33 CFR 168.10 - Responsibilities.

§ 168.10 Responsibilities.

(a) The tanker owner or operator shall:

(1) select escort vessels that can meet the performance requirements of this part; and

(2) inform the tanker master of the performance capabilities of the selected escort vessels. This information must be provided to the master before beginning the escort transit.

(b) The tanker master shall operate the tanker within the performance capabilities of the escort vessels, taking into account speed, sea and weather conditions, navigational considerations, and other factors that may change or arise during the escort transit.

(c) In an emergency, the tanker master may deviate from the requirements of this part to the extent necessary to avoid endangering persons, property, or the environment, but shall immediately report the deviation to the cognizant Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP).

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 46 - SHIPPING
Statutes at Large

Title 33 published on 07-Jun-2017 03:52

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 33 CFR Part 168 after this date.

  • 2014-06-13; vol. 79 # 114 - Friday, June 13, 2014
    1. 79 FR 33864 - Double Hull Tanker Escorts on the Waters of Prince William Sound, Alaska
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      DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, Coast Guard
      Final rule.
      This final rule is effective July 14, 2014.
      33 CFR Part 168
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