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Life Saving Equipment Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1436)

Regulations are current to 2024-05-01 and last amended on 2023-12-20. Previous Versions

PART IIEquipment to Be Carried by New Ships (continued)

Class II Ships(Ships that are over five tons gross tonnage and are (i) Safety Convention ships that are certified to carry more than 12 passengers on short international voyages, or (ii) ships that are not Safety Convention ships and that are certified to carry more than 12 passengers on near coastal voyages, Class 1, limited to 120 nautical miles from shore) (continued)

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  • SOR/2023-257, s. 499
]

 A Class II ship within the length range set out in column I of an item of the table to this section shall carry the supply of equipment set out in columns II to V of that item.

TABLE

Column IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IVColumn V
ItemLength of ShipLifebuoysSelf-igniting LightsSelf-activating Smoke SignalsBuoyant Lifelines
1Under 60 m8622
260 m or over but under 120 m12622
3120 m or over but under 180 m18922
4180 m or over but under 240 m241222
5240 m or over301522
  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

 A Class II ship shall carry

  • (a) one lifejacket for each member of the complement; and

  • (b) the following supply of lifejackets:

    • (i) enough conspicuously stowed on deck for 5 per cent of the complement,

    • (ii) enough that are suitable for children for at least 10 per cent of the complement or one for each child on board, whichever is greater,

    • (iii) enough for persons on watch, and

    • (iv) enough at locations that are remote from muster and embarkation stations for all of the persons likely to be there.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2004-26, s. 15

 A Class II ship shall carry

  • (a) three survival craft VHF radiotelephone apparatus stowed so that they are readily accessible for immediate use, unless the ship is less than 20 m in length and engaged on a voyage that does not go beyond the Gulf of St. Lawrence;

  • (b) a marine anti-exposure work suit for each member of the rescue boat crew;

  • (c) for each life raft,

    • (i) if the ship is engaged on a near coastal voyage, Class 1, limited to 120 nautical miles from shore, a SOLAS A pack as set out in the LSA Code, and

    • (ii) if the ship is engaged on a short international voyage that is not a sheltered waters voyage, a SOLAS B pack as set out in the LSA Code;

  • (d) [Repealed, SOR/2023-257, s. 458]

  • (e) [Repealed, SOR/2023-257, s. 458]

  • (f) a line-throwing appliance;

  • (g) 12 rocket parachute flares;

  • (h) one portable battery-powered loud hailer located at each muster station where

    • (i) more than 100 persons are to be mustered, or

    • (ii) a marine evacuation system is used; and

  • (i) means of embarkation into survival craft.

 A Class II ship that is a Safety Convention ship or is 20 m or over in length and engaged on a voyage beyond the VHF coverage area or sea area A1 shall carry two SARTs stowed so that they are readily accessible for immediate use and for placing in the two survival craft that are launched first.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2000-261, s. 16

 A Class II ship shall be provided with signs that indicate

  • (a) the location of

    • (i) survival craft and their launching devices,

    • (i.1) lifejackets and lifejackets suitable for children,

    • (ii) muster stations, and

    • (iii) embarkation stations; and

  • (b) directions to the muster and embarkation stations.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2004-26, s. 16

Class III Ships(Ships that are over five tons gross tonnage, are not Safety Convention ships and are certified to carry more than 12 passengers on near coastal voyages, Class 2, or inland voyages)

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  • SOR/2023-257, s. 501
]

 Subject to section 53, a Class III ship shall carry on each side of the ship

  • (a) enough life rafts to accommodate at least 60 per cent of the complement; and

  • (b) one rescue boat under launching devices.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

 A Class III ship that is under 85 m in length may carry, instead of the survival craft referred to in section 52,

  • (a) on each side of the ship, enough life rafts to accommodate at least 50 per cent of the complement; and

  • (b) at least one rescue boat under launching devices.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

 A Class III ship shall carry enough rescue boats to ensure that, in providing for abandonment by the complement, each rescue boat need not marshal more than nine life rafts.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

 The requirements of paragraphs 52(a) and 53(a) may be met by the carriage of lifeboats, or a combination of lifeboats and life rafts, if the required survival craft accommodation capacity is maintained.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

 Every life raft on a Class III ship shall be stowed

  • (a) with its painter permanently attached to the ship;

  • (b) fitted with a float-free device;

  • (c) so that it can be launched by one or two persons; and

  • (d) if it is inflatable, so that it inflates automatically if the ship sinks.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  •  (1) A Class III ship within the length range set out in column I of an item of the table to this subsection shall carry the supply of equipment set out in columns II to IV of that item.

    TABLE

    Column IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IV
    ItemLength of ShipLifebuoysSelf-igniting LightsBuoyant Lifelines
    1Under 25 m211
    225 m or over but under 50 m422
    350 m or over but under 85 m632
    485 m or over842
  • (2) Notwithstanding the requirements of subsection (1), a Class III ship shall carry at least one lifebuoy on each side of each passenger deck.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

 A Class III ship shall carry

  • (a) one lifejacket for each member of the complement; and

  • (b) the following supply of lifejackets:

    • (i) enough conspicuously stowed on deck for 5 per cent of the complement,

    • (ii) enough that are suitable for children for at least 10 per cent of the complement or one for each child on board, whichever is greater,

    • (iii) enough for persons on watch, and

    • (iv) enough at locations that are remote from muster and embarkation stations for all of the persons likely to be there.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2004-26, s. 17

 A Class III ship shall carry

  • (a) a marine anti-exposure work suit for each member of the rescue boat crew;

  • (b) for each life raft, a SOLAS B pack as set out in the LSA Code;

  • (c) [Repealed, SOR/2023-257, s. 459]

  • (d) [Repealed, SOR/2023-257, s. 459]

  • (e) if the ship is 85 m or over in length, a line-throwing appliance;

  • (f) 12 pyrotechnic distress signals, of which six are rocket parachute flares and six are rocket parachute or hand flares;

  • (g) one portable battery-powered loud hailer located at each muster station where

    • (i) more than 100 persons are to be mustered, or

    • (ii) a marine evacuation system is used;

  • (h) means of embarkation into survival craft; and

  • (i) if the ship is 20 m or over in length and engaged on a near coastal voyage, Class 2, three survival craft VHF radiotelephone apparatus stowed so that they are readily accessible for immediate use.

 A Class III ship shall be provided with signs that indicate

  • (a) the location of

    • (i) survival craft and their launching devices,

    • (i.1) lifejackets and lifejackets suitable for children,

    • (ii) muster stations, and

    • (iii) embarkation stations; and

  • (b) directions to the muster and embarkation stations.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2004-26, s. 18

 Instead of complying with sections 52 to 60, a ship may comply with sections 61 to 65 if it

  • (a) was a Class IV ship and a new ship on the day before the day on which subsection 148(4) comes into force;

  • (b) engages only on inland voyages, Class II, or minor waters voyages, Class I, or both, as those voyages are defined in subsections 5(2) and 6(1) of the Home-Trade, Inland and Minor Waters Voyages Regulations; and

  • (c) does not change its area of operation or equipment.

Class IV Ships(Ships that are over five tons gross tonnage, are not Safety Convention ships and are certified to carry more than 12 passengers on inland voyages, limited to 25 nautical miles from shore, or near coastal voyages, Class 2, limited to five nautical miles from shore)

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  • SOR/2023-257, s. 504
]
  •  (1) A Class IV ship shall carry

    • (a) enough life rafts to accommodate the complement; and

    • (b) one emergency boat.

  • (2) The accommodation capacity of one emergency boat may be included in the calculation under paragraph (1)(a) to reduce the number of life rafts required.

  • (3) The requirements of subsection (1) may be met by the carriage of lifeboats, or a combination of lifeboats and life rafts, if the required survival craft accommodation capacity is maintained.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  •  (1) A Class IV ship within the length range set out in column I of an item of the table to this subsection shall carry the supply of equipment set out in columns II to IV of that item.

    TABLE

    Column IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IV
    ItemLength of ShipLifebuoysSelf-igniting LightsBuoyant Lifelines
    1Under 25 m211
    225 m or over but under 50 m422
    350 m or over but under 85 m632
    485 m or over842
  • (2) Notwithstanding the requirements of subsection (1), a Class IV ship shall carry at least one lifebuoy on each side of each passenger deck.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
 

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