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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 IIEquipment to Be Carried by New Ships (continued)

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) (continued)

 A Class I 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) enough conspicuously stowed on deck for 5 per cent of the complement,

    • (ii) enough that are suitable for children for at least 10 per cent of the complement or one for each child on board, whichever is greater,

    • (iii) enough for persons on watch, and

    • (iv) enough at locations that are remote from muster and embarkation stations for all of the persons likely to be there.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2004-26, s. 13

 A Class I ship shall carry

  • (a) three survival craft VHF radiotelephone apparatus stowed so that they are readily accessible for immediate use;

  • (b) a marine anti-exposure work suit for each member of the rescue boat crew;

  • (c) for each life raft, the Class A emergency pack set out in section 1 of Schedule I;

  • (d) for each lifeboat and each rescue boat that is counted as a lifeboat for the purposes of subsection 33(1), the equipment set out in section 1 of Schedule II;

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

  • (f) a line-throwing appliance;

  • (g) 12 rocket parachute flares;

  • (h) one portable battery-powered loud hailer located at each muster station where

    • (i) more than 100 persons are to be mustered, or

    • (ii) a marine evacuation system is used; and

  • (i) means of embarkation into survival craft.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2000-261, s. 13
  • SOR/2001-179, ss. 26, 76(F)

 A Class I ship that is a Safety Convention ship or is 20 m or over in length shall carry 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. 14

 A Class I ship shall be provided with signs that indicate

  • (a) the location of

    • (i) survival craft and their launching devices,

    • (i.1) lifejackets and lifejackets suitable for children,

    • (ii) muster stations, and

    • (iii) embarkation stations; and

  • (b) directions to the muster and embarkation stations.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2004-26, s. 14

Class II 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 short international voyages, or (ii) ships that are not Safety Convention ships and that are certified to carry more than 12 passengers on home-trade voyages, Class II)

  •  (1) Subject to section 43, a Class II ship that is a Safety Convention ship shall carry

    • (a) on each side of the ship, enough lifeboats under gravity-type davits to accommodate at least 15 per cent of the complement; and

    • (b) equally distributed on each side of the ship, insofar as it is practicable, enough life rafts under launching devices to accommodate that part of the complement not accommodated in the lifeboats.

  • (2) Subject to section 43, every Class II ship that is not a Safety Convention ship shall carry, equally distributed on each side of the ship, insofar as it is practicable, enough of the following to accommodate the complement:

    • (a) lifeboats under gravity-type davits; or

    • (b) a combination of life rafts and lifeboats all of which are under launching devices.

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

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

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3), a Class II 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 42, 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 44(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 II 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 II ship that is 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 II 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 II 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 nine life rafts.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

 A Class II 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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