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(k) Is there any repair work in way of cargo spaces being carried on for which permission has not been given?

(1) Has bonding cable been connected?.

§ 113.112 Declaration of inspection.

After completing the inspection required by $ 113.111 and prior to giving his approval to start the cargo transfer operation, the Master or Senior Deck Officer on duty shall fill in the following Declaration of Inspection in duplicate. The original of the Declaration of Inspection shall be kept aboard for the information of authorized persons. The duplicate shall be available to the Panama Canal Company Oil Plant Foreman or his representative who shall on demand be given the opportunity to satisfy himself that the condition of the vessel is as stated in the Declaration of Inspection. DECLARATION OF INSPECTION PRIOR TO BULK


Port of date


(Signature) being the Master or Senior Deck Officer in charge of the transfer of bulk flammable and combustible cargo about to be undertaken, do certify that I have personally inspected this vessel with reference to the following requirements set forth in $ 113.111 and that opposite each of them I have indicated that the Regulations have been complied with:

(a) Is there a sufficient number of crew on duty?

(b) Are all scuppers properly plugged?

(m) If Grade “A” cargo is to be transferred, are all openings in the top of the tanks closed except branch vent lines? § 113.113 Duties of Senior Deck Officer

during transfer operations. The Senior Deck Officer on duty shall control the operations as follows:

(a) Supervise the operations of cargo. system valves.

(b) Start transfer of cargo slowly.

(c) Observe hose and connections for leakage.

(d) Observe operating pressure on cargo system.

(e) Observe rate of loading for the purpose of avoiding overflow of tanks.

(f) Ascertain that ship's valves shall not be closed against loading pressure during loading operations until Panama Canal Company Oil Plant Foreman has been notified. § 113.114 When transfer operations

may not be commenced or continued. Transfer operations shall not be commenced or, if started, shall be discontinued, in any of the following circum- . stances:

(a) During severe electrical storms.

(b) If a fire occurs on the wharf or on the tanker or in the vicinity.

(c) If a self-propelled vessel comes alongside in way of cargo tanks of a tanker or tank barge which is transferring Grade “A”, “B”, and “C” cargo.

(d) When another vessel is being moored to a terminal wharf where a tank vessel is transferring cargo, if in the judgment of the Master or Senior Deck Officer on duty and the Panama Canal Company Oil Plant Foreman or his representative conditions arise under which continued operations may be hazardous. § 113.115 Mooring alongside vessels;

handling cargo across deck of an

other vessel. No vessel shall be moored alongside another vessel while the latter is transferring grade “A”, “B”, or “C” cargoes. Grade “A”, “B”, or “C” cargoes shall not be handled across the deck of another vessel except in the case of United States Government vessels when Military Seryice Officials advise the Port Captain of

(c) Are warnings displayed as required?

(d) Is cargo hose of sufficient length properly connected and supported, and are cargo valves properly set?

(e) Have all cargo hose connections for transferring Grade “A”, “B”, and “C” cargoes been made to the vessel's pipe lines?

(f) Are there any fires or open flames present on the deck or in any compartment which is located, on, facing, open and adjacent to that part of the deck on which the cargo hose is connected ?

(g) Has the shore terminal or other tank vessel concerned reported itself in readiness for transfer of cargo?

(h) Are sea valves connected to the cargo piping system closed?

(i) If Grade “A”, “B”, and “C” cargoes are to be transferred and the boiler fires are lighted, has an inspection been made to determine that they may be operated with reasonable safety?

(j) If Grade “A”, “B”, and “C” cargoes are to be transferred and galley fires are lighted, has an inspection been made to determine that they may be operated with reasonable safety?


military need for such action and the Port Captain approves. $ 113.116 Deck officer to be on duty.

There shall be a deck officer on duty and readily available at all times during bunkering or cargo transfer operations. § 113.117 Transfer of cargo from vessel

to vessel. Transfer of Grade “A”, B” or “C” cargoes from vessel to vessel shall not be permitted in Canal Zone waters except under emergency conditions or military service need: Provided, That before such transfers are made permission must be obtained from the Port Captain or his representative. Grade "D" and "E" cargoes shall not be transferred from ship to ship unless special permission has been obtained from the Port Captain, or his representative. $ 113.118 Loading through open end

hoses. Grade “D” and “E” cargoes may be loaded through open end hoses into tanks qualified to carry Grade “D” and “E” cargoes. This manner of loading Grade “D” and “E” cargoes shall not be permitted into tanks that have formerly carried Grades “A”, “B” or “C” cargoes unless the tanks have been gas freed since last carrying Grades “A”, “B” or “C” cargoes. The following procedure shall be followed when loading:

(a) At start of loading the hose shall extend to the bottom of the tank, and loading end of hose shall be kept submerged until completion of loading operations.

(b) Necessary precautions shall be taken to prevent excessive movement of the hose. $ 113.119 Termination of transfer oper

ations. On completion of transfer operations the Deck Officer on duty and the Panama Canal Company Oil Plant Foreman shall make a prompt inspection to ascertain that all cargo valves at ship's hose connections are closed and the flanges blanked, all hatches properly secured and ullage plugs inserted. $ 113.120 Vessels at oil berths; when

steam must be up. Except under those circumstances while handling Grade “A”, “B” and “C” cargoes where boiler fires are not allowed,

a vessel at an oil berth shall have steam up and be ready to move at short notice. § 113.121 Responsibility for connec

tions and operations. Responsibility for all connections and operations aboard the vessel during bunkering or cargo transfer operations remains with the vessel's crew. § 113.122 Transfer of package goods,

freight, and ship’s stores. (a) Package goods, freight and ship's stores shall not be loaded or discharged during the transfer of Grade "A," “B” or C” cargoes until an inspection by the Senior Deck Oficer on duty and the Panama Canal Company Oil Plant Foreman has been made, and in their judgment such loading or discharging can be done with reasonable safety. Explosives as cargo shall not be loaded or carried on any tank vessel containing "A," "B" or “C” cargo.

(b) Before loading or unloading package goods, freight or stores in any compartment near or adjacent to tanks carrying Grade “A”, “B” or “C” cargoes, inspection shall be made by an authorized Fanama Canal Company chemist to determine whether in his judgment the handling of such package goods, freight or stores is reasonably safe. Where package goods and general cargo is carried directly over bulk cargo tanks, it shall be properly dunnaged to prevent chafing of metal parts and securely lashed or stowed, and such space shall be adequately ventilated. Blowers or ventilators fitted with heads for natural ventilation will be approved for this purpose.

(c) Grade “A”, “B”, “C” or “D” cargo in containers shall be marked and packaged in accordance with United States Coast Guard regulations or regulations as established by any other recognized governmental agency. These containers shall be stowed in accordance with United States Coast Guard regulations or regulations as established by any other recognized governmental agency.

(d) Package goods, freight or stores shall not be handled over a cargo hose while hose is in service and under pressure. 113.123 Cargo handling equipment.

(a) Where a cargo pump is capable of developing a pressure exceeding 125 pounds at the pump under shut-off head conditions, a suitable relief valve shall

be installed between the pump and the shut-off valve in the pump discharge and piped back into the suction. The relief valve setting shall not exceed the pressure for which the piping system is designed

(b) A pressure gauge shall be installed for each pump discharge and it shall be located at a point visible with respect to the pump controls.

(c) Cargo hose, when carried on tank vessels shall be of a grade suitable for oil service, and shall be designed to withstand the pressure of the shut-off head of the cargo pump or pump relief valve setting, less static head, but in no case less than 100 pounds per square inch.

(d) The cargo piping of all tank vessels transferring cargo in the Canal Zone shall be tight. $ 113.124 Emergencies.

In case of emergencies nothing in this part shall be construed as preventing the Senior Officer present from pursuing the most effective action in his judgment for rectifying the conditions causing the emergency. $ 113.125 General requirements while

transiting. (a) Manila, hemp, or synthetic fiber ropes shall be used for mooring to piers, lock walls or buoys.

(b) While moored to piers and during transit, except when entering or passing through locks, vessels carrying flammable or combustible cargoes shall have connecting shackles or wire pendents of sufficient strength, one forward and one aft, fastened to bitts or to the deck and overboard, so that they can be used for emergency towing.

(C) No tanks shall be cleaned in Canal Zone waters without permission of Panama Canal authorities. Tank cleaning and repairing shall be done in accordance with Panama Canal Rules and Regulations for Repairs to Ships and Structures Containing Gases.

(d) Vessels transporting Grade "A," "B,” or “C” cargo shall start transit of the Canal at the discretion of the Port Captain concerned, with due regard to the safety of the Canal and the shipping in transit. So far as practicable, they will be dispatched through Gaillard Cut so as not to meet any traffic therein.

(e) Normally vessels transporting Grade "A," "B,” or “C” cargo when overdraft, as defined in § 103.28, shall transit

the Canal during daylight hours only: Provided, That the Port Captain may when he considers it safe and reasonable to do so, permit such vessels to transit during other hours.

(f) Grade "A," "B,” or “C” vessels shall be prepared to keep the tank top decks effectively covered with a film of water throughout the transit when such action is required by the Canal authorities. § 113.126 Requirements concerning liq

uified flammable gases. (a) Cargo tanks shall be designed and installed in accordance with Part 38, Subchapter D, United States Coast Guard Tank Vessel Regulations (46 CFR Part 38), or regulations of any recognized agency that are substantially equivalent thereto.

(b) Piping, valves, fittings and accessory equipment shall be in accordance with Part 38, Subchapter D, United States Coast Guard Tank Vessel Regulations (46 CFR Part 38), or regulations of any Governmental agency that are substantially equivalent thereto.

(c) Filling densities shall be in accordance with Part 38, Subchapter D, United States Coast Guard Tank Vessel Regulations (46 CFR Part 38), latest revision.

(d) Cargo hose. (1) Flexible metal hose fabricated of seamless steel pipe and flexible joints of steel or bronze, or hose fabricated of other suitable material resistant to the action of liquified flammable gases shall be fitted to the liquid and vapor lines during filling and discharging of the tanks.

(2) Hose subject to tank pressure shall be designed for a bursting pressure of not less than five times the maximum safety relief valve setting of the tank.

(3) Hose subject to discharge pressure of pumps or vapor compressors shall be designed for a bursting pressure of not less than five times the pressure setting of the pump or compressor relief valve.

(4) Before being placed into service each new cargo hose, with all necessary fittings attached, shall be tested hydrostatically by the manufacturer to a pressure of not less than twice the maximum pressure to which it may be subjected. The hose shall be marked with the maximum pressure guaranteed by the manufacturer.

(e) The tank vessel shall be electri ognized governmental agency with recally connected to the shore piping prior spect to the handling and storage of such to connecting the cargo hose. This cargo and the precautionary measures to electrical connection shall be maintained be taken in connection therewith. The until after the cargo hose has been dis provisions of $ $ 113.3 through 113.7 and connected and any spillage has been 113.43 apply to vessels carrying cargoes removed.

of ammonium nitrate: Provided, how(f) Cargo tanks shall be vented in ever, That specially packaged ammonium accordance with Part 38, Subchapter D, nitrate may be discharged in limited United States Coast Guard Tank Vessel quantities at Canal Zone piers if perRegulations (46 CFR Part 38).

mission is obtained in advance from the (g) Each tank shall be subjected to Port Captain of the intended port of disan internal examination biennially at charge. the annual inspection period. Each

§ 113.162 Irradiated fuel elements and lagged tank shall be subjected to an ex

special nuclear materials; shipments ternal inspection at least once every 8

originating in, or destined to, a port years by having jacket and lagging re

of the United States. moved. (h) Each tank shall be subjected to a

A vessel carrying irradiated fuel elehydrostatic test at the annual inspection

ments or special nuclear materials crigi

nating in, or destined to, a port of the period on the eighth year of the instal

United States, shall comply with all reglation, and a like test shall be applied every fourth year thereafter. The hy

ulations issued by the United States drostatic test shall be equal to one and

Atomic Energy Commission and the one-half times the allowable pressure as

United States Coast Guard with regard determined by the safety relief valve

to the packaging, handling, stowage, setting. If the jacket and lagging are

storage, and movement of such cargo and not removed during the internal hydro

the precautionary measures to be taken

in connection therewith. In addition, static tests, the tank shall hold the hydrostatic pressure for at least 20 minutes

the following requirements apply to the without pressure drop.

carrying of such cargo by such a vessel:

(a) A vessel proposed for carrying § 113.127 Inspection and certification

such cargo must be approved in advance of tank vessels.

by the Panama Canal Company. The (a) Tank vessels transporting hazard vessel proposed must be one which has ous liquid cargoes in bulk shall be in previously transited the Canal and one spected in accordance with the provisions which has not manifested adverse hanof $ $ 113.91 through 113.127. Conditions dling characteristics in its Canal tranand design of tank vessels not specifically

sit(s). covered by the provisions of $$ 113.91 (b) Any cask containing irradiated through 113.127 shall conform to the fuel elements, or special nuclear mateUnited States Coast Guard regulations rials, together with any attachments for tank vessels or equivalent.

thereto, may not weigh more than 150 (b) When a tank vessel is found to

tons. comply with the requirements of para

(c) Upon arrival of a vessel carrying graph (a) of this section, a Certificate such cargo at a port of the Canal Zone, of Inspection shall be issued by the

the Master shall deliver to the Boarding Board of Local Inspectors of the Canal

Officer a loading certificate issued by Zone Government which shall be en

the United States Coast Guard, or, if no dorsed as follows: "Inspected and ap such loading certificate is available, the proved for the carriage of Grade ‘A’,

Master, upon arrival, shall submit to 'B', 'C', 'D', 'E' bulk oil cargo (as the

the Boarding Officer a declaration as case may be)."



I, the undersigned

Master of $ 113.161 Ammonium nitrate.


carrying (Irradiated Fuel

Elements) (Special Nuclear Materials which Vessels carrying, loading, or discharg

--) do hereby declare and certify ing cargoes of ammonium nitrate shall

on behalf of the owners of the vessel that comply with all regulations issued by the (Irradiated Fuel Elements) (Special Nuclear United States Coast Guard or other rec Materials)

loaded at
the port




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(Date) § 113.163 Same; shipments not origi

nating in or destined to a port of the

United States. A vessel carrying irradiated fuel elements or special nuclear materials not originating in, or destined to, a port of the United States, may not transit the Canal or enter Canal Zone waters unless prior permission therefor has been obtained from the Canal authorities. Such permission may not be granted without adequate provision for indemnity coyering public liability and loss to the United States or any agency thereof, comparable in general scope to the protection afforded under section 170 of the United States Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as added by Public Law 85-256 (71 Stat. 576), (Price-Anderson Act) as further amended. CROSS REFERENCE: For section 170 of United States Atomic Energy Act, see 42 U.S.C. 2210.

Subpart E-Penalties for Violation § 113.181 Penalties for violation.

Whoever violates any of the provisions of $ $ 113.1 to 113.163 is subject to punishment as provided in 2 C.Z.C. 1331, 76A Stat. 46, by a fine of not more than $100, or by imprisonment in jail for not more than 30 days, or by both.

dent by 2 C.Z.C. 1331, 76A Stat. 46, and delegated to Secretary of Army by $ 3.1(a) (1) of this chapter.

SOURCE: The provisions of this Part 115 appear at 31 F.R. 12310, Sept. 16, 1966, unless otherwise noted. § 115.1 Board of Local Inspectors; Su

pervising Inspector. (a) The Board of Local Inspectors of the Canal Zone Government, constituted as provided in § 115.2, shall perform, conduct and execute, under the supervision of the Supervising Inspector:

(1) The investigations called for by 2 C.Z.C. 297, 76A Stat. 25;

(2) The functions and responsibilities with which it is vested by this part and by Parts 117, 119, and 121 of this chapter; and

(3) Such other duties in matters of a marine character as it may be assigned from time to time by the Governor.

(b) The Marine Director of the Panama Canal Company shall serve, ex officio, as Supervising Inspector of the Canal Zone Government except when he is designated to serve as Chairman of the Board in accordance with $ 115.2(c). When the Marine Director is so designated, the Lieutenant Governor of the Canal Zone, or such other official as the Governor may designate in his stead, shall serve as Supervising Inspector. [31 F.R. 12310, Sept. 16, 1966, as amended at 35 F.R. 12274, July 31, 1970] § 115.2 Composition of Board.

(a) The Board of Local Inspectors, referred to in this part as “the Board,” shall, except as otherwise provided in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, consist of the following officials who shall serve, ex officio, in the capacities stated:

(1) Chief, Navigation Division, Chairman;

(2) Port Captain, Balboa, as member; and

(3) Port Captain, Cristobal, as member.

(b) Where the subject matter of circumstances of a particular accident warrant such action, the Supervising Inspector may designate the Chief, Industrial Division or the Superintendent, Terminal Division, or both, to serve, ex officio, as members of the Board in place of either or both of the members listed in paragraph (a) (2) and (3) of this section. In the absence of the Chief, Navigation Division, the senior Port Captain then on the Board shall act as Chairman.




FUNCTIONS Sec. 115.1 Board of Local Inspectors; Supervis

ing Inspector. 115.2 Composition of Board. 115.3 Employment of inspectors and ex

aminers. 115.4 Recorder of Board; duties. 115.5 Recorder may administer oaths. 115.6 Assistance of owners or operators and

masters. 115.7 Inspection of records of Board.

AUTHORITY: The provisions of this Part 115 issued under authority vested in Presi

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