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

Regulations are current to 2022-07-25 and last amended on 2020-10-06. Previous Versions

PART IIEquipment to Be Carried by New Ships (continued)

Class IX Ships(Ships that are over 15 tons gross tonnage and are (i) Safety Convention ships that are not certified to carry passengers, or that are certified to carry 12 or fewer passengers, on international voyages, or (ii) ships that are not Safety Convention ships and that are not certified to carry passengers, or that are certified to carry 12 or fewer passengers, on foreign voyages or home-trade voyages, Class I) (continued)

  •  (1) A Class IX ship shall carry the following SARTs:

    • (a) if the ship is 20 m or over in length but under 500 tons gross tonnage, 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

    • (b) if the ship 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.

  • (2) Despite subsection (1), a ship that is under 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.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2000-261, s. 19

 A Class IX ship shall be provided with signs that indicate

  • (a) the location of

    • (i) survival craft and their launching devices, and

    • (ii) embarkation stations; and

  • (b) directions to the embarkation stations.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

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)

 A Class X ship that is not a tanker shall carry, on each side of the ship, enough life rafts to accommodate the complement.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  •  (1) A Class X ship that is 85 m or under in length and is not a tanker shall carry

    • (a) if the ship is engaged on a home-trade voyage, Class II, or an inland voyage, Class I, one rescue boat under a launching device; and

    • (b) in any other case, one emergency boat under a launching device.

  • (2) A Class X ship that is over 85 m in length and is not a tanker shall carry

    • (a) if the ship is engaged on a home-trade voyage, Class II, one rescue boat under a launching device on each side of the ship;

    • (b) if the ship is engaged on a home-trade voyage, Class III, or an inland voyage, Class I, one rescue boat under a launching device; and

    • (c) if the ship is engaged on any other voyage, one emergency boat under a launching device.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2006-256, s. 8
  • SOR/2013-235, s. 6
  •  (1) Subject to section 97, a Class X ship that is a tanker shall carry, on each side of the ship, enough totally enclosed lifeboats under launching devices to accommodate the complement.

  • (2) The lifeboats referred to in subsection (1) shall be fire-protected and have a self-contained air support system, unless the ship is engaged

    • (a) on a home-trade voyage, Class IV;

    • (b) on a minor waters voyage, Class II; or

    • (c) solely in the carriage of bunker oils and marine diesel oils, the flashpoint of which exceeds 60°C, as determined in a closed-cup test.

  • (3) In addition to meeting the requirements of subsection (1), a Class X ship that is a tanker shall carry, on each side of the ship, enough life rafts to accommodate

    • (a) the complement, if the life rafts are stowed in a location providing for easy side-to-side transfer at a single open-deck level; or

    • (b) 150 per cent of the complement, if the life rafts are not stowed in accordance with paragraph (a).

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  •  (1) A Class X ship that is a tanker and has free-fall launching devices may carry, instead of the lifeboats required by subsection 96(1), enough totally enclosed lifeboats, capable of being free-fall launched over the stern of the ship, to accommodate the complement.

  • (2) The lifeboats referred to in subsection (1) shall be fire-protected and shall have a self-contained air support system unless the ship is engaged

    • (a) on a home-trade voyage, Class IV;

    • (b) on a minor waters voyage, Class II; or

    • (c) solely in the carriage of bunker oils and maritime diesel oils the flashpoint of which exceeds 60°C as determined in a closed-cup test.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2004-253, s. 2

 Lifeboats carried on a Class X ship that is not a tanker shall be

  • (a) where the ship is engaged on a home-trade voyage, Class II, totally enclosed;

  • (b) where the ship is engaged on a home-trade voyage, Class III, or an inland voyage, Class I, partially enclosed self-righting or totally enclosed; and

  • (c) where the ship is engaged on an inland voyage, Class II, or a minor waters voyage, Class I, partially or totally enclosed.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  •  (1) A Class X ship that is over 100 m in length and carries its survival craft aft shall carry enough life rafts stowed in the forward part of the ship to accommodate all of the persons who are berthed there.

  • (2) Where the survival craft in a Class X ship are stowed more than 100 m from the stem or stern, the ship shall carry a life raft stowed as far forward or as far aft as is practicable, as the case may be.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

 A Class X ship within the length range set out in column I of an item of the table to this section shall carry the supply of equipment set out in columns II to IV of that item.

TABLE

Column IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IV
ItemLength of ShipLifebuoysSelf-igniting LightsBuoyant Lifelines
1Under 50 m422
250 m or over633
  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

 A Class X ship shall carry

  • (a) one lifejacket, fitted with a whistle and a personal locator light, for each member of the complement; and

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

    • (i) at least two stowed in the wheelhouse,

    • (ii) at least two stowed in the engine room, and

    • (iii) enough that are suitable for children for all of the children on board.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

 A Class X ship shall carry

  • (a) 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;

  • (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) 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, or

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

  • (d) for each lifeboat, the equipment set out in section 1 of Schedule II;

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

  • (f) for each rescue boat, the equipment set out in section 2 of Schedule II;

  • (g) if the ship is 85 m in length 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 pyrotechnic distress signals:

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

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

  • (i) means of embarkation into survival craft; 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. 34
  • SOR/2000-261, s. 20
  • SOR/2001-179, s. 37

 A Class X ship shall be provided with signs that indicate

  • (a) the location of

    • (i) survival craft and their launching devices, and

    • (ii) embarkation stations; and

  • (b) directions to the embarkation stations.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

Class XI Ships(Ships that are over 15 tons gross tonnage, are not certified to carry passengers but carry a crew, are not self-propelled and are towed or pushed by a ship or operated by a cable)

  •  (1) A Class XI ship that is 85 m in length or over and is engaged on a voyage more than 20 nautical miles from shore shall carry

    • (a) the following lifeboats and life rafts:

      • (i) on each side of the ship, enough partially enclosed lifeboats under launching devices to accommodate the complement, and

      • (ii) enough life rafts, but no fewer than two, to accommodate the complement; or

    • (b) the following life rafts and rescue boats:

      • (i) on each side of the ship, enough life rafts to accommodate the complement,

      • (ii) enough life rafts, but no fewer than two, to accommodate the complement, and

      • (iii) at least one rescue boat with a means of launching.

  • (2) In addition to meeting the requirements of subsection (1), a Class XI ship that carries its survival craft more than 100 m from an area where persons are berthed shall carry, readily available to the persons berthed there, enough life rafts to accommodate them.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

 A Class XI ship that is under 85 m in length and is engaged on a voyage more than 20 nautical miles from shore shall carry

  • (a) on each side of the ship, enough life rafts to accommodate the complement; and

  • (b) one emergency boat with a means of launching.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  •  (1) A Class XI ship that is engaged on a voyage not more than 20 nautical miles from shore shall carry

    • (a) enough life rafts to accommodate the complement; and

    • (b) one emergency boat with a means of launching.

  • (2) In addition to meeting the requirements of subsection (1), a Class XI ship that carries its survival craft more than 100 m from an area where persons are berthed shall carry, readily available to the persons berthed there, enough life rafts to accommodate them.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  •  (1) A Class XI ship within the length range set out in column I of an item of the table to this section shall carry the supply of equipment set out in columns II to IV of that item.

  • (2) Notwithstanding the requirements of subsection (1), a Class XI ship need not carry more lifebuoys than there are members of the complement.

    TABLE

    Column IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IV
    ItemLength of ShipLifebuoysSelf-igniting LightsBuoyant Lifelines
    1Under 85 m422
    285 m or over633
  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

 A Class XI ship shall carry

  • (a) one lifejacket, fitted with a whistle and a personal locator light, for each member of the complement;

  • (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) for each life raft,

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

    • (ii) if 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, or

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

  • (d) for each lifeboat, the equipment set out in section 1 of Schedule II;

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

  • (f) for each rescue boat, the equipment set out in section 2 of Schedule II;

  • (g) one line-throwing appliance, unless the ship

    • (i) is engaged on a home-trade voyage, Class IV, or a minor waters voyage, Class II, or

    • (ii) is making a voyage solely under tow and the tow boat is equipped with a line-throwing appliance;

  • (h) six rocket parachute flares; and

  • (i) means of embarkation into survival craft.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2001-179, s. 38
 
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