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e-CFR Data is current as of October 16, 2014

Title 46Chapter ISubchapter RPart 169Subpart 169.500 → §169.539

Title 46: Shipping
Subpart 169.500—Lifesaving and Firefighting Equipment

§169.539   Type required.

Link to an amendment published at 79 FR 56500, September 22, 2014.

All personal flotation devices (PFDs) must be either—

(a) A Type I approved under subpart 160.055, 160.002, or 160.005 of Subchapter Q (specification) of this chapter; or

(b) a Type V approved specifically for sailing school vessel use under subpart 160.064 or 160.077 of Subchapter Q of this chapter; or

(c) a Type II approved under subparts 160.047, 160.052, or 160.060 or a Type III approved under subpart 160.064 if the vessel carries exposure suits or Type V exposure PFDs, in accordance with section 169.551.

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