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Large Motor and Sailing Yachts 12 Meters and Up
Safety Equipment Requirements
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Sail and Power Boats over 12 meters and up to 24 meters (39’ 4” to 78’ 9”) in length

 

Note: Please see the definitions for each of these safety devices

 

1.     One approved personal flotation device or lifejacket of appropriate size for everyone on board

2.     One buoyant heaving line

3.     One lifebuoy attached to a buoyant line at least 15 meters (50 feet) long.

4.     One re-boarding device

5.     One anchor with at least 15 meters (50 feet) of cable, rope or chain.

6.     Bilge pumping arrangements

7.     One watertight flashlight

8.     Twelve type A, B, C, or D flares, not more than 6 of which are Type D

9.     One sound signaling device that meets applicable standards set out in the Collision Regulations

10. Navigation lights

11. One magnetic compass that meets applicable standards set out in the Collision Regulations

12. Radar Reflector

a.     Not required in limited traffic conditions, daylight and favourable weather where it is not essential to the boat’s safety

b.     Or when the small size of the boat or its operation away from navigation makes the reflector impractical

13. One 10BC fire extinguisher at each of the following locations: access to any space where fuel burning cooking heating or refrigerating appliance is fitted; at the entrance to any accommodation space; and at the entrance to the machinery space. 

14. One axe

15. Two buckets of at least 10 liters each

 

Sail and Power Boats over 24 meters (78’ 9”) in length

 

1.     One approved personal flotation device or lifejacket of appropriate size for everyone on board

2.     One buoyant heaving line of at least 30 meters (100 feet) long

3.     Two SOLAS lifebuoys one of which is attached to a buoyant line at least 15 meters (50 feet) long and the other is equipped with a self-igniting light

4.     One lifting harness with appropriate rigging

5.     One re-boarding device

6.     One anchor with at least 50 meters (164 feet 1 inch) of cable, rope or chain.

7.     Bilge pumping arrangements

8.     One watertight flashlight

9.     Twelve type A, B, C, or D flares, not more than 6 of which are Type D

10. Two sound signaling devices that meet applicable standards set out in the Collision Regulations

11. Navigation lights

12. One magnetic compass that meets applicable standards set out in the Collision Regulations

13. Radar Reflector

a.     Not required in limited traffic conditions, daylight and favourable weather where it is not essential to the boat’s safety

b.     Or when the small size of the boat or its operation away from navigation makes the reflector impractical

14. One 10BC fire extinguisher at each of the following locations: access to any space where  fuel burning cooking heating or refrigerating appliance is fitted ; at the entrance to any accommodation space; and at the entrance to the machinery space. 

15. One power-driven fire pump located outside the machinery space

16. Two axes

17. Four buckets of at least 10 liters each

 

 

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