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Fishing Vessel Safety Regulations

Version of section 3.28 from 2017-07-13 to 2020-10-05:


Marginal note:Requirement to carry on board

  •  (1) A fishing vessel that is engaged on a voyage set out in column 1 of the table to this subsection, and that has a hull length set out in column 2, shall carry on board the life-saving appliances set out in column 3.

    TABLE

    Column 1Column 2Column 3
    ItemVoyageHull LengthOther Life-saving Appliances
    1UnlimitedAny length
    • (a) two or more SOLAS life rafts or reduced capacity life rafts with a total capacity that is sufficient to carry, on each side of the vessel, the number of persons on board;

    • (b) one recovery boat; and

    • (c) an immersion suit of an appropriate size for each person on board

    2Near coastal voyage, class 1Any length
    • (a) one or more SOLAS life rafts or reduced capacity life rafts with total a capacity that is sufficient to carry the number of persons on board; and

    • (b) an immersion suit of an appropriate size for each person on board

    3Near coastal voyage, class 2More than 12 m
    • (a) one or more life rafts, or a combination of life rafts and recovery boats, with a total capacity that is sufficient to carry the number of persons on board;

    • (b) an EPIRB, unless the vessel is carrying on board an EPIRB required by the Ship Station (Radio) Regulations, 1999; and

    • (c) if the water temperature is less than 15°C, an immersion suit or an anti-exposure work suit of an appropriate size for each person on board

    4Near coastal voyage, class 2Not more than 12 m
    • (a) one or more life rafts, or a combination of life rafts and recovery boats, with a total capacity that is sufficient to carry the number of persons on board; or

    • (b) the following equipment:

      • (i) an EPIRB or a means of two-way radio communication, unless the vessel is carrying on board an EPIRB required by the Ship Station (Radio) Regulations, 1999, and

      • (ii) if the water temperature is less than 15°C, an immersion suit or an anti-exposure work suit of an appropriate size for each person on board

    5Sheltered waters voyage or near coastal voyage, class 2, restricted to 2 nautical milesAny length
    • (a) one or more life rafts or recovery boats with a total capacity that is sufficient to carry the number of the persons on board; or

    • (b) the following equipment:

      • (i) an EPIRB or a means of two-way radio communication, unless the vessel is carrying on board an EPIRB required by the Ship Station (Radio) Regulations, 1999, and

      • (ii) if the water temperature is less than 15°C, an immersion suit or an anti-exposure work suit of an appropriate size for each person on board

  • Marginal note:Appliances or written procedures

    (2) Instead of carrying on board the appliances referred to in subparagraph 5(b)(ii) of the table to subsection (1), a fishing vessel engaged on a sheltered waters voyage may carry on board appliances or written procedures, or a combination of both, for protecting all persons on board from the effects of hypothermia or cold shock resulting from swamping, capsizing or falling overboard.

  • Marginal note:Substitute for recovery boat

    (3) A fishing vessel referred in subsection (1) is not required to carry on board a recovery boat if the vessel carries on board an emergency boat, a rescue boat, or a seine skiff that is ordinarily used in the fishing vessel’s fishing operations.

  • SOR/2016-163, s. 2
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