Marine Personnel Regulations
(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
(d) the persons required to keep
(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
(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:
(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
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