Special Arrangements in Machinery Spaces
245. (1) The number of skylights, openings in funnels, doors and ventilators used for ventilating a machinery space shall be kept or reduced to the minimum consistent with the need for ventilation and the proper and safe working of the ship.
(2) Skylights fitted in machinery spaces shall be made of steel and shall not be fitted with port lights or windows.
(3) Windows shall not be fitted in machinery space boundaries but may be fitted in control rooms within a machinery space.
(4) Means of control shall be provided for
(a) opening and closing skylights;
(b) closing openings in funnels that normally allow exhaust ventilation;
(c) closing ventilator dampers;
(d) closing openings that permit the release of smoke; and
(e) stopping ventilating fans.
(5) The means of control referred to in subsection (4) shall be located in a place that is outside the machinery space that they serve so that they will not be isolated in the event of a fire in that space.
- SOR/83-521, s. 4.
Location and Arrangement of Oil Fuel Tanks
246. (1) Except where it is not practicable to do so, oil fuel tanks shall be made part of the ship’s structure but shall not be located adjacent to or within machinery spaces of Category A.
(2) [Repealed, SOR/2002-220, s. 8]
- SOR/83-521, s. 4;
- SOR/95-254, s. 25;
- SOR/2002-220, s. 8.
Fire Control Plans
247. (1) Every ship shall have on board
(a) a fire control plan that is permanently exhibited, for the guidance of the ship’s officers, near the place from which the ship is normally navigated and that
(i) shows clearly for each deck the location of all
(A) ‘A’ Class divisons and ‘B’ Class divisions,
(B) control stations,
(C) fire doors, watertight doors and every other means of entry or exit from each enclosed space, and
(D) fire extinguishing appliances, and
(ii) gives for each deck the particulars of all
(A) alarm, detection and fixed fire extinguishing systems, and
(B) ventilation systems including the position of fans and their controls, the position of ventilation dampers and the identification numbers of the ventilating fans serving each section; or
(b) a fire control booklet that contains the details specified in subparagraphs (a)(i) and (ii), a copy of which shall be
(i) readily available at all times in the navigating bridge or other suitable control station, and
(ii) supplied to each of the ship’s officers.
(2) The fire control plan or fire control booklet of a ship referred to in subsection (1) shall be kept up-to-date with any alterations to the ship that may be made.
(3) The Board shall be provided with a copy of the fire control plan or fire control booklet that is prepared for each ship and, where alterations to a ship are made and the fire control plan or fire control booklet for that ship is revised, the Board shall forthwith be provided with a revised copy of that fire control plan or fire control booklet.
- SOR/83-521, s. 4.
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