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Title 46Chapter ISubchapter UPart 190 → Subpart 190.01


Title 46: Shipping
PART 190—CONSTRUCTION AND ARRANGEMENT


Subpart 190.01—Hull Structure


Contents
§190.01-1   Application.
§190.01-5   Vessels subject to load line.
§190.01-10   Structural standards.
§190.01-15   Special consideration.
§190.01-90   Vessels contracted for prior to March 1, 1968.

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§190.01-1   Application.

(a) The provisions of this subpart, with the exception of §190.01-90, shall apply to all vessels contracted for on or after March 1, 1968.

(b) Vessels contracted for prior to March 1, 1968, shall meet the requirements of §190.01-90.

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§190.01-5   Vessels subject to load line.

(a) For vessels assigned a load line, see Subchapter E (Load Lines) of this chapter for special requirements as to strength, closure of openings, etc.

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§190.01-10   Structural standards.

(a) In general, compliance with the standards established by the American Bureau of Shipping, see subpart 188.35 of this subchapter, will be considered as satisfactory evidence of the structural efficiency of the vessel. However, in special cases, a detailed analysis of the entire structure or some integral part may be made by the Coast Guard to determine the structural requirements.

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§190.01-15   Special consideration.

(a) Special consideration will be given to the structural requirements for small vessels or vessels of an unusual design not contemplated by the rules of the American Bureau of Shipping.

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§190.01-90   Vessels contracted for prior to March 1, 1968.

(a) Existing structure previously approved will be considered satisfactory so long as it is maintained in good condition to the satisfaction of the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection. Minor repairs and alterations may be made to the same standards as the original construction.

(b) Conversions, major alterations, new installations, and replacements, shall meet the applicable specifications in this subpart for new vessels.

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