33 CFR 401.12 - Minimum requirements

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§ 401.12 Minimum requirements—mooring lines and fairleads.
(a) Unless otherwise permitted by the officer the minimum requirements in respect of mooring lines which shall be available for securing on either side of the vessels, winches and the location of fairleads on vessels are as follows:
(1) Vessels of more than 100 m but not more than 150 m in overall length shall have three mooring lines—wires or synthetic hawsers, which shall be independently power operated by winches, capstans or windlasses. All lines shall be led through closed chocks or fairleads acceptable to the Manager and the Corporation.
(i) One shall lead forward and one shall lead astern from the break of the bow and one lead astern from the quarter.
(ii) One synthetic hawser may be hand held or if wire line is used shall be powered. The line shall lead astern from the break of the bow through a closed chock to suitable bitts on deck for synthetic line or led from a capstan, winch drum or windlass to an approved fairlead for a wire line.
(2) Vessels of more than 150 m in overall length shall have four mooring lines—wires, independently power operated by the main drums of adequate power operated winches as follows:
(i) One mooring line shall lead forward and one mooring line shall lead astern from the break of the bow.
(ii) One mooring line shall lead forward and one mooring line shall lead astern from the quarter.
(3) Vessels of more than 150 m in overall length shall have four mooring lines—wires, independently power operated by the main drums of adequate power operated winches as follows:
(i) One mooring line shall lead forward and one mooring line shall lead astern from the break of the bow and shall be independently power operated by the main drums of adequate power operated winches; and
(ii) One mooring line shall lead forward and one mooring line shall lead astern from the quarter and shall be independently power operated by the main drums of adequate power operated winches.
(iii) All lines shall be led through a type of fairlead acceptable to the Manager and the Corporation.
(b) Unless otherwise permitted by the officer, the following table sets out the requirements for the location of fairleads or closed chocks for vessels of 100 m or more in overall length:
Table
Overall length of ships For mooring lines Nos. 1 and 2 For mooring lines Nos. 3 and 4
100 m or more but not more than 180 m Shall be at a location on the ship side where the beam is at least 90% of the full beam of the vessel Shall be at a location on the ship side where the beam is at least 90% of the full beam of the vessel.
More than 180 m but not more than 222.5 m Between 20 m & 50 m from the stern Between 20 m & 50 m from the stern.
[74 FR 18994, Apr. 27, 2009, as amended at 75 FR 10689, Mar. 9, 2010; 76 FR 13089, Mar. 10, 2011; 77 FR 40804, July 11, 2012]

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  • 2014-03-06; vol. 79 # 44 - Thursday, March 6, 2014
    1. 79 FR 12658 - Seaway Regulations and Rules: Periodic Update, Various Categories
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      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION, Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
      Final rule.
      The rule will become effective on March 31, 2014.
      33 CFR Part 401

Title 33 published on 2013-07-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 33 CFR 401 after this date.

  • 2014-03-06; vol. 79 # 44 - Thursday, March 6, 2014
    1. 79 FR 12658 - Seaway Regulations and Rules: Periodic Update, Various Categories
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION, Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
      Final rule.
      The rule will become effective on March 31, 2014.
      33 CFR Part 401