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Cargo, Fumigation and Tackle Regulations

Version of section 111 from 2007-07-01 to 2021-03-31:

  •  (1) Every person on a vessel who enters either a cargo space containing dangerous goods or a space adjacent to that cargo space shall

    • (a) comply with the requirements of the BC Code regarding wearing self-contained breathing apparatus;

    • (b) be aware of the potential dangers in entering the space that are described in the BC Code; and

    • (c) be under the supervision of a vessel’s officer designated by the master.

  • (2) If dangerous goods are to be loaded onto or unloaded from a vessel, its master shall ensure that an officer of the vessel or a person designated by its authorized representative is present while the goods are loaded or unloaded and while the cargo spaces are open.

  • (3) The master of a vessel carrying dangerous goods shall determine the areas on the vessel where smoking or using naked lights or spark-producing equipment could create a fire or explosion hazard and display warning notices in conspicuous places on board the vessel prohibiting the activity in those areas.

  • (4) Before dangerous goods are loaded into a cargo space, the master shall ensure that

    • (a) the space is cleaned of all loose debris, dunnage and oil residue and is dry; and

    • (b) the bilges in the space are substantially dry and free from extraneous material and can allow water outside the bilges to drain to the bilge sections while preventing the cargo from entering the bilges.

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