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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 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) (continued)

 A Class II ship shall carry

  • (a) one lifejacket for each member of the complement; and

  • (b) the following supply of lifejackets:

    • (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. 15

 A Class II ship shall carry

  • (a) three survival craft VHF radiotelephone apparatus stowed so that they are readily accessible for immediate use, unless the ship is less than 20 m in length and engaged on a voyage that does not go beyond the Gulf of St. Lawrence;

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

  • (c) for each life raft,

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

    • (ii) if the ship is engaged on a short international voyage that is not a home-trade voyage, Class IV, or a minor waters voyage, Class II, the Class B (SOLAS) emergency pack set out in section 2 of Schedule I;

  • (d) for each lifeboat and each rescue boat that is counted as a lifeboat for the purposes of subsection 43(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. 15
  • SOR/2001-179, ss. 27, 76(F)

 A Class II ship that is a Safety Convention ship or is 20 m or over in length and engaged on a voyage beyond the VHF coverage area or sea area A1 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. 16

 A Class II 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. 16

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

 Subject to section 53, a Class III ship shall carry on each side of the ship

  • (a) enough life rafts to accommodate at least 60 per cent of the complement; and

  • (b) one rescue boat under launching devices.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

 A Class III ship that is under 85 m in length may carry, instead of the survival craft referred to in section 52,

  • (a) on each side of the ship, enough life rafts to accommodate at least 50 per cent of the complement; and

  • (b) at least one rescue boat under launching devices.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

 A Class III ship shall carry enough rescue boats to ensure that, in providing for abandonment by the complement, each rescue boat need not marshal more than nine life rafts.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

 The requirements of paragraphs 52(a) and 53(a) may be met by the carriage of lifeboats, or a combination of lifeboats and life rafts, if the required survival craft accommodation capacity is maintained.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

 Every life raft on a Class III 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
  •  (1) A Class III ship 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 25 m211
    225 m or over but under 50 m422
    350 m or over but under 85 m632
    485 m or over842
  • (2) Notwithstanding the requirements of subsection (1), a Class III ship shall carry at least one lifebuoy on each side of each passenger deck.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

 A Class III ship shall carry

  • (a) one lifejacket for each member of the complement; and

  • (b) the following supply of lifejackets:

    • (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. 17
 
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