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Title 46Chapter ISubchapter HPart 78 → Subpart 78.37

Title 46: Shipping

Subpart 78.37—Logbook Entries

§78.37-1   Application.
§78.37-3   Logbooks and records.
§78.37-5   Actions required to be logged.
§78.37-10   Official log entries.

§78.37-1   Application.

(a) Except as specifically noted, the provisions of this subpart shall apply to all vessels.

(b) [Reserved]

§78.37-3   Logbooks and records.

(a) The master or person in charge of a vessel that is required by 46 U.S.C. 11301 to have an official logbook shall maintain the logbook on form CG-706. When the voyage is completed, the master or person in charge shall file the logbook with the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection.

(b) The master or person in charge of a vessel that is not required by 46 U.S.C. 11301 to have an official logbook, shall maintain, on board, an unofficial logbook or record in any form desired for the purposes of making entries therein as required by law or regulations in this subchapter. Such logs or records are not filed with the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, but must be kept available for review by a marine inspector for a period of 1 year after the date to which the records refer. Separate records of tests and inspections of fire fighting equipment must be maintained with the vessel's logs for the period of validity of the vessel's certificate of inspection.

[CGD 95-027, 61 FR 26004, May 23, 1996]

§78.37-5   Actions required to be logged.

The actions and observations noted in this section shall be entered in the official log book. This section contains no requirements which are not made in other portions of this subchapter, the items being merely grouped together for convenience.

(a) Onboard training, musters, and drills: held in accordance with subchapter W (Lifesaving Appliances and Arrangements) of this chapter.

(b) Watertight door operation: Daily and Weekly. See §78.17-3.

(c) Valve and closing appliance operation: Weekly. See §78.17-5.

(d) Loudspeaker system: Weekly. See §78.17-10.

(e) Steering gear, whistle, and means of communication: Prior to departure. See §78.17-15.

(f) Drafts and load line markings: Prior to leaving port, ocean, coastwise, and Great Lakes services only. See §78.17-20.

(g) Verification of vessel compliance with applicable stability requirements. After loading and prior to departure and at all other time necessary to assure the safety of the vessel. See §78.17-22.

(h) Loading doors. Where applicable, every closing and any opening when not docked. See §78.17-33.

(i) Hatches and other openings: All openings and closings, or leaving port without closing, except vessels on protected waters. See §78.17-35.

(j) Emergency lighting and power systems: Weekly and semiannually. See §78.17-45.

(k) Smoke Detecting System: Once every three months. See §78.17-65.

(l) Fuel oil data: Upon receipt of fuel oil on board. See §78.17-75.

(m) Cargo gear inspections: At least once a month. See §71.47-70 of this subchapter.

[CGFR 65-50, 30 FR 16955, Dec. 30, 1965, as amended by CGD 89-037, 57 FR 41822, Sept. 11, 1992; CGD 84-069, 61 FR 25288, May 20, 1996; USCG-2014-0688, 79 FR 58282, Sept. 29, 2014]

§78.37-10   Official log entries.

(a) In addition to other items required to be entered in the official logbook on every vessel where an official logbook is required, all items relative to the crew and passengers, including the count of passengers carried, and to casualties shall also be entered.

(b) Except as noted in paragraph (b)(1) of this section, on any vessel where an official logbook is not required, the master shall keep a record of the correct count of all the passengers received and delivered from day to day. This record shall be open to inspection by the Coast Guard at all times. The aggregate number of the passengers carried shall be furnished to the Coast Guard whenever requested. The information shall be available for a period of one year after the date to which the records refer.

(1) The provisions of the paragraph shall not apply to ferry vessels.

(2) [Reserved]

[CGFR 65-50, 30 FR 16959, Dec. 30, 1965, as amended by CGD 95-028, 62 FR 51205, Sept. 30, 1997]

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