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

Regulations are current to 2019-07-29 and last amended on 2017-02-03. Previous Versions

Fire Protection Arrangements (continued)

 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)
 
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