PART 1Cargo (continued)
DIVISION 5Packaged Goods (continued)
Closed Vehicle Decks
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply when passengers are directed to return to their vehicles before the vessel docks.
Report of Accident or Incident
153 If a vessel or person is in serious and imminent danger by reason of an accident or incident that occurs during the loading, carriage or unloading of dangerous goods, the vessel’s master shall immediately report the accident or incident to the Department of Transport Marine Safety Office nearest to the accident or incident by the quickest means available.
General Precautions on Vessels
(2) If packaged goods are to be loaded onto or unloaded from a vessel, its master shall ensure that an officer of the vessel or a person designated by its authorized representative is present while the goods are loaded or unloaded and while the holds of the vessel are open.
(3) Before commencing any voyage, the master of a tug who takes charge of an unoccupied barge carrying packaged goods shall ensure, to the extent that it is feasible, that the goods are carried in accordance with the IMDG Code.
(4) Subject to section 151, every person who is on or in the vicinity of a vessel carrying packaged goods or who is on board when packaged goods are being loaded or unloaded shall take the measures specified in the general precautions and the general provisions in the IMDG Code in respect of the activities in which they are engaged.
Explosives, Ammonium Nitrate and Ammonium Nitrate Based Fertilizer
Loading and Unloading Explosives
155 (1) At least 24 hours before 25 kg or more, net explosives quantity, of packaged goods that are explosives, other than explosives included in Class 1.4S, are loaded onto or unloaded from a vessel, its master shall notify the following of the intention to load or unload and the location where it will take place:
(2) and (3) [Repealed, SOR/2018-233, s. 1]
- SOR/2018-233, s. 1
Loading and Unloading Ammonium Nitrate or Ammonium Nitrate Based Fertilizer
(2) At least 24 hours before 150 tonnes or more of ammonium nitrate or ammonium nitrate based fertilizer are loaded onto or unloaded from a vessel, its master shall notify the following of the intention to load or unload and the location where it will take place:
(3) The harbour master at the port or, if there is no harbour master, the person responsible for the port at the location where loading or unloading ammonium nitrate or ammonium nitrate based fertilizer will take place shall ensure that information in respect of fire prevention, emergency procedures, storage, cleanliness and separation from contaminants and other dangerous goods is available at the location.
157 (1) The authorized representative of a vessel that is carrying, elsewhere than in a cargo transport unit, explosives, ammonium nitrate or ammonium nitrate based fertilizer in respect of which notification is required under subsection 155(1) or 156(2) shall ensure that the vessel is equipped with
(2) If the machinery spaces in a vessel referred to in subsection (1) do not have a watch kept at all times while the machinery is operating, they shall be equipped with a fire detection system.
(3) If the vessel is of less than 500 gross tonnage and does not have a means to separate goods from heat sources as required by the IMDG Code, its master may, after notifying the Department of Transport Marine Safety Office nearest to the vessel, separate any goods from heat sources by
(i) a watertight steel bulkhead, and
(ii) a temporary bulkhead that is constructed to a standard that is at least equivalent to that for a bulkhead of a Type A magazine specified in the introduction of Class 1-Explosives in the IMDG Code, sheathed with fire-retardant material on the side closest to the machinery or accommodation space and positioned not more than 0.61 m from the steel bulkhead; or
(c) a distance of at least 3 m maintained between the goods and the heat source if the heat source is in a machinery or accommodation space and the goods are not within 3 m of any other goods other than goods that are not dangerous goods and that are compatible.
(4) If the vessel cannot, by reason of its design, disconnect the electrical circuits in a cargo space by positive means at a point external to the space, the fuses in the space shall be removed or the switches or circuit breakers in the space opened at the main panel.
- SOR/2017-14, s. 413
158 If explosives, other than those that have toxic or lachrymatory properties, of different compatibility groups cannot be segregated by the methods specified in the IMDG Code and a vessel’s authorized representative or master has so informed the Department of Transport Marine Safety Office nearest to the vessel, they may be stowed by
(a) placing them in a steel container that
(i) is in new or like-new condition, and
(ii) if they are explosive substances set out in the IMDG Code, is sheathed on all interior metal surfaces except the roof with wood or plywood that is 19 mm thick and, if the container has a wooden floor, is sheathed on the floor with masonite panels, or another material that is at least as smooth and hard as masonite, at least 6 mm thick;
(b) taping all joints in the interior sheathing or sealing them using waterproof materials to prevent leaking or sifting;
(c) securing the container against all movements of the vessel likely to be encountered on the voyage;
(d) if the container is carried on deck, stowing it so that access to its door is maintained at all times;
(e) except in the case of vessels carrying explosives exclusively, maintaining an intervening space of at least 6 m between the container and other containers of incompatible goods and between the containers and incompatible goods that are not in containers; and
(f) if the container is stowed in a cargo hold that does not have a means of detecting fire,
(a) be present while military explosives are loaded onto or unloaded from a vessel in a Canadian port and when any hold or magazine containing military explosives on a vessel is first opened;
(b) advise the vessel’s master on the safe stowage and segregation of any military explosives that are to be carried on the vessel; and
(c) immediately after military explosives are loaded onto the vessel, provide a signed statement to the master
(i) specifying the name, registration number, port of registry and gross tonnage of the vessel,
(ii) specifying the date of loading, and
(iii) certifying that the representative was present during the loading and that to the best of the representative’s knowledge the loading was done in accordance with this Division.
(2) The master shall keep the statement on board until the military explosives are unloaded.
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