival craft VHF radiotelephone apparatus shall comply with the requirements of subsection 49(3) of the Ship Station (Radio) Technical Regulations, 1999.

  • SOR/2000-263, s. 3

Fire Protection Arrangements

  •  (1) Every fishing vessel shall be provided with one or more pumps with sufficient hydrants and fire hose whereby a powerful jet of water can be rapidly directed into any part of the vessel and the pumps, hydrants, hose and nozzles shall comply with the following requirements:

    • (a) the capacity of the pump or pumps shall not be less than one-third of the total power bilge pumping capacity required by these Regulations;

    • (b) the source of power for the pumps shall be independent of the main engines except that, where the main engines can be readily disconnected from the main propeller shafting by means of a clutch, they may be used as a source of power for the fire pump or pumps;

    • (c) bilge pumps, ballast pumps, general service pumps or any other pumps may be used as fire pumps if they comply with the requirements of these Regulations;

    • (d) fire pumps shall be so connected that they cannot be used for pumping oil;

    • (e) relief valves shall be so placed and adjusted as to prevent excessive pressure in any part of the piping but such relief valves need not be fitted where centrifugal pumps are used and an inspector is satisfied that the water service pipes are adequate for the maximum pressure the pumps can develop;

    • (f) the piping shall have an internal diameter of not less than 38 mm and shall be made of steel, bronze or other material that, in the opinion of the Board, is suitable for the purpose, and if ferrous material is used it shall be galvanized except where the fishing vessels are employed principally in fresh water;

    • (g) hydrants shall be fitted in such number and position that the jet of water can be provided by a hose not more than 18.3 m in length and each hydrant shall be equipped with a cock or valve;

    • (h) fire hoses shall have an internal diameter of not less than 38 mm and shall be in lengths of not more than 18.3 m; they shall be made of seamless hemp, closely woven flax canvas, rubber or other material that, in the opinion of the Board, is suitable for the purpose; they shall be fitted with couplings, conductors, valve keys and other necessary fittings, and shall be located in conspicuous positions;

    • (i) the nozzle shall have an internal diameter at the smallest part of not less than one-eighth of the minimum internal diameter required by these Regulations for the bilge piping; and

    • (j) the jet of water shall have a horizontal range of at least 12.2 m.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (11), each space occupied by the crew in a fishing vessel shall be equipped with one 9 L soda acid fire extinguisher, one 9 L foam fire extinguisher or one equivalent fire extinguisher.

  • (3) Every fishing vessel fitted with cooking or heating appliances located outside the machinery space shall, in addition to the other requirements of this section, be provided with one 4.5 L foam fire extinguisher or one equivalent fire extinguisher, as set forth in subsection (13), in each space in which such an appliance is located.

  • (4) Every fishing vessel propelled by internal combustion engines shall be equipped in the machinery spaces with

    • (a) two 9 L foam fire extinguishers or equivalent fire extinguishers, where the engines use oil having a flashpoint (Pensky-Marten, closed cup) of not less than 52°C; or

    • (b) three 9 L foam fire extinguishers or equivalent fire extinguishers, where the engines use oil having a flashpoint (Pensky-Marten, closed cup) of less than 52°C; and

    • (c) if the vessel is equipped with an oil fired boiler, one 9 L foam fire extinguisher or equivalent fire extinguisher for each burner, which extinguisher shall be stowed adjacent to the boiler.

  • (5) Every fishing vessel propelled by steam engines and equipped with oil fired boilers shall be equipped in the boiler room with

    • (a) four 9 L foam fire extinguishers or equivalent fire extinguishers; and

    • (b) a receptacle containing an adequate quantity of sand or other dry material suitable for quenching oil fires and a scoop for distributing that material.

  • (6) Every fishing vessel shall be provided with four fire buckets and two fire axes.

  • (7) Every fishing vessel provided with a liquefied petroleum gas installation shall comply with the Marine Machinery Regulations.

  • (8) Every fire extinguisher required by these Regulations shall be of a type approved by

    • (a) the Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada;

    • (b) the Department of Trade and Industry of Great Britain;

    • (c) the United States Coast Guard; or

    • (d) the Board.

  • (9) Every fire extinguisher provided in compliance with these Regulations shall at all times be kept fully charged (carbon dioxide in steel bottles shall be replenished if the loss of gas exceeds 10 per cent of the original charge as stamped on the bottle).

  • (10) Fire extinguishers shall, if possible, be stowed near the entrance to the space where they are intended to be used.

  • (11) Fire extinguishers in which the extinguishing medium is stored under pressure shall not be located in any crew living quarters.

  • (12) A notice shall be posted on or adjacent to every vapourizing liquid fire extinguisher indicating that if the extinguisher is used for extinguishing fire in a confined space dangerous fumes will be given off that should not be inhaled.

  • (13) For the purposes of this section, a carbon dioxide or dry chemical fire extinguisher is equivalent to a foam fire extinguisher if it has the capacity set out opposite the foam fire extinguisher capacity in Table II of Schedule IX.

  • (14) Appliances that burn liquid or gaseous fuel shall be so fitted that there is a free circulation of air all around and below the appliance.

  • (15) Wooden bulkheads behind cooking or heating appliances shall be insulated where an inspector considers it to be necessary.

  • (16) All exposed surfaces in corridors, stairway enclosures and control stations and surfaces in concealed or inaccessible spaces in accommodation and service spaces in a fishing vessel shall have low flame spread characteristics.

  • (17) Paints, varnishes or similar preparations shall not be used on a fishing vessel if they contain a nitro-cellulose base.

  • (18) Deck surfaces of a fishing vessel within accommodation spaces, control stations, corridors and service spaces, shall have low flame spread characteristics.

  • (18.1) Notwithstanding subsections (16) and (18), in respect of a vessel built before February 15, 1977, those subsections apply only to the materials used after that date in the maintenance of and the repairs and modifications to the surfaces referred to therein.

  • (19) For the purposes of this section,

    control station

    control station means every enclosed or partially enclosed space in which the ship’s radio, main navigating equipment or emergency source of power is located; poste de sécurité

    low flame spread characteristic

    low flame spread characteristic, with reference to a surface, means that the surface has a flame spread rating not in excess of 20, when tested in accordance with the requirements contained in the most recent issue of Structural Fire Protection Standards — Specifications, Procedures and Testing published by the Department of Transport; faible taux de propagation de la flamme

    service spaces

    service spaces means

    • (a) spaces used for galleys, pantries, stores and workshops other than those forming part of machinery spaces, and

    • (b) spaces similar to those described in paragraph (a),

    and includes trunks to any such spaces. locaux de service

  • SOR/78-78, s. 3
  • SOR/80-249, s. 15
  • SOR/95-372, s. 7

 Every vessel, the construction of which is commenced after May 31, 1974, shall be fitted with a carbon dioxide smothering system that

  • SOR/2017-14, s. 408

Lights, Signals and Navigating Equipment

  •  (1) Every fishing vessel fitted with electric navigation lights shall be provided with

    • (a) spare oil-burning port, starboard, mast and stern lights; or

    • (b) two independent sources of electrical power supply and two independent systems of wiring to the port, starboard, mast and stern lights.

  • (2) Every fishing vessel shall carry 12 Type A distress signals as defined in section 2 of the Life Saving Equipment Regulations.

  • (3) Every fishing vessel shall carry navigating equipment that satisfies the requirements of the Navigating Appliances Regulations.

  • (4) Every fishing vessel shall carry sufficient lights and equipment to comply with the Collision Regulations.

  • SOR/84-327, s. 1

Anchors and Cables

  •  (1) Subject to this section, every fishing vessel shall carry a total anchor of not less than that derived from the following formulae:

    • (a) for cubic number up to 566 W = 0.64 CN,

    • (b) for cubic number over 566 W = 0.48 CN + 91,

    where

    • (c) W = total anchor weight in kilograms,

    • (d) CN= cubic number (L × B × D),

    • (e) L = length of vessel in metres as defined in section 2,

    • (f) B = greatest breadth of vessel in metres, measured to the inside of planking or plating, and

    • (g) D = the depth of the vessel in metres, measured at amidships from the top of keel to the top of the deck beam at side except that in the case of a vessel that has a raised deck aft that extends forward of amidships, the depth D shall be measured to the line of that deck and in the case of an open construction vessel, the depth D shall be measured to the top of the gunwale.

  • (2) Where approved patent anchors are adopted, 40 per cent of the total anchor weight shall be deducted but the length and size of the anchor cable shall be based on the normal anchor weight.

  • (3) Where “W” is more than 135 kg or 80 kg in the case of patent anchors, two anchors shall be carried.

  • (4) Where two anchors are carried, the weight of the main anchor shall not be less than 60 per cent of “W” and that of the second anchor shall not be less than 40 per cent of “W”.

  • (5) Trawl boards or scallop nets used in normal fishing operations may be used on a fishing vessel in lieu of the anchors if they do not weigh less than the required total anchor weight, and in such case the trawl board or scallop net cable used may be accepted in lieu of the anchor cable required by subsection (7).

  • (6) A windlass or winch shall be provided on a fishing vessel that carries an anchor weighing more than 70 kg or, if a winch normally used for fishing operations can be used, it may be accepted in lieu of an anchor windlass.

  • (7) Subject to subsection (5), an anchor cable of link chain, wire rope, manilla rope or other rope of a material of equal or greater strength than manilla hemp, shall be carried and shall be in accordance with Schedule IV.

  • SOR/80-249, s. 16
  • SOR/82-348, s. 2

First Inspection of New Construction

  •  (1) Every fishing vessel shall be inspected during construction at such times as the inspector deems advisable.

  • (2) The owner of a fishing vessel shall notify the inspector at least one week in advance of

    • (a) the commencement of framing;

    • (b) the commencement of planking or plating;

    • (c) the launching; and

    • (d) the dock and sea trials.

  • (3) Dock trials and sea trials of a fishing vessel shall be held in the presence of an inspector, at which time the bilge and fire pumps shall be tested, the speed in knots estimated, the steering and stopping powers of the vessel tested and the launching arrangements for the lifeboats, boats, dories or skiffs tried out, and such further tests shall be made as the inspector considers necessary to satisfy himself that the vessel is safe and suitable for the voyages intended.

Periodic Inspection of Life Saving, Fire Extinguishing, and Navigating Equipment

  •  (1) Life saving, fire extinguishing and navigating equipment shall be inspected at the following intervals:

    • (a) annually, in the case of fishing vessels of more than 150 tons, gross tonnage;

    • (b) annually, in the case of fishing vessels propelled by steam; and

    • (c) quadrennially, in the case of fishing vessels not propelled by steam and not more than 150 tons, gross tonnage.

  • (2) The inspection of life saving, fire extinguishing and navigating equipment shall be carried out as follows:

    • (a) all lifeboats, boats, dories and skiffs shall be swung out and lowered into the water, except that in exceptional circumstances this requirement may be waived at the discretion of the inspector who shall, however, satisfy himself regarding the length and condition of all falls and lifelines;

    • (b) lifeboats, boats, dories and skiffs shall be inspected with the movable equipment removed;

    • (c) the equipment for lifeboats, boats, dories and skiffs shall be inspected, checked and properly re-stowed;

    • (d) all lifeboat markings shall be checked;

    • (e) all air cases, or approved portable substitutes therefor, shall be removed from lifeboats for complete inspection and testing at intervals not exceeding four years, and where the approved substitute for air cases forms an integral part of the lifeboat, the inspector shall take drillings as he considers necessary to determine the condition of the substitute material;

    • (f) lifejackets and lifebuoys with their lights and lines shall be inspected and the means provided for stowage shall be to the satisfaction of the inspector;

    • (g) all fire extinguishers shall be examined and charges shall be renewed where there is evidence of deterioration;

    • (h) soda acid and foam fire extinguishers shall be recharged annually;

    • (i) fire hoses and buckets shall be inspected and tested if the inspector considers it necessary;

    • (j) navigation instruments, distress signals and all equipment essential to the safe navigation of the ship shall be inspected; and

    • (k) all equipment shall be re-stowed after inspection to the satisfaction of the inspector.

  • (3) The master of a fishing vessel shall take adequate steps to ensure that the crew understands the use of the life saving and fire extinguishing equipment and knows where it is located.

Periodic Inspection of Boilers Used for Main Propulsion, Auxiliary Power, Heating or other Purposes

  •  (1) Every fishing vessel fitted with a boiler or boilers used for main propulsion, auxiliary power, heating or other purposes shall have such boiler or boilers and the boiler mountings inspected at the following intervals:

    • (a) notwithstanding any other requirements of these Regulations, where the boilers supply or are connected to boilers that supply steam to main propulsion machinery, steering gear or other machinery essential to the safety of the fishing vessel, the boilers and boiler mountings shall be inspected annually and the safety valves shall be adjusted annually in the presence of the inspector;

    • (b) where the working pressure is more than 345 kPa or where the heating surface is more than 4.65 m2, the boilers and boiler mountings shall be inspected annually and the safety valves shall be adjusted annually in the presence of the inspector;

    • (c) subject to paragraph (d), where the working pressure is not more than 345 kPa and the heating surface is not more than 4.65 m2, the boilers and boiler mountings shall be inspected quadrennially and given a general examination and such further inspection annually as the inspector considers necessary and the safety valves shall be adjusted annually in the presence of the inspector;

    • (d) where the working pressure is not more than 103 kPa or where the boiler is of the “pipe coil” type, the boiler and boiler mountings shall be given a general examination and such further inspection annually as the inspector considers necessary and the safety valves shall be adjusted annually in the presence of the inspector.

  • (2) Where a boiler on a fishing vessel is required to be inspected periodically, the inspection shall be carried out as follows:

    • (a) the owner, or his agent, shall have the boiler opened up, the outside and inside plates cleaned and furnace grates and bridges removed as required by the inspector so that a satisfactory and efficient inspection may be made and where bulkheads are so placed as to prevent a close examination of the boiler, they shall be removed or some other satisfactory arrangement made to enable a thorough inspection to be made;

    • (b) the inspector shall enter the boiler, if possible, and make a thorough examination with the bridges and fire bars removed; the furnaces, combustion chambers, shell plates and other parts shall be drilled, when the inspector considers it necessary, to ascertain the actual thickness thereof, and, to satisfy himself as to the strength and internal condition of a boiler, the inspector shall, if he considers it necessary, order pieces to be cut from the boiler for inspection and testing;

    • (c) where stays alone prevent an inspector from entering a boiler, he shall require that they be removed to permit access to the boiler and shall see them properly replaced after the inspection has been completed, and where any other part of a boiler is so constructed that the inspector cannot inspect it to his satisfaction, he may refer the matter to the Chairman;

    • (d) where a boiler is so placed that the outside of the bottom cannot be inspected, the inspector shall order the boiler to be lifted for examination as often as he considers necessary; particular attention shall be paid to the part of the boiler shell in contact with the chocks, and if signs of heavy corrosion are noticed the boiler shall be lifted clear of the chocks for examination so that the inspector may satisfy himself as to its condition; where an owner objects to the lifting of a boiler at the request of an inspector, the matter shall be referred to the Chairman;

    • (e) all mountings, where there is no valve or cock between the mountings and the boiler, and all gauge glass fittings shall be inspected;

    • (f) all other principal valves and cocks shall be examined externally, and inspected if the inspector considers it necessary;

    • (g) oil fuel installations shall be tested under working conditions and a general inspection made of the fuel tank valves, deck control gear and oil discharge pipes between the pumps and the furnaces;

    • (h) hydraulic tests shall be carried out on any boiler, boiler mounting or other part, as required by the inspector, and the test pressure shall not be more than that set out in Schedule III;

    • (i) the working pressure allowed on a boiler shall in no circumstances be increased unless authorized by the Chairman and, where an inspector is of the opinion that an increased pressure could be allowed with safety, he shall communicate with the inspector who last inspected the boiler and if, on learning why the existing pressure was given, he is still of the opinion that it might be increased, he shall communicate all the facts of the matter to the Chairman; and

    • (j) at all periodic inspections the inspector shall decide, after such inspection as he considers necessary in the circumstances, the maximum pressure that may be carried on all boilers and other pressure vessels and the safety valves shall be set, in his presence, to blow off at a pressure not exceeding that maximum pressure.

  • SOR/80-249, s. 17
  • SOR/96-216, s. 11(F)

Periodic Inspection of Main and Auxiliary Steam Pipes

  •  (1) All main steam pipes shall be given a general examination in place, once each year.

  • (2) Steam pipes connecting two or more boilers together or connecting boilers to the propelling machinery, and auxiliary steam pipes exceeding 75 mm in internal diameter subjected to a working pressure of more than 1 035 kPa shall be removed for inspection and tested by hydraulic pressure to twice the working pressure,

    • (a) if the pipes are made of iron, steel or solid drawn copper, every six years, or a selected number as requested by the inspector, every four years,

    • (b) if the pipes are made of copper and have a brazed longitudinal joint, every four years,

    and to facilitate the inspection

    • (c) sufficient lagging, as required by the inspector, shall be removed from the pipes referred to in paragraph (a); and

    • (d) all the lagging shall be removed from the pipes referred to in paragraph (b).

  • (3) Copper steam pipes required to be inspected under this section shall be annealed from time to time when considered necessary by the inspector.

  • (4) Steam pipes being tested pursuant to subsection (2) shall be subjected to the hydraulic pressure required by that subsection for such time as the inspector considers necessary and any pipe that is leaking shall be repaired and re-tested.

  • (5) An inspector may at any time require any steam pipe to be removed for examination or testing, where, in his opinion, the bursting of such steam pipe might cause injury or loss of life.

  • SOR/80-249, s. 18

Periodic Inspection of Steam Propulsion Engines and Auxiliaries

  •  (1) The propulsion machinery of every fishing vessel propelled by steam shall have all pistons, cylinders, slide valves, main bearings, top and bottom end bearings and crankshaft opened up for inspection at intervals not exceeding four years.

  • (2) The auxiliary machinery of every fishing vessel propelled by steam shall have such of the following parts, namely, thrusts, main shafts, feed pumps, oil fuel pumps and other essential pumps, condensers, evaporators, feed heaters and their mountings, fuel tanks, bilge pumping arrangements, pipes and valves opened up for inspection, or tested, once every four years as the inspector deems necessary.

  • (3) The propulsion and auxiliary machinery of every fishing vessel of more than 150 tons, gross tonnage, propelled by steam shall be inspected annually as follows:

    • (a) parts that are opened up for adjustment or overhaul and are available during the attendance of the inspector, or are reported to be defective, shall be inspected; and

    • (b) a running trial shall be held on the main engines, steering gear, pumps essential to the safe operation of the ship, and any other part that may be requested by the inspector, and where any part is not to the satisfaction of the inspector, he may require that part to be opened up for inspection and overhaul.

  • SOR/96-216, s. 11(F)

Periodic Inspection of Air Receivers

  •  (1) Air receivers shall be tested by hydraulic pressure, as specified in Schedule III, when new, at the end of eight years from the date of the first inspection and thereafter every four years from the date of the last inspection.

  • (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), an inspector may waive the requirement of the hydraulic test on any air receiver, other than a new air receiver or an existing air receiver being inspected for the first time, if the air receiver has a manhole or other opening that allows for a thorough examination of the interior to be made and the inspector is satisfied by such examination that the receiver is in a safe condition.

Periodic Inspection of Internal Combustion Propulsion Engines and Auxiliaries

  •  (1) The propulsion machinery of every fishing vessel propelled by internal combustion engines shall be opened up for inspection at least once every four years.

  • (2) The auxiliary machinery of every fishing vessel propelled by internal combustion engines shall have such of the following parts, namely, clutches, reverse and reduction gears, air compressors, intercoolers, fuel oil pumps and other essential pumps, thrusts, main shafting, fuel tanks, bilge pumping arrangements, pipes and valves opened up for inspection, or tested, once every four years as the inspector deems necessary.

  • (3) The propulsion and auxiliary machinery of every fishing vessel of more than 150 tons, gross tonnage, propelled by internal combustion engines shall be inspected annually as follows:

    • (a) parts that are opened up for adjustment or overhaul and are available during the attendance of the inspector, or are reported to be defective, shall be inspected; and

    • (b) a running trial shall be held on the main engines, steering gear, pumps essential to the safe operation of the ship and any other part that may be requested by the inspector, and where any part is not to the satisfaction of the inspector, he may require that part to be opened up for inspection and overhaul.

  • (4) At all periodic inspections the inspector shall decide, after such inspection as he considers necessary in the circumstances, the maximum pressure that may be carried on all air receivers and other pressure vessels and the safety valves shall be set, in his presence, to blow off at a pressure not exceeding that maximum pressure.

  • SOR/96-216, s. 11(F)

Periodic Inspection of Electrical Equipment, Installations and Appliances

[SOR/96-216, s. 5]
  •  (1) The electrical equipment, installations and appliances on a fishing vessel shall be inspected in accordance with TP 127 as it reads on the day on which the inspection is made.

  • SOR/78-78, s. 4
  • SOR/81-597, s. 2
  • SOR/96-216, s. 6

Periodic Inspection of Hulls of Wooden Fishing Vessels

  •  (1) Every wooden fishing vessel over 150 tons, gross tonnage, if operating in salt water, shall be drydocked and inspected every two years.

  • (2) Every wooden fishing vessel over 150 tons, gross tonnage, if operating in fresh water, shall be dry docked and inspected quadrennially.

  • (3) Every wooden fishing vessel not over 150 tons, gross tonnage, shall be dry docked and inspected quadrennially.

  • (4) The hull inspection shall be carried out as follows:

    • (a) the inspector shall examine the hull externally and internally in order to satisfy himself as to the condition of the hull, such parts of the ceiling shall be removed as the inspector may require in order that the condition of the hull, timbers, floors, etc. may be ascertained, fastenings and sheathing shall be removed where considered necessary by the inspector and boring shall be carried out where and as considered necessary by the inspector;

    • (b) hatchways, ventilators, doorways and other deck openings with their closing and opening appliances, superstructure bulkheads with their closing appliances, hatch coamings and door sills shall be inspected;

    • (c) such further opening up shall be done as the inspector may require in order to satisfy himself that the hull is in good condition;

    • (d) all repairs and renewals shall be carried out to the satisfaction of the inspector; and

    • (e) any alterations made to the vessel since the previous inspection shall be reported in detail by the inspector to the Chairman.

Periodic Inspection of Hulls of Steel Fishing Vessels

  •  (1) Every steel fishing vessel over 150 tons, gross tonnage, if operating in salt water, shall be drydocked and inspected every two years.

  • (2) Every steel fishing vessel over 150 tons, gross tonnage, if operating in fresh water, shall be dry docked and inspected quadrennially.

  • (3) Every steel fishing vessel not over 150 tons, gross tonnage, shall be dry docked and inspected quadrennially.

  • (4) The hulls of steel fishing vessels not over 44.2 m in length shall be inspected as follows:

    • (a) the inspector shall examine the hull externally and internally in order to satisfy himself as to the condition of the hull, such parts of the ceiling shall be removed as the inspector may require in order that the condition of plating, frames, floors, tank tops etc. may be ascertained and drill testing of the plates shall be carried out where and as considered necessary by the inspector;

    • (b) hatchways, ventilators, doorways and other deck openings with their closing and opening appliances, superstructure bulkheads with their closing appliances, hatch coamings and door sills shall be inspected;

    • (c) where considered necessary by the inspector, fore and after peaks, bunkers, double bottom tanks and bilges shall be cleaned and examined;

    • (d) steel work shall be cleaned and exposed for examination where considered necessary by the inspector;

    • (e) where considered necessary by the inspector double bottom tanks shall be tested by a head of water at least to the light water line but not less than 2.44 m above the inner bottom, and peak tanks used for water ballast shall be tested to a head of water not less than 2.44 m above the crown of the tank;

    • (f) such further opening up shall be done as the inspector may require in order to satisfy himself that the hull is in good condition;

    • (g) all repairs and renewals shall be carried out to the satisfaction of the inspector; and

    • (h) any alterations made to the vessel since the previous inspection shall be reported in detail by the inspector to the Chairman.

  • (5) The hulls of steel fishing vessels over 44.2 m in length shall be inspected as required by the Hull Inspection Regulations.

  • SOR/80-249, s. 19

Periodic Inspection of Sea Connections, Windlass, Rudder, Steering Gear, Anchors and Anchor Cables

  •  (1) All sea suction and discharge valves and cocks situated below the load water line or which exceed 50 mm in internal diameter shall be opened up for inspection at least every four years.

  • (2) On every occasion that a fishing vessel is drydocked in compliance with these Regulations, the sea connection fastenings, windlass, rudder, steering gear and anchors shall be given a general examination by the inspector, who may request any opening up that he deems necessary.

  • (3) Anchor cables shall be ranged eight years after construction of the vessel and every four years thereafter and where the chain is so worn that the mean diameter at any part is reduced to the minimum size shown in Schedule V as requiring renewal, that part shall be renewed.

  • (4) Steering chains, so worn that the mean diameter at any part is reduced to the minimum size shown in Schedule V as requiring renewal, shall be renewed at that part.

  • SOR/80-249, s. 20

Periodic Inspection of Screw Shafts and Tube Shafts

  •  (1) Fishing vessels over 150 tons, gross tonnage, making voyages in salt water, shall have the screw shafts and the tube shafts withdrawn for inspection at least once every two years, except that shafts of the following types need be withdrawn for inspection only once every three years in the case of single screw fishing vessels, and once every four years in the case of fishing vessels having two or more screws:

    • (a) shafts fitted with a continuous liner in way of the stern tube, and in way of outside bearings, where fitted;

    • (b) shafts fitted with approved glands or other approved appliances at the after end to permit of their being efficiently lubricated;

    • (c) shafts of bronze, monel metal, or other approved non-corrosive material; and

    • (d) shafts that are fitted with non-continuous liners and that are completely covered between the liners with rubber or neoprene that has been applied and bonded by an approved method.

  • (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), where a single screw fishing vessel has a shaft of a type described in any of paragraphs (1)(a) to (d), the shaft need only be drawn for inspection once every four years if

    • (a) the key way, if fitted, has well rounded ends or is of the sled type, has an adequate root radius and has rounded edges at the shaft surface; and

    • (b) at each inspection, the shaft between the after end of the liner, or the after end of the stern tube if no liner is fitted, and a position one-third of the length of the taper from the large end is examined by an efficient crack detection method and found free from defects.

  • (3) Fishing vessels not over 150 tons, gross tonnage, making voyages in salt water, shall have the screw shafts and the tube shafts withdrawn for inspection at least once every four years.

  • (4) Fishing vessels making voyages in fresh water shall have the screw shafts and the tube shafts withdrawn for inspection at least once every four years.

  • (5) When a screw shaft or tube shaft is withdrawn for the inspection required by this section, it shall be completely removed from the stern tube and bearings and the propeller shall be taken off the shaft.

  • (6) When a fishing vessel is inspected in drydock and the shafts are not withdrawn for periodic inspection, the propellers and stern bearings shall be examined in place and the wear-down of the stern bearings shall be noted and reported.

Postponement of Inspection

  •  (1) The Board may authorize the requirements of the quadrennial inspection of the machinery and hulls of fishing vessels over 150 tons, gross tonnage, to be postponed from the due date, either wholly or in part, for a period not exceeding 12 months from the due date if the annual inspection requirements have been carried out.

  • (2) The Board may authorize the requirements of the annual or quadrennial inspection of the hulls of all fishing vessels to be postponed from the due date, either wholly or in part, for a period not exceeding six months from the due date.

  • (3) Notwithstanding the requirements for the periodic inspection of hull and machinery prescribed in these Regulations, an inspector may issue or extend an inspection certificate for a period not exceeding

    • (a) two months beyond the due date of periodic inspection; or

    • (b) five months beyond the due date of periodic inspection if authorized to do so by the Divisional Supervisor.

  • (4) Prior to issuing or extending an inspection certificate under this section, the inspector shall satisfy himself from such inspection of the hull, machinery and equipment as is possible afloat, and without opening up any machinery except boilers and boiler mountings, that the fishing vessel is in a seaworthy condition.

  • (5) An inspection certificate issued or extended up to the maximum period allowed under subsection (3) shall not be renewed or further extended without the permission of the Board.

  • 1987, c. 7, s. 84(F)

Continuous Inspection

  •  (1) The quadrennial inspections may be carried out on a continuous basis if all parts subject to inspection are inspected at least once every four years and, where this method of inspection is adopted, the owner of a fishing vessel shall furnish a chart for recording the inspections carried out.

  • (2) The method of inspection referred to in subsection (1) shall not exempt any fishing vessel from the annual inspection required by these Regulations.

SCHEDULE I(s. 8)

  • 1 The plans and data required to be submitted for approval in accordance with section 8 of the Regulations are as set out in this Schedule.

    • 2 (1) Where a fishing vessel does not exceed 30.5 m in length,

      • (a) the plans for the following equipment and parts of the vessel shall be submitted to the Board:

        • (i) new air receivers,

        • (ii) boilers having a working pressure of 103 kPa or over,

        • (iii) diesel engines with brake power over 375 kW,

        • (iv) gearing for all engines with brake power over 375 kW,

        • (v) lifeboats, life rafts and buoyant apparatus, and

        • (vi) aluminum superstructures; and

      • (b) the plans for the following equipment, parts and arrangements of the vessel shall be submitted to the Divisional Supervisor who may approve those plans for the Board or forward them to the Board for approval:

        • (i) new boiler mountings,

        • (ii) steam turbines with brake power over 375 kW,

        • (iii) reciprocating steam engines with brake power over 375 kW,

        • (iv) general arrangement of ship,

        • (v) midship section,

        • (vi) longitudinal section and deck plans,

        • (vii) rudder,

        • (viii) electric circuits and protective devices,

        • (ix) such other equipment and parts of the vessel as the Divisional Supervisor may consider necessary, and

        • (x) arrangements for the control of loaded fish nets as required by section 11 of these Regulations.

    • (2) Where a fishing vessel exceeds 30.5 m in length,

      • (a) the plans for the following equipment, parts and arrangements of the vessel shall be submitted to the Board:

        • (i) new air receivers,

        • (ii) sprinkler and foam pressure tanks,

        • (iii) boilers, main, auxiliary and heating, superheaters and economizers,

        • (iv) boiler mountings,

        • (v) electric circuits and protective devices,

        • (vi) steam turbines with brake power over 375 kW,

        • (vii) diesel engines with brake power over 375 kW,

        • (viii) reciprocating steam engines with brake power over 375 kW,

        • (ix) gearing for all engines with brake power over 375 kW,

        • (x) general arrangement of ship,

        • (xi) midship section,

        • (xii) longitudinal section and deck plans,

        • (xiii) subdivision details and data if required by owner,

        • (xiv) arrangements for the control of loaded fish nets as required by section 11 of these Regulations.

        • (xv) sprinkler system if required by owner,

        • (xvi) fire-resistant bulkheads if required by owner,

        • (xvii) lifeboats, life rafts and buoyant apparatus, and

        • (xviii) aluminum superstructures; and

      • (b) the plans for the following equipment and parts of the vessel shall be submitted to the Divisional Supervisor, who may approve those plans for the Board or forward them to the Board for approval:

        • (i) general arrangement of machinery,

        • (ii) stern tube, stern bush or bearing,

        • (iii) shafting, including thrust, propeller, intermediate shafting and couplings,

        • (iv) diagram arrangement of feed water, oil fuel and cooling systems,

        • (v) compressed air systems,

        • (vi) existing boiler mountings,

        • (vii) existing air receivers,

        • (viii) arrangement of steam pipes,

        • (ix) propane gas installations,

        • (x) bilge and ballast pumping and piping,

        • (xi) fuel oil tanks separate from hull,

        • (xii) main and auxiliary steering arrangements with details of quadrant and tiller,

        • (xiii) fixed fire extinguishing equipment as outlined in section 6 of the Fire Detection and Extinguishing Equipment Regulations, as they read immediately before being repealed,

        • (xiv) rudder,

        • (xv) stem, sternpost or sternframe,

        • (xvi) pillars and girders,

        • (xvii) shell expansion,

        • (xviii) W.T. and O.T. bulkheads,

        • (xix) engine and boiler seatings,

        • (xx) shaft brackets and bossing,

        • (xxi) schemes of riveting and welding,

        • (xxii) list of fastenings in the case of wooden ships,

        • (xxiii) sea chests,

        • (xxiv) boat arrangement,

        • (xxv) natural and mechanical ventilation,

        • (xxvi) usual cargo gear,

        • (xxvii) fresh and salt water systems, and

        • (xxviii) scuppers and dischargers.

  • 3 In the case of reciprocating steam engines, the following data shall be supplied with the plans:

    • (1) Designed indicated power in kilowatts

    • (2) Revolutions per minute

    • (3) Number of cylinders, diameter and stroke of pistons

    • (4) Diameter and weight of flywheel (if fitted)

    • (5) Diameter of propeller

    • (6) Physical properties of principal forgings and castings.

  • 4 In the case of diesel engines, the following data shall be supplied with the plans:

    • (1) Designed brake power in kilowatts

    • (2) Revolutions per minute

    • (3) Two or four cycle

    • (4) Maximum and mean indicated pressure

    • (5) Balance weights (weight and number) and radius of gyration

    • (6) Number of cylinders, diameter and stroke of pistons

    • (7) Diameter and weight of flywheel

    • (8) Diameter of propeller

    • (9) Physical properties of principal forgings and castings.

  • 5 In the case of gears with brake power in excess of 225 kW, the following data shall be supplied with the plans:

    • (1) Designed shaft power in kilowatts

    • (2) Revolutions of each pinion and gear

    • (3) Number of teeth, pitch and pitch circle diameter in each gear and pinion

    • (4) Length and thickness of teeth

    • (5) Helix and pressure angles

    • (6) Physical properties of principal forgings and castings.

  • SOR/80-249, ss. 21 to 24
  • SOR/2017-14, s. 409

SCHEDULE II(s. 20)

Normal Hatch Covers

Fitted Athwartship or Fore-and-Aft

Unsupported length in MillimetresThickness in MillimetresLanding (on coamings) in Millimetres
9153838
10654438
12205050
13705750
15256350
16756765
18307065

Spans in excess of 1830 mm to be fitted with hatch beam or fore-and-after.

Wooden Hatch Beams and Fore-and-afters of Rectangular Cross Section

The scantlings of rectangular cross section hatch beams or fore-and-afters, exclusive of tongue (if fitted), is obtained from the formula:

(B× D2) / 98322 = (S × L2) / 113

where

B =
breadth of beam or fore-and-after, in millimetres
D =
depth of beam or fore-and-after, in millimetres
S =
spacing of beams or fore-and-afters, in millimetres
L =
length of unsupported span, in metres.

The following table shows size of wooden hatch beams or fore-and-afters in accordance with the above formula, for hatch openings up to 3050 mm × 3660 mm:

Size of Hatch Opening in MillimetresSize of Beam Fore-and-after at Centre in Millimetres
1980 × 2135125 × 180 (180 vertical)
2135 × 2135140 × 180 (180 vertical)
2135 × 2440140 × 205 (205 vertical)
2135 × 2745150 × 215 (215 vertical)
2440 × 2745150 × 230 (230 vertical)
2440 × 3050180 × 240 (240 vertical)
2745 × 2745180 × 230 (230 vertical)
2745 × 3050180 × 255 (255 vertical)
3050 × 3050180 × 265 (265 vertical)
3050 × 3355190 × 280 (280 vertical)
3050 × 3660190 × 305 (305 vertical)

The minimum bearing required at the ends of hatch beams or fore-and-afters is 75 mm.

Cambered Type Hatch Covers

Fitted Fore-and-Aft Only (in Sections)

Length of Section in MillimetresStiffener Spacing in MillimetresSize of Stiffeners Sided × Moulded in MillimetresCover Thickness in MillimetresLanding (on coaming) Millimetres
91546040 × 502540
106553540 × 553040
122061045 × 653050
137068545 × 703550
152576045 × 754050
167556050 × 804065
183061050 × 904565

Hatch Coamings

Maximum Length of Coaming Side or End in MillimetresHeight of Coamings Above Top of Deck in MillimetresThickness of Coaming at Deck in Millimetres
WoodSteel
915305756
380756
455756
1220305756
380756
455756
1525305756
380806
455906
1830305756
380806
455906
530956
6101006
2135305756
380806
455908
530958
6101008
2440305808
380908
455958
5301008
6101058
27453051008
3801058
4551158
53012010
61012510
305030514010
38014510
45515010
53016010
61016510

For hatches with coamings longer than 3050 mm special consideration will be given.

Half beams in way of hatches, hatch end beams, carlings, hanging knees, lodging knees and pillars to be of ample strength and suitably arranged.

  •  SOR/80-249, s. 25

SCHEDULE III(ss. 12, 13, 31 and 34)

    • 1 (1) The test by hydraulic pressure on boilers shall be as follows:

      Test to be applied
      • (a) New boilers that are allowed a working pressure not over 690 kPa

      — Twice the working pressure
      • (b) New boilers that are allowed a working pressure over 690 kPa

      — One and a half times the working pressure plus 345 kPa
      • (c) Boilers that are not new and that are being inspected for the first time

      — One and one-half times the working pressure
      • (d) Boilers that have been lifted, before being reset, and boilers that have undergone important repairs

      — One and one-half times the working pressure
    • (2) The hydraulic test applied at annual inspection and at such other times as are considered necessary by the inspector, except as provided in subsection (1), shall not exceed one and one-half times the working pressure.

  • 2 The tests by hydraulic pressure on boiler mountings shall be as follows:

    Test to be applied
    • (a) All mountings except feed check valves

    — Twice the working pressure
    • (b) Feed check valves

    — Two and one-half times the working pressure

    but in any case the hydraulic test pressure need not be more than 7 000 kPa above the boiler working pressure.

  • 3 The tests by hydraulic pressure on steam pipes shall be as follows:

    Test to be applied
    All steam pipes, new or old— Twice the working pressure
    • 4 (1) The test by hydraulic pressure on air receivers shall be as follows:

      Test to be applied
      • (a) New air receivers that are allowed a working pressure not over 690 kPa

      — Twice the working pressure
      • (b) New air receivers that are allowed a working pressure over 690 kPa

      — One and a half times the working pressure plus 345 kPa
      • (c) Air receivers that are not new, and that are being inspected for the first time

      — One and one-half times the working pressure
      • (d) Air receivers that have undergone important repairs

      — One and one-half times the working pressure
    • (2) The test applied at annual inspection, or at such other times as are considered necessary by the inspector, except as provided in subsection (1), shall not exceed one and one-half times the working pressure.

      • SOR/80-249, ss. 26 to 28

SCHEDULE IV(s. 28)

TABLE OF ANCHOR CABLES

Weight of Main Anchor in Kilograms i.e. at Least 60% of “W”Minimum Diameter of Link Chain or Wire Rope in MillimetresMinimum Circumference of Manilla Rope or other Rope in MillimetresTotal Length of Cable in Metres
over 1351410282
over 1801611482
over 23017.5127137
over 27019127137
over 31520.5127165
over 36520.5127165
over 41022192
over 45524192
over 50024220
over 54525220
over 59027245
over 63527245
over 68028.5275
  • SOR/80-249, s. 29
  • SOR/82-348, s. 3

SCHEDULE V(s. 39)Steering Chains and Anchor Chains

TABLE SHOWING ORIGINAL MEAN DIAMETER, AND REDUCED MEAN DIAMETER REQUIRING RENEWAL

Original DiameterMean Diameter Requiring Renewal
millimetresmillimetres
109
1110
1311.5
1412.5
1614.5
1715.5
1916.5
2118.5
2219.5
2421.5
2523
2724
2925.5
3027
3229
3330
3531
3733
3834
4036
4137

The original required mean diameter shall be calculated from the data given on the rudder plan after the plan has been submitted to the Chairman for approval and this size will be noted on the plan at that time.

  • SOR/80-249, s. 30

SCHEDULE VI(s. 16)Methods of Attaching Sea Connections to Wooden Hulls as Prescribed by the Board

GRAPHIC IS NOT DISPLAYED, SEE C.R.C., C. 1435, P. 12287; SOR/80-249, S. 31

  • SOR/80-249, s. 31

SCHEDULE VII(s. 24)

Life Raft Equipment

EquipmentClass
12 sea anchors, 1 permanently attached and 1 spare.A, B
21 bailer, 2 sponges and 1 safety knife (life raft having capacity to accommodate 12 persons or less).A, B
32 bailers, 2 sponges and 2 safety knives (life raft having capacity to accommodate over 12 persons.)A, B
41 topping up pump (life raft with inflatable compartments only).A, B
51 repair kit (life raft with inflatable compartments only).A, B
61 quoit with 30 m of heaving line.A, B
72 paddles.A, B
86 anti-seasickness tablets for each person.A, B
9Survival Instructions in English and French.A, B
106 red hand flares.A, B
111 flashlight for signalling, with spare batteries and 1 spare bulb.A, B
121 all-round white light.A, B
131 axe (rigid life raft only).A, B
142 parachute distress signals.A
151 daylight signalling mirror.A
161 whistle.A
171 fishing kit.A
18340 g of rations for each personA
19170 g of barley sugar or other suitable sweets for each person.A
201.5 L of fresh water per person.A
211 graduated drinking vessel.A
223 safety can openers.A
231 first aid kit.A
241 illustrated table of life saving signals.A
  • SOR/80-249, ss. 32, 33
  • SOR/96-216, s. 8

SCHEDULE VIII(s. 9)Specimen Condition Sheet for Inclusion in the Stability Booklet

as required by paragraph 9(9)(c)

GRAPHIC IS NOT DISPLAYED, SEE SOR/78-918, S. 6

  • SOR/78-918, s. 6
  • SOR/82-348, s. 4

SCHEDULE IX(ss. 14 and 25)

TABLE I

Length of ShipMinimum Total Power Bilge Pump CapacityMinimum Internal Diameter of Bilge Piping
MetresLitres per MinuteMillimetres
124.4 and under41050
227.445550
330.550050
445.777564
561.0113575
691.42045100

TABLE II

FoamCO2Dry Chemical
LitresKilogramsKilograms
14.52.251.00
29.04.502.25
  • SOR/80-249, s. 34

SCHEDULE X(s. 19.1)Portable Fish Hold Divisions

  • 1 Every portable fish hold division shall be fishtight and shall extend from the bottom of the hold to the deckhead, with due regard to the loading and unloading of the vessel.

  • 2 Provision shall be made to allow water to drain into the bilge, and bilge suctions shall be adequately protected to prevent clogging.

  • 3 Portable penboards shall be installed in such a manner as to prevent dislodgment when fish are being pumped into and out of the hold.

    • 4 (1) Where wooden stanchions are installed, the penboards shall be secured in such a manner as to withstand the loads imposed.

    • (2) The thickness of the penboards referred to in subsection (1) shall at least meet the requirements of paragraph 7(2)(b).

  • 5 Every portable fish hold division shall be installed in such a manner as to prevent overloading or excessive trim, and to the satisfaction of the inspector.

  • 6 Where an aluminum penboard or stanchion is installed,

    • (a) it shall be constructed of a salt water resistant alloy;

    • (b) the scantlings shall be compatible with the size of the fish hold; and

    • (c) the requirements of paragraphs (a) and (b) shall be complied with to the satisfaction of the inspector.

    • 7 (1) Where fishhold divisions consist of steel uprights and horizontal wooden boards as illustrated in figure 1, the scantlings thereof shall meet the requirements stated in the formulae set out in subsection (2).

    • (2) The formulae for vertical steel uprights and horizontal wooden boards are as follows:

      • (a) minimum section modulus of every vertical steel upright,

        z = 4psbh2;

      • (b) minimum actual finished thickness of every horizontal wooden board,

        t = sqrt 8psb2; and

      • (c) in the above formulae,

        z =
        section modulus, in cubic centimetres
        t =
        thickness of wooden board, in centimetres
        p =
        density of cargo, in tonnes per cubic metres
        s =
        maximum transverse distance between any two adjacent longitudinal divisions or line of supports, in metres
        h =
        maximum vertical span of a column taken to be the hold depth, in metres
        b =
        maximum longitudinal distance between any two adjacent transverse divisions or line of supports, in metres.
    • (3) The formulae set out in subsection (2) shall be applied subject to the following conditions:

      • (a) where a longitudinal fish hold division is athwartship, the formulae shall be modified by interchanging s and b;

      • (b) when it is known that a longitudinal or a transverse division will always be loaded on both sides, reduced scantlings may be accepted by the inspector;

      • (c) if a vertical steel upright is permanent and well connected at both ends to the structure of the vessel, reduced scantlings may be accepted by the inspector; and

      • (d) the timber used for a wooden fish hold division shall be of sound durable quality, and of a type and grade that has been proved satisfactory for a fish hold division.

FIGURE 1Horizontal Wood Boards — Steel Uprights

GRAPHIC IS NOT DISPLAYED, SEE SOR/78-918, S. 7

  • SOR/78-918, s. 7
  • SOR/79-903, s. 4

SCHEDULE XI(s. 24)

FIGURE 1Seine Skiff

GRAPHIC IS NOT DISPLAYED, SEE SOR/78-918, S. 7

FIGURE 2Typical Dory or Skiff

GRAPHIC IS NOT DISPLAYED, SEE SOR/78-918, S. 7

  • SOR/78-918, s. 7
  • SOR/79-903, s. 5
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