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Vessel Pollution and Dangerous Chemicals Regulations

Version of section 115 from 2012-03-30 to 2013-04-17:


Marginal note:Shipboard incinerators

  •  (1) This section applies in respect of a shipboard incinerator that is installed

    • (a) after December 31, 1999

      • (i) on a Canadian vessel that does not engage only on voyages in waters under Canadian jurisdiction, or

      • (ii) on a foreign vessel; or

    • (b) after May 2, 2007 on a Canadian vessel that engages only on voyages in waters under Canadian jurisdiction.

  • Marginal note:Regulation 16.6.1 of Annex VI to MARPOL

    (2) The authorized representative of a vessel must ensure that every shipboard incinerator installed on the vessel meets the requirements of regulation 16.6.1 of Annex VI to MARPOL.

  • Marginal note:Operating personnel

    (3) The authorized representative of a vessel must ensure that the personnel responsible for the operation of a shipboard incinerator are trained and capable of implementing the guidance provided in the manufacturer’s operating manual.

  • Marginal note:Monitoring

    (4) The master of a vessel must ensure that

    • (a) the combustion flue gas outlet temperature of a shipboard incinerator is monitored at all times; and

    • (b) waste or other matter is not fed into a continuous-feed shipboard incinerator when the temperature is below 850°C.

  • Marginal note:Batch-loaded shipboard incinerators

    (5) The authorized representative of a vessel on which a batch-loaded shipboard incinerator is installed must ensure that it is designed so that the temperature in the combustion chamber reaches 600°C within five minutes after start-up.

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