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

Regulations are current to 2019-12-03 and last amended on 2019-06-17. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE XIV(Subsection 131(1))Lifebuoys and Lifebuoy Equipment

    • 1 (1) Lifebuoys and lifebuoy equipment that are carried on the following classes of ships shall meet the requirements of this section and sections 3 and 4:

      • (a) Class I ships;

      • (b) Class II ships that are Safety Convention ships; and

      • (c) Class IX ships.

    • (2) At least one lifebuoy that has a buoyant lifeline attached to it shall be carried on each side of the ship.

    • (3) A lifebuoy that has a buoyant lifeline attached to it shall not have a self-igniting light or a self-activating smoke signal attached to it.

    • (4) At least one lifebuoy that has a self-igniting light and a self-activating smoke signal attached to it shall be

      • (a) located on each wing of the navigating bridge of the ship; and

      • (b) arranged so that it may be released clear of the side of the ship by a quick-release device.

    • (5) The remainder of the self-igniting lights and self-activating smoke signals shall be attached to lifebuoys and equally distributed, insofar as it is practicable, on both sides of the ship.

    • (6) Any remaining lifebuoys shall be equally distributed, insofar as it is practicable, on both sides of the ship, with at least one in the vicinity of the stern.

    • 2 (1) Lifebuoys and lifebuoy equipment that are carried on the following classes of ships shall meet the requirements of this section and sections 3 and 4:

      • (a) Class II ships that are not Safety Convention ships;

      • (b) Class III ships;

      • (c) Class IV ships;

      • (d) Class V ships;

      • (e) Class VII ships;

      • (f) Class X ships; and

      • (g) Class XI ships.

    • (2) Buoyant lifelines shall be attached to lifebuoys that are equally distributed, insofar as it is practicable, on each side of the ship.

    • (3) A lifebuoy that has a buoyant lifeline attached to it shall not have a self-igniting light or a self-activating smoke signal attached to it.

    • (4) At least one lifebuoy that has a mass of not less than 4 kg and not more than 6 kg shall

      • (a) have attached to it

        • (i) a self-igniting light and a self-activating smoke signal, or

        • (ii) if the ship is engaged on a home-trade voyage, Class IV, an inland voyage or a minor waters voyage, a self-igniting light that is visible by day and night;

      • (b) where the ship is 25 m or over in length, be located, insofar as it is practicable, on each wing of the navigating bridge of the ship; and

      • (c) be arranged so that it may be released clear of the side of the ship by a quick-release device.

    • (5) The remainder of the self-igniting lights and self-activating smoke signals shall be attached to lifebuoys and equally distributed, insofar as it is practicable, on both sides of the ship.

    • (6) Any remaining lifebuoys shall be equally distributed, insofar as it is practicable, on both sides of the ship, with at least one in the vicinity of the stern.

  • 3 A lifebuoy

    • (a) shall not be permanently secured in any way; and

    • (b) shall be stowed so that it is readily available for immediate deployment.

  • 4 Buoyant lifelines that are attached to lifebuoys shall

    • (a) be non-kinking;

    • (b) have a length that is at least the greater of

      • (i) 30 m, and

      • (ii) twice the height that the lifebuoy is stowed above the waterline of the ship when the ship is in its lightest seagoing condition;

    • (c) have a diameter of not less than 8 mm;

    • (d) have a breaking strength of not less than 5 kN; and

    • (e) be capable of floating for a period of at least six hours.

  • SOR/80-685, ss. 93, 94
  • SOR/89-528, s. 2
  • SOR/96-218, s. 49
  • SOR/2001-179, s. 70
 
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