46 U.S. Code § 5105 - Load line surveys
(b) In conducting a load line survey, the Secretary shall consider whether—
(1) the hull and fittings of the vessel—
(4) the topsides of the vessel are arranged and constructed to allow rapid overboard drainage of deck water in heavy weather; and
Source(Pub. L. 99–509, title V, § 5101(2),Oct. 21, 1986, 100 Stat. 1916.)
Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section 5105
Section 5105 authorizes the Secretary of Transportation to provide for load line surveys and requires that while conducting a load line survey, the Secretary must consider various strength, stability, design, and construction features of the vessel.