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Cargo, Fumigation and Tackle Regulations

Version of section 119 from 2007-07-01 to 2021-03-31:

  •  (1) This section applies in respect of vessels that load concentrates for export to a place that is not within the limits of an inland voyage.

  • (2) No vessel in Canadian waters shall load concentrates except in accordance with a Certificate of Readiness to Load issued to the vessel by the Minister or, in the case of a vessel in the Port of Quebec, by the Port Warden of the Harbor of Quebec.

  • (3) On application, the Minister shall issue a Certificate of Readiness to Load to a vessel if

    • (a) the requirements of regulations 2, 6, 7.2 and 7.3 of Chapter VI of SOLAS are met;

    • (b) the requirements of the BC Code that apply before loading are met;

    • (c) the documents referred to in subsection 115(3) are on board;

    • (d) the vessel’s master is familiar with the hazards that can occur as a result of concentrate oxidation; and

    • (e) the vessel is in fit condition to carry concentrates in the holds in which they are to be loaded.

  • (4) The Minister may, for the purpose of ensuring compliance with sections 108, 109, 115 and 118, specify the following terms and conditions in a Certificate of Readiness to Load:

    • (a) the type of concentrates that may be loaded;

    • (b) the holds into which the concentrates may be loaded;

    • (c) the manner in which the concentrates are to be distributed so as not to overstress the vessel’s structure under standard loading conditions;

    • (d) the stowage factor used in the stability calculation for the concentrates; and

    • (e) the trimming and levelling required.

  • (5) If the Minister inspects a vessel for the purpose of establishing whether the requirements for the issuance of a Certificate of Readiness to Load have been met and establishes that some requirements have not been met, he or she shall give the master a written statement setting out those requirements.

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