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Title 46Chapter ISubchapter MPart 144Subpart C → §144.320


Title 46: Shipping
PART 144—CONSTRUCTION AND ARRANGEMENT
Subpart C—Stability and Watertight Integrity


§144.320   Watertight or weathertight integrity.

(a) Each vessel fitted with installed bulwarks around the exterior of the main deck must have sufficient freeing ports or scuppers or a combination of freeing ports and scuppers to allow water to run off the deck quickly without adversely affecting the stability of the vessel.

(b) Closure devices must be provided for deckhouse or hull penetrations, which open to the exterior of the vessel and which may allow water to enter the vessel. These devices must be suitable for the expected route.

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