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Load Line Regulations (SOR/2007-99)

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Regulations are current to 2019-08-28 and last amended on 2013-12-06. Previous Versions

Load Line Regulations

SOR/2007-99

CANADA SHIPPING ACT, 2001

Registration 2007-05-10

Load Line Regulations

P.C. 2007-721 2007-05-10

Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, pursuant to paragraphs 35(1)(d) and 120(1)(h) of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001Footnote a, hereby makes the annexed Load Line Regulations.

Interpretation

  •  (1) The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

    1966 Convention

    1966 Convention means the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966. (Convention de 1966)

    Act

    Act means the Canada Shipping Act, 2001. (Loi)

    Board

    Board means the Marine Technical Review Board established under section 26 of the Act. (Bureau)

    classification society

    classification society means the American Bureau of Shipping, Bureau Veritas, Det Norske Veritas, Lloyd’s Register of Shipping, Germanischer Lloyd, Registro Italiano Navale and Nippon Kaiji Kyokai. (société de classification)

    Convention

    Convention means the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966, as modified by the Protocol. (Convention)

    domestic voyage

    domestic voyage means a voyage that is from a place in Canada to another place in Canada. (voyage intérieur)

    freeboard deck

    freeboard deck in respect of a vessel, means

    • (a) the vessel’s uppermost complete deck that is exposed to weather and sea and has permanent means of closing all openings in its exposed parts, and below which all openings in the shell of the vessel are fitted with permanent means of watertight closing; or

    • (b) a permanent deck that is lower than the deck referred to in paragraph (a), is continuous in a fore and aft direction at least between the machinery space and peak bulkheads and continuous athwartships if the vessel’s owner requests that lower deck. (pont de franc-bord)

    HSC Code

    HSC Code means the International Code of Safety for High Speed Craft, 2000, (2000 HSC CODE), published by the IMO, as amended from time to time. (recueil HSC)

    IMO

    IMO means the International Maritime Organization. (OMI)

    inland voyage

    inland voyage means a voyage on the inland waters of Canada together with any part of any lake or river forming part of the inland waters of Canada that lies within the United States or on Lake Michigan. (voyage en eaux intérieures)

    inland waters of Canada

    inland waters of Canada means all the rivers, lakes and other navigable fresh waters within Canada, and includes the St. Lawrence River as far seaward as a straight line drawn

    • (a) from Cap-des-Rosiers to West Point, Anticosti Island; and

    • (b) from Anticosti Island to the north shore of the St. Lawrence along a meridian of longitude 63°W. (eaux intérieures du Canada)

    Minister

    Minister means the Minister of Transport. (ministre)

    open-hopper dredge

    open-hopper dredge means a self-propelled dredge with an open hold or hopper in the hull that receives dredged material and is fitted with bottom doors that can quickly jettison the dredged material. (marie-salope)

    place

    place means

    • (a) a port; or

    • (b) any vessel or place that is used for loading or unloading vessels. (lieu)

    Protocol

    Protocol means the 1988 Protocol relating to the International Convention on Load lines, 1966, as amended on January 1, 2005. (Protocole)

    sheltered waters voyage

    sheltered waters voyage has the same meaning as in section 1 of the Vessel Certificates Regulations. (voyage en eaux abritées)

    superstructure

    superstructure means a decked structure on the freeboard deck of a vessel extending from side to side of the vessel or with the side plating not being more than four per cent of the breadth inboard of the shell plating, and includes that part of the hull extending above the freeboard deck if the freeboard deck is a lower deck. (superstructure)

    watertight

    watertight means designed to withstand a static head of water without any leakage. (étanche à l’eau)

  • (2) For the purpose of these Regulations, a vessel is constructed on the earliest of

    • (a) the day on which its keel is laid,

    • (b) the day on which construction identifiable with a specific vessel begins, and

    • (c) the day on which assembly of the vessel reaches the lesser of 50 tonnes and one per cent of the estimated mass of all structural material.

  • (3) Subject to subsection (4), for the purpose of these Regulations, every reference to “Administration” in a document incorporated by reference in these Regulations means

    • (a) in the case of a Canadian vessel, the Minister; and

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

  • (4) For the purpose of these Regulations, every reference to “Administration” in articles 6 and 8 of the 1966 Convention or the Convention means, in the case of a Canadian vessel, the Board.

  • (5) For the purpose of interpreting a document incorporated by reference in these Regulations, “should” shall be read to mean “shall”.

  • SOR/2013-235, s. 13

PART 1Circle Load Lines

Interpretation

 The following definitions apply in this Part.

amidships

amidships means the middle of the length of a vessel. (milieu du bâtiment)

deck line

deck line means a horizontal line that is 300 mm long and 25 mm wide marked amidships on the outer surface of the shell on each side of the vessel. (ligne de pont)

existing vessel

existing vessel means a vessel that is not a new vessel. (bâtiment existant)

international voyage

international voyage means a voyage, other than an inland voyage, between a place in Canada and a place not in Canada or between places not in Canada. (voyage international)

length

length

  • (a) in respect of a new vessel, has the same meaning as in article 2(8) of Annex A to the Convention; and

  • (b) in respect of an existing vessel, has the same meaning as in subsection 1(2) of Schedule I to the Rules. (longueur)

new vessel

new vessel means

  • (a) a Canadian vessel

    • (i) that was constructed on or after April 14, 1970 and is engaged on an international voyage,

    • (ii) that was constructed on or after April 14, 1973 and is not engaged on an international voyage, or

    • (iii) that was constructed before April 14, 1970 and is engaged on an international voyage, or that was constructed before April 14, 1973 and is not engaged on an international voyage, if the authorized representative makes a request in writing to the Minister for the vessel to be assigned freeboards as a new vessel; or

  • (b) a foreign vessel that was constructed on or after the date on which the 1966 Convention came into force in the state whose flag the vessel is entitled to fly. (bâtiment neuf)

North American Great Lakes Zone

North American Great Lakes Zone means Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake Huron (including Georgian Bay), Lake Michigan and Lake Superior, the waters connecting those lakes, the St. Lawrence Seaway and the St. Lawrence River west of the Victoria Bridge in Montréal. (zone des Grands Lacs de l’Amérique du Nord)

Rules

Rules means the General Load Line Rules, C.R.C., c. 1425, as they read on January 1, 2006. (Règles)

sailing vessel

sailing vessel means a vessel that has sufficient sail area for navigation under sails alone, whether or not fitted with mechanical means of propulsion. (voilier)

St. Lawrence River Seasonal Area

St. Lawrence River Seasonal Area means that part of the St. Lawrence River bounded by the Victoria Bridge in Montréal, a straight line drawn from Cap-des-Rosiers to West Point, Anticosti Island, and a line drawn along the meridian of longitude 63°W from Anticosti Island to the north shore of the St. Lawrence River. (région saisonnière du fleuve Saint-Laurent)

tanker

tanker means a vessel specially constructed for the carriage of liquid cargoes in bulk. (bâtiment-citerne)

timber deck cargo

timber deck cargo means a cargo of timber carried on an uncovered part of a freeboard deck or superstructure deck. (chargement de bois en pontée)

West Coast Treaty Zone

West Coast Treaty Zone means

  • (a) the waters of Puget Sound in the State of Washington;

  • (b) the waters lying between Vancouver Island and the mainland and east of a line from a point one nautical mile west of the city limits of Port Angeles in the State of Washington to Race Rocks on Vancouver Island and of a line from Hope Island, British Columbia, to Cape Calvert, Calvert Island, British Columbia;

  • (c) the waters lying east of a line from Cape Calvert to Duke Point on Duke Island in the State of Alaska;

  • (d) the waters lying north of Duke Island and east of Prince of Wales Island, Baranof Island and Chichagof Island in the State of Alaska;

  • (e) the waters of Peril, Neva and Olga Straits as far south as Sitka in the State of Alaska; and

  • (f) the waters lying east of a line from Port Althorp on Chichagof Island to Cape Spencer in the State of Alaska. (zone d’application du Traité — côte ouest)

  • SOR/2013-235, s. 14
 
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