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Title 46Chapter ISubchapter TPart 179Subpart B → §179.212


Title 46: Shipping
PART 179—SUBDIVISION, DAMAGE STABILITY, AND WATERTIGHT INTEGRITY
Subpart B—Subdivision and Damage Stability Requirements


§179.212   Watertight bulkheads for subdivision and damage stability.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section, each vessel must comply with the Type II subdivision and damage stability requirements of §§171.070 through 171.073 and 171.080 of this chapter if it meets one or more of the following criteria:

(1) Is more than 19.8 meters (65 feet) in length;

(2) Carries more than 49 passengers;

(3) Is constructed of wood on or after March 11, 2001, and operates in cold water; or

(4) Is constructed before January 1, 2009 and carries more than 12 passengers on an international voyage.

(b) Vessels constructed on or after January 1, 2009 and carrying more than 12 passengers on an international voyage must comply with the applicable requirements of IMO Res. MSC.216(82) (incorporated by reference, see §179.15) unless permitted otherwise.

(c) As an alternative to complying with the Type II subdivision and damage stability requirements of §§171.070 through 171.073 and 171.080 of this chapter, a monohull vessel which undergoes a simplified stability proof test in accordance with §178.330 of this chapter may comply with §179.220 of this part.

(d) For the purpose of demonstrating compliance with the Type II subdivision and damage stability requirements of §§171.070 through 171.073 and 171.080 of this chapter, the requirements of IMO Res. MSC.216(82) may be considered equivalent.

[USCG-2007-0030, 75 FR 78091, Dec. 14, 2010]

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