Load Line Regulations
15 (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), this Part applies in respect of Canadian vessels and foreign vessels that are engaged on a voyage solely within the limits of the inland waters of Canada and Canadian vessels that are engaged on an inland voyage.
(2) This Part does not apply in respect of
(a) pleasure craft;
(b) vessels ordinarily engaged in catching, attempting to catch or harvesting fish, whales, seals, walrus or other living resources of the sea;
(c) high-speed craft that have been certified in accordance with the HSC Code and meet the requirements of that Code;
(d) new vessels of less than 24 m in length;
(e) existing vessels of less than 150 gross tonnage;
(f) vessels that hold an International Load Line Certificate, a Local Load Line Certificate or an International Load Line Exemption Certificate;
(g) vessels that are engaged on
(i) a sheltered waters voyage, or
(ii) a domestic voyage, if the vessels are not carrying passengers or cargo;
(h) new vessels that do not have means of self-propulsion, are engaged on a domestic voyage and are not carrying passengers, crew or oil as cargo; or
(i) existing vessels that do not have means of self-propulsion, are engaged on a domestic voyage and are not carrying passengers or crew.
(3) Section 17 does not apply in respect of vessels that hold a load line certificate issued under Title 46, chapter I, part 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations of the United States, as amended from time to time.
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