Appendix 5

Sample Compliance Checklist

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Note: Since the checklist and related guidance notes are updated frequently, the example in this guide may be out of date. Please consult the Transport Canada website or your nearest Transport Canada Centre (see Appendix 2) for the most up-to-date copy.

Compliance Checklist for Non-pleasure Vessels not more than 15 gross tons and carrying no more than 12 passengers

Who should use this checklist:

The authorized representative is responsible for ensuring that the vessel meets regulatory requirements. Use this checklist to verify that your vessel and its equipment continue to comply with basic safety requirements.

Refer to the Small Commercial Vessel Safety Guide or the Compliance Checklist Guide for more information if you are not sure of the requirements or whether you comply.

Record of Compliance Check
Vessel Name (if any):_____________________
Official Number: _________________________

Vessel, Ownership and Operation Information

Complete this section in full the first time you send the checklist in. If there are any changes since your last submission, please note them.

Builder _______________ Year Built _________
Build Type  [ ] Custom  [ ] Series  [ ] Home Built
Hull Identification Number _________________________________________________________
Length (m) _________ Breadth (m) __________ Depth (m) ________
Gross Tonnage _______
Vessel Purpose: Originally built to:___________________________________________________
Leave blank if this is a general purpose production vessel
Now used to: ___________________________________________________________________ e.g. carry passengers
Construction Material and colour
Hull  [ ] Aluminum  [ ] GRP  [ ] Steel  [ ] Wood  [ ] Other Colour:__________
Superstructure  [ ] Aluminum  [ ] GRP  [ ] Steel  [ ] Wood  [ ] Other Colour:__________
Hull Type:  [ ] Mono Hull  [ ] Inflatable/RIB  [ ] Multi Hull  [ ] Pontoon
Does the vessel have a deck?  [ ] Yes  [ ] No
Is it watertight above the waterline?  [ ] Yes  [ ] No
Engine # 1     [ ] Inboard  [ ] Outboard  [ ] Inboard-Outboard  [ ] Water Jet
Fuel:     [ ] Gasoline  [ ] Diesel   Power: ________ kW/HP
Make _____________________________
Serial # __________________________________
Engine # 2     [ ] Inboard  [ ] Outboard  [ ] Inboard-Outboard  [ ] Water Jet
Fuel:     [ ] Gasoline  [ ] Diesel   Power: ________ kW/HP
Make _____________________________
Serial # __________________________________
Aux. Machinery Type ________________________
Aux. Machinery Serial # _________________
Owner (Contact Person if owned by a company or more than one person)
Name ______________________ Address _________________________________________
City ________________Province ___________ Postal Code _________
Country ___________
Tel. # _______________Fax. # _____________ Cell. # ______________
Email _____________
Operation – how do you use the vessel?
 [ ] Passenger-vessel (indicate the maximum number of passengers carried) _______
 [ ] Workboat– i.e. no passengers
Crew size (number) ______________________________________ (if this varies, please explain)
Master's certificate - [ ] Master, Limited less than 60 GT    [ ] SVOP  [ ] PCOC
 [ ] Other (describe) __________________
Where and when do you operate? Describe what you do and typical voyage(s), including maximum distance from shore, hours of operation, and approximate season start and end dates. If you have a website describing your operation, please provide the link (URL). If you use the vessel for lifting or towing, please provide more details.

 

 

 

 

How many years have you operated this vessel?
What are the maximum wave heights and wind speed that you operate in?
Wave height _________ m Wind speed _________ km/h
Has the type or area of operation changed over the years? Yes / No If yes, please explain below.
Have you or the vessel been involved in an accident or incident in the past five years? If yes, please provide details.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Compliance Check Results for Year 20 ____
(to be completed in full every year)

Note: For more information on the requirement, refer to the section of the regulation indicated.Where no regulation is indicated, the number refers to the relevant section of the Small Vessel Regulations.

Description Length in metres Passenger Workboat Yes/
No/
NA
≤ 6 > 6 ≤ 9 > 9 ≤ 12 > 12
SAFETY EQUIPMENT
Is the vessel registered? CSA S.46 CSA S.46  
Is the vessel properly marked in accordance with the certificate of registry? CSA S.57 CSA S.57  
Have there been structural or mechanical changes made to the vessel since it was registered? CSA S.58 CSA S.58  
Is a copy of the certificate of registry on board? CSA S.63 CSA S.63  
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
SAFETY PROCEDURES
Are there procedures in place for the safe operation of the vessel and for dealing with emergencies? CSA 106 CSA 106  
Are passengers given a complete pre-departure safety briefing? 401  
Are records detailing the number of persons on board given to a person on shore or left in a known location so they are available to search and rescue services in the event of an emergency? 402  
Do you have established procedures or equipment to protect all persons on board from hypothermia and cold water shock resulting from swamping, capsizing or falling overboard? 403 CSA 106  
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
Are procedures established for the use of the vessel's life-saving appliances and fire extinguishing equipment in case of emergency? 420 520  
Are you and/or your crew proficient in the procedures and practiced in the use of the vessel's lifesaving appliances and fire extinguishing equipment? 420 520  
ENGINE START-UP
Do you have established procedures and are signs posted to prevent any person starting an enclosed gasoline engine powered vessel unless the engine space blower has been operated for a period of not less than four (4) minutes immediately before the engine is started? 1001 1001  
FUEL
Are procedures in place for safe refuelling and to prevent the leakage of fuel into or overboard from the vessel? 1002 1002  
If liquefied petroleum gas is carried (but not installed or used) is the total amount of liquefied petroleum gas not more than 30 kg, and is it secured as required? 1002  
SAFETY EQUIPMENT
Is all safety equipment in good working order? 5 5  
Is all safety equipment maintained and replaced in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions or recommendations? 5 5  
Is all safety equipment readily accessible and available for immediate use? 5 5  
FIRST AID KIT
Is there a first aid kit on board, packed in a waterproof case that contains all the items required by the Regulations (SVR section 8)? 407 504  
LIFE SAVING APPLIANCES
Personal Life-Saving Appliances
Is there a lifejacket of an appropriate size on board for each person that is on the vessel? 409 506  
Is there a re-boarding device available for the vessel if the re-boarding height from the water is greater than 0.5 m (20 inches)? 409 506  
Is there a buoyant heaving line (throw bag) of not less than 15 m in length on board?       409 506  
Is there a buoyant heaving line (throw bag) of not less than 15 m in length OR a lifebuoy attached to a buoyant line of not less than 15 m in length on board?       409 506  
Is there a buoyant heaving line (throw bag) of not less than 15 m in length AND a lifebuoy attached to a buoyant line of not less than 15 m in length on board?       409 506  
Is there on board a buoyant heaving line (throw bag) of not less than 15 m in length AND a lifebuoy that is equipped with a self-igniting light or attached to a buoyant line of not less than 15 m in length?       409 506  
Visual Signals
Is there a watertight flashlight on board? 410 507  
Are there three rocket parachute flares (Type A), multi-star flares (Type B) or hand flares (Type C) on board?       410 507  
Are there six rocket parachute flares (Type A), multi-star flares (Type B) or hand flares (Type C) on board?       410 507  
Are there twelve visual signals on board - rocket parachute flares (Type A), multi-star flares (Type B), hand flares (Type C) or smoke signals (Type D), with no more than 6 smoke signals (Type D)?     410 507  
Life Rafts
On a Passenger Carrying Vessel of more than 8.5 metres is there on board one or more liferafts with a total capacity sufficient to carry all persons on board?   411  
On a Workboat of more than 12 metres is there on board one or more liferafts with a total capacity sufficient to carry all persons on board?       509  
On a Workboat of more than 12 metres if the water temperature is more than 15° C is there on board one or more buoyant apparatus with a total capacity sufficient to carry all persons on board if a liferaft is not carried?       509  
On a Tug of more than 8.5 metres is there on board one or more liferafts with a total capacity sufficient to carry all persons on board?   509  
Has the liferaft been serviced at the intervals set out in section 2 of Schedule IV to the Life Saving Equipment Regulations at a service station that is accredited by the manufacturer of the liferaft?   21 21  
Is the liferaft marked with the date and place of last service?   21 21  
Is the liferaft or buoyant apparatus (except for a liferaft packed in a valise-type container) stored in a manner that allows it to automatically float free if the vessel sinks?   21 21  
Vessel Safety Equipment
Is there on board a manual propelling device OR an anchor and not less than 15 m of cable, rope or chain?     412 510  
Is there on board a bailer OR a manual bilge pump?     412 510  
Is there on board an anchor and not less than 30 m of cable, rope or chain?       412 510  
Is there on board an anchor and not less than 50 m of cable, rope or chain?       412 510  
Is there a manual bilge pump on board?     412 510  
Navigation Equipment
Is there a sound-signalling device on board OR is there installed on board a sound-signalling appliance that meets the requirements of the Collision Regulations? (CR R.33)?   413 511  
Is there installed on board a sound-signalling appliance that meets the requirements of the Collision Regulations? (CR R.33)?       413 511  
For vessels engaged in towing operations (pushing or pulling a floating object) is there installed on board a sound-signalling appliance that meets the requirements of the Collision Regulations? (CR R.33)? 511  
Is there on board a magnetic compass that meets the requirements of the Navigation Safety Regulations? (NSR S.40) 413 511  
If the vessel is operated after sunset and before sunrise are there navigations lights installed on board that meet the requirements of the Collision Regulations?     413 511  
Is there installed on board navigation lights that meet the requirements of the Collision Regulations?     413 511  
Is the vessel fitted with a radar reflector in accordance with the Collision Regulations? (CR R.40) CR CR  
Communication Equipment
Is your vessel equipped with two-way communication equipment?  
Is a non-portable VHF radiotelephone installed, if the vessel:
  • is more than 8 metres long and of closed construction; or
  • carries passengers more than 5 nautical miles from shore or on a voyage that is even partly in a Canadian Coast Guard VHF coverage area; or
  • is a towboat?
SSRR SSRR  
If your vessel operates outside a VHF coverage area, do you have a reliable means of communication with a responsible person on shore? SSRR SSRR  
If the vessel is of closed construction and more than 8 metres long or carrying more than six passengers, is it equipped with a VHF-DSC radio when making Near Coastal or Unlimited Voyages? SSRR SSRR  
When operating in the Great Lakes Basin and carrying more than six passengers, is the vessel equipped with two VHF radiotelephones, one of which may be portable? SSRR SSRR  
Firefighting Equipment – General
Is there one fire axe on board?       414 512  
Is there one fire bucket on board?     414 512  
Are there two fire buckets on board?       414 512  
Is there a 1A:5B:C (or larger) portable fire extinguisher on board?       414 512  
If the vessel is equipped with a fuel-burning cooking, heating or refrigerating appliance, is there on board an additional 1A:5B:C (or larger) portable fire extinguisher?       414 512  
Is there on board a 2A:10B:C (or larger) portable fire extinguisher?     414 512  
If the vessel is equipped with a fuel-burning cooking, heating or refrigerating appliance, is there an additional 2A:10B:C (or larger) portable fire extinguisher on board?     414 512  
Is there a 2A:20B:C (or larger) portable fire extinguisher on board?       414 512  
Is there on board an additional 2A:20B:C (or larger) portable fire extinguisher at the entrance to each accommodation space?       414 512  
If the vessel is equipped with a fuel-burning cooking, heating or refrigerating appliance, is there on board an additional 2A:20B:C (or larger) portable fire extinguisher?       414 512  
Are all portable extinguishers mounted with a clamp or bracket that provides a quick and positive release? 414 512  
Are all portable extinguishers that are intended for use in an accommodation space, or stored in an accommodation space, not of a gas extinguishing agent type? 414 512  
Are all portable fire extinguishers and fixed fire extinguishing system fully charged? 5 5  
Are all portable fire extinguishers not more than 23 kg (51 lbs) in weight? 16 16  
Is there a power-driven or manual fire pump that meets the requirements of the Construction Standards for Small Vessels ( TP 1332) located outside the engine space?       414 512  
Is there on board a fire hose and nozzle from which a jet of water can be directed into any part of the vessel?       414 512  
Firefighting Equipment – Engine Space
Is there on board a 10B:C (or larger) portable fire extinguisher at the entrance of the engine space?     414 512  
Is there on board a 20B:C (or larger) portable fire extinguisher at the entrance of the engine space?       414 512  
If the vessel has an enclosed engine space, is there a provision for the proper discharge of portable fire extinguisher(s) directly into the engine space without the need to open the primary access to that space and is this provision clearly marked?       415 513  
Is there a portable fire extinguisher of the appropriate size that is intended to be discharged directly into an enclosed engine space in addition to all the other extinguishers required by the Regulations?       416 514  
If the vessel has an enclosed engine space, is it fitted with a marine certified fixed fire suppression system having a sufficient quantity of fire extinguishing agent?   741 741  
Fire Detection and Alarm
Is the engine space fitted with a heat detector powered by the vessel electrical system and that is hard wired to indicators and audible alarm which are located at the operating position?       418 516  
Does each accommodation, service and cooking space, other than low risk spaces such as washrooms and void spaces, have a marine certified fire detector with a built in audible alarm?       418 516  
EQUIPMENT STOWAGE
Is all fire and safety equipment protected from damage and securely stowed? 419 519  
If some or all fire and safety equipment is stowed in a locker/container, is the outside of the locker/container clearly marked to indicate its contents? 419 519  
CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS
Does the vessel meet all the applicable construction requirements of the Small Vessel Regulations, Part 7, including the requirements of the Construction Standards? 701 701  
If the vessel is a Personal Watercraft is it constructed in accordance with the standard ISO 13590 Small Craft – Personal Watercraft – Construction and System Installation Requirements and display a builder's plate that meets the requirements of that standard? 705 705  
Note: A Personal Watercraft that meets the standard ISO 13590 does not have to meet the other construction requirements of the Small Vessel Regulations.              
SAFETY NOTICES
Are the required safety notices placed in a visible location near any hazard? 704 704  
Do safety notices meet the requirements of American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Standard T-5, Safety Signs and Labels? 704 704  
If the vessel is a personal watercraft, does it display a safety notice that indicates the precautions that must be taken to minimize the risk of fire and explosion, including the information set out in the Construction Standards? 705 705  
PARTICULAR DESIGN – VESSEL
If the vessel is of a particular design, such as a dynamically supported craft, a submarine, a wing-in-ground effect vessel, or a hydroplane, is it constructed according to recommended practices and standards that provide a level of safety at least equivalent to that provided by the construction requirements and that are applicable to the construction, manufacture or rebuilding of a vessel of that design? 709 709  
If a vessel of a particular design is constructed using alternative recommended practices and standards indicate which practices or standards were used.
___________________________________
709 709  
MAJOR MODIFICATIONS
Has the vessel undergone any major modification since originally built? 710 710  
Are these modifications in accordance with the Small Vessel Regulations and the Construction Standards for Small Vessels, TP 1332? 710 710  
Was the buoyancy, flotation and/or stability reassessed after the modifications, if any? 710 710  
PLANS
Note: Plans are not always mandatory but may be requested by Transport Canada to verify compliance.
Is a plan available showing the general arrangement of the vessel? 711 711  
Is a plan available showing a diagram of the propulsion system? 711 711  
Is a plan available showing the general arrangement and identification of the machinery including a description of the bilge pumping systems, fuel systems and firefighting systems? 711 711  
Is a plan available showing a one-line electrical diagram? 711 711  
PROTECTION FROM FALLS
If the vessel is not more than 6 m in length, is it equipped with guardrails or handholds to protect persons from falls or from falling overboard in accordance with section 41.5 and 41.6 of the American Boat and Yacht Council Standard H41, Reboarding Means, Ladders, Handholds, Rails,and Lifelines?       712 712  
If the vessel is over 6 m in length, is there means to protect persons from falls or from falling overboard in accordance with the Construction Standards for Small Vessels, TP 1332?   712 712  
PROTECTION FROM FALLS
Is the vessel constructed, manufactured or rebuilt in accordance with the recommended practices and standards for the type of vessel? or 713 713  
Is the vessel's design of the same type that was operated for at least five years without a marine occurrence related to a deficiency in its construction or maintenance in the vessel's intended area of operation? or 713 713  
Is the vessel's design supported by calculations or test documents proving that the design achieves the required structural strength? or 713 713  
In the case of an open vessel, are the structural strength and watertight integrity of the vessel achieved by following traditional construction methods that have proven to be effective and reliable over time? 713 713  
Are the materials and equipment used in the construction, manufacture or rebuilding of the vessel suitable to the operating and environmental conditions that the vessel may encounter? 713 713  
Is the condition of the hull and equipment maintained in a manner to ensure that the structural strength and watertight integrity of the vessel continue to be adequate for its intended use? 713 713  
If the vessel is intended for operation in waters where the presence of ice requires the vessel to make extraordinary manoeuvres in order to avoid the ice, is the hull strengthened in order to avoid hull damage? 713 713  
WATERTIGHT INTEGRITY
Does the design of a vessel's superstructure, hull and fittings provide, in accordance with the Construction Standards, for the maintenance of watertight integrity and the prevention of downflooding? 714 714  
Are means available to positively shut off all underwater penetrations? 714 714  
Are the shut offs of underwater penetrations fire resistant where located in a fire risk area (e.g. engine space, tank space, etc.)? 714 714  
Is the strength of the through-hull penetration equivalent to the strength of the unpierced hull? 714 714  
Are closing appliances, such as exterior doors, hatches, windows and portlights, of marine construction and fitted with means of securing them adequately in all operating conditions while underway and constructed using good boat building practices? 714 714  
On a vessel of more than 6 metres built, imported or changed to commercial use after April 1, 2005, do closing appliances such as exterior doors, hatches, windows and portlights comply with the standard ISO 12216?   714 714  
HULL DESIGN
Is the stability of the vessel adequate to safely carry out its intended operations, including any operation such as lifting, towing, trawling when applicable? 716 716  
For a vessel of not more than 6 metres is the flotation, buoyancy and stability in accordance with the requirements of the Construction Standards?       717 717  
For a vessel of more than 6 metres can you provide documentation to show that the stability has been assessed as per the requirements set out or listed in the Construction Standards?   717 717  
For a vessel of more than 6 metres, indicate which requirements or standards were used to assess the vessel stability:
___________________________________
  717 717  
If the stability has been assessed according to ISO standard 12217-1 indicate which Design Category (A, B, C or D) has been assigned:   717 717  
VENTILATION
If the vessel has an enclosed space that contains a source of gasoline vapour, is there a natural ventilation system designed to remove any accumulation of these combustible vapours? 718 718  
If the vessel has an enclosed space that contains a gasoline engine is there a powered ventilation system designed to remove any accumulation of combustible vapours? 719 719  
Is any space that contains a combustion engine ventilated to ensure a sufficient supply of air for combustion and cooling? 720 720  
FUEL SYSTEM

If there is a fuel-burning (e.g. propane) appliance or system on board, do the appliance or system and its installation conform to recommended practices and standards (e.g. ABYC or ISO standards)?

Note: Carriage of gaseous fuel, naphtha, liquefied petroleum gas (other than as indicated) and liquefied natural gas is prohibited on passenger-carrying vessels.

721 721  
If the vessel has an inboard engine that uses gasoline as a fuel and is not equipped with multi-point fuel injection, is the design of the carburetor or the throttle-body fuel injector in accordance with the Construction Standards and is the carburetor is fitted with a flame arrestor? 722 722  
Are the fuel tank and fuel systems installed, maintained and tested in accordance with the Construction Standards? 724 724  
Are all fittings, joints or connections on a fuel system accessible? 724 724  
Are all components of the fuel system liquid-tight and vapour-tight to the hull interior in accordance with the Construction Standards? 724 724  
Are fuel tanks, fuel filters or fuel lines not installed over a source of ignition? 724 724  
Are fixed fuel tanks manufactured and tested in accordance with the Construction Standards, or with the recommended practices and standards that provide a level of safety at least equivalent to that provided by the Construction Standards, and installed in accordance with the Construction Standards? 725 725  
Are there one or more permanently attached safety notices indicating the precautions that must be taken to minimize the risk of fire, explosion and any other hazard? 726 726  
Are all flexible hoses in the fuel system marked in accordance with the Construction Standards? 727 727  
Do the re-fuelling points indicate the type of fuel to be used? 727 727  
Are valves in the fuel system marked to indicate the function and the meaning of each valve position? 727 727  
Are fuel tanks permanently marked to indicate the information set out in the Construction Standards? 727 727  
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Standards
Does the electrical system if not more than 50 volts meet the requirements of the Construction Standards OR 728 728  
Does the electrical system if not more than 50 volts meet the requirements of the American Boat and Yacht Council Standards E-10, Storage Batteries, and E-11, AC and DC Electrical Systems on Boat? 728 728  
Does the electrical system if more than 50 volts meet the requirements of the American Boat and Yacht Council Standard E-11, AC and DC Electrical Systems on Boats? OR 728 728  
Does the electrical system if more than 50 volts meet the requirements of the recommended practices and standards that are appropriate for the system voltage and that provide a level of safety at least equivalent to that provided by Standard E-11? 728 728  
Is every component of the electrical system accessible and marked with the information and specifications set out in the Construction Standards? 728 728  
Batteries and Means of Charging
Is the battery(s) installed and secured in accordance with the Construction Standards? 729 729  
Is the battery(s) accessible? 729 729  
Does the engine starting battery have an automatic means of recharging? 729 729  
Does the battery's means of charging prevent overcharging? 729 729  
Are battery disconnect switches readily accessible, appropriate for the maximum current of the system, and correctly installed as per the Construction Standards or ABYC E-11 as appropriate? 729 729  
Is the location(s) of the battery(s) dry, well ventilated and above bilge water level? 730 730  
Ignition Protection
On a vessel with gasoline or gaseous (LPG, CNG) fuel systems, are electrical components ignition-protected in accordance with Society of Automotive Engineers Recommended Practice SAE J1171, External Ignition Protection of Marine Electrical Devices or Underwriters Laboratories, Standard UL 1500, Ignition-Protection Test for Marine Products? 731 731  
On a vessel with gasoline or gaseous (LPG, CNG) fuel systems, are all electrical components that are not ignition protected isolated, in accordance with the specifications set out in the Construction Standards, from fuel sources such as engines and cooking appliances, valves, connections or other fittings on vent lines, fill lines or distribution lines, and fuel tanks? 731 731  
Emergency Lighting
On a vessel of more than 6 metres, is emergency lighting installed in accordance with the Construction Standards to allow passengers and crew to exit from any area of the vessel?   732 732  
MACHINERY SYSTEMS
Exhaust Systems
Are provisions made to prevent the leakage of exhaust gases and do these provisions meet the requirements of the Construction Standards? 733 733  
Auxiliary Machinery
Do all auxiliary machinery systems meet the requirements of the Construction Standards?   735 735  
Where persons may come into contact with moving parts of machinery systems, are guards installed to protect persons from injury?   735 735  
Are instruments and controls permanently fitted at every operating position on the vessel as set out in the Construction Standards?   735 735  
Are watertight compartments and bilges fitted with a means of pumping or bailing when the vessel is in the normal operating condition?   736 736  
Are bilge spaces that are not easily visible from the operating position fitted with an automatic high bilge-water alarm and a bilge pumping system or a permanently installed automatic bilge pump that is connected to an indicator showing when the pump is running and to an overriding manual switch, both of which are located at the operating position?     736 736  
Are bilge spaces that are not easily visible from the operating position fitted with an automatic high bilgewater alarm located at the operating position and a bilge pumping system?       736 736  
Do the automatic bilge pump(s) or the bilge pumping system have a minimum capacity of 0.91 litres/second?   736 736  
Is the vessel fitted with a safe and reliable main steering gear that is operable from the operating position under normal operating conditions?   737 737  
If required, is the vessel fitted with a means of emergency steering?   737 737  
Are all combustion engines for propulsion or auxiliary purposes designed for marine use?   738 738  
Are all materials and dimensions of shafting and propellers in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications or with recommended practices and standards?   739 739  
FIRE SAFETY
Is the vessel fitted with a fire alarm panel in accordance with the Construction Standards?   740 740  
Is a dual action rate-of-rise and fixed temperature detector fitted in each engine space?   740 740  
Is a fire detector fitted in each accommodation and service space the vessel? (except in low-risk spaces such as washrooms and void spaces)   740 740  
If the vessel has an enclosed engine space, is it fitted with a marine certified fixed fire suppression system having a sufficient quantity of fire extinguishing agent?   741 741  
Does the vessel have a minimum of two means of escape from each accommodation space, service and engine space?   742 742  
COMPLIANCE NOTICES
Does the vessel, if not more than 6 metres, have a Compliance Notice stating that it is built to the requirements of the Construction Standards?       801 801  
Does the vessel, if more than 6 metres, have a Compliance Notice stating that it is built to the requirements of the Construction Standards for pleasure craft? OR   801 801  
Does the vessel, if more than 6 metres, have a Compliance Notice stating that it is built to the requirements of the Construction Standards for vessel other than pleasure craft?   801 801  
Is this Compliance Notice displayed in a conspicuous location plainly visible from the normal operating position of the vessel? 801 801  
HULL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
Is the vessel marked with a Hull Identification Number (HIN) 12 characters located most often on the upper starboard of the transom? 901 901  
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AND OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
MUFFLER
Is the vessel equipped with a muffler designed to prevent excessive or unusual noise that is in good working order and properly connected at all times? 1000 1000  
If the muffler is equipped with a muffler cutout / by-pass, is the muffler cutout / by-pass visibly disconnected in a manner that ensures it cannot be easily reconnected while the vessel is in operation? 1000 1000  
VESSEL MANNING AND CREW QUALIFICATIONS
Can you provide the required certificates of competency for all crew members? MPR 203 MPR 203  
Does each person assigned a function on the vessel receive the on-board familiarization and safety training set out in standard TP 4957 Marine Emergency Duties Training Program, before they start to perform any duty on board the vessel? MPR 205 MPR 205  
Has every member of the complement who is required to be on board in order for the vessel to meet the safe manning requirements of the Marine Personnel Regulations (MPR) obtained, before acquiring a total of 6 months of sea service, at least one of the training certificates in marine emergency duties required by the Regulations? MPR 205 MPR 205  
Have the crew been familiarized with shipboard equipment that are specific to the vessel, the operational instructions that are specific to the vessel, and their assigned duties? MPR 206 MPR 206  
Is a record of training containing the information set out in the MPR available for inspection? MPR 206 MPR 206  
Is there enough crew to operate the vessel safely and handle an on board emergency? MPR 207 MPR 207  
POLLUTION PREVENTION
Unless you are in a specific designated area, are you aware that no ship or person shall discharge or permit the discharge of sewage? (Sewage) RPPSDC
s.128
RPPSDC
s.128
 
Are you aware that no ship or person shall discharge or permit the discharge of garbage? RPPSDC
s.139
RPPSDC
s.139
 
Unless you are in a specific designated area, are you aware that no ship or person shall discharge or permit the discharge of a noxious liquid? (Chemicals) RPPSDC
s.82
RPPSDC
s.82
 
Are you aware that no ship or person shall discharge or permit the discharge of an oil or oily mixture? RPPSDC
s.40
RPPSDC
s.40
 
Declaration
I certify that the information on this report is an accurate record of the compliance check carried out and that to the best of my knowledge, the vessel meets the requirements of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 and its associated regulations.
Name: ____________________________
Owner/Authorized Representative
(Must sign)
____________________________
Person who carried out the
compliance check (if other than the
Owner/ Authorized Representative)
Signature: ____________________________ ____________________________
Date: ____________________________ ____________________________

Regulation Abbreviations

CR – Collision Regulations

CSA – Canada Shipping Act, 2001

MPR – Marine Personnel Regulations

NSR – Navigation Safety Regulations

RPPSDC – Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships and for Dangerous Chemicals

SSRR – Ship Station (Radio) Regulations 1999

SVR – Small Vessel Regulations

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