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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 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) (continued)

 A Class III ship shall carry

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

  • (b) for each life raft, the Class B (Canadian) emergency pack set out in section 2.1 of Schedule I;

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

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

  • (e) if the ship is 85 m or over in length, a line-throwing appliance;

  • (f) 12 pyrotechnic distress signals, of which six are rocket parachute flares and six are rocket parachute or hand flares;

  • (g) 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;

  • (h) means of embarkation into survival craft; and

  • (i) if the ship is 20 m or over in length and engaged on a home-trade voyage, Class III, three survival craft VHF radiotelephone apparatus stowed so that they are readily accessible for immediate use.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2000-261, s. 17
  • SOR/2001-179, ss. 28, 76(F)

 A Class III 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. 18

Class IV Ships(Ships that are over five tons gross tonnage, are not Safety Convention ships and are certified to carry more than 12 passengers on inland voyages, Class II, or minor waters voyages, Class I)

  •  (1) A Class IV ship shall carry

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

    • (b) one emergency boat.

  • (2) The accommodation capacity of one emergency boat may be included in the calculation under paragraph (1)(a) to reduce the number of life rafts required.

  • (3) The requirements of subsection (1) 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
  •  (1) A Class IV 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 IV ship shall carry at least one lifebuoy on each side of each passenger deck.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

 A Class IV ship shall carry

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

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

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2004-26, s. 19

 A Class IV ship shall carry

  • (a) for each life raft, the Class B (Canadian) emergency pack set out in section 2.1 of Schedule I;

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

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

  • (d) 12 pyrotechnic distress signals, of which six are rocket parachute flares;

  • (e) 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

  • (f) means of embarkation into survival craft.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2001-179, ss. 29, 76(F)

 A Class IV 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. 20

Class V 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 IV, or minor waters voyages, Class II)

  •  (1) A Class V ship shall carry

    • (a) enough life rafts or inflatable rescue platforms to accommodate the complement; and

    • (b) unless the ship has a freeboard of less than 1.5 m or is fitted with a boarding platform, one emergency boat.

  • (2) If a ship navigates in waters the temperature of which is 15°C or more, the requirement in respect of the accommodation capacity of the life rafts or inflatable rescue platforms that is referred to in paragraph (1)(a) or 67(b) may be met by counting not more than 33.33 per cent of the complement of the life raft or inflatable rescue platform as being in the water, holding on to the life raft or inflatable rescue platform.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2006-256, s. 4
  • SOR/2013-235, s. 4

 A Class V ship that navigates in waters the temperature of which is 15°C or more may carry, instead of the survival craft referred to in subsection 66(1),

  • (a) one lifebuoy for every four members of the complement if the ship navigates

    • (i) within 150 m of shore, or

    • (ii) in a depth of water not exceeding 1.5 m; or

  • (b) enough buoyant apparatus to accommodate not more than 40 per cent of the complement of the ship and enough life rafts or inflatable rescue platforms to accommodate that portion of the complement not accommodated by the buoyant apparatus.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2001-179, s. 30
  • SOR/2006-256, s. 5
 
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