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Cargo, Fumigation and Tackle Regulations

Version of section 106 from 2007-07-01 to 2021-03-31:

  •  (1) The following definitions apply in this Division.

    BC Code

    BC Code means sections 1 to 12, except for 3.1.1, and Appendices 1 to 3 and 6, 7 and 9 to the Code of Safe Practice for Solid Bulk Cargoes, published by the IMO. (Recueil BC)


    concentrates means materials that are obtained from a natural ore by a process of enrichment or benificiation by physical or chemical separation and removal of unwanted constituents. (concentrés)

    dangerous goods

    dangerous goods means materials that are covered by the IMDG Code and are solid bulk cargo. (marchandises dangereuses)

    double-side skin

    double-side skin means, in respect of a vessel, that each side of the vessel is constructed by the side shell and a longitudinal bulkhead that connects the double bottom and the deck. Hopper side tanks and top-side tanks may, if fitted, be integral parts. (double muraille)


    incompatible, in respect of two or more kinds of goods, means that the goods may react dangerously when mixed. (incompatible)


    length, in respect of a vessel, means 96% of the total length on a waterline at 85% of the least moulded depth measured from the top of the keel, or the length from the fore side of the stem to the axis of the rudder stock on that waterline if that is greater. In vessels designed with a rake of keel, the waterline on which the length is measured shall be parallel to the designed waterline. (longueur)

    single-side skin construction

    single-side skin construction, in respect of vessel, means that

    • (a) any part of a cargo hold is bounded by the side shell; or

    • (b) one or more cargo holds are bounded by a double-side skin with a width measured perpendicular to the side shell of less than 760 mm in vessels constructed before January 1, 2000 and less than 1 000 mm in vessels constructed on or after January 1, 2000 but before July 1, 2006. (muraille simple)

    solid bulk cargo

    solid bulk cargo means any bulk cargo other than liquid or gas. (cargaison solide en vrac)


    space means an enclosed space in a vessel. (espace)

  • (2) If dangerous goods are carried on barges that are joined together and towed as a single unit, those barges shall be regarded as a single vessel for the purposes of this Division.

  • (3) For the purposes of this Division, every reference to “competent authority”, “authority of the port of State” or “appropriate authority” in the BC Code means

    • (a) in the case of a vessel in Canadian waters or a Canadian vessel in international waters, the Minister;

    • (b) in the case of a vessel in the waters of a foreign state, the government of that state; and

    • (c) in the case of a foreign vessel in international waters, the government of the state whose flag the vessel is entitled to fly.

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