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Title 46Chapter ISubchapter TPart 177 → Subpart J


Title 46: Shipping
PART 177—CONSTRUCTION AND ARRANGEMENT


Subpart J—Window Construction and Visibility


Contents
§177.1010   Safety glazing materials.
§177.1020   Strength.
§177.1030   Operating station visibility.

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§177.1010   Safety glazing materials.

Glass and other glazing material used in windows accessible to passengers and crew must be of material that will not break into dangerous fragments if fractured.

[CGD 85-080, 61 FR 961, Jan. 10, 1996; 61 FR 20557, May 7, 1996]

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§177.1020   Strength.

Each window, port hole, and its means of attachment to the hull or deck house, must be capable of withstanding the maximum load from wave and wind conditions expected due to its location on the vessel and the authorized route of the vessel.

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§177.1030   Operating station visibility.

(a) Windows and other openings at the operating station must be of sufficient size and properly located to provide an adequate view for safe navigation in all operating conditions.

(b) Glass or other glazing material used in windows at the operating station must have a light transmission of not less than 70 percent according to Test 2 of ANSI Z 26.1 (incorporated by reference, see 46 CFR 175.600) and must comply with Test 15 of ANSI Z 26.1 for Class I Optical Deviation.

[CGD 85-080, 61 FR 961, Jan. 10, 1996, as amended by USCG-2003-16630, 73 FR 65206, Oct. 31, 2008]

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