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e-CFR Data is current as of November 24, 2014

Title 46Chapter ISubchapter EPart 45Subpart E → §45.173


Title 46: Shipping
PART 45—GREAT LAKES LOAD LINES
Subpart E—Unmanned River Barges on Lake Michigan Routes


§45.173   Eligible barges.

Only barges meeting the following requirements are eligible for the special load line regime under this subpart:

(a) Unmanned, river service, dry-cargo barges;

(b) Barges that have been designed and built to at least the minimum scantlings of the American Bureau of Shipping River Rules which were in effect at the time of construction;

(c) Barges with a length-to-depth ratio less than 22;

(d) Barges on the Milwaukee route must not be more than 10 years old; and

(e) All weathertight and watertight closures (dogs, gaskets, covers, etc.) must be in proper working condition.

[USCG-1998-4623, 67 FR 19690, Apr. 23, 2002, as amended at 75 FR 70603, Nov. 18, 2010]



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