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SSB: 04/2019 Hydrostatic testing of pressure containers under the Vessel Fire Safety Regulations
This bulletin applies to Canadian vessels that are of
• more than 15 gross tonnage; or
• 15 gross tonnage or less and carrying more than 12 passengers.

The VFSR set out requirements that must be met for hydrostatic testing of pressure containers (cylinders), such as fire-extinguishing agent bottles. Section 1.49 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR) outlines the pressure cylinder marking and product approval requirements for transportation of pressure cylinders to shore facilities for refilling, exchanging or requalification from a Canadian-flagged vessel.

SSB: 05/2019 Safety measures concerning life-saving appliances
This bulletin applies to all Canadian vessels.

This bulletin reminds the marine community of some well-established safe practices for life-saving appliances. The recommendations and information provided in this bulletin are complementary to the applicable legal obligations.



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