46 CFR 169.819 - Manning of lifeboats and liferafts.
(a) The provisions of this section shall apply to all vessels equipped with lifeboats and/or liferafts.
(b) The master shall place a licensed deck officer, an able seaman, or a certificated lifeboatman in command of each lifeboat or liferaft. Each lifeboat or liferaft with a prescribed complement of 25 or more persons must have one additional certificated lifeboatman.
(c) The person in charge of each lifeboat or liferaft shall have a list of its assigned occupants, and shall see that the persons under his orders are acquainted with their duties.