PART 1Cargo (continued)
DIVISION 3Grain Cargo (continued)
Grain Loading Manuals and Documents of Authorization
(2) On application, the Minister shall issue a document of authorization to a Canadian vessel if the vessel’s grain loading manual has been approved under subsection (1).
Alternative Requirements for Vessels in Certain Waters
125 (1) The master of a vessel may ensure that the requirements of subsection (2) are met in lieu of the requirements of sections 7 to 9 of the International Grain Code while the vessel is in the following waters and is proceeding to a port in those waters:
(a) the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River as far seaward as a straight line drawn from Cap-des-Rosiers to West Point, Anticosti Island and from Anticosti Island to the north shore of the St. Lawrence River along the meridian of longitude 63° W; or
(b) the waters bounded by the coast of the Province of British Columbia and the State of Washington and lying between a straight line drawn along the parallel of latitude 50° N from Vancouver Island to the Canadian mainland and a straight line drawn north from Cape Flattery to Vancouver Island.
(2) The requirements referred to in subsection (1) are the following:
(a) the longitudinal strength of the vessel is not impaired;
(b) any restrictions on load conditions and regarding local stress set out in the vessel’s stability documents are met;
(c) the forecast of the weather to be encountered on the voyage, provided by the appropriate national marine weather services, is checked and the vessel does not proceed when unusually adverse weather conditions are forecast;
(d) as many holds as possible are filled;
(e) upsetting moments are reduced to a minimum;
(f) all partly filled holds are trimmed level in the athwartship direction; and
(g) throughout the voyage, the initial metacentric height of the vessel exceeds, after correction for the free surface effects of liquids in tanks, each of the values determined by the following formulae:
(3) For the purpose of paragraph (2)(d), a hold with a saucer is considered to be filled if it is temporarily secured by lining it with one layer of bagged grain or with other cargo that is tightly stowed and exerts at least the same pressure as a layer of bagged grain.
(4) For the purpose of paragraph (2)(g), the upsetting moment for unsecured holds with no centreline division is the value obtained by the formula (0.0177 × L x B3) / SF and the upsetting moment for unsecured holds with a centreline division is the value obtained by the formula (0.0044 × L × B3) / SF
- is equal to the aggregate length of unsecured holds;
- is equal to the moulded breadth of the vessel or the breadth of slack grain surface, whichever is lesser; and
- is the volume per unit weight of the grain.
Chapter XII of SOLAS
(2) The authorized representative of a vessel of 150 m or more in length shall ensure that the vessel meets the requirements of regulation 11.1 of Chapter XII of SOLAS.
(3) Subsection (2) does not apply before January 1, 2013 in respect of a Canadian vessel that is not a Safety Convention vessel if it has on board a loading guidance manual that the Minister has determined adapts the principles for safe loading and unloading procedures set out in sections 4 to 6 of the BLU Code to apply in respect of the vessel.
(4) The authorized representative of a vessel of less than 150 m in length that was constructed on or after July 1, 2006 shall ensure that the vessel meets the requirements of regulation 11.3 of Chapter XII of SOLAS.
Additional Requirements for a Particular Type of Vessel Before Loading
(a) in each hold, the stripping line suction or one of the main cargo line suctions is enclosed by a box that is
(i) constructed of lumber that is at least 64 mm × 64 mm or another material that is at least as strong,
(ii) large enough to enclose a volume of at least 0.6 m3, and
(iii) fitted with drainage arrangements that are designed so that
(b) each hold is fitted with
(i) a permanent undamaged sounding pipe that
(ii) a temporary sounding pipe that
(c) all heating coils for the holds are cooled and drained of water and their valves secured closed by means of wire lashings;
(d) all main-deck pipeline valves are secured closed by means of wire lashings; and
(e) all sea valves for the holds are closed by inserting blanks adjacent to the valves or by securing the valves with chain lashings and padlocks.
(2) The master shall ensure that grain is not loaded onto a vessel, other than one designed to carry liquid bulk cargoes, unless the bilges in every hold are free of extraneous material and can allow water outside the bilges to drain to the bilge suctions while preventing grain from entering the bilges.
Certificates of Readiness to Load
128 (1) No vessel in Canadian waters shall load grain except in accordance with a Certificate of Readiness to Load issued to the vessel by the Minister or, in the case of a vessel in the Port of Quebec, by the Port Warden of the Harbor of Quebec.
(2) On application, the Minister shall issue a Certificate of Readiness to Load to a vessel if
(a) the applicable requirements of sections 123 and 125 to 127 are met;
(b) the documents required by regulations 2 and 7.2 of Chapter VI of SOLAS and section 3.1 of the International Grain Code are on board;
(c) the proposed loading would meet any restrictions on load conditions and regarding local stress set out in the vessel’s stability documents;
(d) the vessel is in fit condition to carry grain in the holds in which it is to be loaded; and
(e) the Minister has
(3) The Minister may, for the purpose of ensuring compliance with sections 123 and 125 to 127, specify the following terms and conditions in a Certificate of Readiness to Load:
(4) If the Minister inspects a vessel for the purpose of establishing whether the requirements for the issuance of a Certificate of Readiness to Load have been met and establishes that some requirements have not been met, he or she shall give the vessel’s master a written statement setting out those requirements.
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