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(a) This section supplements the general requirements for testing and inspecting vessels in other parts of this chapter.
(b) In the inspection of electric equipment and installations, the rules of the American Bureau of Shipping for materials and construction, and the certificate of classification that refers to them, except as otherwise provided by this subchapter, are accepted as standard.
(c) This subpart must not be construed to imply that shop tests or factory inspections of electric apparatus or equipment of the types conducted by the American Bureau of Shipping are conducted by the Coast Guard. Shop tests of electric apparatus or equipment are conducted by the Coast Guard only when required by this chapter or when requested, either by the manufacturer, shipbuilder, owner, or the Coast Guard, and agreed to by all.
[CGD 74-125A, 47 FR 15232, Apr. 8, 1982, as amended by CGD 94-108, 61 FR 28275, June 4, 1996]