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Life Saving Equipment Regulations

Version of section 18 from 2006-03-22 to 2006-10-18:

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (3) and (4), a Class VI ship shall carry the following survival craft:

    • (a) where the ship is engaged on a home-trade voyage, Class IV, or a minor waters voyage, Class II, enough life rafts or inflatable rescue platforms to accommodate the complement; and

    • (b) where the ship is engaged on any other voyage, enough life rafts to accommodate the complement.

  • (2) Where the ship operates in waters the temperature of which is 10°C or more, the accommodation capacity required under paragraph (1)(a) 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 VI ship that navigates in waters the temperature of which is 10°C or more may carry, instead of the survival craft referred to in paragraph (1)(a), one lifebuoy for every four members of the complement if the ship navigates

    • (a) within 150 m of shore; or

    • (b) in a depth of water not exceeding 1.5 m.

  • (4) Where, on April 27, 1996, a Class VI ship carried buoyant apparatus, the ship may continue to carry that apparatus instead of the survival craft referred to in paragraph (1)(a) if

    • (a) the ship is 20 m or less in length;

    • (b) the ship navigates in waters the temperature of which is 10°C or more; and

    • (c) the aggregate capacity of the survival craft carried is sufficient to accommodate the complement.

  • (5) A Class VI ship shall carry the following supply of lifejackets:

    • (a) one for each member of the complement; and

    • (b) 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.

  • (6) A Class VI ship shall carry the following equipment:

    • (a) for each life raft or inflatable rescue platform, the following:

      • (i) where the ship is engaged on a voyage beyond the limits of a home-trade voyage, Class III, the Class A emergency pack set out in section 1 of Schedule I,

      • (ii) if the ship is engaged on a home-trade voyage, Class IV, or a minor waters voyage, Class II, the Class C emergency pack set out in section 3 of Schedule I, and

      • (iii) if the ship is engaged on any other voyage, the Class B (Canadian) emergency pack set out in section 2.1 of Schedule I;

    • (b) except where the ship is engaged on a home-trade voyage, Class IV, or a minor waters voyage, Class II, the following distress signals:

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

      • (ii) where 12 Type C distress signals were carried on April 27, 1996, those distress signals until their date of expiry; and

    • (c) two lifebuoys, one of which has a buoyant lifeline attached.

  • (7) A Class VI ship shall be provided with signs that indicate the location of life saving equipment that is not stowed in plain view.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 15
  • SOR/2001-179, s. 13
  • SOR/2004-26, s. 11
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