Marine Board (Safety) Regulations 1993

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Marine Board (Safety) Regulations 1993
THE MARINE BOARD (SAFETY) REGULATIONS 1993

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BR 24/1993

THE MARINE BOARD ACT, 1962

1962 : 30

THE MARINE BOARD (SAFETY) REGULATIONS 1993

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS

1 Citation
2 Interpretation
3 Application
4 Boat not exceeding 16'

(4.88m) in length
5 Boat not exceeding 20'

(6.10m) in length
6 Boat over 20' (6.10m) and

not exceeding 40'
(12.20m) in length

7 Boat exceeding 40'
(12.19m) in length

8 Boat equipped with VHF
marine radio

9 Equipment to be
maintained

10 Offence
11 Alteration or modification
12 Rescinds S.R.& O. No. 25-

1964

The Minister in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by
section 11 of the Marine Board Act, 1962 makes the following
Regulations:

Citation
1 These Regulations may be cited as the Marine Board (Safety)
Regulations 1993.

Interpretation
2 In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires—

"approved" means approved by the Minister in writing;

"inshore waters" means any of the following areas of water:

(a) all enclosed waters south of a line between
Commissioner's Point and Cobbler's Cut;

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(b) Mangrove Bay;

(c) Ely's Harbour and Scaur Harbour;

(d) Harrington Sound;

(e) Flatts Inlet (southeast of Gibbet Island);

(f) Castle Harbour;

(g) Ferry Reach;

(h) St. George's Harbour;

(i) Coot Pond;

(j) Burchall's Cove;

(k) Devonshire Dock;

(l) Sinky Bay and Boats Bay;

(m)Devonshire Bay;

(n) Hungry Bay.

Application
3 These Regulations apply to any boat while it is within the
territorial waters except—

(a) a boat while it is at a mooring or at a dock and no
person is on board it; or

(b) a boat which is solely propelled by oars or paddles while
it is in inshore waters.

Boat not exceeding 16' (4.88m) in length
4 Every sail boat of a length not exceeding 16' (4.88M) overall
without an engine and which is solely propelled by wind while it is in
inshore waters shall carry one approved life-jacket each for every person
on board which life-jacket is easily accessible for use, is in good and
effective condition and is of a suitable size.

Boat not exceeding 20' (6.10m) in length
5 (1) Every boat of a length not exceeding 20' (6.10m) overall
other than a sail boat mentioned in regulation 4 shall carry not less
than—

(a) one approved life-jacket each for every person on board
which life-jacket is easily accessible for use, is in good
and effective condition and is of a suitable size;

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(b) two oars or paddles;

(c) one bailer or one manual bilge pump;

(d) one anchor with not less than 3' (0.91M) of chain and
not less than 100' (30.48m) of rope attached thereto;

(e) one effective sound producing device;

(f) one effective flashlight.

(2) Every boat of a length not exceeding 20' (6.10m) overall
which proceeds beyond inshore waters shall, in addition to the items
specified in paragraph (1), carry—

(a) three approved red flares, three approved red rockets,
three approved orange daylight smoke and approved
dyemaking equipment in effective working condition
carried in watertight containers;

(b) one effective mirror.

(3) Every boat of a length not exceeding 20' (6.10m) overall
which is equipped with an inboard motor, or is fitted with built-in or
fixed fuel tanks, or is equipped with a cooking or heating appliance shall
carry one of the following:

(a) a vapourizing liquid (BCF) fire extinguisher of not less
than 1½ lb. (0.68kg) content;

(b) a dry chemical fire extinguisher of not less than 2½ lbs.
(1.14kg) content;

(c) a carbon dioxide fire extinguisher of not less than 5 lbs.
(2.27kg) content in effective working condition.

Boat over 20' (6.10m) and not exceeding 40' (12.20m) in length
6 (1) Every boat of a length of over 20' (6.10m) and not exceeding
40' (12.19m) overall shall carry not less than—

(a) one approved life-jacket each for every person on board
which life-jacket is easily accessible for use, is in good
and effective condition and is of suitable size;

(b) one bailer and one manual bilge pump;

(c) one anchor with not less than 5' (1.52m) of chain and
not less than 200' (60.96m) of rope attached thereto;

(d) one effective sound producing device;

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(e) one approved life buoy in good and effective condition
with 50' (15.24m) of floating line attached thereto;

(f) one effective flashlight;

(g) three approved red flares, three approved red rockets,
three approved orange daylight smoke and approved
dyemaking equipment in effective working condition
carried in watertight containers;

(h) one effective mirror.

(2) Every boat of a length of over 20' (6.10m) and not exceeding
40' (12.19m) overall which is power-driven or is equipped with cooking or
heating appliance shall carry one of the following:

(a) a vapourizing liquid (BCF) fire extinguisher of not less
than 3 lbs. (1.36kg) content;

(b) a dry chemical extinguisher of not less than 5 lbs.
(2.27kg) content;

(c) a carbon dioxide fire extinguisher or not less than 10
lbs. (4.5kg) content, in effective working condition.

Boat exceediing 40' (12.19m) in length
7 (1) Every boat of a length exceeding 40' (12.19m) overall shall
carry not less than—

(a) one approved life-jacket each for every person on board
which life-jacket is easily accessible for use, is in good
and effective condition and is of a suitable size;

(b) two bailers and one manual bilge pump;

(c) one anchor with not less than 5' (1.52M) of chain and
not less than 200' (60.96M) of rope attached thereto;

(d) one effective sound producing device;

(e) two approved life buoys in good and effective condition
with 50' (15.24M) of floating line attached thereto;

(f) one effective flashlight;

(g) three approved red rockets, three approved red flares,
three approved orange daylight smoke flares and
approved dyemarking equipment in effective working
condition and carried in watertight containers;

(h) one effective mirror.

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(2) Every boat of a length exceeding 40' (12.19M) overall which
is power-driven or is equipped with a cooking or heating appliance shall
carry two of any of the following:

(a) vapourizing liquid (BCF) fire extinguishers of not less
than 3 lbs. (1.36kg) content;

(b) dry chemical extinguishers of not less 5 lbs. (2.27kg)
content;

(c) carbon dioxide fire extinguishers of not less than 10 lbs.
(4.5kg) content.

Boat equipped with VHF marine radio
8 Every boat proceeding to seaward of—

(a) the Narrows Channel;

(b) South Channel;

(c) Western (Hogfish) Boat Channel (Commissioner's Point
to Pompano Beacon);

(d) the outer edge of the reef between Pompano Beacon and
Spit Buoy,

shall be equipped with a VHF marine radio that is in effective working
order.

Equipment to be maintained
9 The owner of every boat shall cause its equipment and appliance
to be maintained in good order and kept in readiness for instant use.

Offence
10 (1) The owner of every boat is responsible for compliance with
these Regulations in relation to that boat and, in the event of non-
compliance, is guilty of an offence against these Regulations, unless he
can show that the non-compliance was without his knowledge and
consent.

(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1), the owner shall, while
the boat is being used by others when the owner is not on board, be
deemed to include the person in charge of the boat or, if no person is in
charge thereof, all persons using it.

Alteration or modification
11 (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of these Regulations, the
Minister may, in special circumstances or in respect of any particular
occasion, alter or modify the application of these Regulations or any part

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of them to any boat or group or type of boat and in so doing may specify
such conditions as he thinks necessary respecting the area of operation
of, or the equipment or appliance to be carried by, the boat or group or
type of boat.

(2) Upon such alteration or modification being made pursuant
to paragraph (1), these Regulations or such part of them as is specified
in the alteration or modification shall apply to any boat or group or type
of boat specified in the alteration or modification.

(3) The Minister may cause to be published in the Gazette any
alteration or modification made under this regulation.

Rescinds S.R.& O. No. 25-1964
12 The Marine Board Safety Regulations 1964 are rescinded.

Made this 10th day of May, 1993.

Ralph Marshall

Minister of Transport