(a) On board a seagoing vessel, no person may assign any person to perform shipboard duties, and no person may perform those duties, unless the person performing them has received—
(1) Training in personal survival techniques as set out in the standard of competence under STCW Regulation VI/1; or
(2) Sufficient familiarization training or instruction that he or she—
(i) Can communicate with other persons on board about elementary safety matters and understand informational symbols, signs, and alarm signals concerning safety;
(ii) Knows what to do if a person falls overboard; if fire or smoke is detected; or if the firm alarm or abandon-ship alarm sounds;
(iii) Can identify stations for muster and embarkation, and emergency-escape routes;
(iv) Can locate and don life-jackets;
(v) Can raise the alarm and knows the use of portable fire extinguishers;
(vi) Can take immediate action upon encountering an accident or other medical emergency before seeking further medical assistance on board; and
(vii) Can close and open the fire doors, weather-tight doors, and watertight doors fitted in the vessel other than those for hull openings.
(b) On board a seagoing vessel, no person may assign a shipboard duty or responsibility to any person who is serving in a position that must be filled as part of the required crew complement, and no person may perform any such duty or responsibility, unless he or she is familiar with it and with all vessel's arrangements, installations, equipment, procedures, and characteristics relevant to his or her routine or emergency duties or responsibilities, in accordance with STCW Regulation I/14.
(c) On board a seagoing vessel, no person may assign a shipboard duty or responsibility to any person who is serving in a position that must be filled as part of the required crew complement or who is assigned a responsibility on the muster list, and no person may perform any such duty or responsibility, unless the person performing it can produce evidence of having—
(1) Received appropriate approved basic safety training or instruction as set out in the standards of competence under STCW Regulation VI/1, with respect to personal survival techniques, fire prevention and fire-fighting, elementary first aid, and personal safety and social responsibilities; and
(2) Achieved or, if training has been completed, maintained competence within the last 5 years, in accordance with STCW regulation VI/1.
(d) Fish-processing vessels in compliance with the provisions of 46 CFR part 28 on instructions, drills, and safety orientation are deemed to be in compliance with the requirements of this section on familiarization and basic safety-training.
[CGD 95-062, 62 FR 34539, June 26, 1997, as amended by USCG-2004-18884, 69 FR 58344, Sept. 30, 2004; USCG-2006-24371, 74 FR 11263, Mar. 16, 2009]
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