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Title 46Chapter ISubchapter TPart 177Subpart C → §177.300


Title 46: Shipping
PART 177—CONSTRUCTION AND ARRANGEMENT
Subpart C—Hull Structure


§177.300   Structural design.

Except as otherwise allowed by this subpart, a vessel must comply with the structural design requirements of one of the standards listed below for the hull material of the vessel.

(a) Wooden hull vessels: Lloyd's Yachts and Small Craft (incorporated by reference, see 46 CFR 175.600);

(b) Steel hull vessels:

(1) Lloyd's Yachts and Small Craft; or

(2) ABS Steel Vessel Rules (<61 Meters)(incorporated by reference, see 46 CFR 175.600);

(c) Fiber reinforced plastic vessels:

(1) Lloyd's Yachts and Small Craft;

(2) ABS Plastic Vessel Rules (incorporated by reference, see 46 CFR 175.600); or

(3) ABS High Speed Craft (incorporated by reference, see 46 CFR 175.600);

(d) Aluminum hull vessels:

(1) Lloyd's Yachts and Small Craft; or

(i) For a vessel of more than 30.5 meters (100 feet) in length: ABS Aluminum Vessel Rules (incorporated by reference, see 46 CFR 175.600); or

(ii) For a vessel of not more than 30.5 meters (100 feet) in length: ABS Steel Vessel Rules (<61 Meters), with the appropriate conversions from the ABS Aluminum Vessel Rules; or

(2) ABS High Speed Craft;

(e) Steel hull vessels operating in protected waters: ABS Steel Vessel Rules (Rivers/Intracoastal) (incorporated by reference, see 46 CFR 175.600).

[USCG-2003-16630, 73 FR 65205, Oct. 31, 2008]

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