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(1) "Master" means any person having command or charge of a vessel.

(2) "Navigating officer in charge of the watch" means any person, other than a pilot, who is for the time being actually in charge of the navigation or maneuvering of a vessel.

(3) "Chief engineer" means any person permanently responsible for the mechanical propulsion of a vessel.

(4) "Engineer officer in charge of the watch" means any person who is for the time being actually in charge of the running of a vessel's engines.

(b) Every vessel, however propelled, 200 gross tons or over and navigating the high seas and subject to the provisions of R.S. 4438a, as amended (46 U.S.C. 224a), shall have officers licensed by the Coast Guard. No person shall be engaged to perform or shall perform on board any such vessel, the duties of master, chief engineer, or watch officer deck or engineer unless he holds a valid license issued by the Coast Guard attesting to his qualifications to perform such duties.

(c) The phrase "no person shall be engaged to perform, or shall perform on board any vessel to which this section applies, the duties of master, mate, chief engineer or assistant engineer, unless he holds a license to perform such duties" in subsection (4) of R.S. 4438a, as amended (46 U.S.C. 224a), shall be considered to mean that if an uninspected vessel engages on a voyage of such length and character that the licensed master and licensed chief engineer manifestly and physically cannot be in charge of the watch continuously, the failure to have on board two licensed deck officers (one a master) and two licensed engineers (one a chief engineer) on the ves

sel's return shall be considered to be a prima facie violation of R.S. 4438a, as amended.

(R.S. 4405, as amended, 4462, as amended; 46 U.S.C. 375, 416. Interpret or apply R.S. 4438a, as amended; 46 U.S.C. 224a) [CGFR 61-14, 26 F.R. 3926, May 5, 1961]

§ 157.30-30 Licensed operators for uninspected vessels subject to the act of April 25, 1940, as amended.

(a) Every motorboat, as defined by the act of April 25, 1940, as amended (46 U.S.C. 526), and any other vessel of fifteen gross tons or less propelled by machinery other than steam, while carrying passengers for hire, shall be operated or navigated by a person duly licensed for such service by the Coast Guard. This licensed operator shall be in charge of such motorboat or vessel, regardless of whether or not the passengers carried for hire are on such motorboat or vessel or are carried on a non-self-propelled vessel being towed or pushed by such motorboat or vessel.

(b) A license as master, chief mate, second mate or third mate of ocean and coastwise inspected vessels or a license as ocean operator issued under the act of May 10, 1956 (70 Stat. 151-154, 46 U.S.C. 390-390g) will authorize the holder to serve as an operator of a motorboat, or other vessel of fifteen gross tons or less, propelled by machinery other than steam, under the Act of April 25, 1940, as amended, on the class vessel, waters, and within other restrictions in his license.

(c) A license as master, mate or pilot of inspected vessels on waters other than ocean and coastwise waters, or a license as master, mate or pilot of yachts on the Great Lakes, other lakes, bays and sounds or rivers, or a license as operator issued under the act of May 10, 1956, will authorize the holder to serve as an operator of a motorboat, or other vessel of fifteen gross tons or less propelled by machinery other than steam, under the act of April 25, 1940, as amended, on the class vessel, waters, and within other restrictions in his license.

(d) Operation of vessels by licensed personnel on routes and in capacities lower than those described on the license held will be permitted as provided in Table 157.30-30 (d) without obtaining additional license for the lower route or capacity.

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Capacity and routes permitted

Can serve as operator of an uninspected motor boat, or other uninspected vessel of fifteen gross tons or less, on specified route described on license and on Great Lakes, lakes, bays and sounds, and rivers.

Can serve as operator of an uninspected motorboat, or other uninspected vessel of fifteen gross tons or less, on Great Lakes, lakes, bays and sounds, and rivers.

Can serve as operator of an uninspected motorboat, or other
uninspected vessel of fifteen gross tons or less, on specific
route described on license, and on lakes, bays and sounds
and rivers.

Can serve as operator of an uninspected motorboat, or
other uninspected vessel of fifteen gross tons or less, on
specific route described on license, and on rivers.
Can serve as operator of an uninspected motorboat, or
other uninspected vessel of fifteen gross tons or less, on
the specific route described on license.

Can serve as operator of an uninspected motorboat, or
other uninspected vessel of fifteen gross tons or less, only
on the specific waters described.

Can serve as operator of an uninspected motorboat, or other uninspected vessel of fifteen gross tons or less, on the Great Lakes, lakes, bays and sounds, and rivers.

1 Only those licenses which authorize service on inspected passenger vessels which are mechanically propelled may be substituted for an operator's license.

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the holder to serve as master, pilot, or
person in charge of any steam or motor
vessel of over 65 feet in length and less
than 100 gross tons, to the same extent
that such license authorizes the holder
to operate passenger-carrying vessels of
not more than 65 feet in length and less
than 100 gross tons.

(R.S. 4405, as amended, 4462, as amended;
46 U.S.C. 375, 416. Interpret or apply R.S.
4426, as amended; 4438, as amended, 4463, as
amended, secs. 1, 2, 49 Stat. 1544, 1545, as
amended; 46 U.S.C. 404, 224, 222, 367)
[CGFR 59-56, 24 F.R. 10257, Dec. 18, 1959]

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Subpart 160.010-Buoyant Apparatus for
Merchant Vessels

Sec.
160.010-3 General requirements for buoyant
apparatus [Amended]

Subpart 160.012-Lights, Water: Self-Igniting (Calcium Carbide-Calcium Phosphide Type), for Merchant Vessels 160.012-4 Sampling, inspections, and tests. [Amended]

160.012-5 Marking. [Amended] Subpart 160.013-Hatchets (Lifeboat and Life Raft) for Merchant Vessels

160.013-1 Applicable specification and plan. [Amended]

160.013-2 Type and size. [Amended] 160.013-3

Materials, workmanship, and construction details. [Amended] Subpart 160.015-Lifeboat Winches for Merchant

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Subpart 160.027-Life Floats for Merchant

Vessels 160.027-4 Balsa wood body life floats. [Amended]

Subpart 160.028-Signal Pistols for Parachute Red Flare Distress Signals for Merchant Vessels 160.028-3 Materials, workmanship, construction, and performance requirements. [Amended]

Subpart 160.031-Line-Throwing Appliance, Shoulder Gun Type (and Equipment), for Merchant Vessels

160.031-4 Equipment for shoulder gun type line-throwing appliance. [Amended]

Subpart 160.033-Mechanical Disengaging Apparatus, Lifeboat, for Merchant Vessels General requirements for mechanical disengaging apparatus. [Amended]

160.033-2

Subpart 160.035-Lifeboats for Merchant
Vessels

160.035-2 General requirements for lifeboats. [Amended]

Subpart 160.036-Signals, Distress, Hand-Held Rocket-Propelled Parachute Red Flare for Merchant Vessels

160.036-4 Sampling, inspections, conditioning, and tests. [Amended] 160.036-7 Procedure for approval. [Amended]

Subpart 160.037-Signals, Distress, Hand Orange Smoke, for Merchant Vessels 160.037-3 Materials,

workmanship, construction, and performance requirements. [Amended]

160.037-4 Sampling, inspections, conditioning, and tests. [Amended] approval.

160.037-7 Procedure [Re

for

[Amended]

Materials, workmanship, construction and performance requirements. [Revised] 160.023-4 Sampling, inspections, and tests. [Amended]

[Amended]

160.023-5 Labeling

160.023-7 Procedure

[Amended]

and marking.

for approval.

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Model 3-Adult, 24 ounces kapok. Type B-Child:

Model 5-Child, 16 ounces kapok.

§ 160.002-3 Materials-(a) Kapok. The kapok shall be all new material complying with Subpart 164.003 of this subchapter and shall be properly processed.

(b) Envelope. The life preserver envelope, or cover, shall be made of cotton drill. The color shall be Indian Orange, Cable No. 70072, Standard Color Card of America, issued by the Textile Color Association of the United States, Inc., 200 Madison Avenue, New York, N. Y., or Scarlet Munsell 7.5 Red 6/10. The drill shall be evenly dyed, and the fastness of the color to laundering, water, crocking, and light shall be rated "good" when tested in accordance with Federal Specification CCC-T-191b, Methods 5610, 5630, 5650, and 5660. After dyeing, the drill shall be treated with a mildewinhibitor of the type specified in paragraph (j) of this section. The finished goods shall contain not more than 2 percent residual sizing or other non-fibrous material, shall weigh not less than 6.5 ounces per square yard, shall have a thread count of not less than 72 in the warp and 54 in the filling, and shall have a breaking strength (grab method) of not less than 105 pounds in the warp and 70 pounds in the filling. Properly mildew-inhibited drills meeting the physical requirements of specification MIL-C-300 for Type II, Class A drill will be acceptable. If it is proposed to treat the fabric with a fire-retardant substance, full details shall be submitted to the Commandant for determination as

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to what samples will be needed for testing.

(c) Tunnel strip. The tunnel strip shall be made of cotton drill conforming to the requirements for the envelope

cover.

(d) Pad covering. The covering for the kapok pad inserts shall be flexible vinyl film not less than 0.006 inch in thickness meeting the requirements of specification MIL-F-10400 for Type I, Class 1, film. Type II, Class 1 film not less than 0.008 inch in thickness will also be acceptable.

(e) Tie tapes and drawstrings. The tie tapes at the neck and the lower drawstrings shall be made of 14-inch cotton tape weighing not less than 0.3 ounce per linear yard, and having a minimum breaking strength of 200 pounds. The tie tapes and drawstrings shall be treated with a mildew-inhibitor of the type specified in paragraph (j) of this section.

(f) Body strap. The body strap shall be made of one-inch cotton webbing having a minimum breaking strength of 400 pounds. One-inch cotton webbing meeting the requirements of specification MIL-W-530 for Type IIb webbing is acceptable. The complete body strap assembly shall have a minimum breaking strength of 360 pounds. The body strap shall be treated with a mildew-inhibitor of the type specified in paragraph (j) of this section.

(g) Dee rings and snap hook. The dee rings and snap hook shall be of brass, bronze, or stainless steel, and of the approximate size indicated by Dwg. F-49-6-1, Sheet 1. The snap hook spring shall be phosphor bronze or other suitable corrosion-resistant material. Dee ring ends shall be welded to form a continuous ring. The webbing opening of the snap hook shall be a continuous ring.

(h) Reinforcing tape The reinforcing tape shall be made of 3/4-inch cotton tape weighing not less than 0.18 ounce per linear yard and having a minimum breaking strength of 120 pounds, and shall be treated with a mildew-inhibitor of the type specified in paragraph (j) of this section.

(i) Thread. The thread shall be Type IB, No. 20 4-ply cotton thread, conforming to the requirements of Federal Specification V-T-276, and shall be treated with a Class I (Copper-8) or Class II (G-4) mildew-inhibitor as specified in specification MIL-T-3530.

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