33 CFR 401.7 - Fenders.

§ 401.7 Fenders.

(a) Where any structural part of a vessel protrudes so as to endanger Seaway installations, the vessel shall be equipped with only horizontal permanent fenders -

(1) That are made of steel, hardwood, or teflon or a combination of two or all of these materials, are of a thickness not exceeding 15 centimeters, with well tapered ends, and are located along the hull, close to the main deck level; and

(2) On special application, portable fenders, other than rope hawsers, may be allowed for a single transit if the portable fenders are -

(i) Made of a material that will float; and

(ii) Securely fastened and suspended from the vessel in a horizontal position by a steel cable or a fiber rope in such a way that they can be raised or lowered in a manner that does not damage Seaway installations.

(b) Tires shall not be used as fenders.

(c) On special application, ships of unusual design may be permitted to utilize temporary or permanent fenders not greater than 30 cm in thickness.

[ 61 FR 19551, May 2, 1996, as amended at 70 FR 12970, Mar. 17, 2005; 74 FR 18994, Apr. 27, 2009]

Title 33 published on 08-Jun-2018 03:48

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 33 CFR Part 401 after this date.

  • 2018-03-22; vol. 83 # 56 - Thursday, March 22, 2018
    1. 83 FR 12485 - Seaway Regulations and Rules: Periodic Update, Various Categories
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      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
      Final rule.
      This rule is effective on March 29, 2018.
      33 CFR Part 401