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Percentage of required equip-

ment in lifeboats (mini-
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Percentage of required equip.

ment which may be in type
A or type B lile ralls.

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1 Vessels equipped with wireless telegraphy operating in daylight only and whose
routes are at all times within a distance of io miles from land may, during the interval
between the 16th day of October to the 31st day of October, both dates inclusive, carry
lifeboats of sufficient capacity to accommodate at 1 time not less than 30 percent of all
persons on board.

? Vessels equipped with wireless telegraphy operating in daylight only and whose
routes are at all times within a distance of io miles from land may, during the interval
between the 15th day of May to the 15th day of October, both dates inclusive, carry
lifeboats of sufficient capacity to accommodate at 1 time not less than 15 percent of all
persons on board.

3 Vessels of 200 gross tons and upward shall have I working boat with life line attached,
properly supplied with oars and painter, and kept in good condition at all times and
ready for immediate use, in addition to the lifeboats required.

Vessels of 50 gross tons and upward in river service shall have 1 working boat with life line attached, properly supplied with oars and painter, and kept in good condition at all times and ready for immediate use, in addition to any lifeboats required.

At least 50 percent of the life rafts shall have a capacity of more than 15 persons each.

• Vessels shall have, in addition to all other lifeboats and life rafts required, 1 additional fully equipped type A or type B life raft which shall be stowed (not necessarily on skids) in such a manner that it will float clear in the event of sinking of the vessel. On all vessels of 300 gross tons and over the life raft shall be not less than 15-person capacity.

Approved life floats may be substituted for life rafts on vessels during the interval
between May 15 and September 15 in any 1 year, both dates inclusive.

8 Approved life floats may be substituted for life rafts on vessels operated south of
the thirty-third parallel of north latitude, and on vessels operated north of the thirty-
third parallel of north latitude during the interval between the 15th day of May to the
15th day of October, in any 1 year, both dates inclusive.

• Approved life floats may be substituted for life rafts.

(2) In the case of a motor vessel in
Great Lakes service of less than 300 gross
tons, if in the opinion of the Comman-
dant it is unreasonable or impracticable
to install the lifeboats, life rafts, or other
equipment required by Table 75.10-20
(a) due to the size and arrangement of
the vessel and its intended service, the
Commandant may prescribe the size,
capacity, and number of lifeboats or
other boats of suitable design and con-
struction, life rafts, and/or life floats to
be carried as in his opinion is reasonable
and practicable. In any case, there
shall be at least one lifeboat or other
suitable boat, and there shall be sufficient
total capacity for the percentage of all
persons on board required to be accom-
modated by Table 75.10-20 (a).

(3) In the case of vessels of less than
300 gross tons in lake, bays, sounds; or
river service, if in the opinion of the
Commandant it is unreasonable or im-
practicable to install the lifeboats, life
rafts, or other equipment required by
Table 75.10-20 (a) due to the size and
arrangement of the vessel and its in-
tended service, the Commandant may

prescribe the size, capacity, and number
of lifeboats or other boats of suitable de-
sign and construction, life rafts, and/or
life floats to be carried as in his opinion
is reasonable and practicable. In any
case there shall be at least one lifeboat
or other suitable boat, and there shall be
sufficient total capacity for the percent-
age of all persons on board required to
be accommodated by Table 75.10–20 (a).

(b) Ferryboats. (1) All ferryboats
of 50 gross tons and over shall be equip-
ped with lifeboats and life rafts in ac-
cordance with Table 75.10-20 (b) (1).

(2) Ferryboats of less than 50 gross
tons shall be equipped with lifeboats or
Type A or B life rafts as in the opinion
of the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspec-
tion, having jurisdiction may be neces-
sary in case of disaster to secure the
safety of all persons on board.

(c) Passenger barges. (1) Passen-
ger barges shall be provided with life-
boats or other boats of suitable design
and construction of a capacity in the
same proportion to the number of per-
sons carried as is required by Table
75.10–20 (a).

(2) Passenger barges engaged in ex-
cursions shall be provided with 2 life-
boats or other boats of suitable design
and construction of not less than 60
cubic feet capacity each.

$ 75.10-90 Vessels contracted for
prior to November 19, 1952. (a) Ves-
sels contracted for prior to November
19, 1952, shall meet the following re-
quirements:

(1) Except as specifically modified by this Paragraph, the requirements of $$ 75.10-5 through 75.10–20 shall be

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complied with insofar as the number lifeboats required by $ 75.10-10 (a) 13) and general type of lifesaving equip- shall have their sea painters passed along ment is concerned. Existing items of forward on the vessel when at sea. lifesaving equipment previously ap

(b) The decks on which lifeboats. life proved, but not meeting the applicable rafts, life floats, and buoyant apparatus specifications or requirements set forth are carried shall be kept clear of freight in $875.10-5 through 75.10–20 may be or any other obstructions which wouid continued in service so long as they are interfere with the immediate launching maintained in good condition to the

of the lifesaving appliance. satisfaction of the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection. In this respect,

$ 75.15–10 Stowage. (a) Lifeboats, spark ignition engines may be retained

life rafts, life floats, and buoyant appa. where Class A motor-propelled lifeboats

ratus shall be stowed in such a manner containing compression ignition engines

that: are required by Table 75.10-10 (a) (4). (1) They are capable of being launched Minor repairs, alterations, and replace- in the shortest possible time. ments may be permitted to the same (2) They shall not impede the launch. standards as the original installation. ing or handling of other lifesaving However, all new installations or major appliances. replacements shall meet the applicable (3) They shall not impede the mar. specifications or requirements in this

shalling of persons at the embarkation part.

stations, or their embarkation. (2) On vessels of over 3,000 gross tons

(4) They shall be capable of being pat in ocean or coastwise service, all re

in the water safely and rapidly even placements of disengaging apparatus under unfavorable conditions of list and shall meet the requirements of $ 75.10-5 trim. (a) (5) (i). On all other vessels in any

(b) Lifeboat stowage shall be as fol. service, all of the lifeboats on a par

lows: ticular vessel shall be fitted with the same type of disengaging apparatus.

(1) Suitable access to the lifeboats

shall be provided to enable the crew to (3) Vessels in coastwise service the keels of which were laid prior to July 2,

prepare the lifeboats for launching. 1915. during the interval between May

(2) Lifeboats shall be so stowed that 15 and September 15 in any one year,

embarkation into them may be made both dates inclusive, shall have suffi- rapidly and in good order. cient lifeboats, life rafts, or buoyant (3) Lifeboats shall not be stowed in apparatus to accommodate all persons on the bows of the vessel nor as far aft as to board, not more than 30 percent of which be endangered by the propellers or overmay be in buoyant apparatus and not hang of the stern. more than a total of 65 percent may be in

(4) Lifeboats shall be so stowed that life rafts and buoyant apparatus.

it shall not be necessary to lift them in SUBPART 75.15–STOWAGE AND MARKING OF order to swing out the davits. This re

LIFEBOATS, LIFE RAFTS, LIFE FLOATS, AND quirement shall apply to both lifeboats BUOYANT APPARATUS

where nesting is permitted. $ 75.15-1 Application. (a) The pro- (5) On vessels in ocean or coastwise visions of this subpart, with the excep- service lifeboats, when stowed on a deck tion of $ 75.15-90, shall apply to all more than 15 feet above the deepest seavessels contracted for on or after No. going draft, shall be fitted with skates or vember 19, 1952. Vessels contracted for other suitable means to facilitate launchprior to November 19, 1952, shall meet ing against an adverse list of up to 15 the requirements of $ 75.15-90.

degrees. However, skates may be dis$ 75.15-5 General. (a) The lifeboats,

pensed with if, in the opinion of the life rafts, life floats, and buoyant appa

Commandant, the arrangements are ratus shall be readily available in case of

such as to insure that the lifeboats can emergency, and shall be kept in good

be satisfactorily launched without such working order and available for imme

skates. diate use at all times when the vessel is (6) Ocean and coastwise vessels Otted being navigated and, insofar as reason- with radial davits shall, when the able and practicable, while the vessel is weather permits, have one of the lifenot being navigated. The emergency boats on each side swung out while at

sea, griped in to a boom or rail, and ready for immediate use.

(7) On vessels in ocean and coastwise service, where applicable, means shall be provided outside the machinery space to prevent the discharge of water into the lifeboats while they are being lowered. This shall consist of baffles to deflect the water down the vessel's side, or reach rods, or other means to close the discharge openings.

(c) Life raft stowage shall be as follows:

(1) Type A life rafts shall be stowed on standard skids constructed in accordance with Subpart 160.042 of Subchapter Q (Specifications) of this chapter.

(2) Type B life rafts shall be stowed in such a manner that they may be readily launched.

(3) The additional life raft required on Great Lakes vessels by Table 75.10-20 (a) shall be stowed in such a manner that it will float clear in the event of sinking of the vessel. The requirements of the other subparagraphs in this paragraph need not be complied with for such life raft.

(d) Lifę float and buoyant apparatus stowage shall be as follows:

(1) Life floats and buoyant apparatus shall be stowed in such a manner as to be readily launched. Life floats exceeding 400 pounds in weight shall be stowed in such a manner as not to require lifting before launching.

(2) Life floats and buoyant apparatus shall not be secured to the vessel except by lashings which can be easily slipped. They may be stowed in tiers one above the other, but not more than four high. When stowed in tiers, the separate units shall be kept apart by suitable distance pieces.

(3) Means shall be provided to prevent shifting.

$ 75.15–15 Marking. (a) Lifeboats, life rafts, life floats, and buoyant apparatus shall be marked as required by $$ 78.47–60 and 78.47–63.

$ 75.15–90 Vessels contracted for prior to November 19, 1952. (a) Vessels contracted for prior to November 19, 1952, shall meet the following requirements:

(1) The provisions of $$ 75.15–5 through 75.15–15 shall be met with the exception that the requirements of $ 75.15–10 (b) (5) need only apply if, in

the opinion of the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, the arrangement or construction of the vessel is such that overhanging decks, openings, or other similar obstructions, make the use of skates or similar appliances necessary. SUBPART 75.20_EQUIPMENT FOR LIFEBOATS,

LIFE RAFTS, LIFE FLOATS, AND BUOYANT APPARATUS $ 75.20-1 Application.

(a) The provisions of this subpart, with the exception of $ 75.20-90, shall apply to all vessels contracted for on or after November 19, 1952. Vessels contracted for prior to November 19, 1952, shall meet the requirements of $ 75.20–90.

$ 75.20-5 General. (a) Equipment for lifeboats, life rafts, life floats, and buoyant apparatus shall be of good quality, efficient for the purpose they are intended to serve, and kept in good condition.

(b) Lifeboats, life rafts, life floats, and buoyant apparatus shall be fully equipped before the vessel is navigated and the equipment shall remain in such lifesaving appliances throughout the voyage. In any case, such lifesaving appliances shall be fully equipped at all times when passengers are on board.

(C) It shall be unlawful to stow in any lifeboat, life raft, life float or buoyant apparatus, any article not required by this subpart unless such article can be properly stowed so as not to reduce the seating capacity or space available to the occupants and so as not to adversely affect the seaworthiness of such appliances or, in the case of lifeboats, overload the davits or winches.

(d) Loose equipment, except boat hooks in lifeboats, shall be securely attached to the lifesaving appliance to which it belongs.

$ 75.20–10 Required equipment for lifeboats. (a) The lifeboats for all vessels shall be equipped in accordance with Table 75.20-10 (a). For a description of the items contained in this table, and the units comprising the items, see the applicable paragraphs of $ 75.20–15. The letter identification prefixing the item in the table corresponds to the paragraph designations in $ 75.20-15.

$ 75.20–15 Description of equipment for lifeboats-(a) Bailer. The bailer shall have a lanyard attached and shall be of sufficient size and suitable for bailing.

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1 Motor-propelled lifeboats, certified for 100 or more persons, shall be fitted with an additional hand bilge pump of an approved type or a power bilge pump.

2 Optional-See footnote 6.
: Not required on lifeboats of less than 60 persons capacity.
• For description of units, see $ 75.20-15.

Required only on motor-propelled lifeboats fitted with radio cabin, see $ 75.10-5 (a) (3).
• An approved flashlight, item (s),

or 12 approved parachute red flare distress signals, item (1), may be substituted for 6 of the required 12 hand red flare distress signals. 7 Vessels in coastwise service need only carry 1 unit for each 5 lifeboats or fraction thereof.

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(d) Bucket. The bucket shall be of heavy gage galvanized iron, or other suitable corrosion resistant metal, of not less than 2 gallons capacity, and shall

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