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Fishing Vessel Safety Regulations

Version of section 36 from 2006-03-22 to 2017-07-12:

  •  (1) Every fire extinguisher required by these Regulations shall be of a type approved by

    • (a) the Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada;

    • (b) the Department of Trade and Industry of Great Britain;

    • (c) the United States Coast Guard; or

    • (d) the Board.

  • (2) For the purposes of section 35, a carbon dioxide or dry chemical fire extinguisher is equivalent to a foam fire extinguisher if it has the capacity set out opposite the foam fire extinguisher capacity in the table to this subsection.


    ItemFoamCO2Dry Chemical
  • (3) Fire extinguishers required by these Regulations shall, where possible, be stowed near the entrance to the space where they are intended to be used.

  • (4) Fire extinguishers in which the extinguishing medium is stored under pressure shall not be located in any crew living quarters on a fishing vessel.

  • (5) Every fire extinguisher provided in compliance with these Regulations shall be kept fully charged at all times; carbon dioxide gas in steel bottles shall be renewed whenever the loss of gas exceeds 10 per cent of the original charge as stamped on the bottle.

  • (6) Notwithstanding anything contained in these Regulations, the use of a vaporizing liquid fire extinguisher is prohibited, except that in radio rooms and at switchboards such an extinguisher may be used if it contains not more than 1.136 L of vapourizing liquid and is used in addition to the other extinguishers required by these Regulations.

  • (7) Fire extinguishers containing chlorobromomethane may be accepted as the equivalent of carbon tetrachloride fire extinguishers if they comply with the requirements of subsections (6) and (8).

  • (8) A notice shall be posted on or adjacent to any carbon tetrachloride fire extinguisher indicating that if the extinguisher is used for extinguishing fire in a confined space dangerous fumes will be given off which must not be inhaled.

  • SOR/95-372, s. 7(E)

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