46 U.S. Code § 5112 - Loading restrictions
Revised section 5112
Source: Section (U.S. Code) 46 App. U.S.C. 86g, 88c, 88e.
Section 5112(a) prohibits a vessel from being loaded in a manner that submerges its load line.
Section 5112(b) requires that whenever the loading or stability conditions of a vessel change, the master or individual in charge of the vessel must record in the official logbook the position of the load line and the draft of the vessel.
Section 5112(c) is a new provision that provides that a vessel may be operated only if the loading distribution, stability, and margin of strength are adequate for the intended voyage or movement.
Section 5112(d) provides that subsections (a) and (b) do not apply to a submersible vessel.