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Cargo, Fumigation and Tackle Regulations

Version of section 115 from 2007-07-01 to 2021-03-31:

  •  (1) Every shipper of solid bulk cargo to be loaded onto a vessel in Canadian waters shall comply with

    • (a) regulation 2 of Chapter VI and regulation 10 of Chapter XII of SOLAS;

    • (b) section 4 of the BC Code; and

    • (c) the provisions, if any, with respect to that cargo that are set out in a schedule to Appendix 1 to the BC Code and that apply to the shipper.

  • (2) If the shipper does not provide a vessel’s master with the documents required to comply with subsection (1), the vessel’s authorized representative and its master shall refuse to carry the cargo.

  • (3) While solid bulk cargo is carried on a vessel, the vessel’s master shall keep on board

    • (a) the documents required to comply with the provisions referred to in paragraphs (1)(a) to (c);

    • (b) the BC Code; and

    • (c) if the cargo is dangerous goods, the most recent version of the Medical First Aid Guide for Use in Accidents Involving Dangerous Goods (MFAG), published by the IMO.

  • (4) Despite subsection (3), if the cargo is carried on an unoccupied vessel that is under tow, the master of the towing vessel shall keep the documents on board the towing vessel.

  • (5) If the cargo is carried on an unoccupied vessel that is not under tow, the person in charge of the unoccupied vessel shall ensure that the documents are kept on it in a manner that will keep them clean and dry and readily accessible for inspection.

  • (6) The master of a vessel carrying solid bulk cargo other than dangerous goods shall keep on board a document, such as a detailed stowage plan, that lists the cargo by its bulk cargo shipping name and sets out its location.

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