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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 0.1Interpretation (continued)

Division 3Stability (continued)

Draft Marks

Marginal note:Permanent draft marks

 A fishing vessel that has undergone a full stability assessment shall be permanently marked, forward and aft, with draft marks or other means of accurately identifying the draft.

  • SOR/2016-163, s. 2

Population of Fishing Vessels

Marginal note:Request to Minister — group of authorized representatives

  •  (1) A group of authorized representatives of fishing vessels may request to the Minister that a population of fishing vessels not be required to undergo a stability assessment if it demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Minister that

    • (a) each vessel in the population is similar to a vessel representative of the population that has successfully undergone a full stability assessment; and

    • (b) not requiring a stability assessment for each vessel will not decrease the level of safety of the population.

  • Marginal note:Factors — similar vessels

    (2) A fishing vessel in a population of fishing vessels is similar to the vessel representative of the population if

    • (a) it is operated or is to be operated in the same fishery, in the same environmental conditions and with the same fishing gear as the representative vessel;

    • (b) its physical characteristics are similar to those of the representative vessel; and

    • (c) its stability characteristics are equivalent to those set out in the stability booklet of the representative vessel.

  • SOR/2016-163, s. 2

Marginal note:Content of request

 The request referred to in section 3.63 shall be submitted in the form and manner established by the Minister, and shall include the following documents and information in order to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Minister that the conditions set out in paragraphs 3.63(1)(a) and (b) are met:

  • (a) data relating to any accidents and incidents that have been reported under the Transportation Safety Board Regulations in respect of each vessel in the population and in respect of any other fishing vessel similar to the representative vessel;

  • (b) a copy of the stability booklet of the representative vessel;

  • (c) an analysis of the likelihood that a stability-related accident or incident will occur if a stability assessment is not conducted for each vessel in the population, which analysis shall be based on

    • (i) the similarity of each vessel in the population to the representative vessel,

    • (ii) the nature of the risks to which the vessels in the population and persons on board are exposed,

    • (iii) the accident and incident history of the vessels in the population and any other similar vessels,

    • (iv) the operating parameters of each vessel in the population, and

    • (v) the information contained in the stability booklet of the representative vessel; and

  • (d) a description of the measures that are proposed in order to decrease the likelihood, or mitigate the consequences, of a stability-related accident or incident identified in the analysis.

  • SOR/2016-163, s. 2

Marginal note:Minister — assessment of request

  •  (1) To determine whether the fishing vessels in a population of fishing vessels are not required to undergo a stability assessment, the Minister must be satisfied, on the basis of the documents and information submitted in the request, and the extent to which the operating parameters of each vessel in the population are equivalent to those of the representative vessel, that the conditions set out in paragraphs 3.63(1)(a) and (b) are met.

  • Marginal note:Decision of Minister

    (2) If the Minister determines that the conditions set out in paragraphs 3.63(1)(a) and (b) are met, the Minister shall send to the authorized representative of each fishing vessel in the population of fishing vessels a document informing the authorized representative of the decision.

  • SOR/2016-163, s. 2

Marginal note:Conditions and exemption

 None of the fishing vessels in a population of fishing vessels are required to undergo a stability assessment referred to in section 3.48 or to meet the related requirements set out in sections 3.49 to 3.62 if each vessel in the population

  • (a) carries on board the document referred to in subsection 3.65(2);

  • (b) is operated within the operating parameters referred to in subparagraph 3.64(c)(iv); and

  • (c) is operated in accordance with the proposed measures referred to in paragraph 3.64(d).

  • SOR/2016-163, s. 2

Marginal note:Operating parameters

  •  (1) The authorized representative of each fishing vessel in a population of fishing vessels that is not subject to the requirement referred to in section 3.66 shall establish written procedures, in plain language, and in English or French or in both, according to the needs of the crew, for the operation of the vessel in accordance with the operating parameters referred to in subparagraph 3.64(c)(iv) and the proposed measures referred to in paragraph 3.64(d).

  • Marginal note:Written procedures carried on board

    (2) The written procedures shall be carried on board the fishing vessel, and the crew shall be familiar with their content.

  • SOR/2016-163, s. 2

 [Repealed, SOR/99-215, s. 5]

PART IFishing Vessels Exceeding 15 Tons, Gross Tonnage

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

Application

  •  (1) This Part applies in respect of a fishing vessel of more than 15 gross tonnage.

  • (2) Sections 9 and 11 to 28 apply only to a new fishing vessel.

  • SOR/78-429, ss. 1, 2
  • SOR/82-129, s. 2
  • SOR/85-43, s. 1(E)
  • SOR/95-372, s. 7
  • SOR/2016-163, s. 3

 [Repealed, SOR/2016-163, s. 3]

 [Repealed, SOR/2016-163, s. 3]

 [Repealed, SOR/2016-163, s. 3]

Bilge Pumping Arrangements

  •  (1) Every fishing vessel not exceeding 15.2 m in length shall be provided with one bilge power or hand pump having a capacity of not less than 1.14 L/s.

  • (2) Every fishing vessel exceeding 15.2 m and not exceeding 19.8 m in length shall be provided with two bilge pumps, each having a capacity of not less than 1.14 L/s, one of which shall be a power pump and the other either a power pump or a hand pump, but where two power pumps are provided, they are not to be driven by the same engine.

  • (3) Subject to subsection (4), every fishing vessel exceeding 19.8 m and not exceeding 24.4 m in length shall be provided with at least two bilge pumps, each having a capacity of not less than 2.28 L/s, one of which shall be a power pump and the other either a power pump or a hand pump, but where two power pumps are provided, they are not to be driven by the same engine.

  • (4) Two or more pumps, each with a capacity of not less than 1.14 L/s, may, if they can be used simultaneously, be provided on a fishing vessel in lieu of one only of the pumps required by subsection (3); if the pumps provided under this subsection are power pumps, they may be driven from the one engine, but not from the engine that is used to drive the mandatory power pump.

  • (5) Subject to subsection (6), bilge piping arrangements on a fishing vessel shall be such that each of the bilge pumps required by subsection (1), (2), (3) or (4) can draw water from each of the bilge suctions required by subsection (7) or (8).

  • (6) Bilge piping and pumping arrangements that provide a piping and pumping system at least as efficient as those described in subsection (5) may be provided on a fishing vessel.

  • (7) Bilge suctions and means for drainage on a fishing vessel that is divided into watertight compartments shall be so arranged that any water that enters any main watertight compartment can be pumped out, through at least one bilge suction situated in that compartment, and all compartments within each main division shall be arranged to drain to that bilge suction.

  • (8) Bilge suctions and means for drainage on a fishing vessel that is not divided into watertight compartments shall be so arranged that any water that enters the vessel is able to drain to at least one bilge suction.

  • (9) Bilge piping on a fishing vessel shall have an internal diameter of not less than 38 mm except in the case of bilge piping on a fishing vessel not exceeding 15.2 m in length in which fish sludge, scale or offal is not usually pumped, in which case the bilge piping shall have an internal diameter of not less than 25 mm.

  • (10) Hand bilge pumps on a fishing vessel shall be capable of being worked from a position above the load water line.

  • (11) Each bilge branch suction line on a fishing vessel, except hand pumps with only one suction, shall be fitted with a stop valve that is readily accessible at all times.

  • (12) Where a bilge pump on a fishing vessel is fitted with a connection to the sea, a non-return valve or swing check valve that is readily accessible shall be fitted between the sea connection and the bilge main so that sea water cannot flow into the bilges when sea connection and bilge valves are open.

  • (13) Bilge suctions that lead into crew spaces or engine rooms of a fishing vessel shall be fitted with strainers and the area of the openings of such strainers shall not be less than twice the cross-sectional area of the bilge pipe.

  • (14) Subject to subsection (15), the piping for bilge pumps on a fishing vessel shall be of steel, bronze or other material that is suitable for the purpose, and the joints for such piping shall be flanged or screwed.

  • (15) Where it is necessary to reduce the effect of vibration, short lengths of rubber or plastic hose may be installed and shall

    • (a) be clearly visible at all times;

    • (b) be of sufficient strength to withstand collapsing due to suction; and

    • (c) have joints made with clamps suitable for the purpose.

  • SOR/95-372, s. 7
  • SOR/2016-163, ss. 4, 35(F)
 
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