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

Regulations are current to 2024-02-06 and last amended on 2023-12-20. Previous Versions

PART IEquipment to Be Carried by Existing Ships (continued)

Class X Ships(Ships that are over 15 tons gross tonnage, are not Safety Convention ships and are not certified to carry passengers, or are certified to carry 12 or fewer passengers, on near coastal voyages, Class 1, limited to 120 nautical miles from shore, near coastal voyages, Class 2, sheltered waters voyages, inland voyages, inland voyages limited to 25 nautical miles from shore, or near coastal voyages, Class 2, limited to five nautical miles from shore)

[
  • SOR/2023-257, s. 452
]

Ships Other Than Tankers

[
  • SOR/96-218, s. 21
]

 Subject to section 27.1, a Class X ship that is engaged on a near coastal voyage, Class 1, limited to 120 nautical miles from shore, other than a tanker, shall carry

  • (a) if the ship is 30.5 m or more in length,

    • (i) on each side thereof, one or more Class 1 lifeboats each of not less than 3.54 m3 capacity, each under davits, and of sufficient aggregate capacity to accommodate the complement,

    • (ii) on each side thereof, one or more Class 1 lifeboats each of not less than 3.54 m3 capacity, each under davits, and one or more life rafts that together with the lifeboats on either side have sufficient capacity to accommodate the complement, the aggregate capacity of the life rafts and lifeboats being sufficient to accommodate double the complement,

    • (iii) on one side thereof, one or more Class 1 lifeboats each of not less than 3.54 m3 capacity, each under davits, and one or more life rafts that together with the lifeboats have sufficient capacity to accommodate double the complement, the life rafts alone being capable of accommodating the complement, or

    • (iv) in addition to two or more equal-sized life rafts, a Class 2 lifeboat or approved boat that has a capacity of not less than 3.54 m3 and a means of launching, the aggregate capacity of those survival craft being sufficient to accommodate 200 per cent of the complement;

  • (b) if such ship is over 18.3 m but under 30.5 m in length, either

    • (i) on each side one or more Class 1 lifeboats, each of at least 2.12 m3 capacity, each under davits and of sufficient aggregate capacity to accommodate the complement,

    • (ii) on each side one or more Class 1 lifeboats, each of at least 2.12 m3 capacity, each under davits, and one or more life rafts that together with the lifeboats on either side have sufficient capacity to accommodate the complement, the aggregate capacity of the life rafts and lifeboats being sufficient to accommodate 1.5 times the complement,

    • (iii) one Class 1 lifeboat of not less than 2.12 m3 capacity, capable of being launched on either side of the ship and of sufficient capacity to accommodate the complement, or

    • (iv) a Class 2 lifeboat or approved boat that has a means of launching and the capacity to accommodate no fewer than four persons, in addition to two or more equal-sized life rafts, the aggregate capacity of those survival craft being sufficient to accommodate 150 per cent of the complement;

  • (c) [Repealed, SOR/96-218, s. 22]

  • (d) if such ship is 18.3 m in length or under,

    • (i) one Class 1 lifeboat of at least 1.61 m3 capacity, capable of being launched on either side of the ship, and of sufficient capacity to accommodate the complement,

    • (ii) a Class 2 lifeboat or suitable boat that has a means of launching and the capacity to accommodate no fewer than four persons, and one or more life rafts, the aggregate capacity of those survival craft being sufficient to accommodate 150 per cent of the complement and that of the life rafts alone being sufficient to accommodate the complement, or

    • (iii) in the case of a ship other than a tug, two or more equal size life rafts of aggregate capacity sufficient to accommodate double the complement;

  • (e) if such ship is a tug, in addition to the other requirements of this section, one or more life rafts with sufficient aggregate capacity to accommodate the complement but any life rafts provided to meet the requirements of paragraph (a), (b) or (d) may be counted toward the requirement of this paragraph; and

  • (f) a Class 1 motor lifeboat of at least 3.54 m3 capacity, under davits that may count towards the lifeboat requirements elsewhere in this section, but this paragraph does not apply to

    • (i) a ship of less than 3,000 tons, gross tonnage, or

    • (ii) a ship that does not go beyond the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

  • (g) to (n) [Repealed, SOR/96-218, s. 22]

  • (2) to (4) [Repealed, SOR/96-218, s. 22]

 Subject to section 27.1, a Class X ship that is engaged on a near coastal voyage, Class 2, other than a tanker, shall carry

  • (a) if such ship is 30.5 m in length or over,

    • (i) on each side thereof, one or more Class 1 lifeboats, each of at least 2.12 m3 capacity, each under davits, and of sufficient aggregate capacity to accommodate the complement,

    • (ii) on each side thereof, one or more Class 1 lifeboats, each of at least 2.12 m3 capacity, each under davits, and one or more life rafts that together with the lifeboats on either side have sufficient capacity to accommodate the complement, the aggregate capacity of the life rafts and lifeboats being sufficient to accommodate 1.5 times the complement, or

    • (iii) in addition to one or more life rafts, a Class 2 lifeboat or approved boat that has a capacity of not less than 2.12 m3 and a means of launching, the aggregate capacity of those survival craft being sufficient to accommodate 150 per cent of the complement and that of the life rafts alone being sufficient to accommodate the complement,

    but where a non-passenger ship carries more than one lifeboat, one lifeboat may be a Class 2 lifeboat;

  • (b) if such ship is over 18.3 m but under 30.5 m in length,

    • (i) on each side one or more Class 1 lifeboats, each of at least 2.12 m3 capacity, each under davits and of sufficient aggregate capacity to accommodate the complement,

    • (ii) on each side one or more Class 1 lifeboats, each of at least 2.12 m3 capacity, each under davits, and one or more life rafts that together with the lifeboats on either side have sufficient capacity to accommodate the complement, the aggregate capacity of the life rafts and lifeboats being sufficient to accommodate 1.5 times the complement,

    • (iii) one Class 1 lifeboat of at least 2.12 m3 capacity, capable of being launched on either side of the ship and of sufficient capacity to accommodate the complement, or

    • (iv) in addition to one or more life rafts, a Class 2 lifeboat or approved boat that has the capacity to accommodate no fewer than four persons, the aggregate capacity of those survival craft being sufficient to accommodate 150 per cent of the complement and that of the life rafts alone being sufficient to accommodate the complement,

    but where a non-passenger ship carries more than one lifeboat, one lifeboat may be Class 2;

  • (c) if such ship is 18.3 m in length or under,

    • (i) one Class 1 lifeboat of at least 1.42 m3 capacity, capable of being launched on either side of the ship and of sufficient capacity to accommodate the complement,

    • (ii) a suitable boat and one or more life rafts, the aggregate capacity of those survival craft being sufficient to accommodate the complement, or

    • (iii) in the case of a ship other than a tug, two or more equal size life rafts of aggregate capacity sufficient to accommodate double the complement; and

  • (d) if such ship is a tug, in addition to the other requirements of this section, one or more life rafts with sufficient aggregate capacity to accommodate the complement, but any life rafts provided to meet the requirements of paragraph (a), (b) or (c) may be counted toward the requirement of this paragraph.

  • (e) to (k) [Repealed, SOR/96-218, s. 24]

  • (2) and (3) [Repealed, SOR/96-218, s. 24]

 Subject to section 27.1, a Class X ship that is engaged on an inland voyage, other than a tanker, shall carry

  • (a) if the ship is 30.5 m in length or over, either

    • (i) on each side thereof, one or more Class 1 lifeboats, each of at least 3.54 m3 capacity, each under davits and of sufficient aggregate capacity to accommodate the complement,

    • (ii) on each side thereof, one or more Class 1 lifeboats, each of at least 3.54 m3 capacity, each under davits, and one or more life rafts that together with the lifeboats on either side have sufficient capacity to accommodate the complement, the aggregate capacity of the life rafts and lifeboats being sufficient to accommodate double the complement, or

    • (iii) in addition to two or more life rafts, a Class 2 lifeboat or approved boat that has a capacity of not less than 3.54 m3 and a means of launching, the aggregate capacity of those survival craft being sufficient to accommodate 200 per cent of the complement and that of the life rafts alone being sufficient to accommodate the complement,

    but where a non-passenger ship carries more than one lifeboat, one lifeboat may be a Class 2 lifeboat;

  • (b) where the distance from any accommodation to the nearest equipment required under paragraph (a) exceeds 91.4 m, one or more life rafts readily available to and sufficient to accommodate all persons housed in such accommodation, but this equipment need not be additional to life rafts already carried in accordance with paragraph (a);

  • (c) if such ship is over 18.3 m but under 30.5 m in length,

    • (i) on each side thereof, one or more Class 1 lifeboats, each of at least 2.12 m3 capacity, each under davits, and of sufficient aggregate capacity to accommodate the complement,

    • (ii) on each side thereof, one or more Class 1 lifeboats, each of at least 2.12 m3 capacity, each under davits, and one or more life rafts that together with the lifeboats on either side have sufficient capacity to accommodate the complement, the aggregate capacity of the life rafts and lifeboats being sufficient to accommodate 1.5 times the complement,

    • (iii) one Class 1 lifeboat of not less than 2.12 m3 capacity, capable of being launched on either side of the ship and of sufficient capacity to accommodate the complement, or

    • (iv) in addition to one or more life rafts, a Class 2 lifeboat or approved boat that has a means of launching and the capacity to accommodate no fewer than four persons, the aggregate capacity of those survival craft being sufficient to accommodate 150 per cent of the complement and that of the life rafts alone being sufficient to accommodate the complement,

    but where a non-passenger ship carries more than one lifeboat, one lifeboat may be Class 2;

  • (d) if such ship is 18.3 m in length or under,

    • (i) one Class 1 lifeboat of at least 1.42 m3 capacity, capable of being launched on either side of the ship and of sufficient capacity to accommodate the complement,

    • (ii) a Class 2 lifeboat or suitable boat that has a capacity of not less than 1.42 m3 and a means of launching and one or more life rafts, the aggregate capacity of those survival craft being sufficient to accommodate the complement, or

    • (iii) in the case of a ship other than a tug, two or more equal size life rafts of aggregate capacity sufficient to accommodate double the complement; and

  • (e) if such ship is a tug, in addition to the other requirements of this section, one or more life rafts with sufficient aggregate capacity to accommodate the complement, but any life rafts provided to meet the requirements of paragraph (a), (c) or (d), may be counted toward the requirement of this paragraph.

  • (f) to (l) [Repealed, SOR/96-218, s. 26]

  • (2) and (3) [Repealed, SOR/96-218, s. 26]

  • SOR/80-685, s. 16
  • SOR/82-952, s. 2(F)
  • SOR/83-500, s. 6
  • SOR/96-218, s. 26
  • SOR/2001-179, s. 20
  • SOR/2023-257, s. 503

 Subject to section 27.1, a Class X ship that is engaged on an inland voyage, limited to 25 nautical miles from shore, or a near coastal voyage, Class 2, limited to five nautical miles from shore, other than a tanker, shall carry

  • (a) if such ship is 30.5 m in length or over,

    • (i) on each side thereof, one or more Class 1 lifeboats, each of at least 2.12 m3 capacity, each under davits and of sufficient aggregate capacity to accommodate the complement,

    • (ii) on each side thereof, one or more Class 1 lifeboats, each of at least 2.12 m3 capacity, each under davits, and one or more life rafts that together with the lifeboats on either side have sufficient capacity to accommodate the complement, the aggregate capacity of the life rafts and lifeboats being sufficient to accommodate 1.5 times the complement, or

    • (iii) in addition to one or more life rafts, a Class 2 lifeboat or approved boat that has a capacity of not less than 2.12 m3 and a means of launching, the aggregate capacity of those survival craft being sufficient to accommodate 150 per cent of the complement and that of the life rafts alone being sufficient to accommodate the complement,

    but where a non-passenger ship carries more than one lifeboat, one lifeboat may be Class 2;

  • (b) where the distance from any accommodation to the nearest equipment required under paragraph (a) exceeds 91.4 m, life rafts readily available to and sufficient to accommodate all persons housed in such accommodation, but this equipment need not be additional to life rafts already carried in accordance with paragraph (a);

  • (c) if such ship is over 18.3 m but under 30.5 m in length,

    • (i) on each side thereof, one or more Class 1 lifeboats, each of at least 2.12 m3 capacity, each under davits and of sufficient aggregate capacity to accommodate the complement,

    • (ii) on each side thereof, one or more Class 1 lifeboats, each of at least 2.12 m3 capacity, each under davits, and one or more life rafts that together with the lifeboats on either side have sufficient capacity to accommodate the complement,

    • (iii) one Class 1 lifeboat of at least 2.12 m3 capacity, capable of being launched on either side of the ship and of sufficient capacity to accommodate the complement, or

    • (iv) in addition to one or more life rafts, a Class 2 lifeboat or approved boat that has a means of launching and the capacity to accommodate no fewer than four persons, the aggregate capacity of those survival craft being sufficient to accommodate the complement,

    but where a non-passenger ship carries more than one lifeboat, one lifeboat may be Class 2;

  • (d) if such ship is 18.3 m in length or under, either

    • (i) one Class 1 lifeboat of at least 1.42 m3 capacity, capable of being launched on either side of the ship and of sufficient capacity to accommodate the complement,

    • (ii) a suitable boat and one or more life rafts, the aggregate capacity of those survival craft being sufficient to accommodate the complement, or

    • (iii) in the case of a ship other than a tug, two or more equal size life rafts of aggregate capacity sufficient to accommodate double the complement; and

  • (e) if such ship is a tug, in addition to the other requirements of this section, one or more life rafts with sufficient aggregate capacity to accommodate the complement, but any life rafts provided to meet the requirements of paragraph (a), (c) or (d) may be counted toward the requirement of this paragraph.

  • (f) to (k) [Repealed, SOR/96-218, s. 28]

  • (2) and (3) [Repealed, SOR/96-218, s. 28]

 Subject to section 27.1, a Class X ship that is engaged on a sheltered waters voyage, other than a tanker, shall carry

  • (a) if such ship is 18.3 m in length or over,

    • (i) one or more Class 2 lifeboats, each of at least 1.42 m3 capacity, each with means of launching and of sufficient aggregate capacity to accommodate the complement,

    • (ii) a Class 2 lifeboat that has a capacity of not less than 1.42 m3 and a means of launching, and one or more life rafts or inflatable rescue platforms, the aggregate capacity of those survival craft being sufficient to accommodate the complement, or

    • (iii) one or more life rafts sufficient for the complement;

  • (b) if such ship is under 18.3 m in length,

    • (i) one or more Class 2 lifeboats, each of at least 1.42 m3 capacity, each with means of launching and of sufficient aggregate capacity to accommodate the complement,

    • (ii) a suitable boat and one or more life rafts or inflatable rescue platforms, the aggregate capacity of those survival craft being sufficient to accommodate the complement or, where the carriage of a suitable boat is impracticable, sufficient life rafts or inflatable rescue platforms to accommodate the complement, or

    • (iii) one or more life rafts sufficient for the complement; and

  • (c) if such ship is a tug with a complement of two or more, in addition to the other requirements of this section, one or more life rafts with sufficient aggregate capacity to accommodate the complement, but any life rafts provided to meet the requirements of paragraph (a) or (b) may be counted toward the requirement of this paragraph.

  • (d) to (g) [Repealed, SOR/96-218, s. 30]

  • (2) and (3) [Repealed, SOR/96-218, s. 30]

 

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