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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 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 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) at least two stowed in the wheelhouse,

    • (ii) at least two stowed in the engine room, and

    • (iii) enough that are suitable for children for all of the children on board.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

 A Class X ship shall carry

  • (a) the following number of survival craft VHF radiotelephone apparatus stowed so that they are readily accessible for immediate use:

    • (i) two, in the case of a ship that is 300 tons or over but under 500 tons gross tonnage and is engaged on a home-trade voyage, Class II, or a home-trade voyage, Class III, and

    • (ii) three, in the case of a ship that is 500 tons gross tonnage or over and is engaged on a home-trade voyage, Class II, or a home-trade voyage, Class III;

  • (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 II, the Class A emergency pack set out in section 1 of Schedule I,

    • (ii) where 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) if the ship is 85 m in length or over and is engaged on a voyage other than a home-trade voyage, Class IV, or a minor waters voyage, Class II, a line-throwing appliance;

  • (h) the following pyrotechnic distress signals:

    • (i) where the ship is under 85 m in length, 12 pyrotechnic distress signals of which six are rocket parachute flares, and

    • (ii) where the ship is 85 m in length or over, 12 rocket parachute flares;

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

  • (j) the following SARTs:

    • (i) in the case of a ship that is 300 tons or over but under 500 tons gross tonnage and is engaged on a voyage beyond the VHF coverage area or sea area A1, one SART stowed so that it is readily accessible for immediate use and for placing in one of the survival craft that are launched first, and

    • (ii) in the case of a ship that is 500 tons gross tonnage or over and is engaged on a voyage beyond the VHF coverage area or sea area A1, 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. 20
  • SOR/2001-179, s. 37

 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
 
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