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The Winnipeg Police Service River Patrol Unit | Alcohol and Boating |
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Required Boating Equipment

Power Boat 12-20 meters

Vessels over 20 metres

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  • one personal flotation device or life jacket of appropriate size for each person on board
  • one buoyant heaving line of not less than 30 metres in length
  • two life buoys, each of which has an outside diameter of 762 mm. and is attached to a buoyant heaving line of not less than 30 metres in length, and one of which is equipped with a self-igniting light
  • a lifting harness with appropriate rigging
  • a re-boarding devicean anchor with not less than 50 metres of cable, rope or chain in any combination
  • bilge-pumping arrangements
  • one power-driven fire pump located outside the machinery space, with one fire hose and nozzle whereby a jet of water can be directed into any part of the pleasure craft
  • one Class 10BC fire extinguisher at each of the following locations:

    1. at each access to any space where a fuel-burning cooking, heating or refrigerating appliance is fitted
    2. at the entrance to any accommodation space
    3. at the entrance to the engine room space
  • two axes
  • four buckets, each with a capacity of 10 litres or more
  • a watertight flashlight
  • 12 Canadian approved flares of Type A, B, C, or D (not more than 6 can be Type D)
  • two sound signaling appliances, as specified in the Collision Regulations
  • navigation lights that meet the applicable standards set out in the Collision Regulations
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Last update: September 4, 2008

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