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Fishing Vessel Safety Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1486)

Regulations are current to 2019-11-19 and last amended on 2017-07-13. Previous Versions

PART IFishing Vessels Exceeding 15 Tons, Gross Tonnage (continued)

[SOR/2016-163, s. 35(F)]

Shafting

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), where the propulsion shafting of a fishing vessel is driven by a diesel or a gasoline engine, the intermediate shaft shall

    • (a) be made of material having a tensile strength of not less than 372 MPa; and

    • (b) have a diameter not less than that obtained by the following formula:

      d = 106.41 cubic root (H/R) x [cubic root (414/S) or 0.85, whichever is the greater]

      where

      d =
      diameter of the intermediate shaft in millimetres,
      H =
      brake kilowatt power of the engine at continuous rating,
      R =
      revolutions per minute of the intermediate shaft at continuous rating,
      S =
      tensile strength of the intermediate shaft material in megapascals.
  • (2) Where a fishing vessel is operated exclusively in fresh water, the diameter of the intermediate shaft may be 1.75 per cent less than the diameter obtained by the formula set out in subsection (1).

  • (3) Where the propulsion shafting of a fishing vessel is not driven by a diesel or gasoline engine, the size of the intermediate shaft shall conform to the recommended practices and standards.

  • SOR/2016-163, ss. 9, 35(F)
  •  (1) Where the propulsion shafting of a fishing vessel is driven by a gasoline engine, the tailshaft shall

    • (a) be made of material having a tensile strength of not less than 372 MPa; and

    • (b) have a diameter not less than the diameter of the intermediate shaft, but in no case less than 28.5 mm.

  • (2) Where the propulsion shafting of a fishing vessel is driven by a diesel engine, the tailshaft shall

    • (a) be made of material having a tensile strength of not less than 372 MPa; and

    • (b) have a diameter not less than that obtained by the following formula, but in no case less than 32 mm:

      D = 1.05 x 106.41 cubic root (H/R) x [cubic root (414/S) or 0.85, whichever is the greater] + (KP/C)

      where

      D =
      diameter of the tailshaft in millimetres,
      H =
      brake kilowatt power of the engine at continuous rating,
      R =
      revolutions per minute of the intermediate shaft at continuous rating,
      S =
      tensile strength of the tailshaft material in megapascals,
      P =
      diameter of propeller in millimetres,
      K =
      0.00079 P or 1, whichever is the smaller,
      C =
      100 for a carbon steel shaft, and 144 for a shaft
      • (i) fitted with a continuous liner,

      • (ii) running in oil,

      • (iii) made of bronze, monel, stainless steel or other corrosion-resistant alloy, or

      • (iv) fitted with non-continuous liners, when the shaft is completely covered between such liners with rubber or neoprene that has been applied and bonded.

  • (3) Where a fishing vessel is operated exclusively in fresh water, the diameter of the tailshaft may be 1.75 per cent less than the diameter obtained by the formula set out in subsection (2).

  • (4) Where the propulsion shafting of a fishing vessel is not driven by a diesel or gasoline engine, the size of the tailshaft shall conform to the recommended practices and standards.

  • SOR/79-93, s. 1
  • SOR/2016-163, ss. 10, 35(F)
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), a test certificate in respect of the material used to make the intermediate shaft or tailshaft of a fishing vessel, issued by the manufacturer of that material, shall be provided to the Minister upon request.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to the owner of a fishing vessel that is powered with an engine that does not exceed 373 brake kW continuous rating.

  • 1987, c. 7, s. 84(F)
  • SOR/2016-163, ss. 11, 35(F)

Construction of Hulls

  •  (1) Where the engine room and crew space of a fishing vessel exceeding 15.2 m but not exceeding 24.4 m in length are in adjoining compartments or are connected in any way, the bulkheads or decks between the engine room and the crew spaces shall be either

    • (a) watertight, or

    • (b) closely fitted to prevent fumes from the engine room entering the crew spaces,

    and access openings in such bulkheads or decks shall be fitted with doors or covers of similar construction.

  • (2) Where, on a fishing vessel not exceeding 15.2 m in length,

    • (a) the engine room and the crew spaces are in adjoining compartments or connected in any way, or

    • (b) the crew spaces open to the engine room,

    the inlet and outlet ventilation area required by section 22 shall each be increased by 2 000 mm2 for each member of the crew berthed in such compartment.

  • SOR/95-372, s. 7(E)
  • SOR/2016-163, s. 35(F)
  •  (1) An engine room on a fishing vessel shall be provided with ventilators of a total cross-sectional area of not less than 16 000 mm2.

  • (2) Crew sleeping spaces on a fishing vessel shall be provided with inlet ventilators and exhaust ventilators of a sufficient size and number to ensure that the total inlet area and the total exhaust area are each not less than 2 000 mm2 for each berthed crew member.

  • SOR/2016-163, s. 35(F)
  •  (1) Scantling of hatch coamings, beams and covers of a fishing vessel shall not be less than is set forth in Schedule II.

  • (2) Hatchways on a fishing vessel shall be provided with efficient means for battening them down and making them watertight.

  • (3) Flush deck scuttles on a fishing vessel shall be watertight and strongly constructed of steel, bronze or aluminum and shall have effectively secured covers that are retained on hinges or by a chain permanently attached to the ship’s structure.

  • (4) Non-ferrous deck scuttles on a steel fishing vessel shall be isolated from the steel structure of the vessel.

  • SOR/85-43, s. 3
  • SOR/86-1025, s. 2(F)
  • SOR/89-96, s. 1
  • SOR/2016-163, s. 35(F)
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), a fishing vessel shall be fitted with two main transverse watertight bulkheads, one located forward of amidships at a distance not exceeding 35 per cent of the length of the vessel and the other located aft of amidships at a distance not exceeding 45 per cent of the length of the vessel, and the construction of the bulkheads shall be in accordance with Schedule III.

  • (1.1) The main transverse watertight bulkheads may be constructed otherwise than in accordance with Schedule III if they provide at least equivalent strength and watertightness.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of

    • (a) a fishing vessel of open construction; or

    • (b) a fishing vessel operating in fresh water where the keel of the fishing vessel was laid prior to May 1, 1988.

  • SOR/89-96, s. 2
  • SOR/2016-163, ss. 12, 35(F)

 Every fishing vessel carrying fish in bulk that exhibit free surface effect shall be provided with both longitudinal and transverse portable fish hold divisions that meet the requirements of in Schedule VIII.

  • SOR/78-919, s. 1
  • SOR/2016-163, s. 13

 Where a shaft tunnel access cover is fitted in a fish hold, it shall be fitted and secured in such a manner as to prevent dislodgment.

  • SOR/78-919, s. 1

 Stern posts and shaft logs on a fishing vessel shall be sufficiently large to enable tailshafts of diameters required by section 19 to be fitted without unduly weakening the structure.

  • SOR/2016-163, s. 35(F)
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the sills of doors giving access to the main hull of a fishing vessel shall have a minimum height of 300 mm of which at least 230 mm shall be permanent and the remaining height of sill may be portable, if they are properly stowed in convenient positions.

  • (2) Where doors are situated on top of any superstructure, deck house or raised forecastle on a fishing vessel, the height of permanent sills shall be at least 150 mm.

  • SOR/2016-163, s. 35(F)
 
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