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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 12 metres but not over 20 metres

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  • one Government of Canada (Department of Transport) approved personal flotation device (PFD) or a life jacket for small vessels of appropriate size for each person on board
  • one buoyant heaving line of not less than 15m in length
  • one approved life buoys with an outside diameter of 610 mm or 762 mm that is equipped with a self-igniting light and is attached to a buoyant line of not less than 15m in length
  • a re-boarding device
  • an anchor with not less than 50m of cable, rope or chain in any combination
  • bilge pumping arrangements
  • 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
  • one axe
  • two 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 (bell and whistle)
  • navigation lights that meet the applicable standards set out in the Collision Regulations
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