Fishing Vessel Safety Regulations
12.3 (1) Every space on a fishing vessel in which machinery is located shall be ventilated so that in all weather conditions where the engines and other fuel-burning appliances are operating at full power, an adequate supply of air is maintained to ensure the safety and comfort of the crew and the operation of the engines and appliances.
(2) A mechanical ventilation system shall be installed on a fishing vessel in accordance with subsection (3) in
(a) every space that is below deck and in which a gasoline-fuelled engine is located; and
(b) every other space, including bilges, in which gasoline fuel vapours may collect and may not readily dissipate.
(3) The mechanical ventilation system referred to in subsection (2) shall meet the following requirements:
(a) the system shall include both inlet and exhaust ducts;
(b) the exhaust duct opening shall be located in a low position in the space that permits the most efficient ventilation;
(c) the exhaust duct outlet shall lead to a location on the open deck where fumes may safely dissipate;
(d) the fan in the exhaust duct shall be spark proof; and
(e) where the fan motor is located in an area where ignitable vapours may be generated or collect, the fan motor shall be spark proof.
- SOR/89-283, s. 4
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