128. (1) Subsection 127(1) does not apply to an existing ship unless
(a) the glass is replaced in a window, in which case it shall be fitted with the glass required by that subsection; or
(b) a frame is replaced, in which case it shall be replaced with a frame that complies with that subsection.
(2) Subsections 127(4), (5), (7) and (8) do not apply to an existing ship, unless modifications are made to the ship and, in the opinion of the Board, it is reasonable and practicable for the ship to comply with those subsections.
(3) A window in a structure set on the main deck of an existing ship that does not comply with subsection 127(11) shall be fitted with an internal shutter attached to the frame by a keep chain.
(4) A sidelight that is located below the main deck of an existing ship and a sidelight on such a ship that does not comply with subsection 127(9) or (10) shall, where not fitted with a permanently attached deadlight, be fitted with an internal shutter attached to the frame by a keep chain.
129. [Repealed, SOR/95-254, s. 14]
Rudder Controls and Indicators
130. (1) Where the steering of a ship can be controlled from more than one position, a safeguard shall be fitted to each steering control operated by a steering lever to prevent inadvertent operation of that lever.
(2) [Repealed, SOR/95-254, s. 15]
(3) Every electrically operated rudder angle indicator shall be
(a) so constructed that, when the power supply to the rudder angle indicator system is cut off, neither amidships nor any other rudder angle is indicated; or
(b) fitted with a visual annunciator that
(i) indicates when the power supply to the rudder angle indicator system is cut off,
(ii) resets automatically when power is supplied to the rudder angle indicator system, and
(iii) is incorporated in the rudder angle indicator box or mounted separately close to the indicator.
- SOR/95-254, s. 15.
131. Each steering position that is not in direct voice contact with the towing winch control position at the winch shall be connected to that control position by a two-way communication system.
132. (1) Every ship on which a towline is attached to a winch shall have at each steering position a control by means of which any tension in the towline can be reduced immediately.
(2) Every ship on which the winch can be controlled from more than one position shall be fitted with an arrangement that prevents more than one position from exercising control at any one time.
(3) Every winch control shall be fitted with a safeguard to prevent the inadvertent operation of the control.
133. (1) Every existing ship on which a towline is attached to a winch that is not fitted with the control referred to in subsection 132(1), shall be fitted with
(a) an effective winch drum brake that can be applied and released by hand without the use of a bar; and
(b) a mechanism whereby any clutch that transmits power to the winch drum can be effectively secured in the disengaged position.
(2) The arrangements that are required by subsection (1) shall, before being put into operation and at such other times as a steamship inspector may request, be demonstrated under operating conditions to a steamship inspector.
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