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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 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) (continued)

[
  • SOR/2023-257, s. 504
]

 A Class IV ship shall carry

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

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

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2004-26, s. 19

 A Class IV ship shall carry

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

  • (b) [Repealed, SOR/2023-257, s. 461]

  • (c) [Repealed, SOR/2023-257, s. 461]

  • (d) 12 pyrotechnic distress signals, of which six are rocket parachute flares;

  • (e) 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

  • (f) means of embarkation into survival craft.

 A Class IV 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. 20

 Instead of complying with sections 61 to 65, a ship may comply with sections 66 to 71 if it

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

  • (b) engages only on home-trade voyages, Class IV, or minor waters voyages, Class II, or both, as those voyages are defined in subsections 4(4) and 6(2) of the Home-Trade, Inland and Minor Waters Voyages Regulations; and

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

Class V Ships(Ships that are over five tons gross tonnage, are not Safety Convention ships and are certified to carry more than 12 passengers on sheltered waters voyages)

[
  • SOR/2023-257, s. 500
]
  •  (1) A Class V ship shall carry

    • (a) enough life rafts or inflatable rescue platforms to accommodate the complement; and

    • (b) unless the ship has a freeboard of less than 1.5 m or is fitted with a boarding platform, one emergency boat.

  • (2) If a ship navigates in waters the temperature of which is 15°C or more, the requirement in respect of the accommodation capacity of the life rafts or inflatable rescue platforms that is referred to in paragraph (1)(a) or 67(b) may be met by counting not more than 33.33 per cent of the complement of the life raft or inflatable rescue platform as being in the water, holding on to the life raft or inflatable rescue platform.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2006-256, s. 4
  • SOR/2013-235, s. 4

 A Class V ship that navigates in waters the temperature of which is 15°C or more may carry, instead of the survival craft referred to in subsection 66(1),

  • (a) one lifebuoy for every four members of the complement if the ship navigates

    • (i) within 150 m of shore, or

    • (ii) in a depth of water not exceeding 1.5 m; or

  • (b) enough buoyant apparatus to accommodate not more than 40 per cent of the complement of the ship and enough life rafts or inflatable rescue platforms to accommodate that portion of the complement not accommodated by the buoyant apparatus.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2001-179, s. 30
  • SOR/2006-256, s. 5
  •  (1) A Class V 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 50 m422
    250 m or over622
  • (2) Notwithstanding the requirements of subsection (1), a Class V ship shall carry at least one lifebuoy on each side of each passenger deck.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

 A Class V ship shall carry

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

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

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2004-26, s. 21

 A Class V ship that carries survival craft shall carry

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

  • (b) [Repealed, SOR/2023-257, s. 463]

  • (c) six pyrotechnic distress signals, of which three are rocket parachute flares;

  • (d) 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

  • (e) means of embarkation into survival craft.

 A Class V 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. 22

Class VI Ships(Ships that are not over five tons gross tonnage and that are certified to carry more than 12 passengers)

  •  (1) A Class VI ship shall carry

    • (a) where the ship is engaged on a sheltered waters voyage, enough life rafts or inflatable rescue platforms to accommodate the complement; and

    • (b) where the ship is engaged on any other voyage, enough life rafts to accommodate the complement.

  • (2) If a ship navigates in waters the temperature of which is 15°C or more, the requirement in respect of the accommodation capacity of the life rafts or inflatable rescue platforms that is referred to in paragraph (1)(a) or 3(b) may be met by counting not more than 33.33 per cent of the complement of the life raft or inflatable rescue platform as being in the water, holding on to the life raft or inflatable rescue platform.

  • (3) A Class VI ship that navigates in waters the temperature of which is 15°C or more may carry, instead of the survival craft referred to in paragraph (1)(a),

    • (a) one lifebuoy for every four members of the complement if the ship operates

      • (i) within 150 m of shore, or

      • (ii) in a depth of water not exceeding 1.5 m; or

    • (b) enough buoyant apparatus to accommodate not more than 40 per cent of the complement of the ship and enough life rafts or inflatable rescue platforms to accommodate that portion of the complement not accommodated by the buoyant apparatus.

 A Class VI ship shall carry

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

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

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2004-26, s. 23

 A Class VI ship that carries survival craft shall carry

  • (a) for each life raft and each inflatable rescue platform,

    • (i) where the ship is engaged on a voyage beyond the limits of a near coastal voyage, Class 2, a SOLAS A pack as set out in the LSA Code, or

    • (ii) in any other case, a SOLAS B pack as set out in the LSA Code;

  • (b) six pyrotechnic distress signals, of which three are rocket parachute flares; and

  • (c) at least one lifebuoy on each side of each passenger deck, of which one on each deck is fitted with a buoyant lifeline.

  • (d) and (e) [Repealed, SOR/2001-179, s. 32]

 A Class VI ship shall be provided with signs that indicate the location of life saving equipment that is not stowed in plain view.

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2001-179, s. 33

Class VII Ships(Ships that are over five tons gross tonnage, are certified to carry passengers, are not self-propelled and are towed or pushed by a ship or operated by a cable)

  •  (1) A Class VII ship shall carry

    • (a) where the ship is engaged on a sheltered waters voyage, enough life rafts or inflatable rescue platforms to accommodate the complement; and

    • (b) where the ship is engaged on any other voyage, enough life rafts to accommodate the complement.

  • (2) If a ship navigates in waters the temperature of which is 15°C or more, the requirement in respect of the accommodation capacity referred to in paragraph (1)(a) or (3)(b) may be met by counting not more than 33.33 per cent of the complement of the life raft or inflatable rescue platform as being in the water, holding on to the life raft or inflatable rescue platform.

  • (3) A Class VII ship that navigates in waters the temperature of which is 15°C or more may carry, instead of the survival craft referred to in paragraph (1)(a),

    • (a) one lifebuoy for every four members of the complement if the ship navigates

      • (i) within 150 m of shore, or

      • (ii) in a depth of water not exceeding 1.5 m; or

    • (b) enough buoyant apparatus to accommodate not more than 40 per cent of the complement of the ship and enough life rafts or inflatable rescue platforms to accommodate that portion of the complement not accommodated by the buoyant apparatus.

  • (4) A Class VII ship shall have an emergency boat that is carried on board or towed.

 A Class VII 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 and III of that item.

TABLE

Column IColumn IIColumn III
ItemLength of ShipLifebuoysBuoyant Lifelines
1Under 25 m22
225 m or over but under 50 m42
350 m or over62
  • SOR/96-218, s. 34

 A Class VII ship shall carry

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

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

  • SOR/96-218, s. 34
  • SOR/2004-26, s. 24

 A Class VII ship shall carry

  • (a) for each life raft and each inflatable rescue platform,

    • (i) where the ship is engaged on a voyage beyond the limits of a near coastal voyage, Class 2, a SOLAS A pack as set out in the LSA Code, or

    • (ii) in any other case, a SOLAS B pack as set out in the LSA Code;

  • (b) [Repealed, SOR/2023-257, s. 465]

  • (c) six hand flares;

  • (d) 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

  • (e) means of embarkation into survival craft.

 

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