Cargo, Fumigation and Tackle Regulations

Version of section 157 from 2007-07-01 to 2017-02-02:

  •  (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

    • (a) a power-operated fire pump whose source of power and sea connections are located outside the machinery space; and

    • (b) a self-contained set of breathing apparatus and, if there are more than three crew members, another set of breathing apparatus.

  • (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

    • (a) a watertight steel bulkhead that meets the requirements of subsection 41(1) of the Hull Construction Regulations;

    • (b) both

      • (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.

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