46 CFR 105.05-10 - Intent of regulations.

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§ 105.05-10 Intent of regulations.
(a) The intent of the regulations in this part is to prescribe special requirements for commercial fishing vessels which are otherwise exempt from requirements of vessel inspection, but by reason of occasionally engaging in the service of carrying on board and dispensing liquid inflammable and combustible cargo in bulk are subject to certain requirements of 46 U.S.C. section 3702.
(b) The application of the regulations governing petroleum products in bulk is limited to that portion of the vessel involved in the storage, carriage, and handling of such products. This shall include, but shall not be limited to:
(1) Permanently or temporarily installed tanks or containers;
(2) Compartments, areas or places where such tanks or containers are placed;
(3) Fuel filling systems;
(4) Fuel venting systems;
(5) Fuel piping and pumping systems.
(c) The regulations in this part also state the manning, crew requirements, and officers for those vessels when required by other specific provisions of law.
(1) Vessels carrying flammable or combustible liquids in bulk are required by 46 U.S.C. 3702, to have aboard certificated tankermen.
(2) Vessels of 200 gross tons and upward and operating on the high seas are subject to the Officers' Competency Certificate Convention, 1936, and 46 U.S.C. 8304, regarding masters, mates, chief engineers, and assistant engineers.
[CGFR 69-53, 34 FR July 4, 1969, as amended by USCG-1999-6216, 64 FR 53226, Oct. 1, 1999; USCG-2006-24371, 74 FR 11265, Mar. 16, 2009]
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