PART 1Chapter II-2 of SOLAS and Modifications (continued)
Grandfathered Vessels (continued)
105 For the purposes of sections 103 and 104, the reference to section 318 or 319 of the Canada Shipping Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. S-9, includes any predecessor enactment relating to the same subject matter.
Limitations on Grandfathering
(a) parts of a vessel that, beginning on the day on which this section comes into force, undergo repairs, alterations or modifications that
(b) systems and equipment that are related to the parts of a vessel described in paragraph (a);
(c) parts of a vessel that, beginning on the day on which this section comes into force, are replaced; or
(d) systems and equipment that, beginning on the day on which this section comes into force, are replaced.
(2) Sections 103 and 104 do not apply if the vessel’s intended service changes in such a manner that any of the requirements with respect to structural fire protection and fire safety systems and equipment that would have been required under the Act to be met are no longer met.
(3) Sections 103 and 104 apply only until the first anniversary of the day on which this section comes into force in respect of the requirements of regulations 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206 and 13.4.3 and part E — except regulations 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 — of Chapter II-2 of SOLAS.
(4) Sections 103 and 104 do not apply in respect of amendments to SOLAS that are adopted by the IMO on or after the day on which this section comes into force if SOLAS provides that the amendments apply regardless of the date of a vessel’s construction.
Exemptions and Equivalents
107 For the purposes of this Part, the Marine Technical Review Board established under section 26 of the Act may exercise the Administration’s powers conferred by regulations 4 and 5 of Chapter I of SOLAS.
Carriage of Dangerous Goods
(2) On application by the authorized representative of a vessel, the Minister must issue a Document of Compliance to the vessel if its construction and equipment meet the requirements referred to in section 102 that apply if the vessel carries dangerous goods.
(3) For the purposes of this section, dangerous goods does not include
Regulation 4 of Chapter II-2 of SOLAS — Probability of Ignition
Oil Fuel Tanks
109 For the purposes of regulation 22.214.171.124.5.1, if sounding pipes are used, they must terminate on an open deck, if feasible.
Prevention of Overpressure
110 For the purposes of regulation 126.96.36.199, the air pipes on any oil tank or part of the oil fuel system must be flame-screened and, if feasible, terminate on an open deck.
Ventilation Systems in Cargo Pump-rooms
111 The mechanical ventilation system required by regulation 188.8.131.52 must
(a) permit the extraction of air from the cargo pump room bilges or from immediately above the transverse floor plates or bottom longitudinals;
(b) have an emergency intake that is
(c) provide a means of ensuring a free flow of gases through the lower platform of the cargo pump-room to the ventilation duct intakes.
Regulation 5 of Chapter II-2 of SOLAS — Fire Growth Potential
Closing Appliances and Stopping Devices of Ventilation
112 (1) In addition to the requirements of regulation 5.2, a vessel must be fitted with means to automatically shut down the ventilation fans for a space when a fixed gas fire-extinguishing system for that space is activated.
(2) In addition to the requirements of regulation 184.108.40.206, a vessel must be fitted with a means of control if the vessel is provided with any other equipment than that referred to in that regulation, including hydraulic power systems, that could contribute to sustaining a fire or create any other unsafe condition in the case of fire, in the space in which that other equipment is fitted.
(2) If organic foam is used in a cargo space or a refrigerated compartment of a service space,
(a) the exposed surfaces of the foam must be
(b) in the case of organic foam used in a cargo space or a refrigerated compartment of a service space on a vessel of steel construction, the boundaries to the space must be of steel construction; and
(c) in the case of organic foam used in a refrigerated compartment of a service space on a vessel of aluminum construction, the boundaries to the space must be of steel or aluminum construction.
Regulation 6 of Chapter II-2 of SOLAS — Smoke Generation Potential and Toxicity
114 In addition to the requirements of regulation 6, plastic piping fitted on a vessel must meet the flame spread, smoke and toxicity requirements set out in Annex 1 to the FTP Code and must be subject of a Minister’s type approval indicating that it meets the requirements set out in the IMO Resolution A.753(18), entitled Guidelines for the Application of Plastic Pipes on Ships.
Regulation 7 of Chapter II-2 of SOLAS — Detection and Alarm
115 In addition to the requirements of regulation 7.5, a smoke detector must be installed in every cabin and every service space, regardless of the method of fire protection chosen.
Protection of Cargo Spaces in Passenger Vessels
116 For the purposes of regulation 7.6, “where it is shown to the satisfaction of the Administration that the ship is engaged on voyages of such short duration that it would be unreasonable to apply this requirement” is to be read as “in the case of voyages of not more than 48 hours’ duration during which the cargo holds are opened to load or unload cargo”.
Fire Patrols in Passenger Vessels
(2) The fire patrols required by regulation 7.8.1 must be performed at least once every hour and must include a patrol of the entire vessel.
Passenger Vessels at Dock
118 In addition to the requirements of regulation 7, every passenger vessel that is scheduled to be at a dock for more than one hour must, immediately on arrival at the dock, be connected to the shore fire-alarm system or to the local fire-station telephone system, if either system is fitted at the dock.
Regulation 9 of Chapter II-2 of SOLAS — Containment of Fire
Protection of Stairways and Lift Trunks in Accommodation Spaces, Service Spaces and Control Stations
119 The class division requirements of regulation 220.127.116.11 for stairways that penetrate more than a single deck apply to any area, such as a landing or corridor, between the stairways, if those stairways provide continuous fire shelter as described in subsection 147(6).
Openings in Decks and Bulkheads in Passenger Vessels
(a) the gap between the door leaf and its frame, as installed on board the vessel, must not exceed the gap measured when the door was tested in accordance with the FTP Code, but, in the case where the door was approved without a sill being part of the frame, the gap under the door, as installed on board the vessel, must not exceed the gap set out in regulation 18.104.22.168.2; and
(b) a grille or louvre must not be fitted in the door.
(2) The hose port requirements of regulation 22.214.171.124.8 apply in respect of every hose port fitted in a door in an “A” class division.
(3) If a ventilation duct passes through a main horizontal zone division on a passenger vessel, a fail-safe automatic-closing fire damper must be fitted in accordance with regulation 126.96.36.199.9, and the duct between the division and the damper must meet the requirements of that regulation.
(4) In addition to the requirements of regulations 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206, every door in an “A” or “B” class division must be fitted with a thin metal identification plate that
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