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Safety Management Regulations (SOR/98-348)

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Safety Management Regulations



Registration 1998-06-18

Safety Management Regulations

P.C. 1998-1129  1998-06-18

Whereas, pursuant to subsection 314.1(1)Footnote a of the Canada Shipping Act, a copy of the proposed Safety Management Regulations, substantially in the annexed form, was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on March 28, 1998 and a reasonable opportunity was afforded to ship owners, masters, seamen and other interested persons to make representations to the Minister of Transport with respect to them;

Therefore, His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Transport, pursuant to section 314Footnote a, paragraphs 657(1)(e)Footnote b and (k)Footnote b and subsection 657(2)Footnote b of the Canada Shipping Act, hereby makes the annexed Safety Management Regulations.


  • SOR/2006-255, s. 2(F)
  •  (1) The following definitions apply in these Regulations.


    Minister means the Minister of Transport. (ministre)


    SOLAS means the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, and the Protocol of 1988 relating to the Convention, as amended from time to time. (SOLAS)

  • (2) In these Regulations, the expression company has the same meaning as in Regulation 1 of Chapter IX of SOLAS.

  • (3) For the purpose of these Regulations, every reference to Administration in Chapter IX of SOLAS means the Minister.

  • SOR/2001-294, s. 1
  • SOR/2006-255, s. 3


 These Regulations apply in respect of Canadian vessels to which Chapter IX of SOLAS applies.

  • SOR/2001-294, s. 1
  • SOR/2006-255, s. 3

Company Responsibilities

 Every company shall comply with, and ensure that its vessels comply with, Regulations 3, 4.2 and 5 of Chapter IX of SOLAS.

  • SOR/2001-294, s. 2
  • SOR/2006-255, s. 3

Issuance of Documents

 On application, the Minister shall issue

  • (a) a Document of Compliance to a company if it meets the requirements of Regulation 4.1 of Chapter IX of SOLAS; and

  • (b) a Safety Management Certificate to a vessel if the requirements of Regulation 4.3 of Chapter IX of SOLAS are met.

  • SOR/2006-255, s. 3

 [Repealed, SOR/2001-294, s. 3]


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