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Title 46Chapter ISubchapter BPart 15Subpart E → §15.515

Title 46: Shipping
Subpart E—Manning Requirements; Inspected Vessels

§15.515   Compliance with certificate of inspection.

(a) Except as provided by §15.725 of this part, no vessel may be navigated unless it has in its service and onboard the crew complement required by the COI.

(b) Any time passengers are embarked on a passenger vessel, the vessel must have the crew complement required by the COI, whether the vessel is underway, at anchor, made fast to shore, or aground. However, the master may allow reduced crew for limited or special operating conditions subject to the approval of the OCMI.

(c) No vessel subject to inspection under 46 U.S.C. 3301 will be navigated unless it is under the direction and control of an individual who holds an appropriate license or officer endorsement on his or her MMC.

[USCG-2004-17914, 78 FR 78002, Dec. 24, 2013]

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