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

Regulations are current to 2019-11-19 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)

Tankers

 A Class X ship that is a tanker shall carry

  • (a) where the ship is under 1,600 tons gross tonnage, on each side of the ship, one or more Class 1 lifeboats under davits, each of which has a capacity of not less than 3.54 m3 and the aggregate capacity of which is sufficient to accommodate the complement;

  • (b) where the ship is 1,600 tons or over but under 3,000 tons gross tonnage, the following lifeboats, under gravity-type davits,

    • (i) one motor lifeboat, and

    • (ii) on each side of the ship, one or more Class 1 lifeboats that are 4.9 m in length or over, the aggregate capacity of which is sufficient to accommodate that part of the complement not accommodated in the motor lifeboat;

  • (c) where the ship is 3,000 tons gross tonnage or over, four lifeboats, under gravity-type davits,

    • (i) that are distributed equally on both sides of the ship, two of which are carried aft and two amidships or, where the ship has no amidships superstructure, are carried aft, and

    • (ii) one of which is a motor lifeboat or, where the ship is 5,000 tons gross tonnage or over, two of which are motor lifeboats and are carried one on each side of the ship;

  • (d) where the ship is within the length range set out in column I of an item of the table to this paragraph, 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 30.5 m211
    230.5 m or over422
  • (e) one lifejacket, fitted with a whistle and a personal locator light, for each member of the complement;

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

  • (g) 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;

  • (h) for each life raft,

    • (i) if the ship is engaged on a voyage that does not go beyond the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Class B (Canadian) emergency pack set out in section 2.1 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, and

    • (iii) in any other case, the Class A emergency pack set out in section 1 of Schedule I;

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

  • (j) 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;

  • (k) the following distress signals:

    • (i) 12 rocket parachute flares, or

    • (ii) where 12 Type A distress signals or, 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, were carried on April 27, 1996, those distress signals until their date of expiry;

  • (l) 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

  • (m) 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. 12
  • SOR/2001-179, s. 23

Signs

 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. 31

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)

[SOR/96-218, s. 32]
  •  (1) A Class XI ship that is engaged on a voyage more than 20 nautical miles from shore shall carry

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

      • (i) one or more Class 1 lifeboats with means of launching, each of not less than 3.54 m3 capacity, and of sufficient aggregate capacity to accommodate the complement,

      • (ii) one or more Class 1 lifeboats with means of launching, each of not less than 3.54 m3 capacity, and one or more life rafts that together with the lifeboats have sufficient capacity to accommodate 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 3.54 m3 and a means of launching, the aggregate capacity of those survival craft being sufficient to accommodate the complement;

    • (b) if the ship is over 18.3 m but under 30.5 m in length,

      • (i) one or more Class 1 lifeboats with means of launching, each of not less than 2.12 m3 capacity, and of sufficient aggregate capacity to accommodate the complement,

      • (ii) one or more Class 1 lifeboats with means of launching, each of not less than 2.12 m3 capacity, and one or more life rafts that together with the lifeboats have sufficient capacity to accommodate the complement, or

      • (iii) 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; and

    • (c) if the ship is 18.3 m in length or under,

      • (i) a Class 1 lifeboat with means of launching, of not less than 1.61 m3 capacity, and of sufficient capacity to accommodate the complement,

      • (ii) a Class 1 lifeboat with means of launching, of not less than 1.61 m3 capacity, and one or more life rafts that together with the lifeboat have sufficient capacity to accommodate the complement, or

      • (iii) a Class 2 lifeboat or suitable boat that has a means of launching, and one or more life rafts, the aggregate capacity of those survival craft being sufficient to accommodate the complement.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), a Class XI ship that is engaged on a voyage not more than 20 nautical miles from shore shall carry

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

      • (i) one or more Class 1 lifeboats with means of launching, each of not less than 2.12 m3 capacity, and of sufficient aggregate capacity to accommodate the complement,

      • (ii) one or more Class 1 lifeboats with means of launching, each of not less than 2.12 m3 capacity, and one or more life rafts that together with the lifeboats have sufficient capacity to accommodate 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 the complement;

    • (b) if the ship is over 18.3 m but under 30.5 m in length,

      • (i) one or more Class 1 lifeboats with means of launching, each of not less than 2.12 m3 capacity, and of sufficient aggregate capacity to accommodate the complement,

      • (ii) one or more Class 1 lifeboats with means of launching, each of not less than 2.12 m3 capacity, and one or more life rafts that together with the lifeboats have sufficient capacity to accommodate the complement, or

      • (iii) 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; and

    • (c) if the ship is 18.3 m in length or under,

      • (i) a Class 1 lifeboat with means of launching, of not less than 1.42 m3 capacity, and of sufficient capacity to accommodate the complement,

      • (ii) a Class 1 lifeboat with means of launching, of not less than 1.42 m3 capacity, and one or more life rafts that together with the lifeboat have sufficient capacity to accommodate the complement, or

      • (iii) a Class 2 lifeboat or suitable boat that has a means of launching, and one or more life rafts, the aggregate capacity of those survival craft being sufficient to accommodate the complement.

  • (3) A Class XI ship that engages solely on home-trade voyages, Class IV, or minor waters voyages, Class II, shall carry

    • (a) one or more Class 2 lifeboats with means of launching, each of not less than 1.42 m3 capacity and of sufficient aggregate capacity to accommodate the complement; or

    • (b) a Class 2 lifeboat or suitable boat with a means of launching, and one or more life rafts of sufficient capacity to accommodate the complement.

  • (4) In addition to meeting the requirements of subsections (1) to (3), 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/80-685, s. 19
  • SOR/83-500, s. 8
  • SOR/96-218, s. 33
  • SOR/2001-179, s. 24
 
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