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Marine Personnel Regulations

Version of section 331 from 2007-07-01 to 2023-12-19:

  •  (1) The authorized representative of a Canadian vessel that is carrying 15 or more crew members and is engaged on an unlimited voyage, a near coastal voyage, Class 1 or an international voyage, other than an inland voyage, of more than three days’ duration shall ensure that there is separate hospital accommodation on board that is easy to access, is suitable to accommodate persons in need of medical care and is conducive to their promptly receiving the necessary care.

  • (2) The vessel’s master shall ensure that the accommodation is used exclusively for medical purposes.

  • (3) This section does not apply in respect of vessels constructed before the day on which the Convention comes into force in Canada.

  • (4) For the purpose of this section, a vessel is constructed on the earlier of

    • (a) the day on which its keel is laid, and

    • (b) the day on which construction identifiable with a specific vessel begins.

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