PART III: SOLAS CHAPTER II-1 Construction – Structure, subdivision and stability, machinery and electrical installations

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1.1 Reference to Other IMO Instruments or SOLAS Chapters

1.1.1 Load Lines Convention For the purpose of the Canadian Supplement to the SOLAS Convention, references to the International Convention on Load Lines made in SOLAS Chapter II-1 shall be interpreted as a reference to the appropriate part of the Load Line Regulations, SOR/2007-99.

1.1.2 SOLAS Chapter II-2 Any reference to SOLAS Chapter II-2 shall be interpreted as a reference to Chapter II-2 plus this Supplement.


2.1 Regulation 3-8 Towing and mooring equipment

2.1.1 Anchoring Equipment All vessels shall carry a complete set of anchors and chains as per the rules of a Recognized Organization.

2.2 Regulations 6 to 8

2.2.1 Passenger Vessels Non-Safety Convention passenger vessels may comply with the requirements set out in TP 10943: Passenger Vessel Operations and Damaged Stability Standards (Non-convention vessels) (2007) instead of complying with regulations 6, 7 and 8.

2.2.2 Cargo Vessels Regulations 6, 7 and 8 do not apply to cargo vessels navigating solely in the Great Lakes of North America and the St. Lawrence River as far east as a straight line drawn from Cap des Rosiers to West Point, Anticosti Island and, on the north side of Anticosti Island, the 63rd meridian.

2.3 Regulation 8-1 System capabilities after a flooding casualty on passenger vessels

2.3.1 Application Regulation 8-1 does not apply to vessels engaged on a domestic voyage that does not exceed Near Coastal 2 voyage.

2.4 Regulation 18 Assigning, marking and recording of subdivision load lines for passenger ships

2.4.1 Interpretation The St. Lawrence River west of the eastern end of the Ile d'Orléans is deemed to be fresh water. The domestic inspection certificate (form 85-0431) on non-convention vessels shall be accepted as the Inspection Certificate. Vessels engaged exclusively on fresh-water voyages OR vessels holding a Great Lakes and Inland Waters of Canada Load Line Certificate:

  1. References to "salt water" in Regulation 18. 5 and 18.7 shall be read as "fresh water". The Authorized Representative of a vessel that is not required to hold a Load Lines Certificate under the Load Line Regulations, SOR/2007-99 shall ensure:

  1. The AR of the vessel has a letter stating the subdivision draught at which the ship is permitted to operate, and
  2. The letter is posted in the wheel house, under glass, adjacent to the Inspection Certificate. Vessels that are not required to comply with Load Line Regulations, SOR/2007-99 shall comply with the conditions of assignment set out in the Schedule 1 of the Regulations or with Conditions of Assignment set out in Chapter II of Annex I to the Load Lines Convention.

2.5 Regulations 19 to 25 Part B-4 Stability management

2.5.1 Recording of information For vessels that are not required to keep an official log book in compliance with section 339 of the Marine Personnel Regulations, SOR/2007-115, the master shall record the information required under regulations 21 to 24 as per the requirements of an official log book approved by the Minister.

2.6 Regulations 26 to 39 Part C Machinery installations

2.6.1 Operation in slush ice conditions Vessels engaged on a voyage within Eastern Canadian waters and operating in slush ice conditions that are not built to Classification Society Rules for navigation in ice shall ensure the sea inlets are designed and constructed to prevent slush and/or spray ice from blocking the seawater cooling intakes and related air vents. For Guidance, see MSC/Circ.504 Guidance on design and construction of sea inlets under slush ice conditions, or other appropriate guidelines providing an equivalent safety level.

2.7 Regulation 40 General

2.7.1 Approvals Electrical equipment which includes, appliances, accessories and fittings shall be approved by a recognized classification society or product certification body as meeting the rule or code under which it is designed; and shall bear the identification mark of the testing laboratory or product certification body that verifies that the equipment meets the rule or code. Where special marine type equipment is required and there is no standard for it, it shall be of a type that is acceptable to the Recognized Organization. A "product certification body" means a body that is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada, or by any other national accreditation organization that is a member of the International Accreditation Forum Multilateral Recognition Arrangement, to give third-party written assurance that a product meets the specified requirements for the product, including granting of initial certification and maintenance of the certification.

2.7.2 Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers For the purpose of the following footnote to regulation 40.2:

"Refer to the recommendations published by the International Electrotechnical commission and, in particular, publication IEC 60092 – Electrical installations in ships." This footnote may be interpreted as the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers standard 45 titled Recommended Practice for Electrical Installations on Shipboard with respect to a vessel engaged on a domestic voyage.

2.7.3 Heater requirements Heaters in ventilating trunks and re-heat units:

  1. must be an enclosed type. The heater or re-heat unit enclosure must be protected against corrosion.
  2. Each heater or re-heat unit must have a thermal cutout of the manually-reset type that prevents overheating of the element and must have a thermal regulating switch.
  3. The external temperature of the enclosure must not exceed:
    1. 100°C in case of heaters or re-heat unit that are surface or recess mounted in bulkheads, decks or ceiling, or that are installed behind bulkhead lining or ceiling, or
    2. 125°C in case of heaters or re-heat unit that are not recess mounted, surface mounted or installed behind bulkhead lining or ceiling.
  4. If a heater or a re-heat unit is mounted on or next to a deck or bulkhead, the heater must not cause the temperature of the nearest deck or bulkhead to be over 55 degrees C.
  5. Heating elements must be interlocked with the fan motor supplying air to the unit so that it can only be energized when the fan is running.
  6. For test purposes, an ambient temperature of 25 degrees C must be used.

2.7.4 Electrical Receptacles in washrooms Electrical receptacles installed within 1.5 m of sinks (bathrooms, washrooms or wash basins complete with drainpipe), bathtubs or shower stalls shall be protected by an isolating transformer or a ground fault circuit interrupter of the Class A type (on a grounded distribution systems only) except where the receptacle is:

  1. Intended for a stationary appliance designated for the location; and
  2. Located behind the stationary appliance such that it is inaccessible for use with general-purpose portable appliances.

2.8 Regulation 42 Emergency source of electrical power in passenger ships

2.8.1 Application Vessels may comply with the requirements stated in TP 127: Ships Electrical Standards (2008) with respect to vessels engaged on a domestic voyage instead of complying with regulation 42.

2.9 Regulation 43 Emergency source of electrical power in cargo ships

2.9.1 Application Vessels may comply with the requirements stated in TP 127: Ships Electrical Standards (2008) with respect to vessels engaged on a domestic voyage instead of complying with regulation 43.

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