- (i) The following precautions shall be taken by vessels loading or unloading petroleum to bulk or dangerous petroleum in tins whether for transhipment or otherwise:-
(1) Vessels of the tonnage mentioned in column (1) of the table below shall be provided with the number of fire buckets specified in the corresponding entry in Column (2) thereof half the number being placed in the bow of the vessel and the other half in the stem thereof. Every fire bucket shall be at least 12 inches high and at least 10 inches deep and shall be filled with sand.
|Tonnage of Vessel||No of fire buckets|
|Not Exeeding 10 tons||8|
|Exceeding 10 but not exedding 20 tons||12|
The red flags of the description specified in sub-clause (1) of clause (d) of rule 38 of the Petroleum Rules, 1937, shall be hoisted prominently one at the bow and the other at the stem of the vessel concerned.
(2) No fire or light of any description (other than lights required by these rules) no matches and no detonating article or substance whatsoever shall be or shall be taken.
- (i) on board any petroleum Vessel; or
- (ii) on board any vessel while within the limits of any place approved for loading.
All lights required under these rules to be used on petroleum vessels shall be of the guarded type and of a pattern approved by the Executive Engineer.
(3) No person shall cook in any petroleum vessel, and all cooking by any person in charge of Such a vessel or by any person therein shall be done on the banks of the canal and at a distance of not less than one hundred yards from the mooring place.
(4) No person shall smoke while on board a petroleum vessel or while within the limits of any place approved for loading or unloading.
(5) Dangerous and non-dangerous petroleum shall not be conveyed together on the same vessel nor shall they be loaded or unloaded at the same time and place.
(6) Leaky tins containing dangerous petroleum shall not be loaded into a petroleum vessel, nor shall any leaky tins be stacked together with sound ones at loading or unloading places.
(7) The bilges of every vessel which has carried petroleum shall, immediately after the vessel has been unloaded be throughly cleared of all traces of petroleum and dried and the holds shall be thoroughly ventilated.
(j) Petroleum in bulk shall not be carried except in a vessel certified in the manner provided by rule 30 of the Petroleum Rules, 1937, issued under the Petroleum Act, 1934. Dangerous petroleum in tins shall not be carried in any vessel without the written authorization of the Executive Engineer or a Canal Officer not below the rank of Sub-divisional Officer, obtained on an application made in that behalf. The Executive Engineer or the Canal Officer aforesaid shall grant the said authorization after verifying, if necessary, that the safety appliances, safety lamps and mooring chains are provided in the vessel as required by this rule. Such authorization shall be carried by the tindal of the vessel and shall be produced on demand by any Wharf Superintendent, Lock Superintendent or Canal Officer.
33. The following rules and restrictions shall apply to
(1) the Cannolly Canal
(2) the Sultan's canal, (3) the Kalvetti canal
(4) the improved cannolly canal between pooraparamba and Tirur rivers.
(a) No steamers or motor vessel shall navigate these canals.
(b) No vessel or raft more than 12 feet in breadth or drawing more than 2 feet of water