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

Regulations are current to 2021-03-23 and last amended on 2020-10-06. Previous Versions

PART IIIOperational Requirements and Equipment Standards (continued)

Buoyant Apparatus

  •  (1) Every buoyant apparatus carried on a ship shall bear a label of the United States Coast Guard indicating that the apparatus meets the requirements of subpart 160.010 of Title 46, Volume 6, of the Code of Federal Regulations of the United States.

  • (2) Every marking on a buoyant apparatus carried on a ship shall be in English and French. This requirement does not apply in respect of the label required by subsection (1).

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2001-179, s. 46
  • SOR/2006-256, s. 11
  • SOR/2013-235, s. 7

Pyrotechnic Distress Signals

 Every pyrotechnic distress signal carried on a ship shall be withdrawn from service at the latest four years after its date of manufacture.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

Survival Craft VHF Radiotelephone Apparatus

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2000-261, s. 21
  • SOR/2020-216, s. 403

SARTs

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2000-261, s. 21
  • SOR/2020-216, s. 404

Class II EPIRBs

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2000-261, s. 21
  • SOR/2020-216, s. 405

Immersion Suits

 The marking of an immersion suit and its storage container referred to in section 9 of Canadian General Standards Board Standard CAN/CGSB-65.16-M89, published in February 1989 and entitled Marine Abandonment Immersion Suit Systems, shall be in English and French.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

Lifejackets

 Every lifejacket carried on a ship shall be readily accessible for immediate use and stowed in a location that is conspicuously marked.

  • SOR/2004-26, s. 28

Signs

  •  (1) Signs that indicate the location of survival craft, launching devices, emergency equipment, muster stations or embarkation stations and that provide directions to muster or embarkation stations shall

    • (a) be clearly visible under emergency lighting conditions; and

    • (b) use

      • (i) in the case of an existing ship, words in English and French or symbols; and

      • (ii) in the case of a new ship, symbols.

  • (2) Symbols shall be those set out in International Maritime Organization Resolution A.760(18), adopted on November 4, 1993 and entitled Symbols Related to Life-Saving Appliances and Arrangements, as amended from time to time.

  • (3) Where symbols referred to in subsection (2) require the use of words, the words shall be in English and French.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2004-26, s. 29

Launching Devices

 Launching devices shall meet the requirements set out

  • (a) in the case of an existing ship, in Part I or II of Schedule IX; and

  • (b) in the case of a new ship, in Part II of Schedule IX.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

Securing and Packing of Lifeboat, Rescue Boat and Emergency Boat Equipment

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), all equipment that is carried on a lifeboat, rescue boat or emergency boat shall be

    • (a) secured in the boat by lashings, stowed in lockers or compartments or secured to brackets or other similar mountings;

    • (b) secured so that it does not interfere with procedures for abandoning ship; and

    • (c) packed in as light and compact a form as is practicable.

  • (2) So that they are readily available for immediate use in fending off, boat-hooks shall not be secured.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

Lifebuoys and Lifebuoy Equipment

  •  (1) Lifebuoys and lifebuoy equipment shall meet the requirements of Schedule XIV.

  • (2) Every lifebuoy carried on a ship shall be marked, in letters that are in a colour that contrasts with that of the lifebuoy and are not less than 100 mm in height, with the ship’s name and port of registry.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

Means of Embarkation into Survival Craft

 Means of embarkation into survival craft shall meet the requirements set out in Schedule VI.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

Muster Stations and Embarkation Stations

 Every new ship that is a passenger ship shall have muster stations that

  • (a) are in the vicinity of, and permit ready access by passengers to, the embarkation stations; and

  • (b) subject to section 135, provide a clear area of at least 1 m2 for every four passengers assigned to that station for marshalling and instruction.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

 Every new ship that is a passenger ship shall have embarkation stations each of which provides

  • (a) where a marine evacuation system is used, a clear area with enough space to allow a continuous and unencumbered flow of passengers from the muster station to the head of the evacuation system; or

  • (b) in any other case and subject to section 135, a clear area of at least 1 m2 for every two persons to be embarked into survival craft from that station.

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

 Where a muster station and an embarkation station share a common area on a new ship that is a passenger ship, the common area shall provide at least 1 m2 for every four persons to be mustered there and embarked into survival craft from there, in addition to the space required to launch the survival craft.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

 Every embarkation station on a new ship that is a cargo ship shall have an area of at least 1 m2 for every two persons to be embarked into survival craft from that station.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

 Muster and embarkation stations for davit-launched survival craft on new ships shall be arranged so as to enable persons on stretchers to be placed in survival craft.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

 Every muster station and every embarkation station shall be

  • (a) readily accessible from accommodation and service areas; and

  • (b) adequately illuminated, with lighting capable of being supplied from the ship’s emergency electrical power source.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  •  (1) Every approach route to a muster station or an embarkation station, including alley-ways, stairways and exits, shall be adequately illuminated, with lighting capable of being supplied from the ship’s emergency electrical power source.

  • (2) Every ship shall be capable of supplying lighting to illuminate, during the preparation and launching of survival craft, the survival craft, their launching devices and the area of water into which they are to be launched.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
 
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