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Small Vessel Regulations (SOR/2010-91)

Regulations are current to 2020-11-17 and last amended on 2020-10-06. Previous Versions

Portable Fire Extinguishers (continued)

 In any reference in these Regulations to the classification of a portable fire extinguisher, the letters in the classification refer to the following classes of fires:

  • (a) Class A fires, namely, fires in combustible materials such as wood, cloth, paper, rubber and plastic;

  • (b) Class B fires, namely, fires in inflammable liquids, gases and greases;

  • (c) Class C fires, namely, fires that involve energized electrical equipment where the electrical non-conductivity of the extinguishing media is of importance; and

  • (d) Class K fires, namely, fires in cooking appliances that involve combustible cooking media such as vegetable or animal oils or fats.

 A vessel to which Part 2, 4 or 5 applies may carry on board a portable fire extinguisher that is not marked with a classification set out in column 1 of the table to this section if the fire extinguisher contains an extinguishing agent set out in column 2, 3 or 4 of a net weight that corresponds to the classification set out in column 1, and if the fire extinguisher meets the requirements of these Regulations in all other respects.

TABLE

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
Multi-purpose Dry Chemical (ammonium phosphate)Regular Dry Chemical (sodium bicarbonate) (Class B and C fires only)Carbon Dioxide (Class B and C fires only)
Net WeightNet WeightNet Weight
ItemClassificationkglbs.kglbs.kglbs.
11A:5B:C1.53
22A:10B:C2.255
32A:20B:C4.510
45B:C1.531.532.255
510B:C2.2552.2554.510
620B:C4.5104.510920
  • SOR/2016-163, s. 43

 A vessel to which Part 2, 4 or 5 applies may carry on board a portable fire extinguisher that exceeds the classification set out under those Parts.

  •  (1) A portable fire extinguisher required by these Regulations shall contain an extinguishing agent capable of extinguishing any potential fire in the vessel compartment for which the fire extinguisher is intended and shall not weigh more than 23 kg.

  • (2) A portable fire extinguisher required by these Regulations may be rated for Class K fires instead of Class B fires if it is intended for use in an area with cooking appliances that involve combustible cooking media and if the Class A and Class C ratings are maintained.

  • (3) A portable carbon dioxide fire extinguisher shall be fitted with an electrically non-conductive horn.

 A portable fire extinguisher that is carried on board a vessel other than a pleasure craft, and that meets the requirements of regulations made under the Canada Shipping Act that applied in respect of the vessel before the day on which these Regulations came into force, may be carried on board the vessel for a period of six years after the day on which the fire extinguisher is manufactured.

Fire Buckets and Bailers

 A fire bucket required by these Regulations shall have a capacity of 10 L or more, be made of metal with a round bottom and a hole in the centre, be painted red and be fitted with a lanyard of sufficient length to reach the water from the location in which it is stored.

 A bailer required by these Regulations shall be made of plastic or metal, have an opening of at least 65 cm2 and have a capacity of at least 750 mL.

Pyrotechnic Distress Signals

  •  (1) A pyrotechnic distress signal required by these Regulations expires four years after its date of manufacture.

  • (2) Type A, B, C or D flares may be carried on board a vessel instead of rocket parachute flares, multi-star flares, hand flares or smoke signals respectively, if they were approved by the Minister before the day on which these Regulations came into force.

Life Rafts

 The owner and the operator of a vessel to which Part 4 or 5 applies shall ensure that every life raft that is carried on board the vessel is

  • (a) marked with the date and place of last service;

  • (b) serviced at the intervals set out in section 2 of Schedule IV to the Life Saving Equipment Regulations at a service station that is accredited by the manufacturer of the life raft; and

  • (c) except for a coastal life raft packed in a valise-type container, stored in a manner that allows it to automatically float free if the vessel sinks.

Bilge Pumps

 A bilge pump required by these Regulations shall be fitted with or accompanied by sufficient piping or hose to enable water to be pumped from the bilge space of the vessel over the side of the vessel.

PART 1Licensing of Pleasure Craft

Application

  •  (1) This Part applies in respect of a pleasure craft principally maintained or operated in Canada that is equipped, even temporarily, with one or more primary propulsion engines whose aggregate power is at least 7.5 kW.

  • (2) However, only section 110 applies in respect of a pleasure craft that is

    • (a) registered under the Act; or

    • (b) registered in another country as having the right to fly the flag of that country.

Prohibition

 No person shall operate or permit another person to operate a pleasure craft unless

  • (a) it is licensed by the Minister;

  • (b) a copy of the licence is carried on board; and

  • (c) the owner’s name and address on the licence are accurate.

Exceptions

Licencing

 A pleasure craft may be operated without a licence until the day on which the owner of the pleasure craft receives the licence, up to a maximum of 90 days from the day of the initial transfer of ownership to an end user, if

  • (a) the acknowledgement of receipt of the application for the licence by the Minister is carried on board; and

  • (b) the file number of the acknowledgement is marked on the pleasure craft in the form and manner specified by the Minister.

Transfer of Licence

 A pleasure craft that is the subject of a transfer of ownership may be operated until the day on which the new owner of the pleasure craft receives a transferred licence, up to a maximum of 90 days from the day of the transfer of ownership, if documents are carried on board confirming the name and address of the new owner and the date of the transfer of ownership.

Change of Name or Address

 A pleasure craft may be operated without an accurate owner name or address on the licence until the day on which the owner of the pleasure craft receives an updated licence, up to a maximum of 90 days from the day of the change of name or address, if, in addition to the licence, documents are carried on board confirming the new name or address and the date of the change.

 A pleasure craft that was licenced before the day on which these Regulations came into force may be operated without an accurate owner name or address on the licence until the day on which the owner of the pleasure craft receives an updated licence, up to a maximum of one year from the day on which these Regulations come into force.

Period of Validity of Licences

 A pleasure craft licence is valid for a period of 10 years beginning on the day on which it is issued, transferred or renewed.

  • SOR/2018-102, s. 1
 
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