Small Vessel Regulations
411 (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.
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