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Title 46Chapter ISubchapter EPart 45Subpart D → §45.137


Title 46: Shipping
PART 45—GREAT LAKES LOAD LINES
Subpart D—Conditions of Assignment


§45.137   Cargo ports.

(a) Unless otherwise authorized by the Commandant, the lower edge of any opening for cargo, personnel, machinery access, or similar opening in the side of a ship must be above a line that is drawn parallel to the freeboard deck at side and has as its lowest point the upper edge of the uppermost loadline.

(b) The number of cargo ports in the sides of a ship must be—

(1) No more than the minimum necessary for working the ship; and

(2) Approved by the Commandant.

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