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Marine Personnel Regulations (SOR/2007-115)

Regulations are current to 2019-08-15 and last amended on 2019-03-04. Previous Versions

PART 2Crewing (continued)

DIVISION 2Canadian Vessels (continued)

Training and Familiarization (continued)

  •  (1) The authorized representative of a vessel shall provide to the master written instructions that, at a minimum, determine the procedures and, if applicable, the policies, within the meaning of those terms in section A-I/14 of the STCW Code, to be followed to ensure that each member of the complement, before being assigned any duty,

    • (a) becomes familiar with

      • (i) the shipboard equipment that are specific to the vessel,

      • (ii) the operational instructions that are specific to the vessel, and

      • (iii) their assigned duties; and

    • (b) can effectively perform their assigned duties when performing duties vital to safety or the prevention or mitigation of pollution.

  • (2) The master shall ensure that

    • (a) in accordance with the procedures and, if applicable, the policies referred to in subsection (1), each member of the vessel’s crew, at the beginning of their employment, is trained on the subject-matter referred to in paragraph (1)(a) and can effectively perform their assigned duties when performing duties vital to safety or the prevention or mitigation of pollution, and that thereafter the member’s knowledge is maintained up to date; and

    • (b) a record of training on the subject-matter and training referred to in subsections (1) and 205(1) that includes the following information is kept readily available for inspection by a marine safety inspector, on board the vessel or, if the vessel does not travel more than five nautical miles from its home port, in its home port:

      • (i) the name of each member of the complement who has been trained,

      • (ii) the equipment they were trained on,

      • (iii) the subject-matter they were trained on, and

      • (iv) the days on which they were trained.

Minimum Complement

  •  (1) The authorized representative of a vessel shall ensure that the minimum complement of the vessel meets the requirements of this section.

  • (2) A person performing the duties of a position listed on the Safe Manning Document may be assigned to various duties in order to meet the requirements of more than one provision of this section.

  • (3) The minimum complement of a vessel shall be sufficient in number to ensure compliance with the requirements set out in sections 320 to 322 and shall consist of

    • (a) the master;

    • (b) if required by paragraph 212(4)(b), the chief mate;

    • (c) a person in charge of the machinery, except if the vessel

      • (i) is a passenger-carrying vessel and has a propulsive power of not more than 75 kW,

      • (ii) is not a passenger-carrying vessel and has a propulsive power of not more than 750 kW, or

      • (iii) is exempted under section 217 from the application of sections 218 to 226;

    • (d) the persons required to keep

      • (i) the deck watch as set out in sections 213 to 216,

      • (ii) the engineering watch as set out in sections 223 to 225, and

      • (iii) the radio watch as set out in sections 266 and 267;

    • (e) if the Vessel Fire Safety Regulations require that the vessel be provided with a fire patrol, a sufficient number of persons to ensure compliance with those Regulations;

    • (f) if the vessel is not a fishing vessel and is engaged on a voyage of a duration of more than three days that is an unlimited voyage or a near coastal voyage, Class 1, a person designated to take charge of medical care on board the vessel who is

      • (i) a physician, if the vessel is carrying 100 or more crew members, or

      • (ii) qualified in accordance with paragraph 205(8)(b) if the vessel is carrying less than 100 crew members;

    • (g) a person designated to provide first aid on board the vessel, that person being qualified in accordance with subsection 205(9);

    • (h) for each fast rescue boat on board the vessel, two teams of

      • (i) two persons holding a Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats certificate or endorsement, if the vessel is engaged on a near coastal voyage, Class 2 or a sheltered waters voyage, and

      • (ii) three persons holding a Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats certificate or endorsement, if the vessel is engaged on an unlimited voyage or a near coastal voyage, Class 1; and

    • (i) any additional persons who may be required on board by the ordinary practice of seamen for normal safe operation of the vessel, including docking, anchoring and fuelling.

  • (4) The minimum complement of a vessel, in order to deal with an emergency situation, shall consist of

    • (a) a master;

    • (b) the persons required to keep

      • (i) the deck watch as set out in sections 214 to 216, but the additional person on board a vessel of less than 300 gross tonnage and the second additional person on board a vessel of less than 3 000 gross tonnage may also be assigned to other duties,

      • (ii) the engineering watch as set out in sections 224 and 225, and

      • (iii) the radio watch as set out in section 266;

    • (c) the principal communicator as set out in section 267; and

    • (d) the persons needed to simultaneously carry out the following tasks:

      • (i) operate and use the fire extinguishing equipment and systems required by or approved under the Vessel Fire Safety Regulations to fight a fire at any one location on the vessel,

      • (ii) prepare for launching the survival craft carried in accordance with the Life Saving Equipment Regulations,

      • (iii) operate the vessel’s pumping and emergency power system,

      • (iv) direct and control the passengers who are on board, and

      • (v) provide communication between the person in immediate charge of the vessel and the persons directing and controlling the passengers.

  • (5) The minimum complement of a vessel shall consist of a sufficient number of persons to carry out an evacuation and, in the case of a passenger-carrying vessel, to implement the evacuation plan required by the Life Saving Equipment Regulations.

  • (6) Subject to subsection (7), the minimum complement of a vessel, in order to deal with a post-abandonment situation, shall consist of a sufficient number of certificated persons to meet the requirements of sections 208 to 210.

  • (7) In order to deal with an evacuation situation or a post-abandonment situation, the master may, despite subsection 209(2), assign one team for each fast rescue boat carried on board instead of the two teams required by that subsection.

  • SOR/2017-14, s. 412
  •  (1) The master of a vessel shall assign, for each lifeboat required to be on board by the Life Saving Equipment Regulations,

    • (a) if the lifeboat has a specified capacity of 50 or fewer persons, at least two certificated persons; and

    • (b) if the lifeboat has a specified capacity of more than 50 persons, at least three certificated persons.

  • (2) In the case of a motorized lifeboat, the master shall ensure that one of the persons assigned to it has received the necessary training to operate the motor and carry out minor adjustments to it.

  •  (1) The master of a vessel shall assign for each emergency boat or rescue boat carried on board, other than a fast rescue boat,

    • (a) one team of at least two certificated persons, if the vessel is engaged on a near coastal voyage, Class 2 or a sheltered waters voyage; and

    • (b) one team of at least three certificated persons, if the vessel is engaged on an unlimited voyage or a near coastal voyage, Class 1.

  • (2) The master of a vessel shall assign for each fast rescue boat

    • (a) two teams of at least two persons holding a Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats certificate or endorsement, if the vessel is engaged on a near coastal voyage, Class 2 or a sheltered waters voyage; and

    • (b) two teams of at least three persons holding a Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats certificate or endorsement, if the vessel is engaged on an unlimited voyage or a near coastal voyage, Class 1.

  • (3) If the aggregate capacity of survival craft required to accommodate all persons on board a passenger-carrying vessel can be met without the need to use one or more emergency boats or rescue boats that are on board, the certificated persons required for those supplementary emergency boats or rescue boats may be the same persons assigned to the lifeboats, life rafts or inflatable rescue platforms under sections 208 and 210.

 
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