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

Regulations are current to 2019-07-01 and last amended on 2017-02-03. Previous Versions

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
 
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