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Title 46Chapter ISubchapter MPart 140 → Subpart I


Title 46: Shipping
PART 140—OPERATIONS


Subpart I—Vessel Records


Contents
§140.900   Marine casualty reporting.
§140.905   Official logbooks.
§140.910   Towing vessel record or record specified by TSMS.
§140.915   Items to be recorded.

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§140.900   Marine casualty reporting.

Each towing vessel must comply with the requirements of part 4 of this chapter for reporting marine casualties and retaining voyage records.

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§140.905   Official logbooks.

(a) A towing vessel of the United States, except one on a voyage from a port in the United States to a port in Canada, is required by 46 U.S.C. 11301 to have an official logbook if the vessel is:

(1) On a voyage from a port in the United States to a foreign port; or

(2) Of at least 100 gross tons and on a voyage between a port in the United States on the Atlantic Ocean and one on the Pacific Ocean.

(b) The Coast Guard furnishes, without fee, to masters of vessels of the United States, the official logbook as Form CG-706B or CG-706C, depending on the number of persons employed as crew. The first several pages of this logbook list various acts of Congress governing logbooks and the entries required in them.

(c) When a voyage is completed, or after a specified time has elapsed, the master must file the official logbook containing required entries with the cognizant OCMI at or nearest the port where the vessel may be.

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§140.910   Towing vessel record or record specified by TSMS.

(a) This section applies to a towing vessel other than a vessel operating only in a limited geographic area or a vessel required by §140.905 to maintain an official logbook.

(b) A towing vessel subject to this section must maintain a TVR or in accordance with the TSMS applicable to the towing vessel.

(c) The TVR must include a chronological record of events as required by this subchapter. The TVR may be electronic or paper.

(d) Except as required by §§140.900 and 140.905, records do not need to be filed with the Coast Guard, but must be kept available for review by the Coast Guard upon request. Records, unless required to be maintained for a longer period by statute or other federal regulation, must be retained for at least 1 year after the date of the latest entry.

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§140.915   Items to be recorded.

(a) The following list of items must be recorded in the TVR, official logbook, or in accordance with the TSMS applicable to the vessel:

(1) Personnel records, in accordance with §140.400;

(2) Safety orientation, in accordance with §140.410;

(3) Record of drills and instruction, in accordance with §140.420;

(4) Examinations and tests, in accordance with §140.615;

(5) Operative navigational safety equipment, in accordance with §140.620;

(6) Navigation assessment, in accordance with §140.635;

(7) Navigation safety training, in accordance with §140.645;

(8) Oil residue discharges and disposals, in accordance with §140.655;

(9) Record of inspection of towing gear, in accordance with §140.820; and

(10) Fire-detection and fixed fire-extinguishing, in accordance with §142.240.

(b) For the purposes of this subchapter, if items are recorded electronically in a TVR or other record as specified by the TSMS applicable to the towing vessel, these electronic entries must include the date and time of entry and name of the person making the entry. If after an entry has been made, someone responsible for entries determines there is an error in an entry, any entries to correct the error must include the date and time of entry and name of the person making the correction and must preserve a record of the original entry being corrected.

Note to §140.915. For towing vessels subject to 46 U.S.C. 11301, there are statutory requirements in that U.S. Code section for additional items that must be entered in the official logbook. Regarding requirements outside this subchapter, such as requirements in 33 CFR 151.25 to make entries in an oil record book, §140.915 does not change those requirements.

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