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Title 33Chapter ISubchapter SPart 175Subpart B → §175.17


Title 33: Navigation and Navigable Waters
PART 175—EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
Subpart B—Personal Flotation Devices


§175.17   Exemptions.

(a) Canoes and kayaks 16 feet or more in length are exempted from the requirements for carriage of the additional throwable PFD required under §175.15(b).

(b) Racing shells, rowing sculls, racing canoes, and racing kayaks are exempted from the requirements for carriage of any PFD required under §175.15.

(c) Sailboards are exempted from the requirements for carriage of any PFD required under §175.15.

(d) Vessels of the United States used by foreign competitors while practicing for or racing in competition are exempted from the carriage of any PFD required under §175.15, provided the vessel carries one of the sponsoring foreign country's acceptable flotation devices for each foreign competitor onboard.

[USCG-2013-0263, 79 FR 56499, Sept. 22, 2014]

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