Current through Register Vol. 22-07, April 1, 2022
context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in chapter 317-05 WAC and
the following apply to this chapter:
(1) "Bunkering" means an oil transfer operation to replenish a
self-propelled covered vessel 300 gross tons or more with fuel or bunkers used
to propel the vessel.
(2) "Cargo vessel" means a self-propelled ship in commerce,
other than a tank vessel or a passenger vessel, three hundred gross tons or
more, including but not limited to, commercial fish processing vessels and
(3) "Covered vessel" means a tank vessel, cargo vessel, or
(4) "Innage" means the difference from the surface of the
liquid to a fixed datum plate or to the tank bottom.
(5) "Office" means the office of marine safety.
"Oil transfer procedure" means the document required under
33 C.F.R. Sec. 155.720
that contains information required under 33 C.F.R. Sec.
including bunkering procedures.
(7) "Passenger vessel" means a ship of three hundred or more
gross tons with a fuel capacity of at least six thousand gallons carrying
passengers for compensation.
"Person in charge" means, for vessels, the person
designated under 33 C.F.R. Sec. 155.700
who meets the qualifications under 33
C.F.R. Sec. 155.710
. For facilities, it is the person designated under 33
C.F.R. Sec. 154.700
who meets the qualifications of 33 C.F.R. Sec.
(9) "Proficient in English" means the ability to clearly speak
the English language so personnel from other vessels and facilities understand
and may safely complete a vessel operation.
"Tank vessel" means a ship 300 gross tons or more that is
constructed or adapted to carry, or that carries, oil in bulk as cargo or cargo
residue, and that:
(a) Operates on the waters of the state; or
Transfers oil in a port or place subject to the
jurisdiction of the state.
A ship is constructed or adapted to carry oil in bulk as cargo
or cargo residue if authorized to do so under the ship's certification. A
vessel carries oil as cargo or cargo residue if the oil is carried for
dispensing to other vessels or equipment off the vessel, or for delivery from
point to point, regardless of whether direct compensation for carriage is
involved. A vessel being used to collect spilled oil from the water, and may
have some recovered oil storage capacity, does not carry oil as cargo.
(11) "Training" means instructional, materials, and procedures,
including shipboard materials, practical exercises, and drills.
(12) "Topping off" means the receipt of bunker oil into the
last ten percent of available tank capacity in any bunker tank.
(13) "Ullage" or "outage" means the depth of space above the
free surface of the fluid to the tank top.