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Fishing Vessel Safety Regulations

Version of section 23 from 2006-03-22 to 2017-07-12:

  •  (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

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