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Fishing Vessel Safety Regulations

Version of section 29 from 2006-03-22 to 2017-07-12:

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (8), an inclining experiment shall be conducted in the presence of and to the satisfaction of an inspector in respect of every fishing vessel on completion or near completion of

    • (a) its construction;

    • (b) its registration as a Canadian ship;

    • (c) its conversion to herring or capelin fishing; or

    • (d) its modification as described in paragraph 5(3)(d).

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), the results obtained from the inclining experiment referred to in subsection (1) in respect of a fishing vessel shall be developed to indicate the stability of the vessel under the following conditions:

    • (a) lightship;

    • (b) port departure;

    • (c) arrival at fishing grounds;

    • (d) half load;

    • (e) full load;

    • (f) worst operating condition affecting the stability;

    • (g) worst operating with accumulated ice on topsides and rigging; and

    • (h) port, after discharge of cargo with 10 per cent fuel, fresh water and stores remaining and accumulated ice on topsides and rigging.

  • (3) The results obtained from the inclining experiment referred to in subsection (1) are not required to be developed to indicate the stability of a fishing vessel under conditions specified in paragraphs (2)(g) and (h) unless the vessel is to be operated in or transferred to any of the waters where vessels are subject to icing as set out in Schedule VI.

  • (4) For the purposes of subsection (2), an allowance shall be made if fish are stowed elsewhere than in the hold of a fishing vessel.

  • (5) For the purposes of paragraphs (2)(g) and (h), accumulated ice shall be regarded as weighing

    • (a) 54 kg/m2 of the total deck area, including the superstructure and deckhouse tops that are exposed to the weather;

    • (b) 37 kg/m2 of the area exposed to the weather in the case of the superstructure and deckhouse fronts, and the deckhouse sides and bulwarks including the area of the deckhouse sides and bulwarks on both sides of the vessel except that only the inboard surfaces shall be included in computing the bulwark areas;

    • (c) 78 kg/m2 of the area taking into consideration overall block dimensions, in the case of the guardrails and stanchions, hatch coamings, companionways and ship fittings exposed to the weather; and

    • (d) 48 kg per running metre in the case of rigging, masts, derricks and similar high objects measured to a height of 6.1 m above the main weather deck.

  • (6) For the purposes of paragraphs (2)(g) and (h), the position of the vertical centre of gravity of accumulated ice shall be determined using the masses calculated in accordance with subsection (5).

  • (6.1) [Repealed, SOR/79-905, s. 3]

  • (7) The owner of every fishing vessel shall ensure that a booklet is placed on board the vessel for the information of the master, which booklet shall

    • (a) indicate the stability characteristics of the vessel;

    • (b) contain appropriate information relative to loading under each of the conditions specified in subsection (2) for which results obtained from the inclining experiment have been developed; and

    • (c) consist of sheets for each condition specified in subsection (2), for which the results obtained from the inclining experiment have been developed, which sheets shall be similar to those shown in Schedule V.

  • (8) An inspector may dispense with the inclining experiment required by this section in respect of a fishing vessel, if,

    • (a) the requirements of this section have been met in respect of a sister vessel;

    • (b) the builder or owner thereof has supplied a letter certifying that the vessel and the sister vessel are identical in all respects; and

    • (c) the inspector has verified that the lightship displacement of the vessel is, as far as possible, the same as that of the sister vessel.

  • SOR/78-496, s. 1(F)
  • SOR/78-919, s. 2
  • SOR/79-905, s. 3
  • SOR/82-299, s. 2
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