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

Regulations are current to 2021-02-15 and last amended on 2020-10-06. Previous Versions

PART IIEquipment to Be Carried by New 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)

 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. 34

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)

  •  (1) A Class XI ship that is 85 m in length or over and is engaged on a voyage more than 20 nautical miles from shore shall carry

    • (a) the following lifeboats and life rafts:

      • (i) on each side of the ship, enough partially enclosed lifeboats under launching devices to accommodate the complement, and

      • (ii) enough life rafts, but no fewer than two, to accommodate the complement; or

    • (b) the following life rafts and rescue boats:

      • (i) on each side of the ship, enough life rafts to accommodate the complement,

      • (ii) enough life rafts, but no fewer than two, to accommodate the complement, and

      • (iii) at least one rescue boat with a means of launching.

  • (2) In addition to meeting the requirements of subsection (1), 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/96-218, s. 34

 A Class XI ship that is under 85 m in length and is engaged on a voyage more than 20 nautical miles from shore shall carry

  • (a) on each side of the ship, enough life rafts to accommodate the complement; and

  • (b) one emergency boat with a means of launching.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  •  (1) A Class XI ship that is engaged on a voyage not more than 20 nautical miles from shore shall carry

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

    • (b) one emergency boat with a means of launching.

  • (2) In addition to meeting the requirements of subsection (1), 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/96-218, s. 34
  •  (1) A Class XI 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 IV of that item.

  • (2) Notwithstanding the requirements of subsection (1), a Class XI ship need not carry more lifebuoys than there are members of the complement.

    TABLE

    Column IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IV
    ItemLength of ShipLifebuoysSelf-igniting LightsBuoyant Lifelines
    1Under 85 m422
    285 m or over633
  • 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) for each life raft,

    • (i) where the ship is engaged on a home-trade voyage, Class I, or a home-trade voyage, Class II, 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, or

    • (iii) in any other case, the Class B (Canadian) emergency pack set out in section 2.1 of Schedule I;

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

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

  • (f) for each rescue boat, the equipment set out in section 2 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;

  • (h) six rocket parachute flares; and

  • (i) means of embarkation into survival craft.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2001-179, s. 38

 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 IIIOperational Requirements and Equipment Standards

Life Saving Equipment Plans

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (4), every ship shall have a life saving equipment plan that is approved by the Board as meeting the requirements of these Regulations, is drawn to scale and shows

    • (a) the location, type and accommodation capacity of the survival craft carried on the ship, and the type of launching devices;

    • (b) the location, type and quantity of emergency equipment;

    • (c) the location of muster stations, their dimensions in square metres and the approach routes to the areas; and

    • (d) the location of embarkation stations, their dimensions in square metres and the approach routes to the areas.

  • (2) A life saving equipment plan that is submitted to the Board shall be in quadruplicate.

  • (3) A life saving equipment plan for a passenger ship shall not be combined with any other plan required to be submitted under the Act.

  • (4) The life saving equipment plan of an existing ship need not meet the requirements of subsection (1) if it is the most recent life saving equipment plan for that ship and was approved by the Board before April 28, 1996.

  • (5) Every proposed change to any aspect of a life saving equipment plan that has been approved by the Board shall be shown on a revised plan and the revised plan shall be submitted to the Board.

  • (6) [Repealed, SOR/2001-179, s. 39]

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2001-179, s. 39
  •  (1) Every ship shall carry, prominently displayed, the most recent life saving equipment plan that the Board approved for the ship.

  • (2) Despite subsection (1), a passenger ship of 25 m in length or under is not required to display a life saving equipment plan if doing so is impracticable because of the size or design of the ship.

  • (3) Every passenger ship shall make an announcement for the information of passengers before the ship leaves any place where passengers embark.

  • (4) The announcement shall

    • (a) specify the location of lifejackets;

    • (b) in each area of the ship, inform the passengers in that area of the location of lifejackets that are closest to them;

    • (c) specify the location of survival craft and muster stations; and

    • (d) in each area of the ship, inform the passengers in that area of the location of survival craft that are closest to them.

  • (5) The announcement shall be

    • (a) in either official language or in both, according to the needs of the passengers; and

    • (b) in the most recent format approved by the Board as meeting the requirements of this section.

  • SOR/2001-179, s. 40
  • SOR/2002-122, s. 2
 
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