46 CFR 97.15-3 - Steering gear, whistle, and means of communication.

§ 97.15-3 Steering gear, whistle, and means of communication.

(a) On all vessels making a voyage of more than 48 hours' duration, the entire steering gear, the whistle, and the means of communication between the bridge or pilothouse and the engineroom shall be examined and tested by an officer of the vessel within a period of not more than 12 hours prior to departure. On all other vessels similar examinations and tests shall be made at least once in every week.

(b) The date of the test and the condition of the equipment shall be noted in the official logbook.

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Executive Order ... 12234

Executive Order ... 12777

Title 46 published on 2015-12-02

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 46 CFR Part 97 after this date.

  • 2016-07-12; vol. 81 # 133 - Tuesday, July 12, 2016
    1. 81 FR 45012 - Cargo Securing Manuals
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      DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, Coast Guard
      Interim rule; information collection approval.
      On June 23, 2016, OMB approved the Coast Guard's collection of information request associated with the Cargo Securing Manuals interim rule published May 9, 2016 at 81 FR 27992. OMB's approval for this collection of information expires on June 30, 2019.
      33 CFR Parts 97 and 160
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