33 CFR 401.9 - Radio telephone and navigation equipment.

§ 401.9 Radio telephone and navigation equipment.

(a) Self-propelled vessels, other than pleasure craft of less than 20.0 m in overall length, shall be equipped with VHF (very high frequency) radiotelephone equipment.

(b) The radio transmitters on a vessel shall:

(1) Have sufficient power output to enable the vessel to communicate with Seaway stations from a distance of 48 km; and

(2) Be fitted to operate from the conning position in the wheelhouse and to communicate on channels 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 66a, 75, 76 and 77.

(c) Gyro compass error greater than 2 degrees must be serviced prior to transiting the Seaway, and if noted during a Seaway transit, it must be reported to the nearest Seaway station and the gyro compass must be serviced at the first opportunity.

(d) When magnetic compass error is greater than 5 degrees, the vessel is required to have the compass swung and a new deviation card produced, unless the “record of deviations” has been properly maintained and verified.

( 68 Stat. 93-96, 33 U.S.C. 981- 990, as amended and secs. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12 and 13 of sec. 2 of Pub. L. 95-474, 92 Stat. 1471)
[ 39 FR 10900, Mar. 22, 1974, as amended at 40 FR 11721, Mar. 13, 1975; 47 FR 51121, Nov. 12, 1982; 48 FR 20690, May 9, 1983; 61 FR 19551, May 2, 1996; 70 FR 12970, Mar. 17, 2005; 79 FR 12659, Mar. 6, 2014; 82 FR 12419, Mar. 3, 2017]

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 401 after this date.

  • 2017-03-03; vol. 82 # 41 - Friday, March 3, 2017
    1. 82 FR 12418 - 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 20, 2017.
      33 CFR Part 401