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Marine Personnel Regulations (SOR/2007-115)

Regulations are current to 2022-06-20 and last amended on 2021-06-23. Previous Versions

PART 2Crewing (continued)

DIVISION 2Canadian Vessels (continued)

Engineers (continued)

 Every fishing vessel that is engaged on a voyage set out in column 1 of the table to this section and that has a propulsive power within a range set out in column 2 shall have on board, and its authorized representative shall employ, for each certificate set out in column 3 that corresponds to that voyage and range, one engineer who holds, at least that certificate appropriate to the vessel’s propulsion type.

TABLE

Engineer Certificates — Fishing Vessels

ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3
VoyagePropulsive Power (kW)Certificates
1Unlimited voyage or near coastal voyage, Class 1(a) 750 to 1 999(a) Third-class
(b) 2 000 to 5 000(b) Second-class
(c) more than 5 000(c) First-class and Second-class
2Near coastal voyage, Class 2 or sheltered waters voyage(a) 750 to 2 999(a) Fourth-class
(b) 3 000 to 5 000(b) Third-class
(c) more than 5 000(c) Second-class

Engineering Watch

 Subject to section 253, the chief engineer of a vessel shall ensure, in consultation with the master, that its voyage is planned and that an engineering watch is maintained in accordance with Parts 2, 3, and 3-2 of section A-VIII/2 of the STCW Code.

  •  (1) Subject to section 226, the chief engineer of a vessel shall ensure, in consultation with the master, that the engineering watch of the vessel consists of

    • (a) in the case of a vessel referred to in subsection (2), a person in charge of the engineering watch who, at a minimum,

      • (i) holds a certificate that complies with section 218 and is required by a table to subsection 219(1), 220(1) or 221(1) or the table to section 222,

      • (ii) holds

        • (A) in the case of a passenger-carrying vessel, a cargo vessel or a tug, a Fourth-class Engineer certificate,

        • (B) in the case of a motor-driven fishing vessel that has a propulsive power of not more than 2 000 kW, a Watchkeeping Engineer, Motor-driven Fishing Vessel certificate, or

        • (C) in the case of a fishing vessel that has a propulsive power of more than 2 000 kW, a Fourth-class Engineer certificate; and

    • (b) in the case of a vessel that has a propulsive power of more than 750 kW, an additional person who holds, at a minimum, an Engine-room Rating certificate.

  • (2) Paragraph (1)(a) applies if the vessel is

    • (a) a passenger-carrying vessel that has a propulsive power of more than 75 kW;

    • (b) a fishing or cargo vessel that has a propulsive power of more than 750 kW;

    • (c) a tug that has a propulsive power of more than 750 kW and is engaged on a voyage other than a limited near coastal voyage, Class 2 or a sheltered waters voyage; or

    • (d) a tug that has a propulsive power of 1 500 kW or more.

  • (3) Paragraph (1)(b) does not apply if

    • (a) the machinery essential to the safe operation of the vessel has automatic operational features that, while the machinery is in operation, provide fuel to the machinery and lubricate it from a supply of lubricant that is sufficient to enable the machinery to operate continuously at full load for a period of at least 24 hours; and

    • (b) the propulsion system of the vessel is remotely controlled from the bridge or the vessel is not manoeuvring.

  •  (1) A vessel that is equipped in accordance with Schedule VIII to the Marine Machinery Regulations may operate with periodically unattended machinery spaces if the remote control and monitoring systems in those spaces are inspected at intervals not exceeding 12 months and the inspection certificate contains a notation confirming the inspection.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a vessel of at least 500 gross tonnage when it is manoeuvring or proceeding in a narrow channel or fairway.

Dual Capacity

  •  (1) No person shall act in the dual capacity of master and engineer on board a motor vessel that is more than 20 m in length.

  • (2) A person may act in the dual capacity of master and engineer on board a motor vessel that is 20 m or less in length if

    • (a) the person holds a certificate enabling them to act in the capacity of master on board that vessel and, if these Regulations require that an Engineer certificate be held, also holds that Engineer certificate;

    • (b) the vessel’s engine is installed so that

      • (i) it can be controlled from the steering station, and

      • (ii) a person at the steering station may readily detect any defects in the engine and make any necessary adjustments to the engine while keeping a navigational lookout; and

    • (c) there is on board, in addition to the person acting in the dual capacity, at least one crew member who is at least 18 years of age and able to render any assistance that might be necessary in an emergency.

Cooks

 If a vessel has on board and employs a cook, the authorized representative shall ensure that the cook holds a Ship’s Cook certificate if the vessel

  • (a) has a minimum complement of 10 or more members;

  • (b) is used in the transportation of cargo or passengers for the purpose of trade; and

  • (c) is engaged on a international voyage other than a voyage to the United States or Saint Pierre and Miquelon.

Endorsements and Certificates — Tankers

  •  (1) A master, chief mate, chief engineer or second engineer employed on board an oil tanker, chemical tanker or liquefied gas tanker shall hold a Specialized Oil Tanker Training endorsement, Specialized Chemical Tanker Training endorsement or Specialized Liquefied Gas Tanker Training endorsement, as the case may be.

  • (2) An oil tanker, a chemical tanker, a liquefied gas tanker or other vessel carrying oil, liquefied gas or chemicals as cargo shall have on board, and its authorized representative shall employ, for each duty set out in column 1 of the table to this subsection, one person who holds the certificate or endorsement set out in column 2.

    TABLE

    Endorsements and Certificates — Tankers

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    DutyCertificate or Endorsement
    1Specific duties in an oil transfer operation on an oil tankerOil and Chemical Tanker Familiarization certificate or endorsement
    2Specific duties in a chemical transfer operation on a chemical tankerOil and Chemical Tanker Familiarization certificate or endorsement
    3Specific duties in a liquefied gas transfer operation on a liquefied gas tankerLiquefied Gas Tanker Familiarization certificate or endorsement
    4In charge of an oil transfer operation on an oil tankerSpecialized Oil Tanker Training endorsement
    5In charge of a chemical transfer operation on a chemical tankerSpecialized Chemical Tanker Training endorsement
    6In charge of a liquefied gas transfer operation on a liquefied gas tankerSpecialized Liquefied Gas Tanker Training endorsement
    7Assistant to the person performing the duties set out in item 1, 2, 4 or 5Oil and Chemical Tanker Familiarization certificate or endorsement
    8Assistant to the person performing the duties set out in item 3 or 6Liquefied Gas Tanker Familiarization certificate or endorsement
    9In charge of an oil transfer operation or an operation involving the transfer of an oily mixture in waters north of 60° N on board an unmanned vesselSupervisor of an Oil Transfer Operation in Arctic Waters (North of 60° N) certificate, or a Master or Mate certificate with a Specialized Oil Tanker Training endorsement
    10In charge of an oil transfer operation or an operation involving the transfer of an oily mixture other than an operation referred to in item 9 on board an unmanned vesselSupervisor of an Oil Transfer Operation certificate, or a Master or Mate certificate with a Specialized Oil Tanker Training endorsement
    11In charge of a chemical transfer operation or an operation involving the transfer of a chemical mixture on board an unmanned vesselSupervisor of a Chemical Transfer Operation certificate, or a Master or Mate certificate with a Specialized Chemical Tanker Training endorsement
    12In charge of a liquefied gas transfer operation on board an unmanned vesselSupervisor of a Liquefied Gas Transfer Operation certificate, or a Master or Mate certificate with a Specialized Liquefied Gas Tanker Training endorsement
  • (3) If the tanker uses an inert gas system or a crude oil washing system,

    • (a) the persons who have responsibilities in respect of the operation of those systems shall

      • (i) hold a training certificate indicating that they have successfully completed training on inert gas systems or crude oil washing systems or both depending on which systems the tanker is equipped with, or have at least one year’s experience on tankers performing duties that include the discharge of cargo and associated inert gas system or crude oil washing operations, depending on which systems the tanker is equipped with, and

      • (ii) in the case of an oil tanker, have participated in at least two crude oil washing operations, one of which was on board the oil tanker on which they are required to undertake the responsibility of cargo discharge, or on board a similarly equipped oil tanker; and

    • (b) if the tanker is an oil tanker, the other persons assigned tasks referred to in the vessel’s operations and equipment manual, which manual shall comply with Regulation 13B(5) of Annex I to the Pollution Convention, shall have

      • (i) acquired at least 6 months of experience on one or more tankers where they have been involved in cargo discharge operations, and

      • (ii) received on-board training in the operation of the tankers’ inert gas system and crude oil washing system.

Endorsements and Certificates — Passenger-carrying Vessels

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3), in the case of a ro-ro vessel that carries more than 12 passengers, is more than 500 gross tonnage and is engaged on a voyage other than a sheltered waters voyage, every master, chief mate, chief engineer, second engineer and, if assigned one of the following duties, other persons employed on that vessel shall hold a Specialized Passenger Safety Management (Ro-Ro Vessels) certificate or endorsement:

    • (a) loading, discharging or securing cargo;

    • (b) closing hull openings;

    • (c) ensuring passenger safety in emergency situations; and

    • (d) assisting in embarking or disembarking passengers.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), every person, other than the persons referred to in subsection (1), employed on board a ro-ro vessel of more than 500 gross tonnage that carries more than 12 passengers and that is engaged on a voyage other than a sheltered waters voyage shall hold a Passenger Safety Management certificate or endorsement if their assigned duties include any of the following:

    • (a) assisting passengers in emergency situations;

    • (b) providing direct service to passengers in passenger spaces; or

    • (c) assisting in embarking or disembarking passengers.

  • (3) Subsections (1) and (2) apply in respect of a vessel that is not a Safety Convention vessel, beginning on November 7, 2011.

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), each master, officer and other member of the complement assigned specific duties on the muster list of a vessel of more than 500 gross tonnage that carries more than 12 passengers, that is engaged on a voyage other than a sheltered waters voyage and that is not a ro-ro vessel, shall hold a Passenger Safety Management certificate or endorsement if their assigned duties include any of the following:

    • (a) assisting passengers in emergency situations;

    • (b) providing direct service to passengers in passenger spaces; or

    • (c) assisting in embarking or disembarking passengers.

  • (2) Subsection (1) applies in respect of a vessel that is not a Safety Convention vessel, beginning on November 7, 2011.

DIVISION 3Mobile Offshore Units

Training and Familiarization

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the offshore installation manager shall ensure that visitors and personnel not directly employed on board the MOU or regularly assigned on board the MOU, who are on board for a short period and who have no tasks in relation to the normal operations of the unit shall receive offshore orientation or familiarization training, as well as instruction in personal survival techniques and workplace safety that ensure that personnel know of the MOU’s organizational structure and chain of command and are able to

    • (a) communicate with other persons on board regarding basic safety matters and understand safety information symbols, signs and alarm signals, especially with respect to knowing what to do if

      • (i) a person falls overboard,

      • (ii) fire, smoke or hydrogen sulphide is detected, or

      • (iii) the fire, abandon ship or toxic gas alarm or other general alarm is sounded;

    • (b) locate and don a lifejacket and, if provided on board, an immersion suit;

    • (c) identify muster and embarkation stations and emergency escape routes;

    • (d) raise the alarm and properly use a portable fire extinguisher;

    • (e) take immediate action on encountering an accident or a medical emergency on board;

    • (f) close and open the fire, weathertight and watertight doors fitted on the MOU, other than those for hull openings; and

    • (g) follow the MOU’s safe work practices in accordance with the Canada Labour Code and respect the permit-to-work system applicable on board the MOU.

  • (2) The orientation or training as well as the instruction referred to in paragraphs (1)(d) to (g) may be reduced in scope or omitted in the case of persons not staying on board the MOU overnight, but only if those persons are accompanied while on board by a person referred to in section 232 or 233.

  •  (1) The offshore installation manager shall ensure that personnel without designated responsibility for the safety and survival of others receive

    • (a) the orientation or training as well as the instructions set out in section 231;

    • (b) hydrogen sulphide training, if there is a possibility that substance will be found on the MOU;

    • (c) training on workplace hazardous materials information systems (WHMIS); and

    • (d) before acquiring 1 month of service on board the MOU, basic training in

      • (i) proficiency in personal survival techniques,

      • (ii) fire prevention and fire fighting,

      • (iii) personal safety,

      • (iv) familiarization and orientation on the general arrangement of the MOU,

      • (v) operating systems of the MOU,

      • (vi) equipment and procedures on board the MOU,

      • (vii) the organizational structure on board the MOU,

      • (viii) safety philosophy and contingency plans on board the MOU,

      • (ix) alarm procedures for emergency situations on board the MOU, and

      • (x) the critical need to bring any abnormal situation on board the MOU to the attention of a responsible person.

  • (2) The training referred to in paragraph (1)(d) shall be administered by a crew member having the pertinent specialized training set out in section 233.

  • (3) The authorized representative of an MOU shall ensure that a record of training is kept, and is presented on request for inspection by a marine safety inspector, to allow the inspector to ensure that all personnel without designated responsibility for the safety and survival of others have achieved the required standard of competence within the five preceding years.

 
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