(a) Except as provided by § 15.725, no vessel may be operated unless it has in its service and on board, the complement required by the certificate of inspection.
(b) Any vessel subject to inspection under 46 U.S.C. 3301 must, while on a voyage, be under the direction and control of an individual who holds an appropriate license or appropriate officer endorsement on their MMC. For the purposes of this paragraph:
(1) A voyage is the period of time necessary to transit from the port of departure to the final port of arrival.
(2) A port does not include an Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) facility as defined in 33 CFR part 140.
[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38652, Oct. 16, 1987, as amended at USCG-2004-18884, 69 FR 58343, Sept. 30, 2004; USCG-2006-24371, 74 FR 11260, Mar. 16, 2009]
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