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Title 33Chapter ISubchapter NNPart 150 → Subpart H


Title 33: Navigation and Navigable Waters
PART 150—DEEPWATER PORTS: OPERATIONS


Subpart H—Aids to Navigation


Contents
§150.700   What does this subpart do?
§150.705   What are the requirements for maintaining and inspecting aids to navigation?
§150.710   What are the requirements for supplying power to aids to navigation?
§150.715   What are the requirements for lights used as aids to navigation?
§150.720   What are the requirements for sound signals?

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§150.700   What does this subpart do?

This subpart provides requirements for the operation of aids to navigation at a deepwater port.

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§150.705   What are the requirements for maintaining and inspecting aids to navigation?

(a) All aids to navigation must be maintained in proper operating condition at all times.

(b) The Coast Guard may inspect all aids to navigation at any time without notice.

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§150.710   What are the requirements for supplying power to aids to navigation?

The power of all navigation aids must be maintained, at all times, at or above the level recommended by the equipment's manufacturer.

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§150.715   What are the requirements for lights used as aids to navigation?

(a) Each light under part 149, subpart E of this chapter, used as a navigation aid on a deepwater port, must be lit continuously from sunset to sunrise.

(b) During construction, a platform or single point mooring, if positioned on the surface or within the net under keel depth for tankers transiting within the safety zone, must be marked with at least one of the following:

(1) The obstruction lights required for the structure in part 149, subpart E of this chapter;

(2) The fixed lights of a vessel attending the structure; or

(3) The general illumination lights on the structure, if they meet or exceed the intensity required for obstruction lights required for the structure.

(c) The focal plane of each obstruction light and lit rotating beacon must always coincide with the horizontal plane that passes through the light source.

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§150.720   What are the requirements for sound signals?

The sound signal on each pumping platform complex must be operated whenever the visibility in any horizontal direction from the structure is less than 5 miles. If the platform is under construction, this requirement may be met by the use of a 2-second whistle blast, made every 20 seconds by a vessel moored at the platform.

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