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e-CFR Data is current as of November 20, 2014

Title 46Chapter ISubchapter R → Part 168


Title 46: Shipping


PART 168—CIVILIAN NAUTICAL SCHOOL VESSELS


Contents

Subpart 168.01—Authority and Purpose

§168.01-1   Purpose of regulations.

Subpart 168.05—General Requirements

§168.05-1   Application of passenger vessel inspection laws.
§168.05-5   Application of passenger vessel inspection regulations.
§168.05-10   Subdivision and stability.
§168.05-15   Right of appeal.

Subpart 168.10—Definitions of Terms Used in This Part

§168.10-1   Nautical school vessels.
§168.10-5   Civilian nautical school.

Subpart 168.15—Accommodations

§168.15-1   Intent.
§168.15-5   Location of crew spaces.
§168.15-10   Construction.
§168.15-15   Size.
§168.15-20   Equipment.
§168.15-25   Washrooms.
§168.15-30   Toilet rooms.
§168.15-35   Hospital space.
§168.15-40   Lighting.
§168.15-45   Heating and cooling.
§168.15-50   Ventilation.
§168.15-55   Screening.
§168.15-60   Inspection.

Authority: 46 U.S.C. 3305, 3306; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1.

Source: CGFR 52-43, 17 FR 9543, Oct. 18, 1952, unless otherwise noted.

Subpart 168.01—Authority and Purpose

§168.01-1   Purpose of regulations.

(a) The purpose of the regulations in this part is to set forth uniform minimum requirements for vessels, whether being navigated or not, which are used by or in connection with any civilian nautical school, except vessels of the Navy or Coast Guard.

Subpart 168.05—General Requirements

§168.05-1   Application of passenger vessel inspection laws.

(a) All laws covering the inspection of passenger vessels are hereby made applicable to all vessels or other floating equipment used by or in connection with any civilian nautical school, whether such vessels or other floating equipment are being navigated or not, except vessels of the Navy or Coast Guard.

§168.05-5   Application of passenger vessel inspection regulations.

Where the requirements are not covered specifically in this part, all the regulations applying to passenger vessels in subchapters E (Load Lines), F (Marine Engineering), H (Passenger Vessels), J (Electrical Engineering), K (Small Passenger Vessels Carrying More Than 150 Passengers Or With Overnight Accommodations For More Than 49 Passengers), P (Manning), Q (Specifications), T (Small Passenger Vessels), and W (Lifesaving Appliances and Arrangements) of this chapter are hereby made applicable to all vessels or other floating equipment used by or in connection with any civilian nautical school, whether such vessels or other floating equipment are being navigated or not, except vessels of the Navy or Coast Guard.

[CGD 84-069, 61 FR 25312, May 20, 1996, as amended at 63 FR 52816, Oct. 1, 1998]

§168.05-10   Subdivision and stability.

Each vessel must meet the applicable requirements in Subchapter S of this chapter.

[CGD 79-023, 48 FR 51010, Nov. 4, 1983]

§168.05-15   Right of appeal.

Any person directly affected by a decision or action taken under this part, by or on behalf of the Coast Guard, may appeal therefrom in accordance with subpart 1.03 of this chapter.

[CGD 88-033, 54 FR 50381, Dec. 6, 1989]

Subpart 168.10—Definitions of Terms Used in This Part

§168.10-1   Nautical school vessels.

The term nautical school vessel means a vessel operated by or in connection with a nautical school or an educational institution under Section 13 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1986.

[CGD 84-069, 61 FR 25312, May 20, 1996]

§168.10-5   Civilian nautical school.

The term civilian nautical school means any school or branch thereof operated and conducted in the United States, except State nautical schools and schools operated by the United States or any agency thereof, which offers instruction for the primary purpose of training for service in the merchant marine.

[CGD 84-069, 61 FR 25312, May 20, 1996]

Subpart 168.15—Accommodations

Source: CGD 95-027, 61 FR 26010, May 23, 1996, unless otherwise noted.

§168.15-1   Intent.

The accommodations provided for members of the crew, passengers, cadets, students, instructors or any other persons at any time quartered on board a vessel to which this part applies must be securely constructed, properly lighted, heated, drained, ventilated, equipped, located, arranged and insulated from undue noise, heat and odors.

§168.15-5   Location of crew spaces.

(a) Quarters must be located so that sufficient fresh air and light are obtainable compatible with accepted practice or good arrangement and construction.

(b) Unless approved by the Commandant, quarters, must not be located forward of the collision bulkhead, nor may such section or sections of any deck head occupied by quarters be below the deepest load line.

§168.15-10   Construction.

(a) The accommodations provided must be securely constructed, properly lighted, heated, drained, ventilated, equipped, located, arranged, and insulated from undue noise, heat, and odors.

(b) All accommodations must be constructed and arranged so that they can be kept in a clean, workable, and sanitary condition.

§168.15-15   Size.

(a) Sleeping accommodations must be divided into rooms, no one of which may berth more than six persons. The purpose for which each space is to be used and the number of persons it may accommodate, must be marked outside the space.

(b) Each room must be of such size that there is at least 1.8 square meters (20 square feet) of deck area and a volume of at least 4.2 cubic meters (150 cubic feet) for each person accommodated. In measuring sleeping quarters, any furnishings contained therein are not to be deducted from the total volume or from the deck area.

[CGD 95-027, 61 FR 26010, May 23, 1996; 61 FR 35138, July 5, 1996]

§168.15-20   Equipment.

(a) Each person shall have a separate berth and not more than 1 berth may be placed above another. The berths must be of metal framework. The overall size of a berth must not be less than 68 centimeters (27 inches) wide by 190 centimeters (75 inches) long. Where 2 tiers of berths are fitted, the bottom of the lower berth must not be less than 30 centimeters (12 inches) above the deck, and the bottom of the upper must not be less than 76 centimeters (30 inches) from both the bottom of the lower and from the deck overhead. The berths must not be obstructed by pipes, ventilating ducts, or other installations.

(b) A metal locker must be provided for each person accommodated in a room.

§168.15-25   Washrooms.

(a) There must be provided 1 shower for each 10 persons or fraction thereof and 1 wash basin for each 6 persons or fraction thereof for all persons who do not occupy rooms to which private or semi-private facilities are attached.

(b) All wash basins and showers must be equipped with adequate plumbing, including hot and cold running fresh water.

[CGD 95-027, 61 FR 26010, May 23, 1996; 61 FR 35138, July 5, 1996]

§168.15-30   Toilet rooms.

(a) There must be provided 1 toilet for each 10 persons or fraction thereof to be accommodated who do not occupy rooms to which private facilities are attached.

(b) The toilet rooms must be located convenient to the sleeping quarters of the persons to which they are allotted but must not open directly into such quarters except when they are provided as private or semiprivate facilities.

(c) Where more than 1 toilet is located in a space or compartment, each toilet must be separated by partitions.

§168.15-35   Hospital space.

(a) Each vessel must be provided with a hospital space. This space must be situated with due regard for the comfort of the sick so that they may receive proper attention in all weather.

(b) The hospital must be suitably separated from other spaces and must be used for the care of the sick and for no other purpose.

(c) The hospital must be fitted with berths in the ratio of 1 berth to every 12 persons, but the number of berths need not exceed 6.

(d) [Reserved]

(e) The hospital must have a toilet, wash basin, and bathtub or shower conveniently located. Other necessary suitable equipment of a sanitary type such as a clothes locker, a table and a seat must be provided.

§168.15-40   Lighting.

All quarters, including washrooms, toilet rooms, and hospital spaces, must be adequately lighted.

§168.15-45   Heating and cooling.

All quarters must be adequately heated and cooled in a manner suitable to the purpose of the space.

§168.15-50   Ventilation.

(a) All quarters must be adequately ventilated in a manner suitable to the purpose of the space and route of the vessel.

(b) When mechanical ventilation is provided for sleeping rooms, washrooms, toilet rooms, hospital spaces, and messrooms, these spaces must be supplied with fresh air equal to at least 10 times the volume of the room each hour.

§168.15-55   Screening.

Provision must be made to protect the quarters against the admission of insects.

§168.15-60   Inspection.

The Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, shall inspect the quarters of every such vessel at least once in each month or at such time as the vessel enters an American port and shall satisfy himself that such vessel is in compliance with the regulations in this part.



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