46 CFR 15.530 - Large passenger vessels.

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§ 15.530 Large passenger vessels.
(a) The owner or operator of a U.S. flag large passenger vessel must ensure that any non-resident alien holding a Coast Guard-issued merchant mariner credential described in subpart 12.40 of this subchapter is provided the rights, protections, and benefits of the International Labor Organization's Merchant Shipping (Minimum Standards) Convention of 1976.
(b) On U.S. flag large passenger vessels, non-resident aliens holding a Coast Guard-issued merchant mariner credential described in subpart 12.40 of this subchapter:
(1) May only be employed in the steward's department on the vessel(s) specified on the merchant mariner credential or accompanying Coast Guard letter under § 12.40-13(b)(1) of this subchapter;
(2) May only be employed for an aggregate period of 36 months actual service on all authorized U.S. flag large passenger vessels combined, under § 12.40-13(c) of this subchapter;
(3) May not perform watchstanding, engine room duty watch, or vessel navigation functions, under § 12.40-13(b)(4) of this subchapter; and
(4) May perform emergency-related duties only if, under § 12.40-13(b)(5) of this subchapter:
(i) The emergency-related duties do not require any other rating or endorsement, except lifeboatman as specified in § 12.40-13(a)(3) of this subchapter;
(ii) The non-resident alien has completed familiarization and basic safety training, as required in § 15.1105 of this part;
(iii) That if the non-resident alien serves as a lifeboatman, he or she must have the necessary lifeboatman's endorsement; and
(iv) The non-resident alien has completed the training for crewmembers on passenger ships performing duties involving safety or care for passengers, as required in subpart 12.35 of this subchapter.
(c) No more than 25 percent of the total number of ratings on a U.S. flag large passenger vessel may be aliens, whether admitted to the United States for permanent residence or authorized for employment in the United States as non-resident aliens.
(d) The owner or operator of a U.S. flag large passenger vessel employing non-resident aliens holding Coast Guard-issued merchant mariner credentials described in subpart 12.40 of this subchapter must:
(1) Retain custody of all non-resident alien merchant mariner credentials for the duration of employment, under § 12.40-13(b)(2) of this subchapter; and
(2) Return all non-resident alien merchant mariner credentials to the Coast Guard upon termination of employment, under § 12.40-13(b)(3) of this subchapter.
(e) The owner or operator of a U.S. flag large passenger vessel employing non-resident aliens holding Coast Guard-issued merchant mariner credentials described in subpart 12.40 of this subchapter is subject to the civil penalty provisions specified in 46 U.S.C. 8103(f), for any violation of this section.
[USCG-2007-27761, 74 FR 47736, Sept. 17, 2009]

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  • 2014-10-24; vol. 79 # 206 - Friday, October 24, 2014
    1. 79 FR 63547 - Policy Implementing the Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping
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      DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, Coast Guard
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      46 CFR Parts 1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15

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  • 2014-10-24; vol. 79 # 206 - Friday, October 24, 2014
    1. 79 FR 63547 - Policy Implementing the Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping
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      DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, Coast Guard
      Notice of availability.
      These NVICs are effective on October 24, 2014.
      46 CFR Parts 1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15