RULE 002.00.74-007 - Code Book Regulations: 002.00.74-007

RULE 002.00.74-007. Code Book Regulations: 002.00.74-007

covery of vessel; carriage of the certificate of number on board when the vessei. is In use; rendering aid in a boat accident: and reporting of vessel casualties and accidents.

(b) A certificate of number Issued to a vessel that has a manxifacturer's hiill identlflcation number assigned, may omit items 8 through 14 of paragraph (a) of this section If the manufactiurer's hull identification number Is plainly marked ; on the certiflcate.

(c) A certificate of number Issued to j a manuIUcturer or dealer to be used on ! a vessel for test or demonstration purposes may omit Items 7 through 14 of paragraph (a) of this section if the word "manufacturer" or "dealer" is plainly tmarked on the certiflcate.

(d) A certificate of number Issued to a vessel that is to be rented or leased I without propulsion machinery may omit items 13 and 14 of paragraph (a) of this section if the words "livery vessel" are plainly marked on the certiflcate.

§ Conlcnts of tempornrj' ccrtiH-cale.

A teraporarly certiflcate Issued pending the issuance of a certiflcate of numbCT must contain the following Information;

(a) Makeofvessd.

(b) Lengtii of vessel.

(c) Type of propulsion.

(d) State in which vessells principally used.

(e) Name of owner.

(f) Addi'ess of owner, Inculding ZIP j code.

(g) Signature of owner.

(h) Date of Issuance.

(i) Notice to the owner that ttie temporary certificate Is Invalid after 60 days from the date of Issuance.

§ Form of number.

(a) Each nimiber must consist of two capital letters denoting t^e State of the ifisulny authorlfg', as specified in Appendix A of Part 173 of this chapter, followed by-

(1) Not more than four numer^ followed by not more than two capital letters (example; NH1234 BD); or

(2) Not more than three nxuneraJs followed by not more than three capital letters (example; WN 567 EPd).____

(b) A niuntoer sufllx must not include ' the letters "P". "O", or "Q." which may be mistaken for niunerals.

§ Size of certificale of mimbcr.

Each certificate of number must be approximately 2½ by 3½ Mi Inches.

§ Diiraliou of cerlificalc of nui>!-bcr.

A certificate of number must not l.-e valid for more than 3 years.

§ Temporary certificate of num-.'; ber. [BULLET]

A State may issue a temporary certifl-, cate of number that Is effective for not' more than 60 days.,

§ Terms antl conditions for vessel numbering.

A State numbering system may condition the Issuance of a certificate of number on-

(a) Title to, or other proof of ownership of a vessel except a recreational-, type public vessel of the United States; or

(b) The payment of State or local! taxes, except for a recreational-type public vessel of the United States.

Subpart C-Casualty Reporting System Requirements

Applicubilityof Sl?lccjisu:ihx' reporting system.

(a) A State casualty reporting system must require the reporting of vessel casualties and accidents involving vessels to which 5173.51 of this chapter ap-pUes.

(b) The State casualty reporting system may require vessel casualty or accident reports resulting in property dam- age of less than $100.

§ Adminislrnlion.

The State casualty reporting system must be administered by a State agency! that-

(a) Will provide for the reporting ofl all casualties and accidents prescribed in, § 173.55 of this chapter:

(b) Receives reports of vessel casualties or accidents required In 5 174.101;

(c) Reviews accident and casualty re-! ports to assure accuracy and completeness of reporting;

(d) Determines the cause of casualties and accidents reported;

(e) Notifies the Coast Guard, in writing, when a problem area in boating safety pecuUar to the State is determined, together, with corrective measures instituted or recommended; and

(f) Reports on vessel numbering and vessel casualties and accidents as required in Subpart D of this part. § 174.105 Owner or operator cneualif r^orting requirements.

A State vessel casualty reporting system must contain the following requirements of Part 173 of this chapter applicable to an owner or a person operating a vessel:

(a) Section 173.S6 Report of casualtp or accident of this chapter^ .

(b) Section 173.59 Where to report hf this chapter.

(c) Section 173.53 Immediate notification of death or disappearance of this chapter.

(d) Section 173.57 Casualty or accident report of this chapter.

(e) Section 173.61 Rendering of assistance in casualties of this chapter.

§ Contents of casualty or awi-

dent report form. I Each form for reporting a vessel casualty or accident must contain the information required In § 173.57 of this chapter.

Subpart D-State Reports

§ For^'ording of caGunlty or accident reporW.

Within 30 days of the receipt of a casualty oh- accident report, each State that has an approved numbering system ; must forward a copy of that report to the ; Commander of the Coast Guard District in which the State Capitol Is located, except that Ohio and Minnesota must forward reports to the Commander. Nintli Coast Guard District, and Vermont to the Commander, Third Coast Guard District.

§ Annual report of numbered vessels.

Before March 1 of each year, each State that has an approved numbering system must prepare and submit Coast Guard Form CGHQ-S923. Report of Certificates of Number Issued to Boats, to the Coast Guard, g 174.125 Coast Guard address.

The report required by S 174.123 must, be sent to U.S. Coast Gum (OBD/62). 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590.

Effective date. These amendments are eflectlye on July 1,1973. _

[(Sees. 18. 89. lEiS Btat. 3)8,^230, 238; 46 U.S.C.J1451, 1467, 1488; 49 OER 1.46(o) (1))

Dated: SM?mber 29, 1972.

C. R. Bender, Admiral. U.S. Coast Guard,

Commandant. I [FR r>oc.72-17046 Filed 10-6-72;8:45 am]

(10) Year vessel was hianufactm-ed or model year.

(11) Manufacturer's hull Idaitiflca-tlon number, if any.

(12) Overall length of vessel.

(13) Type of vessel (open, cabin, house, or other).

(14) Whether the hull Is wood, steel, aluminum, flbei^lasa, plastic, or other.

(15) Whether the propidslon Is Inboard, outboard, Inboard-outdrlve, or sail and name of engine manufacturer if available.

(16) Whether the fuel Is gasoline, diesd, or other.

(17) The signature of the owner.

(b) An application made by a manufacturer or dealer for a nimiber that is to be temporarily aflSxed to a vessel for demonstration or test purposes may omit items 9 through 16 of paragraph (a) of this section.

(c) An application made by a person who Intends to lease or rent l^e vessel without propulsion machinery may omit items 15 and 16 of paragraph (a) of tills section.

§ Contents of a certifteate of number.

(a) Except as allowed in paragraphs (b), (c), and (d) of this section, ea I certificate of number must contain the ' following information:

(1) Number issued to the vessel.

(2) Expiration date of the certificate.

(3) State of principal use.

(4) Name of Uie owner.

(5) Address of owner, Including ZIP 'code.

(6) Whether the vessel Is used for pleasure, rent or lease, dealer or manufacturer demonstration, commercl^ pas-, senger carrying commercial fidUng or other commercial use.

(7) Mwiufacturer*s hull Identification, number (if any).

(8) Make of vessel.

(9) Year vessel was manufactured.

(10) Overall length of vessel.

(11) Whether the vessel Is an o^esi boat, cabin cruiser, houseboat, or other

type.

(12) Hull material,

(13) Whether the propulsion is Inboard, outboard, Inboard-outdrlve, or sail.

(14) Whether the fuel Is gasoline, dlesel, or other.

(15) A quotation of the State r^ula-tions pertaining to change of ownership or address; documentation, loss, destruction, abandonment, theft, or re- (a) Paragraph (a) of § 173.15 Vessel number reQuired of this chapter.

(b) Section 173.19 Other numbers prohibited of this chapter.

(c) Paragraph (a) of § 173.21 Certificate of number reQuired of this chapter.

(d) Section 173.23 Inspection of certificate of this chapter.

(e) Section 173.25 Location of certificate of number of this chapter.

(f) geptlon 173.29 Notification to issuing authority of this chapter.

(g) Section 173.31 Surrender of certificate of number of this chapter.

(h) Section 173.33 Refnoval of num^ ber of this, chapter..

(i) Section 173.71 Application for certificate of number of this chapter.

(j) Section 173.73. Duplicate certificate of nuniber of this chapt&r.

(k) Section 173.77 VaMity of certificate of number of this chapter.

§ Validation stickers.

(a) If a State issu^ validaUoa etick-crs, Its numberliig system must contain tiiQrequirements that sticks niti|t be displayed within 6 inches of the number and tiie stickers must meet the requirements in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section.

(b) Validation stickers must be approximately 3 inches square.

(c) The year In which each validation ' sticker expires must be Indicated by the colors, blue, international orange, green. ; and red, In rotation beginning with blue for stickers that expire in 1973.

§ Contents of appIl<:ution for certificate of hnmbcr.

(a) Each form for application for a certificate of number must contain the following Infcmnation:

(1) Name of the owner.

(2) Address of the owner, including ZIP code.

(3) Date of birth of the owner.

(4) Citizenship of the owner.

(5) State in which vessel is or will be principally used.

(6) The nimiber previously Issued by an issuing authority for the vess^, if any.

(7) Whether the application is for a new number, renewal of a nun^er, or transfer of ownership.

(8) Whether the vessel Is used for pleasure, rent or lease, dealer or toanu-factm'er demonstration, commerd^ passenger carrying, commercial fishing, or other commercial use.

(9) Make of vessel.

Title 33 -Navigation and Navigable Waters

CHAPTER 1 -COAST GUARD, [BULLET] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

SUBCHAPTER S~BOATING SAFETT

ICGD 72-120BI

PART 175 -EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

Personal Flotation Devices

Subpart A-General

AuTHOftTTY: Seca. 5- and 89 of ttte Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971, 46 TT.S.C. 1464. 1488; 1.46(0)0).

Subpart A General

§ Api*icia?ili(y.

This Sart, prescribes rules governing the use of boafeg on waters subject to tJie jurisdiction of WeCnlted States and on the high seas beyond the territorial seas foy boats own6d In the United States except^

(a) Fdrei^ boats temporarily using waters subject to U.S. jurisdiction;

(b) Military or public boats of the United States, except recreational-type public vessels;

(c) A Ijoat whose owner is a State or subdivision ther^pf^ wliich, is used principally for g6vemin©ital purposes, and which Is clearly idehtilUable as such;

(d) Ship's lifeboats.

§ Definitions.

As used in this part:

(a) "Boat" means any vessel manufactured or used primarily for noncommercial use; leased, rented, or cheered to another for the latter's noncommercial use; or engaged toi the carrying of six or Ifewer passengers. j

(b) "Recreational boat" means any t vessel manufactured or used primarily fbr noncommercial use; or leased, rented, or chartered to another for the latter's . noncommercial use. It does not include a vessel engaged in the carrying of six or fewer passengers.

(c) "Vessel" includes every description otwatercrsft, other than a seaplane on the water, used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on the water,

(d) "Use" means operate navigate, or employ,

(e) "Passenger" mtans every person carried on board a vessel other than-

(1) The owner or his representative;

(2) The operator;

(3) Bqna fide members of the crew engaged in the business of the vessel who -have contributed no consideration for jthelr carriage and who are paid for their services; or

(4) Any guest on board a vessel which Is being used exclMsively for pleasure purjTOses Tffho ha* not contributed any consideration, directly or indirectly, for his carriage.

(f) "Racing shell, rowing scuU, and rachig kayak" means a manually propelled boat that Is recognized by national or international racing associations for use in competitive racing and one in which £J1 occupants row, scull, or paddle, with the exception a coxswain. II one is provided, and ts not designed to carry and does not carry any equipment not solely for competitive racing.

Subpart B--Personal Flotation Devices

§ Applicability.

This subpart applies to all recreational boats that are propelled or controlled by machinery, sails, oars, paddles, poles, or another vessel except racing shells, rowing sculls, and racing kayaks.

§ Deanitions.

As used in this subpart:

(a) "Personal flotation device" means, a device that is approved by the Commandant under 46 CF^ 160.

(b) "PFD" means "personal flotation device".

§ Personal flotation devices required.

(a) Except as provided In § 175.17, no person may use a recreational boat less than 16 feet in length or a canoe or kayak unless at least one PFD of the following types or their equivalents Usted in Table 175.23 Is on board for each person:

(1) Type I PPD,

(2) Type n PFD.

(3) Type III PFD.

(4) Type IV PFD.

(c) "Owner" means a person who claims lawful possession of a vessel by virtue of legal title or equitable interest therein which entitles him to such possession.

(d) "Reporting authoilty" means a State where a numbering system has been approved by the Coast Guard or the Coast Guard where a numbering system has not been approved. Reporting authorities are listed In Appendix A of Part 173 of this chapter.

§ Rwinirpments for approval.

Ti\QCommandant approves a State numbering system if he finds, after examination of the Information submitted by a State, that the State numbering system and vessel casualty reporting sys-. tem meet the requirements in thispart and the provisions of sections 18 through 24 and section 37 of the Act relating to numbering and casualty reporting.

§ Approval proeediire.

To obtain approval by the Commandant of a numbering system or of any revi.ston to a numbering system, an authorized representative of the State must submit three copies of the State laws, regiilations, forms, and policy statements, if any. that pertain to tJie numbering system or revision to U.S, Coa^i; Guaid (GBL/62). 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington. DC 20580.

[Subpart B-^Numbering System I Re4^ulrement$

Applicahaitydf Sutte immWr-\ iiig system.

(a) Except as allowed In paragraph (G) of this section, a State numbering system must reijuire the niunbering of

, vessels to which ; 173.11 of this chapter applies.

(b) A State numbering system may re-! duire the numbering of any vessel sub-: Ject to the jurisdiction, of the State un-I less twxjhibited by the regulations in

Part 173 of this chapter.

(c) A State numbering system may exempt from Its numbering requiremepts any vessel or class of vessels to whicb § 173.13 of this chapter applies.

§ Owner of opernlor rcquirc-

A State numbering system must eon-tain tlie requirements applicable to an owner or a person operating a Vessel tlrnt are presci'ibed in the following sections of Part 173 of this chnpter:

PART 174 -STATE NUMBERING AND CASUALTY REPORTING SYSTEMS

Adthokity: The provisions of this Part l74 Issued underBeettons18fend 39. 8S Staf. 313i220. 228; 46 U.SiO.1451, 1467. 1488; 49 '. CFB i.46(b)(l). I

Subpart A-^General

§ 174.1 Applicability.

This part establishes a standard numbering system for vessels find a unifoiro vessel casualty reporting system for v^-Eels by prescribing requirements applicable to the States for the approval ofState numbering systems.

§ 174.3 Dcfinilions.

As used In this part:

(a) "Act" means the Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971 (85 Stat. 213; 46 U.S.C. 1451. et seq.). 1

(b) "Operator" means Uie person who! is in control or in charge of a vess^ while it is in use. '

(b) No person may use a recreational boat 16 feet or more in length, except a canoe or kayak, unless at least one PFUof the following types or their equivalents listed in Table 175.23 Is on board for each person:

(1) Type I PFD.

(2) Type U PPD.

(3) Type Hi pfd.

(c) No person may use a recreational boat 16 feet or more in length, except a canoe or kayak, unless at least one type IV PFD or its Kiulvalent listed in Table 175.23 is on bo&rd in addition to the PFD's required in paragraph

§ Exceptions.

(a) A person using a canoe or kayak that is enclosed by a deck and spray skirt need not comply with § 175.15(a) if he wears a Vest-^type lifes^Ving device that-

(1) Has no Ifess than 150 separate permanently inflated alt sacs made of not less than 12,mil polyvlnylchloride film and has not lessthan 13 lioxinds of positive buoyancy In fresh water. If worn by a person who weighs more than 90 pounds; or

(2) Has no less than 120 separate permanently inflated air sacs made of. not less than 12 nfll polyvlnylchloride film and has not less than 8i4 poimds of

, positive buoyancy in fresh water, if worn by a person who weighs 90 pounds or less.

(b) A type V PFD, may fee carried In lieu of any PFD required 1ft i175.15 if that type V PFD is approved for the activity In which the recreational boat is being used.

§ Stowage.

(a) No person may use a recreational boat unless each type I, type II, type HI, or type V PBTb required toy § iS 175.16 or 1.75.X7 is rea

ihXSfo person may use a recreational' bo^t unless each type IV I*FD required by S 175.1^ is immediately available. i

§ Conditions: approval; marking.

No person may iisie a recreational boat unless each deiylce required by 8 175.15, ot- each device (tifowed by S 175.17, is-

(a) in serviceable condition;

(b) Ijegibly marked with theapprovaXnumber as specified in 46 GFR Part 160 for items subject to approval; and

(c) Of an appropriate si2e for the person for whom it is Intended.

§ r<'rt?unul flolaiion device 4>qui%-iilenls.

Table 175.23 lists devices that are equivalent to personal flotation devices.

Table 175 23

Devices

Are equivalent to per~

marked-

formance type

160.002 Life preserver-

Type I personal flo-

  

tation device

ieO.003 Lile preserve.-

Do.

160.004 Life preserver-

Do.

160.005 Life preserver.

Do.

180.008 Ring life buoy Type IV personal flo-

  

tatlon device.

1^0.047 Buoyant vest.

Type 11 personal flo-

  

tation device.

160i0,48 Buoyant cuah-

Type IV personal flo-

  

tation device.

160.049 Bubyaut cush-

Do.

ion.

  

160.050 Ring life buoy

Do.

160.052 Buoyant vest.

Type II personal flo-

  

tation device.

160.053 Work vest----

Type V personal flo-

  

tation device.

160.055 Ltfe preserver-

Type I personal flo-

tation device.

Devices

Are equivalent io pcr-

mar Iced-

fonnanc type

160,060 Buoyant vest.

Type II personal flo-

  

tation device.

160.064 Special pur-

A device Intended to

pose water

be worn may be

safety buoy-

equivalent to type

ant devices,

11 or type IH. A de-

  

vice that Is equiva-

  

lent to tj5>e in ia

  

marlted "Type III

  

Device-nlSy not

  

turn unoonsclous

  

wearer". A device

  

Intended to be

  

grasped Is equiva-

  

lent to type IV.

Effective date.This amendment shall become effective on October 1, 1973, However, compliance with this proposal prior to the effective date will be considered as compliance with the existing regulations.

Dated: March 21. 1973.C. R. Bender. Admiral. U.S. Coast Guard.

Commandant.

[FB Doc.73-5736 Filed 3-27-73;8:45 am]

(2) Renewal of number and two validation stickers-$6;

(3) Duplicate certificate of numbn-- $1: and

(4) Replacement of lost or destroyed vaiidiition sticker-$0.25 each.

(b) Fees must be paid by check or money order made payable to the "U.S. Coast Guard." except when the application is made in person by the owner, the fee may be paid In cash.

Ai'pkndix A-t-SSUING ApTHOBITFES and

Reporting AoTHOErriEa

(a) The State Is the Issuing authority and reporting authority in:

state

Alabama-AL. Nebraska- mb.

Arizona-AZ. Nov.ida-- nv.

Arkansas-AR. flew Jersey -NJ.

California-CP. New Mexico-NM.

Colorado-CL. New York-NY.

Connecticut- CT, North Carolina-NC.

Delaware-DL. North Dakota- ND.

Florida-FL. Ohlo-OH.

Goorgla^-GA. Oklahoma-OK.

Hawaii-HA. Oregon-OK.

Idaho-ID, Peniisyivanla~-pa.

Illinois-IL. Puerto Rico-pr.

Indiana-IN. Rhode Island-RI.

Iowa. -IA. South Carolina- SC.

Kansas-KA. South Dakota-SD.

Kentucky-KIT. Tennessee-TN.

IiOUl5lana~LA. Texas-TX.

Maine- ME. Utah-UT-

Marj'land-MD. Vermont-VT. MasfiAchusetlJs-M3. Virginia-VA.

Michigan-MC. Virgin Islands-VI,

Minnesota-MN. West Virginia-WV.

Mississippi-MI. Wisconsin-WS.

Missouri-MO. Wyoming - WY. Montana-MT.

(b) The Coast Guard Is the Issuitvg authority and reporting authority Ui;

8tatg

Alaska-AK. Guana-OM. American Samoa- New Hampshire- I AS. NH.

District of Oolum-Washington-WH. bin.-DO.

(c) The abbreviations following t)ie names of the State listed in paragraphs (a) and (b) are the two capital lettetB that muJst b© used In the number format to denote the State pf prUiclpal u.se as prescribed In t 17423of this chap ter.

(e) The certificate of number Is invalid when the peraon whose name appears on the certificate involuntarily loses his interest in the numbered vessel by legal process.

§ Expiration of Coast Guard certificate of number.

A certificate of number issued by the Coast Guard expires 3 years from the date it is issued.

§ Coast Guard forms for pum-bering and casnaltj' reporting.

(a) In a State where the Coast Guard is the issuing authority, the following Coast Guard forms must be used:

(1) Each application for a certificate of number or renewal must be made on two-part Form OG-3876 and 3876A, Application for Number and Temporary -Certificate.

(2) Each notification required by § 173.29(b) must be made on Form CG-2921, Notification of Change In Status of Vessel. I

(3) Each notification required by ' § 173.29(a) must be made on Form CG-3920, Change of Address Notice.

(4) Each notification required by 5 173.29(c) must be made in writing.

(5) Each application for a duplicate ; certificate of number must be made on two-part Form CG-3919 and CG-3919A, Application for Duplicate Certificate of Number and Temporary Duplicate Certificate.

(6) Each vessel casualty required to be reported by § 173.55 must be made on Form CG-3865.

(b) Each surrender of a certificate of number required by 1173.31 may be made in any form but must contain a written ; statement as to why the certificate is being surrendered.

§ Availability of Coast Guard forms*

In a State where the Coast Guard is the issuing authority, forms required by § 173.81 are available at all manned Coast Guard shore units, except light and loran stations and except for Form CG-3865, at all first- and second-class and some third- and fourth-class post ofQces.

g 173.85 Coast Guard fees. (

(a) In a State where the Coast Guard Is the issuing authority the fees for numbering are-

(1) Original number and two validation stickers-$6;

Title 46 -Shipping

SU3CHAPTER C-L'Nir-lSPECTEO VESSELS [CCD72-172P.1

PART 25 -REQUIREMENTS

Autiiohity: The provisions of this Fart 25 Issued under sec. 2. 30 Stat. 102, as amemk-ci,

sec. 3 , 28 Stat, 619, as nniGnded, R.S. 4233A. as amended, R.B. 4405. as amended, R.S. 4463, es amended, sec. 17, 64 Stat. 163, as amended, Bee. 6(b)(1), 80 Stat. 937; 33 V.SC. 157, 243. 853, 4S U.S.O. 376, 410, 526p. 49 1J.8 C, 1655 (b); 49 CtTEt 1.4 (a) and (g) except as other- . Wlso noted.

80DHCE. The provisions of this Part 25 contained In CGFR 6&-50, 30 P.R. 16553, Dec. 30, 1965, unless atherwlse noted.

Subpart 25. 01-Application

§, Applicable to all vessels.

(a) Tlie pi-ovisions of this part shall apply to all vessels except as speciflcally noted, 1

Subpart 25. 05-Navigation tights and Shapes, V/hisHos, Forjhorna, FogjBells, ond Gongs8 25.0S-1 VesocU operoling on ii'nicra governed by tho jEnteniutioim! Hules of ihe Road.

(a) All vessels (Including motorboats) operating on waters governed by the International Rules of the Road (33 U.S.C. 1051-1094) shall be eaiUpped with the navigation lights and shapes, whistles, foghorns, fog bells, and gongs as reQUircd by those rules.

(CaPR 66-33, 31 PJ^ 1B2Q7, Dec. 6, I960]

§ Vessels operallns on waters governed by the Inland, Great LaUrs, OP Western Rivers Rules of the Roail.

(a) All vessels, other than motorboats, operating on waters governed by the Inland, Great Lakes, or Western Rivers Rules of the Road (33 U.S.C. 154-232, 241-295, 301-355) shall be equipped with tha navigation lights and shapes, whistles, foghorns, fog bells, and gongs as required by the Rules of the Road applicable to the waters on which tlie vessel

Is navigated.

(b) All motorboats operating on : waters governed by tho Inland, Great

Lakes, or Western Rivers Rules of the Road shall be equipped with the foUow-

(1) Navigation lights as set forth in

Iho Motorboat Act of April 25. 10-10, as ! tmended (46 U.S.C. 526-52Cu) or, in lieu ! tbereof, the lights required by the I nter-i national Rules of the Road.

] 12)An efficient whistle or other sound I producing mechanical device as set forth ! In Table 25.05-10(b) (2), except:

(1) Motorboats engaged In a race fflilch has been previously arranged or announced, or while engaged in such navigation as Is Incidential to the tuning up of the motorboat and engines for the race, need not carry the devices required by Table 25.05-10(b) (2).

Table 25.05-IOCb)C2)

Cinss of motorboat

Type of dovlco

A (lf^s3 tflDH ICfcot In ieijgiti).

Nono required by laiv.

1 (10 tvot or over, bti 1 Ls^ UiiM 2^

Month, hand, or power opiT-ctcd. callable \i[pciiiiMyliia & bliist of 2 sei;fnitii or luiiro duration, imd aiidlLiodir at luaat oiic-h^ll niiiB.

2 (15 feet or over. Olid Ilss Ihiin 10 feet In iLiiijth).

Iland or power opi;r&tr,d. ca-pMoof pro-Iucing a bl;ist of 2 sejoad'i (ir nvjtucliiriillun, and fiudUjlt' (or adialanco o(

&t loiist L liillo.

3 (4(1 feet or over, uiii Jiot over 65 tixlIII kagUiJ.

Power 01'i.iftlcd, ctipnblo of producing H b)L;it (i(2 sutonil.sllTiriorfc duialluri, a;id liiiriiblo for n dbtaocuotut IvaalI lalla.

(a) An appllcatfoh on a form and In a manner prescribed by the Issuing authority; and

(b) The fee required by the Issuing

' authority.

§ Duplicate ccrlificale of number.

If a certificate of number Is lost or destroyed, the person whose name appears on the certificate as the owner may apply for a duplicate certificate by submitting to the Issuing authority that Issued the certificate-

(a) An application on a form or in a manner prescribed by the Issuing authority; and

(b) The fee required by the issuing authority, 11 any.

§ Temporary certificate

A temporary certificate valid for not more than 60 days after It Is Issued may be issued by an Issuing authority pending the issue of a certificate of number. A ' temporary certificate Is not valid after ' the date that the owner receives the certlflcate oE number from the issuing authority.

§ Validity of cerlificale of number.

(a) Except as provided in paragraphs ; (b), (c), (d), and (e) of this section, a j certificate of number Is valid until the date of expiration prescribed by the Is- ! suing authority.

(b) A certificate of number Issued by an Issuing authority is invalid after the

' date upon which-

(1) The vessel is documented or re-! quired to be documented under Part 67 of Title 46. Code of Federal Regulations;

(2) The person whose name appears on the certificate of nimiber as owner of the. vessel transfers all of his ownership in

the vessel; or

(3) The vessel Is destroyed or abandoned.

(c) A certificate of number Issued by an Issuing authority Is Invalid if-

(1) The application Tor the certificate of number contains a false or fraudulent statement; or

(2) The fees for the issuance of the certificate of number are not paid.

(d) A certificate of number Is invalid 60 days after the day on which the ves-.sel Is no longer principally used in the State where the certificate was Issued.

(p) The type and amount of each fire extinguisher used.

(q) The nature and extent of each Injury.

(r). A description of all property damage and vessel damage with an estimate of the cost of all repairs.

(s) A description of each equli?nent failure that caused or contributed to thecause of the casualty.

(t) A description of the vessel casualty or accident.

(u) The type of vessel operation (cruising, drifting, fishing, hunting, skiing, racing, or other), and the type of accident (capsizing, sinking, fire, or explosion or other).

(v) The opinion of the person making thereport as to ttie cause of fiie casualty.

(w) "Hie ma^e. model, type (open, cabin, house, or other), beam width at widest point, length, depth from transom to keel, horsepower, propulsion (outboard, inboard. Inboard outdrive, sail, or other), fuel (gas, diesel, or other), con-struction (wood, steel, aluminum, plastic, fiberglass, or other), and yeex built (model year), of the reporting operator's vessel.

(x) The name, address, and telephone number of each witness.

(y) The manufacturer's hull Identtfl-cation number. If any, of the reporting operator's vessel.

(z) The name, address, and telephone number of the person submitting the report.

§ "Where to report.

A report required by § 173.55 must be submitted to-

(a) The reporting authority listed In -Appendix A of this part where the vessel number was Issued, or. If the vessel has no niunber, where tiievessel Is principally .used; or . '

(b) The reporting authority where the casualty or accident occurred. If It occurred outside the State where the vessel Is numbered or principally used.

Subpart 0 -Issue of Certificote of Nutnber

§ AppIie&Uon fbr certilicate of munber.

Any person who Is .the owner of a vesseH to which S 173.11 applies may apply for a certificate of number for that Vessel by sul^mlttlng to ttie issuing au- ! thority, listed In Appendix A of this part, where tfie vessel will principally be used- I

(3) An efficient foff bell, except that the folloi^lng motorboats need not carry such a bell;

(i) Motorboats of less than 26 feet In length (Classes A and 1).

(ii) Motorboats engaged in a race previously arranged or announced, or while engaged in such navigation as Is Incidental to the tuning up of the motorboat and engines for the race,

(CGFR 60-33. 31 F.R. 15267, Dec. 6, laCfl]

§ Light intensity standards.

(a) Navigation lights shall be of sufR-clent intensity so that the candlepower outside the lens is not less than that amount corersponding to the reqUred distance of visibility as speciflod in Table 25.05-I5(a).

Table 25.05-16Ca)

DIatonco of visibility, la iiauticEiluiDes

Candlepower

  

1.0

i.......................................

6.5

3.......................................

17.6

6.......................................

100.0

_

Note: In Table 25.05-lS(ft) tho standards ore based upon a transmlsstvity fautor of 70 pi^rti'iit per sua-mlle and a priwtlciil lf"-_i;shold ol vlslun of H sua-mile candli^s.

Subpart 23. 30-Ffre EsHnguishing Equipment

§ Application.

(a) The provisions of this subpart, |, vlih the exception of § 25.30-90, shall i cpply to all vessels contracted for on or cfter November 19, 1952. Vessels con- | tractcd for prior to that date shall meet thorequirements of § 25.30-90.

§ General provisions.

(a) Where equipment In this subpart is required to be of an approved type, tucli equipment requires the specific approval of the Commandant. Such ap- . provals are published in the Federal . Register, and in addition, are contained In Coast Guard publication CG-190, [BULLET]^ulpment Lists." i

(b) All hand portable fire extln- !' fulahers, semiportable flre extinguishing,

systems, and fixed fire extinguishing systems shall be of an approved type.

§ Hand portnWc firo cxlin-fifiii.shnrs and scmiporlablc Uro extinguishing sj'filcms*

(a) Hfind portable fire extinguishers and scmiportable fire extinguishing systems are classified by a combination letter and number symbol. The letter Indicating the type of fire which the unit could be expected to extinguish, and the number Indicating the relative size of the

lU3it.

(b) For the purpose of this subchapter, all required hand portable fire extinguishers and semlportable fire ex-tingulslijng syRtems are of the "B" type; I.e., suitable for extinguishing fires in-volviLng flammable liquids, greases, etc.

(c) Tlie number designations for size will start with "I" lor the smallest to "V" for the largest. For the purpose of tills subchapter, only sizes I through III will bo considered. Sizes I and n are considered hand portable fire extinguishers and sizes m, IV, and V are considered semipoi l.nble fire extinguishing Kj^stcms which shnll be fitted with suitable hose and nor.zle or other practicable nicfins so ilmt all portions of the space concenird mny be covered. Examples of size gradimttons for some of the typical hand portnblo fire extinguishers and semlportable fire extinguishing systems are set forth In Table 25.30-10 (c).

Table 25.30-10(c)

Classlllcation

Foum, pullons

Carlson pounds

Dry cbemi.

cnl, pounds

Typo

Bizo

n.........

r ...

  

4

2

R..............

II...........

  

IS

10

B.............

Ill.....

12

35

20

              

(d) All hand portable fire extinguishers and semlportable fire extinguishing systems shall have permanently attached thereto a metallic name plate giving the name of the item, the rated capacity in gallons, quarts, or po'inds, the name and address of the person or firm for whom approved, and the Identifying mark of the actual manufacturer,

(e) Vaporizing-llqiud type fire extinguishers containing carbon tetrachloride or chlorobromomethane or other toxic vaporizing liquids are not acceptable as equipment required by this subchapter.

(f) Hand portable or semlportable extinguishers which are required on. their name plates to be protected from freezing shall not be located where freezing temperatures may be expected.

(4) A person disappears from the ves-, sel under circumstances that Indicate ^ death or Injury.

(b) A report required by this section must be made-

(1) Within 48 hours of the occurrence If a person dies within 24 hours oSthe occiurence;

(2) Within 48 hours of the occurrence If a person loses consciousness or receives medical treatment or is disabled for more ^ than 24 hours or disappears from a ves- ' sel; and

(3) TS^thin 5 days of the occurrence or death If an earlier report is not required by this paragraph.

(c) When the operator of a Vessel cannot submit the casualty or accident report required by pairagraph (a) of this section, the owner shall submit the casualty or accident report.

§ Casualty or accident report.

Each report required by ! 173.55 must ! be in writing, dated upon completion, and signed by the person who prepared It and must contain, if available, at least the following information about the casualty ; or accident:

(a) The numbers and names of each vessel involved.

(b) The name and address of each owner of each vessel Involved.

(c) The name of the nearest city or town, the county, the State, and the body of water.

(d) The time and date the casualty or accident occurred.

(e) The location on the water.

(f) The visibility, weather, and water conditions.

(g) The estimated air and water temperatures.

(h) The name, addi-ess, age, or date of birth, teleph(nie number, vessel operating experience, and boating safety training of the operator making the

[report,

(i) The name and address of each operator of each vessel Involved.

(j) The number of persons on board or towed on sklls by each vessel.

(k) The name, address, and date of birth of each person Injured or killed.

(j) The cause of each death.

(m) Weather forecasts available to, and weather reports used by, the operator before and during the use of the vessel.

(n) The name and address of each I owner of property Involved.

(o) The availability and use of per-I Eonal flotation devices.

§ Coasi Guard validation sticker. (

No person may use a vessel except a t vessel exempted in S 173.13 that has a i nxunber Issued by the Coast Guard im- i less tt has the vatldatton sticker Issued ' with the certificate of number displayed within 6 Inches of the number.

Subpart C-Casualty and Accident ; Reporting

§ Applicability.

a) This subpart applies to each ves-sel used on waters subject to the Jurlsdlc- i tion of the United States and on the high I seas beyond the territorial seas for vessels owned in the United States that-

(1) Is used by Its operator for recrea- \ tlonal purposes; or

(2) Is required to be numbered under i this part. ;

(b) This subpart does not apply to a vessel required to have a certificate of j Inspection under Chapter I of TiUe 46, Code of Federal Regulations. !

§ Immediate notificalion of dcatli or disappearance.

(a) When, as a result of an occurrence that Involves a vessel or its equipment, a person dies or disappears from a vessel, the operator shall, without delay, by the, quickest means available, notify the i nearest reporting authority listed in Appendix A of tilis part of-

(1) The date, time, and exact location of the occurrence;

(2) The name of each person who died or disappeared:

(3) The number and name of the vessel; and

(4) The names and addresses of the owner and operator.

(b) When the operator of a vessel cannot give ttienotice required by paragraph (a) of this section, each person on board the vessel diall notify ttie casualty reporting authority or determine that the notice has been given.

§ neport of casualty or accident.

(a) The operator of a vessel shall submit the castialty or accident report prescribed In S 173.67 to the reporting authority prescribed in S 173.S9 when, as a result of an occurrence that Involves the vessel or its equipment-

(1) A person dies;

(2) A person loses consciousness or receives medical treatment or Is disabled for more tJian 34 hours;

(3) Damage to ttie vessel and other property damage totals more than $100; or

(g) The use of di'y cbcmlcal. stored pressure, Hre cxtinjjuisiins not fitted . wilh pressure r^augrs or iiiclic.il.ing do-vicn.s. nianufncturcd prior to Jnnunry 1, lOGfi. may be rcrmitfcd on motoibon(s ond other vessels Ions ns such critin-gui.shcis are mainlaincd in g'X)d nnd serviccabjo condition. The following maintf^nrinro and In.spectJons are required for .'^uch e:{tiiig(iishers:

(1) When the dale on the Inspection record ta[r on the cxlingui.sher shows that ; 6 months have elapsed since last wcijiht, check nshoTe, then Euch extiiifiuisher Is, no Jonper acrrptci a.^ incethJg rcQLilrrd niafntcnanre conditions luitil reweighed ashore and found to be in a serviceable condition and within required weight, conditlon.s.

(2) If the weight of tlie container Is Y4ounce Ic-s than tiiat stamped on container, it shall be serviced.

(3) If the outer senl or ^cn^s (which Indicate tampcrinji or use when broken) \ are not intact, tiie boarding ofTirer or marine inspector will inspect such ex-tinfoilsher to see that the frangible disc hi neck of the container is Intact; and If such di^c is not Intact, the container | shall be serviced.

(4) If there is evidence of tlamafic, use, or leakage, such as dry chemical ; powder observed In the nozzle or else- where on the extinguisher, the container shall be replaced with a new one and the exting'ilslier properly serviced or the cx-tingiiisher replaced witla another approved extinguisher.

(h) The dry chemical, stored pressure, flre extinguishers without pressure gauges or indicating- devices manii/ae-turcd after January 1, 19f!5, sliall not be labeled with the marine t,ype label described in § IG2.028-4 of tliis title nor shall such extinguishers manufactured after January 1, 1965, be corried on board motorhoots or other vessels as required equipment.

[CGFR 65-50,30 F.R, 16G53. Doc. 30. 19G5,as(imcndcd by CCril G8-32, 33 P.R. 5711.ApT. '12, 106S; CGFR CD-18, 34 F.R. 6723, Mar. 27, I0C91

§ Fbtc?I fire cxlingwishing [BULLET] sysli-iiis,

(a) When a fixed flre extinguishing system Is installed, it shaJ) be of an approved carbon dioxide type, de.slgned and Installed In agreement witli the applicable provisions of Subpart 76.15 of

Subchapter II (Fflsseneer Vessels) of tlila chapter.

§ Fir© cxiinpiishing cqui{H mcnt required.

(a) Motorhoata.

(1) AU mntorboata shall carry at least the mininnmi number of hand portable flre extingniphcrs set forth in Table 25.30-20(a) (1), except that motorboats less thtin 28 feet in length, propelled by outboard motors and not carrying passengers for hire, need not carry such portable flre extinguishers If the construction of such motorboata will not permit the entrapment of explosive or flammable gases or vapors.

TAD1.K 25,30-2()(n)(l)

C'iiss of motor-boat

Lpngth,fftOt

Mlniinnm miniber o(U-l li.iiid port-

flhli" lire oitln-cuishcrs ruqulred;'

     

No fl:(rd fire f.n-tltipiish-

pyslnm 1 n much in cry spa CO

Fhc(iflr?

tulshing pyslflni In ma-clilnery Bpace

A

Under in._................

1

0

1

10 iind over, but iiu'lor 20..

1

0

2

2i)vinCl ovor, but Unticr 40..

2

1

3

4(1 Bnd over, but not over

3

3

  

C5.

     

' Orm Il-T[tiniKl porlAlila flro exllncnli^lior niny bs EUbslUiiiKi for iwo I(-I hand porlaMa Tiri} cxilnijiilsiiers

(2) The Intent of this regulntlon Is 11-* lustratcd in Figure 25.30-20(al) where . fire extinguisliers are rrqutred If any one or-more of the specified conditiona exist, and in Figure 2r),30-20(n2) where specified conditions do not, in themselves, require that fire extinguishers be carried.

Flro oxtlngnlsliers are required if nny one or more ol thofollowing coudltlons exist (numbers Identifying conditions are tbo same as those placed in Figure 25.30-20(ftl):

1. Closed compartment under thwarts and seats wliereln portaljle fuel tanks may b?stored.

2. Double bottoms not sealed to tho hull or which are not completely filled with flotation material.

3. Close living spaces.

4. Closed stowage compartments In which combustible or Datnmable materials are stowed.

(b) When a vessel Is used by a manufacturer or by a dealer for testing or demonstrating, the number may be painted on or attached to removable plates that are temporarily but firmly attached to each side of the forward half of the vessel.

(c) On vessels so configured that a number on the hull or superstructure would not be easily visible, the number must be painted on or attached to a backing plate that is attached to the forward half of the vessel so that the number is visible from each side^of the vessel.

(d) Each number displayed on a tender exempted under 3 173.13 must meet the requirements of paragraph (a) of this section and have a space or hyphen that Is equal to the width of a letter other than "I" or a number other than "1" between the suffix and the number. (Example: DC 6678 EP 1 or DC-5678~EF~1.)

§ NvliAcation to itisuiiig nuthor-iiy.

Aperson whose name appears as the owner of a vessel on a certificate of ntunber shall, within 15 days, notify the issuing authority in a manner prescribed by the issuing authority of-

(a) Any change in his address;

(b) The theft or recovery of the vessel:

(c) The loss or destruction of a valid certificate of number;

(d) The transfer of all or part of his interest in the vessel; and

(e) The destruction or abandoimicnt of the vessel.

Surrender of cerlificnie of ntunber.

A person whose name appears as the owner of a vessel on a certificate of number shall surrender the certificate In a manner prescribed by the issuing authority within 15 days after it becomes Invalid under paragraph (b), (c), (d), or (e) of 9 173.77.

§ Kcmovalof number.

The person whose name appears on a certificate of number as the owner of a vessel shall remove the number and validation sticker from the vessel when-

(a) The vessel is documented by the Coast Guard;

(b) The certificate of number is Invalid under paragraph (c) of 5 173.77; or

(c) The vessel Is no longer principally used in the State where the certificate was Issued.

(1) A valid certiflcat* of number or temporary certiflcate for that vessel issued by the issuing authority In the State in which the vessel is principally used; or

(2) For the vessel described In paragraph (b) of this section, a copy of the, lease or rental agreement, signed by the owner or his auUiorized representative and by the person leasing or renting the TCGsel. tliat contains at least-(i) The vessel number that appears on the certificate of number; and

(11) The period of time for which the vessel Is leased or rented.

(b) Section 20(a) of the Act states In part:

The cerUficate of number for vessds leas than 26 feet In length and leaaed or rented to another ftn- the latter'a. nonoommerdfkl use of lees than 24 hours may be retained on shore by the vmsel's owner or his representative at the place from ^tch the vessel de? parts or Tetuma to the possessltm of the | cnnier or his representative.

g 173.23 Iniipection of certifi(;ate. I

Each person using a vess^ to which this part applies shall present the certificate or lease or rental agreement required by fi 173.21 to any Federal, State, or local law enforcement officer for Inspection at his request.

§ Location of certificate of num-. ber.

No person mayuse a vessel to which this part applies unless the certificate or lease or rental agreement required by i173.21 Is carried on board In such a manner that It can be handed to a per- I son authorized under S 173.23 to inspect. It. I

§ Nnmbergi Display; size; color.

a) Each number required by S 173.15 must-CD Be pahited on or permanently attached to each side of the forward halt of the vessel except as allowed by paragraph (b) or required by paragraph (c) of this section;

(2) Be In plain vertical block characters of not less than 3 Inches in height;

(3) Contrast with the color of the background and be distinctly visible and legible;

(4) Have spaces or hyphens that are equal to the width of a letter other than "I" or a nmnber other than "1" between the letter and number groupings (Example: DC 5678 EP or DC-5678-EF); and

(5) Read from left to right. 1 5. Permanently installed fuel tanks.

The following conditions do not, In them-islsta, require that Are extlngulyhers be carried (tiumbera Identifying conditlona are tha £amo as those placed la Figure 25.30-20(a2)):

1. Bait wells.

3. Glove compartmenlB.

3. Buoyant flotation material.

4. Open slatted Iloorliig, 8, Ice chcst3.

(b) Motor vessels.

(1) All motor ves-ecla Ehiili carry at least the minimum number of hand portable fire extinguishers eet forth in Table 25.30-20(b) (1).

Table E 2S.30-20(!))(!)

     

Minimum

IlMHltjtTof

n-U ha,id

nortabia J) 10 vxti.t-

Gross tonnijie

     
     
     

Over

Not over

  

GO

1

60

100

2

100

600

3

600

1.000

6

1,0C0

8

(2) In addition to the hand portable] flro extinguishers required by Subpara- | graph (1) of this paragraph, the follow- . Ing flre-extingtushing equipment shall be i fitted inthe machinery space:

(1) One Type B-II hand portable fire ; crtiiiguisher shall be carried for each I.OOO B. H. P. of the main engines or I Iractlon thereof. However, not more, than 6 such extinguishers need be car- j rlcd.

(11) On motor vessels of over 300 gross tens, either one Type B-IH senilportable flrc-extinguishing system shall be fitted, cr clteniatlvely. a fixed flre-extingui.sh-Ing system shall be fitted in the macliin-ay space.

(c) Barges carrying passengers.

(1) Every barge of 65 feet in length or less c^htle carrying passengers when towed cr pushed by a motorboat, motor vessel, i or Bteam vessel shall be fitted with hand portable fire extinguishers as required by Table 25.30~20(a) d), depending upon th3 length of the barge.

(2) Every barge of over 65 feet In length while carrylfig pp^j.engers when twcd or puiJhed by n motorboat, motor ves.?j!, or .steam vessel shall be fitted with hand portable fire extinguishers us reciuired by Table 25.30-20tb) (1), de-pendinfi upon the tjross tuiinase of the barge.

§ Vessels cnnlractctl for prior to November 19, 195:!.

(a) Vessels contracted for prior to Novtimber 19, 19.'j2, shall meet tho ap-plical)le provisions of § 5 25,30-5 through 25,30-20 insofar as the number ami general type of GCiuipment is concerned. Existiiitj items of equlpnumt and in.stalla-tions))reviously approved but not meeting tlio ai)])Jicable refiinrein(?nts for type approval may be contuuicd In service .so long as they are In fiood condiLioii. All new installations and replacements shall meet the reQuiremenLs of § 5 25,30-5 through 25.30-20.

Subpaif 25.35-nncKfire Flamo Control § 2. '?..'{f)-1 [tcifiiircnicnts.

(a) Every ea-wline cnnine Installed In a niotorboat or motor vessel after April 25. 1940, except outboard motors, sha)l be eciuipjjed with an acceptable means of backllre flame control.

(b) Iijstnllations made before November 19, 1952. need not meet tlje detailed rcauiroineut-s of this subpart and may be continued in use as long as they are serviccalile and in good coudtUon. Re-plat'emeiits shall meet tlie applicable conditions Jn this section.

(c) Installations con.sisting of backfire flame arrester.'^ bearing ba.sic Approval No. 162,015 may be continued in me as long as they arc sti-vlccablt; and in good' condition. Rcijlacenients .sliall meet the applicable conditions in tliis .section.

(d) Installations conai.sting of ongine air and fuel induction system and given a basic Approval No. 162,015 may iio continued in use as loug as they am sei vice-able and In (;uod eonditiiiii. Iu*pla.ce-nionts slinU meet tho applicable cuudt-tions lu this section.

(e) The folIov;ing are acceptable means of baclitire flame control for gasoline enL;ines:

(1) A backfire flame arrester constructed in accoidance with the spcc-Iflcation regulations contained in Sub-pare 1G2.0-H of Subchapter Q (SpCfifica-tions) of this chapter and it sh.ill be .specifically approved by the Commandant. The flame arrester shall bo . suitidily secured to the air intake with fiaiuel.ti;ht connection. 5173.13 £xciiiption?.

Where the Coast Guard Issues numbers, the following classes of vessels are exempt, under section 19 (a) of the Act, from the numbering provisions of the Act and this part:

(a) A vessel Qiat to used exclusively for racing.

(b) A vessel eautpped with propulsion machinery of less than 10 horsepower that-

(1) Is owned by the owner of a vessel for which a valid certificate of number has been Is-sued;

(2) Displays the number of that numbered vessel followed by the iiUfHx "1" In the manner prescribed In 8 173.27; and

(3) Is used as a tender for direct transportation between that vessel and the shore and for no other purpose.

§ Vessel number rftqiiired.

(a) Except as provided in S 173.17, no person may use a vessel to which this part applies unless-

(1) It has a number Issued on a certificate of number by the Lssumg authority in the State In which the vessel is principally used; and

(2) The number is displayed as described In 9 173.27.

(b) This section does not apply to a vessel for which a valid temporai-j- certificate has been Issued to Its owner by the Issuing authority In the State In wliich the vessel is principally used;

§ Reciprocity.

(a) Sub.isectlon 18(c) of the Act states:

Whena vessel 1b actually numbered In the Stat? of principal use. It shall be ooi\-Blderedas In compliance wltb the numbering system requirements of &iiy State tn Wlilch it ib temporarily used.

(b) Subsection 18(d) of the Act states:

When a vessel Is removed to a new State of principal use, the Issuing authority of that State Fihall recognize the validity of a number awarded by any other Issuing authority toraperiod of at least 60 days before requiring numbering In the new Btate.

§ Olher numbers prohihited.

No person may use a vessel to which this part applies that has any number that Is not issued by an Is.suing authority for that vessel on Its forward half.

§ Cerlifieutc of number required.

(a) Except as provided In 55 173.13 and 173.17, no person may a'^e a vessel to which this part applies unless I t has on board"

§ Definitions.

As used I n this part:

(a) "Act" means tiie Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971 (85 Stat. 213; 46 U.S.a i451,etseq.).

(b) "Issuing authority" means a State that has a numbering system approved by the Coast Guard or ttie Coast Guard where a number system has not been approved. Issuing authorities are listed in Appendix A of this part.

(c) "Operator*' means ttie person who is In control or In charge of a vessel vfhae it Is in use.

(d) "Owner" means a person who claims lawful possession of a vessel by virtue of legal title or equitable Interest therein which entitles him to such possession.

(e) "Person" means an Individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, association, joint-stock association, or governmental entity and Includes a trustee, receiver, assignee, or similar representative of any of them.

(f) "Reporting authority" means a State that has a numbering system approved by the Coast Guard or the Coast Guard where a numbering system has not been approved. Reporting authorities are listed in Appendix A of this part.

(g) "State" means a State of the United. States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, ttie \^rgln Islands, Guam. Anierican Samoa, and the District of Columbia.

(h) "State of principal use" means the State on whose waters a vessel is used or to be \ised most during a calendar year.

(i) "Use" means operate, navigate, or employ.

Subpart 8 -Numbering

§ Applicahililr-

(1) subpart applies to each vessel equipped with propulsion machinery of any type used on waters subject to the jurisdiction of the United States and on the high seas beyond the territorial seas for vessels owned In the United States except-[BULLET]

(a) Foreign vessels temporarily using waters subject to U.S. Jurisdiction;

(b) Military or public vessels of the United States, except recreational-type public vessels;

(c) A vessel whose owner Is a State or subdivision tiiereor, which is lised principally for governmental purposes, and which Is clearly Iderrtiflable as such;

(d) Ships' lifeboats;

(e) A vessel which has or is required to have a valid marine document as a vessel of the United States.

(2) An engine air and fuel induction system which provides adequate protection from propagation of bacltflre ilmne to thti atinos])here equivalent to that provided by an approved backfire flame arrester, A gasoline enjiine utiliiiintj an air nnd fuel induction fiy;;l-ejn, and operated without an Approved backfire ilame arrc:,ter shall Imvo such InElallalion tested and labeled in accordance with the specifications contained in Eubijart 102.04:3 of Gubchapter Q {SpeciJications) of this chapter and such system shall be speciflcally approved by the Command-dant.

(3) Any attachment to the carburetor or location of the ciDjinc air indiietion system by means of which flames caused by engine backfire will be dlsj)ersed to the atmosphere outsidt; the ves.sel in .such a manner that the flames will not endanger the vessel, persons on board, or nearby vessels and structures, AU attachments shall be of metallic con.struc-tion with flametight connections, and firmly secured to withstand vibration, shock, and engine backfire. Such Installations do not require formal apjiroval and labeling, but will be acecpied by Coast Guard law enforcement oflicers on the basis of compliance wltii this subpart.

(4) Where manufacturers wish to produce vessels having an intetrrated engine-vessel design, a pre-niariiet ap!)rovaI of an engine air induction system i.s available. Such an installation shall be tested and labeled in accordance with the specifications contained in Subpart 162.043 of Subchapter Q (Specifications* of this chapter and such system shall be specifically approved by the Commandant.

(Interpret or apply sec. 10, 64 Slat. 165. as amended. 46 TJ.S.C. 52Gi)

Subpart 25.40 -VenlHation

§ Tanks ?nd engine spaeca.

(a) All motorboats or motor vessel.'!, ^ except open boats, the construction or decking over of which is commenced after April 25, 1940, and which use fuel having a flashpoint of 110° P. or less, shall have at least 2 ventilator ducts, fitted with cowls or their equivalent, for the elEcient removal of explosive or flammable eases fi-om the bilges of every engine and fuel tank compartnient. Tliere shall be at least one exbau-t duct instafled so as to extend from the open atmosphere to the hnvur pi.ut!on of the bilge and at lea.-^t one intake duit la-

stalled so as to extend to a point at least midway to the bilge or at least below the level of the carburetor air intake. The cowls shall be located and trimmed for maximum effectiveness and In such a manner so as to prevent displaced fumes from being recirculated.

(b) As used In this section, the term "open boats" means those motorboats or motor vessels with all enr.ine and fuel tfink compartments, and otlier spaces to which explosive or flammable gases and vapors from these compartments may flow, open to the atmosjjherc and so arranged ns to prevent the entrapment of such gases and vapors within the vessel.

(c) Where alterations are needed for existing motorboats or motor vessels to comply with the reauirements In this section, such alterations sliall be accomplished as soon as practicable but in any case shall be completed by June 1, 1966. (Roc. 11, 64 Stat. 165, na omcmied; 40 IT.S,(5. 52BJ)

SubparJ 25.45-Liquefied Petroleum Gas

§ Froliibitcd on vessels carrying passengers for hire.

(a) On vessels carryinr^ passengers for hire, the use of liquefied petroleum gases and certain flammuble liquids for cook-- Ing,heating, or lit;litiny i.s prohibUed by Putts 140 and 117 of Kubcliapter N (Dr-ugcrous Cargoes) of tliis cliapter.

R.5. MV2, ftsatnciKlfid; 4Ci U.S.C. 17(1)

(9/3/1974)

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