Small Vessel Regulations (SOR/2010-91)

Regulations are current to 2018-09-26 and last amended on 2018-05-16. Previous Versions

PART 4Passenger-Carrying Vessels of Not More than 15 Gross Tonnage that Carry Not More than 12 Passengers (continued)

Safety Equipment (continued)

Life-Saving Appliances (continued)

Visual Signals

 A passenger-carrying vessel of a length set out in column 1 of the table to this section shall carry on board the visual signals set out in column 2.

table

Column 1Column 2
ItemLengthVisual Signals
1not more than 6 m
  • (a) a watertight flashlight; and

  • (b) three pyrotechnic distress signals other than smoke signals

2more than 6 m but not more than 9 m
  • (a) a watertight flashlight; and

  • (b) six pyrotechnic distress signals other than smoke signals

3more than 9 m
  • (a) a watertight flashlight; and

  • (b) twelve pyrotechnic distress signals, not more than six of which are smoke signals

Life Rafts
  •  (1) For the purposes of subsection (2), “river” does not include

    • (a) any waters seaward of a line drawn between the extremities of the shore at the river’s mouth at high tide; or

    • (b) the St. Lawrence River east of 70°53′ west longitude.

  • (2) A passenger-carrying vessel shall carry on board one or more life rafts with a total capacity sufficient to carry all persons on board, unless the vessel is

    • (a) not more than 8.5 m in length;

    • (b) engaged on a sheltered waters voyage; or

    • (c) at a distance of not more than two nautical miles from the shore of a river or lake, that distance being measured either from the mainland or from an island that can be used as a safe refuge from the weather.

  • (3) A passenger-carrying vessel that engages in voyages beyond the limits of a near coastal voyage, Class 2 shall not carry on board a coastal life raft unless it carried such a life raft on board before the day on which these Regulations came into force.

  • (4) For the purposes of subsections (2) and (3), near coastal voyage, Class 2 and sheltered waters voyage have the same meaning as in the Vessel Certificates Regulations.

Vessel Safety Equipment

  •  (1) A passenger-carrying vessel of a length set out in column 1 of the table to this subsection shall carry on board the vessel safety equipment set out in column 2.

    table

    Column 1Column 2
    ItemLengthVessel Safety Equipment
    1not more than 9 m
    • (a) either

      • (i) a manual propelling device, or

      • (ii) an anchor, and not less than 15 m of cable, rope or chain or any combination of them; and

    • (b) a bailer or manual bilge pump

    2more than 9 m but not more than 12 m
    • (a) an anchor, and not less than 30 m of cable, rope or chain or any combination of them; and

    • (b) a manual bilge pump

    3more than 12 m
    • (a) an anchor, and not less than 50 m of cable, rope or chain or any combination of them; and

    • (b) a manual bilge pump

  • (2) A bailer or manual bilge pump is not required to be carried on board a passenger-carrying vessel that cannot retain a sufficient quantity of water to make it capsize or whose compartments are sealed and are not readily accessible.

Navigation Equipment

  •  (1) A passenger-carrying vessel of a length set out in column 1 of the table to this subsection shall carry on board the navigation equipment set out in column 2 as indicated in that column.

    table

    Column 1Column 2
    ItemLengthNavigation Equipment
    1not more than 9 m
    2more than 9 m but not more than 12 m
    3more than 12 m
  • (2) A magnetic compass is not required to be carried on board a passenger-carrying vessel that is not more than 8 m in length and that navigates within sight of seamarks.

Firefighting Equipment

  •  (1) A passenger-carrying vessel of a length set out in column 1 of the table to this subsection shall carry on board the firefighting equipment set out in column 2 as indicated in that column.

    table

    Column 1Column 2
    ItemLengthFirefighting Equipment
    1not more than 6 m
    • (a) a 1A:5B:C portable fire extinguisher; and

    • (b) a 1A:5B:C portable fire extinguisher, if the vessel is equipped with a fuel-burning cooking, heating or refrigerating appliance

    2more than 6 m but not more than 9 m
    • (a) a 2A:10B:C portable fire extinguisher;

    • (b) a 2A:10B:C portable fire extinguisher, if the vessel is equipped with a fuel-burning cooking, heating or refrigerating appliance; and

    • (c) a 10B:C portable fire extinguisher at the entrance to the engine space

    3more than 9 m but not more than 12 m
    • (a) a 2A:10B:C portable fire extinguisher;

    • (b) a 2A:10B:C portable fire extinguisher at each access to a space fitted with a fuel-burning cooking, heating or refrigerating appliance;

    • (c) a 10B:C portable fire extinguisher at the entrance to the engine space;

    • (d) a fire axe; and

    • (e) a fire bucket

    4more than 12 m
    • (a) a 2A:20B:C portable fire extinguisher;

    • (b) a 2A:20B:C portable fire extinguisher at the following locations:

      • (i) at each access to a space fitted with a fuel-burning cooking, heating or refrigerating appliance, and

      • (ii) at the entrance to each accommodation space;

    • (c) a 20B:C portable fire extinguisher at the entrance to the engine space;

    • (d) a manual or power-driven fire pump, located outside the engine space, that conforms to the construction standards;

    • (e) a fire hose and nozzle from which a jet of water can be directed into any part of the vessel;

    • (f) a fire axe; and

    • (g) two fire buckets

  • (2) A passenger-carrying vessel that is not power-driven and is not equipped with an electrical system is not required to carry on board the portable fire extinguisher set out in paragraph (a) of items 1 to 4 of the table to subsection (1).

  • (3) The portable fire extinguishers set out in the table to subsection (1) shall be mounted with a clamp or bracket that provides a quick and positive release.

  • (4) A portable fire extinguisher intended for use in an accommodation space, or stored in an accommodation space, shall not contain a gas extinguishing agent.

 
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