Esquimalt Graving Dock Regulations (SOR/89-332)

Regulations are current to 2019-07-01 and last amended on 2018-09-26. Previous Versions

PART IDry Docking of Vessels (continued)

Inspection of Vessels

 If a vessel enters the dry dock, the agent shall, within three days after the dry dock is pumped out, inspect the vessel and, if necessary, request the Manager to revise the estimated duration of stay referred to in paragraph 4(2)(c).

  • SOR/95-462, s. 9
  • SOR/2009-324, s. 7

Lighting of Vessels

 Every vessel that is in the dry dock shall, between sunset and sunrise, display adequate lighting at each end of every gangway of the vessel.

Protection of the Dry Dock and Dry Dock Property

  •  (1) The Manager shall manage and protect the dry dock and dry dock property.

  • (2) The Manager shall dispose of fish trapped as a result of pumping out the dry dock.

  • SOR/95-462, s. 9
  • SOR/2003-303, s. 11(F)

Movement of Vessels

  •  (1) Where a vessel enters the dry dock, the main engines and the bow and stern thrusters of the vessel shall be turned off before the vessel or any part thereof passes through the dry dock entrance.

  • (2) Where a vessel leaves the dry dock, the main engines and the bow and stern thrusters of the vessel shall not be turned on until the entire vessel has passed through the dry dock entrance.

  • SOR/95-462, s. 4

 Where a vessel enters or leaves the dry dock, the agent shall have a pilot on board and shall have available the number and kind of tugboats necessary for the proper handling of the vessel.

  • SOR/95-462, s. 4

Duration of Stay in the Dry Dock

 Subject to section 16, no vessel shall remain in the dry dock longer than the estimated duration of stay referred to in paragraph 4(2)(c).

  • SOR/95-462, s. 9
  • SOR/2009-324, s. 8

 If repairs to a vessel in the dry dock cannot be completed within the estimated duration of stay referred to in paragraph 4(2)(c), the Manager may authorize that vessel to remain in the dry dock for such further time as is necessary to complete the repairs if no other vessel has been authorized to enter by the Manager.

  • SOR/95-462, s. 9
  • SOR/2009-324, s. 8

 [Repealed, SOR/2009-324, s. 9]

Cleaning of Dry Dock

  •  (1) Before a vessel leaves the dry dock, the agent shall

    • (a) remove from the dry dock and adjacent dry dock property all equipment, machinery other than machinery that is permanently affixed to the dry dock and adjacent dry dock property, and materials and scaffolding used in any repairs to the vessel;

    • (b) remove from the dry dock and dry dock property, including gutters, water tunnels, sumps, valves, pumps and other dry dock equipment contained therein, any oil and any residue that have escaped from the vessel;

    • (c) remove from the dry dock and dry dock property all trace of sand from sandblasting operations, all other refuse, and any deleterious substance, as defined in subsection 34(1) of the Fisheries Act, produced during any repairs to the vessel; and

    • (d) do any other cleaning of the dry dock and dry dock property that is required as a result of the dry docking of the vessel.

  • (2) Where the dry dock has been pumped out after the departure of a vessel, the agent shall return all bilge blocks, except for one row of bilge blocks on each side of the keel blocks, to the dry dock walls, and shall reposition any keel blocks that may have been moved.

  • SOR/95-462, s. 6

Explosive Material and Oil Carried on Board Vessels

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), where a vessel that has been authorized to enter the dry dock in accordance with subsection 4(2) carries any explosive material on board, the vessel shall not enter the dry dock until the explosive material has been removed from the vessel.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), where a vessel that has been authorized to enter the dry dock in accordance with subsection 4(2) carried on its last voyage any oil with a flash-point below 23°C, the vessel shall not enter the dry dock until the agent submits to the Manager a certificate issued by a marine chemist in accordance with the Gas Hazard Control Standards.

  • (3) Subsection (2) does not apply in respect of a vessel carrying, in a bunker or tank, oil intended for consumption on board the vessel if no work is to be done to the bunker or tank or to the fuelling or ventilation pipes of the bunker or tank or in the area immediately surrounding the bunker or tank or the fuelling or ventilation pipes of the bunker or tank.

  • SOR/95-462, s. 9

 If, as a result of a delay caused by compliance with section 19, a vessel enters the dry dock after the date agreed on pursuant to paragraph 4(2)(b), the agent shall pay to the Manager the applicable dock charges for each day the dry dock is kept vacant while awaiting the entry of the vessel.

  • SOR/95-462, s. 9
  • SOR/2009-324, s. 10

Use of Dry Dock and Dry Dock Property

  •  (1) No person shall use keel blocks, bilge blocks or other dry dock property without the authorization of the Manager.

  • (2) The Manager shall authorize the use of keel blocks, bilge blocks or other dry dock property if that property is available.

  • SOR/95-462, s. 9

 No person shall damage or set adrift any blocks, poles, shores, planks, machines, stores, water cisterns, scaffolding, pipes, tackle or other dry dock property.

 No person shall throw timber or other heavy materials onto the steps or stonework of the dry dock or shall pass any timber or other heavy materials into or out of the dry dock other than by the means provided for that purpose.

 [Repealed, SOR/2003-303, s. 12]

  •  (1) No vessel shall be bunkered in the dry dock without the authorization of the Manager to do so.

  • (2) The Manager may authorize a vessel to be bunkered in the dry dock if

    • (a) a fire watch is kept at the fuelling connection on the vessel; and

    • (b) all work on the exterior of the vessel is suspended for the duration of the bunkering operations.

  • SOR/95-462, s. 9

 Any vessel lying afloat in the dry dock or moored at a wharf or to the dry dock entrance, or to any part of the dry dock property other than the dry dock, shall be kept ready to move immediately on request by the Manager.

  • SOR/95-462, s. 9

 No person shall load, unload or place on the dry dock property any shipment of marine equipment or cargo that is destined for or originates from any vessel or any shipment that is intended for transshipment at one of the Government of Canada wharves on the dry dock property unless it is loaded, unloaded or placed in an area determined by the Manager.

  • SOR/95-462, s. 9
  • SOR/2003-303, s. 13(E)
  • SOR/2009-324, s. 11

 No person shall store on the dry dock property any cargo, building materials, equipment or machinery that is destined for or originates from a vessel using any part of the dry dock property or that belongs to or is in the custody or control of the agent unless it is stored in an area determined by the Manager.

  • SOR/95-462, ss. 7, 9
  • SOR/2009-324, s. 11

Refuse

 The agent shall remove from the dry dock property all sewage, garbage, sweepings, ashes or other refuse from the vessel.

  • SOR/2009-324, s. 11
  •  (1) If a vessel is in the dry dock or adjacent to the jetties, the agent shall keep the entrances to the water-closets and urinals of that vessel locked or fastened.

  • (2) No person shall use the water-closets or urinals of a vessel while it is in the dry dock or adjacent to the jetties.

  • SOR/2009-324, s. 11

Winter Conditions

  •  (1) Where, on the third day preceding the day on which a vessel is expected to enter or leave the dry dock, the temperature at the dry dock is below 0°C, the agent shall on that day give notice to the Manager of the planned entry or exit of the vessel in order to permit the heating of the caissons and related equipment.

  • (2) Where, on the day a vessel is expected to leave the dry dock, the temperature at the dry dock is below 0°C, the agent shall secure the keel and bilge blocks in such a manner that the blocks cannot be carried away by the vessel if they are frozen to the hull of the vessel when the vessel leaves the dry dock.

  • (3) The Manager shall not authorize placement or removal of a caisson if the action cannot be carried out safely as a result of adverse weather, ice or tide conditions.

  • SOR/95-462, s. 9
  • SOR/2009-324, s. 12
 
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