46 CFR 97.37-3 - General.

§ 97.37-3 General.

(a) It is the intent of this subpart to provide such markings as are necessary for the guidance of the person on board in case of an emergency. In any specific case, and particularly on small vessels, where it can be shown to the satisfaction of the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, that the prescribed markings are unnecessary for the guidance of the persons on board in case of emergency, such markings may be modified or omitted.

(b) In addition to English, all stateroom notices, directional signs, etc., shall be printed in languages appropriate to the service of the vessel or other action be taken to achieve the same purpose.

(c) Where in this subpart red letters are specified, letters of a contrasting color on a red background will be accepted.

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United States Code
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Executive Order ... 12234

Executive Order ... 12777

Title 46 published on 09-May-2017 04:27

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