Buoyant apparatus with plastic foam buoyancy.
Buoyant apparatus with plastic foam buoyancy must have a plastic foam body with an external protective covering. The body may be reinforced as necessary to meet the tests in § 160.010-7.
Plastic foam used in the construction of buoyant apparatus must be a unicellular type accepted by the Commandant (CG-521) as meeting one of the following:
Subpart of this chapter.
The external protective covering must be—
Fibrous-glass-reinforced plastic, constructed of a polyester resin listed on the current Qualified Products List for MIL-P-21607, or accepted by the Commandant (G-MSE) as meeting MIL-P-21607;
Elastomeric vinyl accepted by the Commandant (CG-521) as meeting § 160.055-3(j) of this chapter; or
Any other material accepted by the Commandant (CG-521) as providing equivalent protection for the body of the apparatus.
[CGD 79-167, 47 FR 41372, Sept. 20, 1982, as amended by CGD 95-072, 60 FR 50466, Sept. 29, 1995; CGD 96-041, 61 FR 50733, Sept. 27, 1996. Redesignated by CGD 85-205, 62 FR 25545, May 9, 1997. Amended by USCG-2009-0702, 74 FR 49237, Sept. 25, 2009]