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Life Saving Equipment Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1436)

Regulations are current to 2020-06-17 and last amended on 2019-06-17. Previous Versions

PART IEquipment to Be Carried by Existing Ships (continued)

Class X Ships(Ships that are over 15 tons gross tonnage, are not Safety Convention ships and are not certified to carry passengers, or are certified to carry 12 or fewer passengers, on home-trade voyages, Class II, home-trade voyages, Class III, home-trade voyages, Class IV, inland voyages, Class I, inland voyages, Class II, minor waters voyages, Class I, or minor waters voyages, Class II) (continued)

Ships Other Than Tankers (continued)

[SOR/96-218, s. 21]

 Subject to section 27.1, a Class X ship that is engaged on an inland voyage, Class II, or a minor waters voyage, Class I, other than a tanker, shall carry

  • (a) if such ship is 30.5 m in length or over,

    • (i) on each side thereof, one or more Class 1 lifeboats, each of at least 2.12 m3 capacity, each under davits and of sufficient aggregate capacity to accommodate the complement,

    • (ii) on each side thereof, one or more Class 1 lifeboats, each of at least 2.12 m3 capacity, each under davits, and one or more life rafts that together with the lifeboats on either side have sufficient capacity to accommodate the complement, the aggregate capacity of the life rafts and lifeboats being sufficient to accommodate 1.5 times the complement, or

    • (iii) in addition to one or more life rafts, a Class 2 lifeboat or approved boat that has a capacity of not less than 2.12 m3 and a means of launching, the aggregate capacity of those survival craft being sufficient to accommodate 150 per cent of the complement and that of the life rafts alone being sufficient to accommodate the complement,

    but where a non-passenger ship carries more than one lifeboat, one lifeboat may be Class 2;

  • (b) where the distance from any accommodation to the nearest equipment required under paragraph (a) exceeds 91.4 m, life rafts readily available to and sufficient to accommodate all persons housed in such accommodation, but this equipment need not be additional to life rafts already carried in accordance with paragraph (a);

  • (c) if such ship is over 18.3 m but under 30.5 m in length,

    • (i) on each side thereof, one or more Class 1 lifeboats, each of at least 2.12 m3 capacity, each under davits and of sufficient aggregate capacity to accommodate the complement,

    • (ii) on each side thereof, one or more Class 1 lifeboats, each of at least 2.12 m3 capacity, each under davits, and one or more life rafts that together with the lifeboats on either side have sufficient capacity to accommodate the complement,

    • (iii) one Class 1 lifeboat of at least 2.12 m3 capacity, capable of being launched on either side of the ship and of sufficient capacity to accommodate the complement, or

    • (iv) in addition to one or more life rafts, a Class 2 lifeboat or approved boat that has a means of launching and the capacity to accommodate no fewer than four persons, the aggregate capacity of those survival craft being sufficient to accommodate the complement,

    but where a non-passenger ship carries more than one lifeboat, one lifeboat may be Class 2;

  • (d) if such ship is 18.3 m in length or under, either

    • (i) one Class 1 lifeboat of at least 1.42 m3 capacity, capable of being launched on either side of the ship and of sufficient capacity to accommodate the complement,

    • (ii) a suitable boat and one or more life rafts, the aggregate capacity of those survival craft being sufficient to accommodate the complement, or

    • (iii) in the case of a ship other than a tug, two or more equal size life rafts of aggregate capacity sufficient to accommodate double the complement; and

  • (e) if such ship is a tug, in addition to the other requirements of this section, one or more life rafts with sufficient aggregate capacity to accommodate the complement, but any life rafts provided to meet the requirements of paragraph (a), (c) or (d) may be counted toward the requirement of this paragraph.

  • (f) to (k) [Repealed, SOR/96-218, s. 28]

  • SOR/80-685, s. 17
  • SOR/83-500, s. 7
  • SOR/96-218, s. 28
  • SOR/2001-179, s. 21

 Subject to section 27.1, a Class X ship that is engaged on a home-trade voyage, Class IV, or a minor waters voyage, Class II, other than a tanker, shall carry

  • (a) if such ship is 18.3 m in length or over,

    • (i) one or more Class 2 lifeboats, each of at least 1.42 m3 capacity, each with means of launching and of sufficient aggregate capacity to accommodate the complement,

    • (ii) a Class 2 lifeboat that has a capacity of not less than 1.42 m3 and a means of launching, and one or more life rafts or inflatable rescue platforms, the aggregate capacity of those survival craft being sufficient to accommodate the complement, or

    • (iii) one or more life rafts sufficient for the complement;

  • (b) if such ship is under 18.3 m in length,

    • (i) one or more Class 2 lifeboats, each of at least 1.42 m3 capacity, each with means of launching and of sufficient aggregate capacity to accommodate the complement,

    • (ii) a suitable boat and one or more life rafts or inflatable rescue platforms, the aggregate capacity of those survival craft being sufficient to accommodate the complement or, where the carriage of a suitable boat is impracticable, sufficient life rafts or inflatable rescue platforms to accommodate the complement, or

    • (iii) one or more life rafts sufficient for the complement; and

  • (c) if such ship is a tug with a complement of two or more, in addition to the other requirements of this section, one or more life rafts with sufficient aggregate capacity to accommodate the complement, but any life rafts provided to meet the requirements of paragraph (a) or (b) may be counted toward the requirement of this paragraph.

  • (d) to (g) [Repealed, SOR/96-218, s. 30]

  • SOR/80-685, s. 18
  • SOR/96-218, s. 30
  •  (1) A Class X ship, other than a tanker, that is a bulk carrier, is over 91.4 m in length and is engaged on a voyage on the St. Lawrence River east of the Montreal entrance to the St. Lawrence Seaway shall include in its life saving equipment life rafts of sufficient capacity to accommodate 50 per cent of the complement.

  • (2) Where some of the persons carried on a ship referred to in subsection (1) are berthed in the forward part of the ship, life rafts of sufficient capacity to accommodate all of those persons shall be stowed forward and the remaining life rafts shall be stowed aft.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 31
  •  (1) A Class X ship, other than a tanker or a tug, that is engaged on a voyage set out in column I of an item of the table to this subsection and is within the length range set out in column II of that item shall carry the supply of equipment set out in columns III to V of that item.

    TABLE

    Column IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IVColumn V
    ItemVoyageLength of ShipLifebuoysSelf-igniting LightsBuoyant Lifelines
    1Any voyage other than home-trade voyage, Class IV, or minor waters voyage, Class IIUnder 30.5 m211
    2Home-trade voyage, Class IV, or minor waters voyage, Class IIUnder 30.5 m2n/a1
    3Any voyage other than home-trade voyage, Class IV, or minor waters voyage, Class II30.5 m or over but under 152.4 m422
    4Home-trade voyage, Class IV, or minor waters voyage, Class II30.5 m or over but under 152.4 m4n/a2
    5Any voyage152.4 m or over422
  • (2) A Class X ship that is a tug shall carry

    • (a) if the tug is 25 m in length or over,

      • (i) two lifebuoys fitted with self-igniting lights,

      • (ii) two lifebuoys fitted with buoyant lifelines, and

      • (iii) two additional lifebuoys; and

    • (b) if the tug is less than 25 m in length,

      • (i) two lifebuoys that are arranged so as to float free if the tug suddenly capsizes,

      • (ii) one lifebuoy fitted with a self-igniting light, and

      • (iii) one lifebuoy fitted with a buoyant lifeline.

  • (3) A Class X ship, other than a tanker, shall carry

    • (a) the following supply of lifejackets, each fitted with a whistle and a personal locator light:

      • (i) one for each member of the complement, and

      • (ii) where the ship is a tug, at least two stowed in the wheelhouse and two stowed in the engine room;

    • (b) where the ship is engaged on a voyage other than a home-trade voyage, Class IV, or a minor waters voyage, Class II, one immersion suit, fitted with a whistle and a personal locator light, for each member of the complement;

    • (c) the following number of survival craft VHF radiotelephone apparatus stowed so that they are readily accessible for immediate use:

      • (i) two, in the case of a ship that is 300 tons or over but under 500 tons gross tonnage and is engaged on a home-trade voyage, Class II, or a home-trade voyage, Class III, and

      • (ii) three, in the case of a ship that is 500 tons gross tonnage or over and is engaged on a home-trade voyage, Class II, or a home-trade voyage, Class III; and

    • (d) for each life raft,

      • (i) where the ship is engaged on a home-trade voyage, Class II, the Class A emergency pack set out in section 1 of Schedule I,

      • (ii) where the ship is engaged on a home-trade voyage, Class IV, or a minor waters voyage, Class II, the Class C emergency pack set out in section 3 of Schedule I, and

      • (iii) in any other case, the Class B (Canadian) emergency pack set out in section 2.1 of Schedule I;

    • (e) for each lifeboat, the equipment set out in section 1 of Schedule II and, for each approved boat, the equipment set out in section 2 of Schedule II;

    • (f) for each suitable boat, the equipment set out in section 5 of Schedule II;

    • (g) if the ship is 500 tons gross tonnage or over and is engaged on a voyage other than a home-trade voyage, Class IV, or a minor waters voyage, Class II, a line-throwing appliance;

    • (h) the following distress signals:

      • (i) where the ship is under 85 m in length, 12 pyrotechnic distress signals of which six are rocket parachute flares,

      • (ii) where the ship is 85 m or over in length, 12 rocket parachute flares, or

      • (iii) where the following distress signals were carried on April 27, 1996, those distress signals until their date of expiry:

        • (A) in the case of a ship engaged on a voyage that does not go beyond the Gulf of St. Lawrence, six Type A distress signals,

        • (B) in the case of a ship engaged on a home-trade voyage, Class II or an inland voyage, Class I, 12 Type A distress signals,

        • (C) in the case of a ship engaged on a home-trade voyage, Class III, 12 Type B distress signals, and

        • (D) in the case of a ship engaged on an inland voyage, Class II, six Type B distress signals;

    • (i) means of embarkation into survival craft, except where the ship is engaged on a home-trade voyage, Class IV or a minor waters voyage, Class II; and

    • (j) the following SARTs:

      • (i) in the case of a ship that is 300 tons or over but under 500 tons gross tonnage and is engaged on a voyage beyond the VHF coverage area or sea area A1, 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, and

      • (ii) in the case of a ship that is 500 tons gross tonnage or over and is engaged on a voyage beyond the VHF coverage area or sea area A1, two SARTs stowed so that they are readily accessible for immediate use and for placing in the two survival craft that are launched first.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 31
  • SOR/2000-261, s. 11
  • SOR/2001-179, s. 22
  • SOR/2002-122, s. 1(F)
 
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