46 CFR 71.50-5 - Underwater Survey in Lieu of Drydocking (UWILD).
(a) The Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI), may approve an underwater survey instead of a drydock examination at alternating intervals if your vessel is—
(4) Described in § 71.50-3(a) or (b).
(b) For vessels less than 15 years of age, you must submit an application for an underwater survey to the OCMI at least 90 days before your vessel's next required drydock examination. The application must include—
(3) The method used to accurately determine the diver's or remotely operated vehicle's (ROV) location relative to the hull;
(6) The condition of the vessel, including the anticipated draft of the vessel at the time of survey;
(c) If your vessel is 15 years old or older, the cognizant District Commander for the area in which the exam is being completed, may approve an underwater survey instead of a drydock examination at alternating intervals. You must submit an application for an underwater survey to the OCMI at least 90 days before your vessel's next required drydock examination. You may be allowed this option if—
(2) Your application includes the information in paragraphs (b)(1) through (b)(8) of this section; and
(3) During the vessel's drydock examination that precedes the underwater survey, a complete set of hull gaugings was taken and they indicated that the vessel was free from appreciable hull deterioration.
(d) After this drydock examination required in paragraph (c)(3) of this section, the OCMI submits a recommendation for future underwater surveys, the results of the hull gauging, and the results of the Coast Guards' drydock examination results to the cognizant District Commander for review.
[USCG-2000-6858, 67 FR 21077, Apr. 29, 2002]
Title 46 published on 2014-10-01
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