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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

SCHEDULE II(Paragraphs 7(j), 10(l), 11(k), 12(i), 14(i), 16(1)(h) and 17(5)(d) and (e), subsection 19(9) and paragraphs 20(1)(i), 22(l), 22.1(1)(j), 22.1(2)(i), 27.2(3)(e) and (f), 27.3(i), 30(e) and (f), 39(d) and (e), 49(d) and (e), 59(c) and (d), 64(b) and (c), 70(b), 79(b), 91(c) and (d), 102(d) to (f) and 108(d) to (f))Equipment To Be Carried by Lifeboats, Rescue Boats, Emergency Boats and Suitable Boats

Lifeboat Equipment

    • 1 (1) The equipment set out in column I of the table to this subsection is the equipment required for a lifeboat carried on a ship engaged on a voyage set out in the heading of the applicable column of columns II to VII and is carried in the quantity and in conformity with the requirements set out in that applicable column.

      TABLE

      Column IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IVColumn VColumn VIColumn VII
      ItemEquipmentInternational voyages, foreign voyages, or home-trade voyages, Class I or IIHome-trade voyages, Class III, or short international voyages that are not home-trade voyages, Class IV, or minor waters voyages, Class IIInland voyages, Class IInland voyages, Class II, or minor waters voyages, Class IShort international voyages that are home-trade voyages, Class IV, or minor waters voyages, Class IHome-trade voyages, Class IV, or minor waters voyages, Class II
      1buoyant oars, unless the lifeboat is free-fallin accordance with subsection (2)in accordance with subsection (2)in accordance with subsection (2)in accordance with subsection (2)in accordance with subsection (2)in accordance with subsection (2)
      2safety boat-hook222211
      3buoyant bailer111111
      4bucket22n/an/an/an/a
      5survival manual11n/an/an/an/a
      6compass1, in accordance with subsection (3)1, in accordance with subsection (3)n/an/an/an/a
      7sea anchor1, in accordance with subsection (4)1, in accordance with subsection (4)1, in accordance with subsection (4)n/an/an/a
      8painter2, in accordance with subsection (5)2, in accordance with subsection (5)2, in accordance with subsection (5)2, in accordance with subsection (5)2, in accordance with subsection (5)2, in accordance with subsection (5)
      9hatchet222222
      10rocket parachute flare4n/an/an/an/an/a
      11red hand flare66663n/a
      12buoyant smoke signals2n/an/an/an/an/a
      13watertight electric flashlight suitable for Morse signalling111111
      14spare set of batteries and spare light bulb for item 13, in a watertight container111111
      15heliograph for signalling to ships and aircraft with instructions for its use in English and French1n/an/an/an/an/a
      16copy of life saving signals, in English and French, on a waterproof card or in a watertight container111111
      17whistle or equivalent sound signalling device1n/an/an/an/an/a
      18first aid kit1, in accordance with section 81, in accordance with section 81, in accordance with section 8n/an/an/a
      19doses of anti- seasickness medicine6 for each member of the complement6 for each member of the complementn/an/an/an/a
      20seasickness bag1 for each member of the complement1 for each member of the complementn/an/an/an/a
      21jackknife attached to the lifeboat by a lanyard11n/an/an/an/a
      22buoyant rescue quoit2, each attached to not less than 30 m of buoyant line2, each attached to not less than 30 m of buoyant line1 that is attached to not less than 30 m of buoyant line1 that is attached to not less than 30 m of buoyant line1 that is attached to not less than 30 m of buoyant line1 that is attached to not less than 30 m of buoyant line
      23manual bilge pump11n/an/an/an/a
      24appropriate tools to enable minor repairs to the engine and its accessoriesenough, if the lifeboat is fitted with an engineenough, if the lifeboat is fitted with an enginen/an/an/an/a
      25portable fire-extinguishing equipment suitable for extinguishing oil fires1, if the lifeboat is fitted with an engine1, if the lifeboat is fitted with an engine1, if the lifeboat is fitted with an engine1, if the lifeboat is fitted with an enginen/an/a
      26radar reflector1, unless a survival craft radar transponder is stowed in the lifeboat1, unless a survival craft radar transponder is stowed in the lifeboatn/an/an/an/a
      27water supply and dipperin accordance with subsection (6)in accordance with subsection (6)n/an/an/an/a
      28rustproof graduated drinking vessel, marked at the 30-mL, 45-mL and 60-mL levels11n/an/an/an/a
      29food rationin accordance with subsection (7)n/an/an/an/an/a
      30safety can-opener suitable for opening water and ration supplies31n/an/an/an/a
      31set of fishing tackle1n/an/an/an/an/a
      32searchlightin accordance with subsection (8)in accordance with subsection (8)n/an/an/an/a
      33thermal protective aidin accordance with subsection (9), if the ship does not carry immersion suits for the complementin accordance with subsection (9), if the ship does not carry immersion suits for the complementin accordance with subsection (9), if the ship does not carry immersion suits for the complementin accordance with subsection (9), if the ship does not carry immersion suits for the complementn/an/a
    • (2) The buoyant oars shall

      • (a) be sufficient in number to enable the complement to make headway in calm seas; and

      • (b) each be provided with thole pins, crutches or equivalent arrangements that are attached to the lifeboat by lanyards or chains.

    • (3) The compass shall be in a binnacle that

      • (a) has a means of illumination; and

      • (b) is fitted at the steering position.

    • (4) The sea anchor shall be fitted with a tripping line that can be firmly held when wet and a shock-resistant hawser, and all three shall be strong enough to withstand all sea conditions.

    • (5) The painters shall be

      • (a) made from manila or any other fibre that has a breaking strength and weathering, stretching and gripping properties at least equivalent to manila;

      • (b) not less than 25.5 mm in diameter;

      • (c) of a length not less than twice the distance from the stowage position of the lifeboat to the waterline of the ship in its lightest seagoing condition, or 15 m, whichever is greater; and

      • (d) arranged, ready for immediate use, as follows:

        • (i) one painter attached to a release device at the forward end of the lifeboat, and

        • (ii) one painter firmly secured at or near the bow of the lifeboat.

    • (6) The water supplies shall consist of

      • (a) one of the following:

        • (i) a rustproof watertight container or individually sealed units containing 3 L of fresh water for each member of the complement, or

        • (ii) a rustproof watertight container or individually sealed units containing 2 L of fresh water for each member of the complement and a desalting apparatus capable of producing 1 L of fresh water in two days for each member of the complement; and

      • (b) if the container requires a dipper to draw water from the bunghole to the container, a rustproof dipper fitted with a lanyard.

    • (7) The food ration shall

      • (a) total not less than 10 000 kJ for each member of the complement;

      • (b) be stored in airtight packaging; and

      • (c) be stowed in a watertight container showing an expiry date.

    • (8) The searchlight shall be capable of

      • (a) illuminating, for a period of six hours at night, a light-coloured object that has a width of 18 m and is at a distance of 180 m from the searchlight; and

      • (b) working for at least three hours continuously.

    • (9) Thermal protective aids shall be sufficient

      • (a) in the case of an open lifeboat, for the complement; and

      • (b) in the case of a partially enclosed or totally enclosed lifeboat, for two persons or 10 per cent of the complement, whichever is greater.

Rescue Boat and Approved Boat Equipment

    • 2 (1) The equipment set out in column I of the table to this subsection is the equipment required for a rescue boat or approved boat carried on a ship engaged on a voyage set out in the heading of the applicable column of columns II and III and is carried in the quantity and in conformity with the requirements set out in that applicable column.

      TABLE

      Column IColumn IIColumn III
      ItemEquipmentVoyages other than inland voyages, Class IInland voyages, Class I
      1buoyant oarsin accordance with subsection (3)in accordance with subsection (3)
      2buoyant bailer11
      3compass1, in accordance with subsection (4)n/a
      4sea anchor1, in accordance with subsection (5)1, in accordance with subsection (5)
      5painter1 that is attached to a release device at the forward end of the rescue boat or approved boat1 that is attached to a release device at the forward end of the rescue boat or approved boat
      6buoyant line1, in accordance with subsection (6)1, in accordance with subsection (6)
      7watertight electric flashlight suitable for Morse signalling11
      8spare set of batteries and spare light bulb for item 7, in a watertight container11
      9whistle or equivalent sound signalling device1n/a
      10buoyant rescue quoit2, each attached to not less than 30 m of buoyant line1, attached to not less than 30 m of buoyant line
      11searchlight1, in accordance with subsection (7)n/a
      12radar reflector1, unless a survival craft radar transponder is stowed in the rescue boat or approved boatn/a
      13first aid kit1, in accordance with section 8 of this Schedule1, in accordance with section 8 of this Schedule
      14thermal protective aidfor 2 persons or 10 per cent of the complement, whichever is greaterfor 2 persons or 10 per cent of the complement, whichever is greater
      15safety boat-hook11
      16bucket11
      17knife or hatchet11
    • (2) The equipment set out in column I of the table to this subsection is the equipment required, in addition to the equipment set out in column I of the table to subsection 2(1), for a rescue boat or approved boat with inflatable compartments carried on a ship engaged on a voyage set out in the heading of the applicable column of columns II and III and shall be carried in the quantity and in conformity with the requirements set out in that applicable column.

      TABLE

      Column IColumn IIColumn III
      ItemEquipmentVoyages other than inland voyages, Class IInland voyages, Class I
      1buoyant safety knife11
      2sponge2n/a
      3manually operated bellows or pump11
      4repair kit in a watertight container for repairing punctures11
    • (3) The buoyant oars shall

      • (a) be sufficient in number to enable the complement to make headway in calm seas; and

      • (b) each be provided with thole pins, crutches or equivalent arrangements that are attached to the rescue boat or approved boat by lanyards or chains.

    • (4) The compass shall be in a binnacle that

      • (a) has a means of illumination; and

      • (b) is fitted at the steering position.

    • (5) The sea anchor shall be fitted with a hawser and a tripping line that is not less than 10 m in length, both the hawser and the line being strong enough to withstand all sea conditions.

    • (6) The buoyant line shall be not less than 50 m in length and strong enough to tow the largest life raft carried on the ship at a speed of at least two knots when the life raft is loaded with its full complement and equipment.

    • (7) The searchlight shall be capable of

      • (a) illuminating, for a period of six hours at night, a light-coloured object that has a width of 18 m and is at a distance of 180 m from the searchlight; and

      • (b) working for at least three hours continuously.

  • 3. and 4 [Repealed, SOR/2001-179, s. 51]

Emergency Boat and Suitable Boat Equipment

  • 5 Emergency boat and suitable boat equipment consists of

    • (a) buoyant oars that are

      • (i) sufficient in number to enable the complement to make headway in calm seas, and

      • (ii) each provided with thole pins, crutches or equivalent arrangements that are attached to the emergency boat or suitable boat by lanyards or chains;

    • (b) one buoyant bailer;

    • (c) [Repealed, SOR/2001-179, s. 53]

    • (d) one painter that is placed at the forward end and attached to a release device;

    • (e) one buoyant line that is not less than 50 m in length and strong enough to tow a life raft that is loaded with 50 persons and its equipment;

    • (f) one watertight electric flashlight suitable for Morse signalling, and, in a watertight container, one spare set of batteries and one spare bulb for the flashlight;

    • (g) [Repealed, SOR/2001-179, s. 53]

    • (h) two buoyant rescue quoits, each attached to not less than 30 m of buoyant line;

    • (i) if the ship is engaged on a voyage other than a home-trade voyage, Class IV, or a minor waters voyage, Class II, thermal protective aids for two persons or 10 per cent of the complement, whichever is greater;

    • (j) one safety boat-hook;

    • (k) if the boat is rigid, one knife or hatchet; and

    • (l) if the boat has inflatable compartments,

      • (i) one buoyant safety knife,

      • (ii) one manually operated pump or bellows, and

      • (iii) one repair kit in a watertight container for repairing punctures.

Additional Emergency Boat Equipment

    • 6 (1) Additional equipment for rigid emergency boats consists of

      • (a) one boat-hook;

      • (b) one bucket; and

      • (c) one knife or hatchet.

    • (2) Additional equipment for emergency boats with inflatable compartments consists of

      • (a) one buoyant safety knife;

      • (b) two sponges;

      • (c) one manually operated bellows or pump;

      • (d) one repair kit in a watertight container for repairing punctures; and

      • (e) one safety boat-hook.

  • 7 [Repealed, SOR/2001-179, s. 54]

First Aid Kits

    • 8 (1) A first aid kit that is carried on a survival craft consists, at a minimum, of

      • (a) 32 adhesive absorbent dressings, each 7.5 cm × 2.2 cm and individually wrapped;

      • (b) four bandage gauzes, each 5 cm × 4.6 m;

      • (c) eight compress bandages, each 10 cm × 10 cm with 90-cm gauze tabs;

      • (d) two sterile abdominal pads, each 15.2 cm × 20.3 cm;

      • (e) six triangular, white muslin bandages, folded and compressed, each 91 cm × 96.5 cm × 137 cm;

      • (f) 10 sterile eye pads, each 4.69 cm × 6.98 cm;

      • (g) 120 mL of extra-ocular ophthalmic irrigating solution in an unbreakable bottle that shows a drug identification number and an expiry date;

      • (h) one unbreakable plastic eyewash cup;

      • (i) one wire splint, 9.5 cm × 60 cm;

      • (j) 20 individual packs of ammonia inhalant;

      • (k) 20 pads, impregnated with povidone and iodine, that show an expiry date;

      • (l) one copy of Pocket Guide to Emergency First Aid, in English and French, published by St. John Ambulance;

      • (m) a waterproof contents list and instruction sheet in English and French;

      • (n) six safety pins;

      • (o) one pair of stainless steel bandage scissors; and

      • (p) one roll of waterproof adhesive tape, 2.5 cm × 4.5 m.

    • (2) The first aid kit shall be placed in a container that is

      • (a) watertight;

      • (b) resealable;

      • (c) fitted with a gasket to ensure a tight seal; and

      • (d) made of a rigid plastic that is capable of withstanding temperatures of -30°C, such as acrylonitrile butadienestyrene (ABS) or high-impact polystyrene (HIPS).

  • SOR/80-685, s. 21
  • SOR/96-218, s. 35
  • SOR/2001-179, ss. 51 to 55
  • SOR/2006-256, ss. 12(E), 13
  • SOR/2013-235, s. 8(F)
 
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