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e-CFR data is current as of March 30, 2020

Title 46Chapter ISubchapter APart 7 → Subject Group


Title 46: Shipping
PART 7—BOUNDARY LINES


General

§7.1   General purpose of boundary lines.

The lines in this part delineate the application of the following U.S. statutes: 33 U.S.C. 152 relating to the length of towing hawsers; 33 U.S.C. 1201 et seq., the Vessel Bridge-to-Bridge Radiotelephone Act; 46 U.S.C. 5102(b)(6), which exempt from load line requirements certain vessels on domestic voyages; 46 U.S.C. 3301(6) requiring the inspection of seagoing barges which are defined in 46 U.S.C. 2101(32); 46 U.S.C. 3301(7) requiring the inspection of seagoing motor vessels which are defined in 46 U.S.C. 2101(33); 46 U.S.C. 3302(d) which exempts from inspection requirements certain vessels under 150 gross tons that operate within the waters of southeastern Alaska and the State of Washington; and 46 U.S.C. 8304, “Implementing the Officers' Competency Certificates Convention, 1936.”

[CGD 81-058, 50 FR 25230, June 18, 1985, as amended by CGD 95-028, 62 FR 51195, Sept. 30, 1997; USCG-1998-4442, 63 FR 52188, Sept. 30, 1998]

§7.5   Rules for establishing boundary lines.

(a) For application of the Vessel Bridge-to-Bridge Radiotelephone Act, 33 U.S.C. 1201 et seq., the line is 12 nautical miles seaward of the baseline from which the territorial sea is measured.

(b) Barges of 100 gross tons and over operating on the sheltered waters of British Columbia as defined in the United States-Canada treaty of 1933 (49 Stat. 2685, TS 869) are not required to be inspected as seagoing barges under 46 U.S.C. 3301.

(c) Except as otherwise described in this part, Boundary Lines are lines drawn following the general trend of the seaward, highwater shorelines and lines continuing the general trend of the seaward, highwater shorelines across entrances to small bays, inlets and rivers.

[CGD 81-058, 50 FR 25230, June 18, 1985, as amended by USCG-2001-9044, 68 FR 42602, July 18, 2003]

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