46 U.S. Code § 5106 - Load line certificate
Revised section 5106
Source: Section (U.S. Code) 46 App. U.S.C. 86c.
Section 5106(b) requires that the load line certificate be maintained as required by the Secretary of Transportation. It is expected that the Secretary will require in most cases that the certificate be carried on board the vessel. However, certain types of vessels such as barges do not have facilities for the carriage of certificates. In this case, this provision would give the Secretary the discretion to require that the certificates for the barges be carried on the towing vessels.