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Fishing Vessel Safety Regulations

Version of section 46 from 2006-03-22 to 2017-07-12:

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), every fishing vessel shall be inspected once every four years as follows:

    • (a) air receivers shall be tested by hydraulic pressure to 1 1/2 times the working pressure but the inspector may waive that test if the air receiver has a manhole or other opening that permits a thorough examination of the interior and he is satisfied that it is in a safe and sound condition;

    • (b) an engine trial shall be held and if the engine is found in good operating condition the inspector may accept it without opening it up for inspection, but where the running trial is not to the satisfaction of the inspector he may require that the engine, or any part thereof, be opened up for inspection;

    • (c) when the engine is opened up for overhaul, the owner shall notify the inspector so the inspector may have an opportunity to examine the engine;

    • (d) the hull shall be examined inside and out by the inspector while the vessel is in dry dock or while it is beached;

    • (e) fire and bilge pumps shall be tested by trial and overhauled if necessary;

    • (f) the rudder shall be examined in place, the weardown of the tailshaft measured and all sea connections opened up for inspection;

    • (g) all life-saving, fire-extinguishing and navigating equipment shall be inspected;

    • (g.1) the electrical equipment, installations and appliances on a fishing vessel shall be inspected in accordance with TP 127 as it reads on the day on which the inspection is made;

    • (h) tailshafts shall be inspected in accordance with section 47; and

    • (i) air compressor relief valves and air receiver relief valves shall be set to blow off at the assigned working pressure.

  • (2) The periodic inspection required by paragraph (1)(a) in respect of a new air receiver shall commence eight years after the date of the first inspection of the air receiver.

  • SOR/81-199, s. 4
  • SOR/96-217, s. 5

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