1. Application

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1.1 This Standard applies to all Canadian mono-hulled sail training vessels, measuring more than 15 m in length, which are engaged in sea activities on a commercial basis. Ships of smaller dimensions should comply with applicable provisions to the maximum practical extent. In addition to the provisions of this Standard, new ships of 24 length and over and existing ships of 150 tons gross and over, as defined in the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966, operating internationally should comply with the appropriate provisions of this Convention. This would not apply to ships solely navigating the Great Lakes of North America and the River St. Lawrence as far east as a rhumb line drawn from Cap des Rosiers to West Point, Anticosti Island, and, on the north side of Anticosti Island, the meridian of longitude 63 degrees W .

1.2 While this Standard applies to mono hulls, it can be used for other types of sail training vessels.

1.3 It is the responsibility of the owner to ensure that a ship to which this Standard applies is constructed, equipped and maintained in compliance with all provisions where appropriate.

1.4 This Standard does not apply to any ship on board which is any person who meets the definition of "Passenger" in the Canada Shipping Act.

1.5 The owner of a ship should demonstrate to the satisfaction of Transport Canada, Marine Safety Directorate, that each person is required on board to handle the ship under sail and that each person has entered into a contractually binding agreement with the ship owner to serve in some capacity on the ship. Such persons are not legally considered passengers, and ships complying with the above provisions should be considered non-passenger ships.

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