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Large Fishing Vessel Inspection Regulations

Version of section 8 from 2006-03-22 to 2021-06-22:

  •  (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)
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