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Title 46Chapter ISubchapter CPart 28 → Subpart F


Title 46: Shipping
PART 28—REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMERCIAL FISHING INDUSTRY VESSELS


Subpart F—Fish Processing Vessel


Contents
§28.700   Applicability.
§28.710   Examination and certification of compliance.
§28.720   Survey and classification.

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§28.700   Applicability.

Each fish processing vessel which is not subject to inspection under the provisions of another subchapter of this chapter must meet the requirements of this subpart.

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§28.710   Examination and certification of compliance.

(a) At least once in every two years each vessel must be examined for compliance with the regulations of this subchapter by the ABS, a similarly qualified organization, or a surveyor of an accepted organization.

(b) Each individual performing an examination under paragraph (a) of this section, upon finding the vessel to be in compliance with the requirements of this chapter, must provide a written certification of compliance to the owner or operator of the vessel.

(c) Each certification of compliance issued under paragraph (b) of this section must:

(1) Be signed by the individual that performed the examination;

(2) Include the name of the organization the individual performing the examination represents or the name of the accepted organization the individual belongs to; and

(3) State that the vessel has been examined and found to meet the specific requirements of this chapter.

(d) A certification of compliance issued under paragraph (b) of this section must be retained on board the vessel until superseded.

(e) A copy of the certification of compliance issued under paragraph (b) of this section must be forwarded by the organization under whose authority the examination was performed to the Coast Guard District Commander (Attention: Fishing Vessel Safety Coordinator) in charge of the district in which the examination took place.

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§28.720   Survey and classification.

(a) Each vessel which is built after or which undergoes a major conversion completed after July 27, 1990, must be classed by the ABS, or a similarly qualified organization.

(b) Each vessel which is classed under paragraph (a) of this section must:

(1) Have on board a certificate of class issued by the organization that classed the vessel.

(2) Meet all survey and classification requirements prescribed by the organization that classed the vessel.

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