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Marine Personnel Regulations

Version of section 207 from 2007-07-01 to 2017-02-02:

  •  (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 Fire Detection and Extinguishing Equipment 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 required by or approved under the Fire Detection and Equipment 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.

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