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Life Saving Equipment Regulations

Version of section 17 from 2006-10-19 to 2013-12-05:

  •  (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    • (e) to (h) [Repealed, SOR/96-218, s. 14]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 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  • (4) [Repealed, SOR/2006-256, s. 1]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
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