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

Regulations are current to 2019-12-03 and last amended on 2019-06-17. Previous Versions

PART IEquipment to Be Carried by Existing Ships (continued)

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) (continued)

[SOR/96-218, s. 32]
  •  (1) A Class XI ship that is within the length range set out in column I of an item of the table to this subsection 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 30.5 m211
    230.5 m or over422
  • (2) Notwithstanding the requirements of subsection (1), a Class XI ship need not carry more lifebuoys than there are members of the complement.

  • 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) where the ship is engaged on a voyage more than 20 nautical miles from shore, a loud hailer or an equally efficient means of communication with the complement;

  • (d) for each life raft,

    • (i) if the ship is engaged on a home-trade voyage, Class I, or a home-trade voyage, Class II, beyond the Gulf of St. Lawrence, 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, 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) 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; and

  • (h) the following distress signals:

    • (i) six rocket parachute flares, or

    • (ii) 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 two nautical miles or more but not more than 20 from shore, six Type B distress signals, and

      • (B) in the case of a ship engaged on a voyage more than 20 nautical miles from shore, six Type A distress signals.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2001-179, s. 25

Signs

 A Class XI 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

PART IIEquipment to Be Carried by New Ships

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

  •  (1) Subject to section 33, a Class I ship shall carry, on each side of the ship,

    • (a) enough lifeboats under gravity-type davits to accommodate at least 50 per cent of the complement; or

    • (b) enough lifeboats under gravity-type davits to accommodate at least 37.5 per cent of the complement and enough life rafts under launching devices to accommodate at least 12.5 per cent of the complement.

  • (2) In addition to meeting the requirements of subsection (1), a Class I ship shall carry enough life rafts under launching devices to accommodate at least 25 per cent of the complement.

  • (3) Lifeboats shall be partially enclosed or totally enclosed.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3), a Class I ship that is under 500 tons gross tonnage with a complement of fewer than 200 persons may carry, on each side of the ship, instead of the survival craft referred to in section 32, 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).

  • (2) Where a rescue boat required under subsection 34(2) is certified as a lifeboat, its accommodation capacity may be included in the calculation under subsection (1) to reduce the number of life rafts required.

  • (3) The number of life rafts necessary to fulfil the requirements of subsection (1) shall be calculated in such a way that, taking into account the percentage of the complement that could be accommodated in each, should any one life raft be lost or rendered unserviceable, enough life rafts remain on each side of the ship to accommodate the complement.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  •  (1) A Class I ship of 500 tons gross tonnage or over shall carry, on each side of the ship, at least one rescue boat under launching devices.

  • (2) A Class I ship of under 500 tons gross tonnage shall carry at least one rescue boat under launching devices.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

 Every life raft on a Class I ship shall be stowed

  • (a) with its painter permanently attached to the ship;

  • (b) fitted with a float-free device;

  • (c) so that it can be launched by one or two persons; and

  • (d) if it is inflatable, so that it inflates automatically if the ship sinks.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

 A Class I ship shall carry enough lifeboats and rescue boats to ensure that, in providing for abandonment by the complement, each lifeboat or rescue boat need not marshal more than six life rafts.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

 A Class I 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 V of that item.

TABLE

Column IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IVColumn V
ItemLength of ShipLifebuoysSelf-igniting LightsSelf-activating Smoke SignalsBuoyant Lifelines
1Under 60 m8622
260 m or over but under 120 m12622
3120 m or over but under 180 m18922
4180 m or over but under 240 m241222
5240 m or over301522
  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
 
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