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Load Line Regulations (SOR/2007-99)

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Regulations are current to 2023-09-13 and last amended on 2023-06-07. Previous Versions

PART 2Diamond Load Lines (continued)

Seasonal Periods

 The following seasonal periods apply for the purpose of determining the applicable load line when a vessel is on the inland waters of Canada:

  • (a) the midsummer season is the period beginning on May 1 and ending on September 15;

  • (b) the summer seasons are the periods beginning on April 16 and ending on April 30 and beginning on September 16 and ending on September 30;

  • (c) the intermediate seasons are the periods beginning on April 1 and ending on April 15 and beginning on October 1 and ending on October 31; and

  • (d) the winter season is the period beginning on November 1 in one year and ending on March 31 in the next year.

Posting of Certificates

 The authorized representative of a vessel that holds a Great Lakes and Inland Waters of Canada Load Line Certificate shall ensure that the certificate is framed and posted in a conspicuous place on board the vessel.

  • SOR/2013-235, s. 21(F)

PART 3Repeals and Coming into Force






Coming into Force

Footnote * These Regulations come into force on the day on which section 2 of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001, chapter 26 of the Statutes of Canada, 2001, comes into force.

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