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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 IEquipment to Be Carried by Existing Ships (continued)

Class III Ships(Ships that are over five tons gross tonnage, are not Safety Convention ships and are certified to carry more than 12 passengers on home-trade voyages, Class III, or inland voyages, Class I) (continued)

 A Class III ship shall be provided with signs that indicate

  • (a) the location of

    • (i) survival craft and their launching devices,

    • (i.1) lifejackets and lifejackets suitable for children,

    • (ii) muster stations, and

    • (iii) embarkation stations; and

  • (b) directions to the muster and embarkation stations.

  • SOR/80-685, s. 9
  • SOR/96-218, s. 12
  • SOR/2004-26, s. 8

Class IV Ships(Ships that are over five tons gross tonnage, are not Safety Convention ships and are certified to carry more than 12 passengers on inland voyages, Class II or minor waters voyages, Class I)

  •  (1) A Class IV ship shall carry

    • (a) subject to paragraph (b), at least one Class 1 lifeboat under davits and of the appropriate capacity for the length of the ship in accordance with the table to this paragraph, except that the lifeboats need not be of a greater aggregate capacity than is sufficient to accommodate the complement:

      TABLE

      Column IColumn II
      ItemLength of ShipMinimum Capacity of Each Lifeboat (m3)
      122.9 m or over but under 30.5 m3.540
      230.5 m or over but under 45.7 m4.248
      345.7 m or over but under 61.0 m7.079
      461.0 m or over8.495
    • (b) if the carriage of a lifeboat referred to in paragraph (a) is impracticable, an approved boat;

    • (c) enough life rafts to accommodate that part of the complement not accommodated in the lifeboat or emergency boat;

    • (d) where the embarkation station for life rafts is 4.57 m or more above the waterline when the ship is in its lightest seagoing condition and the life rafts that are embarked at that station accommodate in total more than 50 persons, launching devices that are capable of launching the life rafts within 30 minutes in calm conditions;

    • (e) where the ship is within the length range set out in column I of an item of the table to this paragraph, the supply of equipment set out in columns II to IV of that item:

      TABLE

      Column IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IV
      ItemLength of ShipLifebuoysSelf-igniting LightsBuoyant Lifelines
      122.9 m or under211
      2Over 22.9 m but under 30.5 m422
      330.5 m or over but under 61.0 m632
      461.0 m or over842
    • (f) the following supply of lifejackets:

      • (i) one for each member of the complement, and

      • (ii) enough that are suitable for children for at least 10 per cent of the complement or one for each child on board, whichever is greater;

    • (g) for each life raft, the Class B (Canadian) emergency pack set out in section 2.1 of Schedule I;

    • (h) for each lifeboat, the equipment set out in section 1 of Schedule II and, for each approved boat, the equipment set out in section 2 of Schedule II;

    • (i) the following distress signals:

      • (i) 12 pyrotechnic distress signals of which six are rocket parachute flares, or

      • (ii) where the following distress signals were carried on April 27, 1996, those distress signals until their date of expiry:

        • (A) six Type B distress signals, or

        • (B) in the case of a ship engaged on a voyage not more than five nautical miles from shore, 12 Type C distress signals; and

    • (j) means of embarkation into survival craft.

  • (2) A Class IV ship shall be provided with signs that indicate

    • (a) the location of

      • (i) survival craft and their launching devices,

      • (i.1) lifejackets and lifejackets suitable for children,

      • (ii) muster stations, and

      • (iii) embarkation stations; and

    • (b) directions to the muster and embarkation stations.

  • SOR/80-685, s. 10
  • SOR/96-218, s. 12
  • SOR/2001-179, s. 11
  • SOR/2004-26, s. 9

Class V Ships(Ships that are over five tons gross tonnage, are not Safety Convention ships and are certified to carry more than 12 passengers on home-trade voyages, Class IV, or minor waters voyages, Class II)

[SOR/96-218, s. 13]
  •  (1) A Class V ship shall carry

    • (a) if such ship is 45.7 m or over in length, on each side thereof one or more Class 2 lifeboats, each at least 4.9 m in length and each under davits, except that where carriage of lifeboats on each side is unreasonable or impracticable, they may be carried on one side only;

    • (b) if such ship is 45.7 m but not more than 22.9 m in length, one or more Class 2 lifeboats, each of at least 2.12 m3 capacity and each under davits;

    • (c) if the ship is 22.9 m or under in length, where practicable, a suitable boat; and

    • (d) where the capacity of the survival craft referred to in paragraph (a), (b) or (c) is insufficient to accommodate the complement, additional Class 2 lifeboats that have the appropriate capacities or life rafts or inflatable rescue platforms, to make up the deficiency.

    • (e) to (h) [Repealed, SOR/96-218, s. 14]

  • (2) If a ship navigates in waters the temperature of which is 15°C or more, the requirement in respect of the accommodation capacity of the life rafts or inflatable rescue platforms that is referred to in paragraph (1)(d) or (3)(b) may be met by counting not more than 33.33 per cent of the complement of the life raft or inflatable rescue platform as being in the water, holding on to the life raft or inflatable rescue platform.

  • (3) A Class V ship that navigates in waters the temperature of which is 15°C or more may carry,

    • (a) instead of the survival craft referred to in subsection (1), one lifebuoy for every four members of the complement if the ship navigates

      • (i) within 150 m of shore, or

      • (ii) in a depth of water not exceeding 1.5 m; or

    • (b) instead of the survival craft referred to in paragraph (1)(d), enough buoyant apparatus to accommodate not more than 40 per cent of the complement of the ship and enough Class 2 lifeboats, life rafts or inflatable rescue platforms to accommodate that portion of the complement not accommodated by the buoyant apparatus.

  • (4) [Repealed, SOR/2006-256, s. 1]

  • (5) A Class V ship shall carry

    • (a) the following lifebuoys:

      • (i) where the ship is under 45.7 m in length, at least four lifebuoys, two of which each have a self-igniting light attached and another two of which each have a buoyant lifeline attached, and

      • (ii) where the ship is 45.7 m or over in length, at least six lifebuoys, two of which each have a self-igniting light attached and two others of which each have a buoyant lifeline attached;

    • (b) the following supply of lifejackets:

      • (i) one for each member of the complement, and

      • (ii) enough that are suitable for children for at least 10 per cent of the complement or one for each child on board, whichever is greater;

    • (c) for each life raft, the Class C emergency pack set out in section 3 of Schedule I;

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

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

    • (f) six pyrotechnic distress signals of which three are rocket parachute flares.

  • (6) A Class V ship shall be provided with signs that indicate

    • (a) the location of

      • (i) survival craft and their launching devices,

      • (i.1) lifejackets and lifejackets suitable for children,

      • (ii) muster stations, and

      • (iii) embarkation stations; and

    • (b) directions to the muster and embarkation stations.

  • SOR/80-685, s. 11
  • SOR/85-859, s. 1
  • SOR/96-218, s. 14
  • SOR/2001-179, s. 12
  • SOR/2004-26, s. 10
  • SOR/2006-256, s. 1
  • SOR/2013-235, s. 1
 
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