23. (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall refuel equipment
(a) in the hold of a ship;
(b) when its engine is running; or
(c) when there is any source of ignition in the vicinity of the equipment.
(2) Equipment in a hold or an enclosed space of a ship may be refuelled if
(a) only those persons engaged in the refuelling are in the hold or space;
(b) one person in attendance has a suitable fire extinguisher ready for use;
(c) only the minimum quantity of fuel needed to operate each unit is taken into the hold or space at one time;
(d) in the case of liquefied gas, refuelling of the equipment is to be achieved only by the replacement of spent cylinders; and
(e) fuel is not transferred into containers other than the fuel tank.
24. Powered mobile equipment shall be fitted with
(a) an effective audible warning device; and
(b) sufficient lights to maintain safe working conditions when operated in darkness or a dimly lighted working area.
HOLDS, TANKS AND OTHER COMPARTMENTS
25. (1) When not in use, every hatch or other opening that leads to a hold, tank or other compartment exceeding 1.5 m in depth shall be securely covered or fenced to a height of 900 mm unless the opening is fitted with a coaming of not less than 760 mm in height.
(2) Every opening in a deck or tank top that leads to a hold, tank or other compartment not exceeding 1.5 m in depth shall be covered, fenced or marked in such manner as necessary to prevent loss of life or injury to persons.
- SOR/79-632, s. 1.
26. (1) Hatch beams, covers and plugs shall be permanently marked to indicate the deck, hatch and hatch section to which they belong, unless the interchangeability of the beams, covers or plugs makes the application of such markings unnecessary.
(2) Where a hatch beam, cover or plug is marked as required by subsection (1), it shall only be fitted in the deck, hatch and hatch section as indicated by the markings thereon.
27. (1) When a hatch beam, cover or plug is removed from a hatch it shall be placed clear of all working areas and securely stowed.
(2) Any hatch beam, cover or plug that cannot be securely stowed between decks shall be taken to the upper deck, placed clear of all working areas and securely stowed.
28. Any person who is between decks shall stand clear of an overhead opening when a hatch beam, cover or plug is being removed or replaced at the hatch.
29. A tarpaulin or similar hatch covering shall not be spread over a hatch opening unless all hatch beams, covers and plugs for the hatch are securely fitted in place.
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