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Subpart C-Payment of Tolls and upon any failure in prompt payment of Other Vessel Charges
any bill for tolls or vessel charges for
which the said bonds are deposited as $ 133.71 Time of making payment. security, (a) Payment of tolls in full shall be
§ 133.75 To whom payment is to be made, or secured as provided by § 133.74,
made. before a vessel is permitted to enter a lock.
Payment for tolls and vessel charges (b) All vessel charges shall be paid, or
shall be made to the Treasurer, Panama
Canal Company. secured as provided by § 133.74, before clearance is given a vessel at the port of departure from the Canal Zone: Pro PART 135_RULES FOR MEASUREvided, however, That in cases involving
MENT OF VESSELS emergency or other special circum
Subpart A-General Provisions stances, the requirement of this paragraph may be waived by the President of Sec. the Panama Canal Company or by such
135.1 Vessels generally to present tonnage person as he may designate for such
certificate or be measured.
Warships to present documents
stating displacement tonnage. $ 133.72 Same; exception; vessels oper 135.3 Vessels included as supply ships, ated by the United States.
colliers, and warships. Section 133.71 shall not apply to ves Subpart B-Determination of Gross Tonnage sels operated by the Government of the
SPACES TO BE INCLUDED IN GROSS TONNAGE United States; and bills for tolls, where
135.41 applicable, and for other charges against
Spaces to be included, in general.
135.42 What spaces exempted. such vessels, shall be settled as are other obligations between agencies of the SPACES CONSIDERED PERMANENTLY COVERED Federal Government.
AND CLOSED IN
135.61 Spaces considered permanently cov§ 133.73 Payment to be in cash.
ered and closed in, in general: All payments for tolls and other
135.62 Vessels having a “trunk" or "turret”.
135.63 Determination solely by this part. charges shall be made in cash, in lawful money of the United States, except as SPACES EXEMPTED FROM MEASUREMENT AND provided in by § 133.74.
GROSS TONNAGE $ 133.74 Same; exception; payment se
135.81 Following spaces, only, exempted.
135.82 cured by deposit of cash or bonds.
Spaces on or above upper deck not
permanently covered or closed in. (a) The payment of tolls and vessel 135.83 Certain spaces in way of opposite charges may be secured by making cash
side openings and not provided deposits for that purpose with the Treas
with means of closing. urer of the Panama Canal Company or
135.84 Certain spaces framed in around such United States depository as may be
funnels and spaces required for
admission of light and air into designated by the Panama Canal Com
engine rooms. pany.
135.85 Certain spaces between inner and (b) In lieu of payment in cash or a
outer plating of double bottom. cash deposit, the payment of tolls and 135.86 Portion of aggregate tonnage of vessel charges may be secured by making
hatchways. deposits, pursuant to written agreements
135.87 Companion houses, in certain cases. with the Panama Canal Company, of
135.88 Domes, skylights, and airshafts. negotiable bonds of the United States of SPACES AVAILABLE FOR PASSENGERS NOT TO BE the classes acceptable by the United
EXEMPTED States Treasury Department as collateral
135.111 Spaces for use of passengers not security for the deposit of public moneys.
exempted. Such bonds shall be under the full con 135.112 "Passengers" defined in case of army trol of the Panama Canal Company;
and navy auxiliary ships. shall be deposited with the Treasurer of SYSTEM FOR MEASUREMENT OF CUBICAL CONthe Panama Canal Company or such TENTS OF SPACES INCLUDED IN GROSS TONUnited States depository as may be designated by the Panama Canal Company; 135.141 Use of Moorsom system as applied and shall be subject to sale or other dis
in any country in measuring vesposition by the Panama Canal Company
sels for national registry.
Sec. 135.142 Use of Moorsom system as set forth
in this part. RULES FOR MEASUREMENT OF GROSS TONNAGE
OF EMPTY VESSELS 135.171 Length taken on tonnage deck. 135.172 Measurement of length, in general. 135.173 Measurement of length in case of
break in double bottom. 135.174 Finding of transverse area of ship
at each point of division of length. 135.175 Finding of transverse area of ship
at each point of division of length; manner of taking depths
in certain cases. 135.176 Finding of transverse area of ship
at each point of division of length. 135.177 Finding of transverse area of ship at
each point of division of length; vessels in which double bottom 18 horizontal, or in which there is no
double bottom. 135.178 Finding of transverse area of ship
at each point of division of length; manner of taking depths
and breadths in certain cases. 135.179 Computation of tonnage. 135.180 Computation of tonnage between
decks above tonnage deck. 135.181 Measurement of permanently cov
ered or closed-in spaces on or
above upper deck. 135.182 Miscellaneous provisions as to meas
urement of length, breadth, and
height. RULES FOR MEASUREMENT OF GROSS TONNAGE
OF LADEN VESSELS 135.211 Measurement of ships having cargo
or when preceding rules are un
workable. 135.212 General rules. 135.213 Measurement of permanently cov
ered or closed-in spaces on or
above upper deck. RULES FOR MEASUREMENT OF GROSS TONNAGE
OF OPEN VESSELS 135.241 Boundary line of measurement;
depths bow taken. Subpart C-Deductions From Gross Tonnage To
Ascertain Net Tonnage DEDUCTIONS ALLOWED FOR ALL VESSELS 135.271 Deductions allowed for all vessels. 135.272 Measurement of cubical content of
deducted spaces. 135.273 Spaces for use of passengers, not
deducted. 135.274 Spaces for stowage of stores or
cargo, not deducted. 135.275 Spaces for use of officers and crew,
deducted. 135.276 Certain spaces on hospital ships, de
ducted. 135.277 Spaces for use of master, deducted. 135.278 Cook houses and other rooms when
used exclusively to serve crew, deducted.
Sec. 135.279 Spaces used for certain ship's gear
and for operation and navigation,
deducted. 185.280 Space used for storage of sails, de
ducted. 135.281 Spaces used for boatswain's stores,
deducted. 135.282 Spaces used for engineer's shops,
deducted. 135.283' Spaces used for donkey engine and
boiler, and for pumps other than
for handling cargo, deducted. 135.284 Passageways designed for serving
deducted spaces, deducted. 135.285 Water ballast spaces, and peak
tanks for fresh water for vessel's
use, deducted. 135.286 Spaces appropriated to use of pas
sengers as public rooms, deducted. 135.287 Marking and use of deducted spaces. ADDITIONAL DEDUCTIONS ALLOWED FOR VESSELS
PROPELLED BY ENGINES 135.321 Determination of Panama Canal net
tonnage of vessels propelled by
engines. 135.322 Spaces specified in $ $ 135.271
185.286, deducted. 135.323 Spaces occupied by engines, boilers,
coal bunkers, etc., deducted. 135.324 Donkey-engine and boiler spaces,
when deducted. 135.325 Certain portion of framed-in spaces
around funnels and light and air casings, exempted and not de
ducted. 135.326 Limitation on propelling-power de
ductions; marking and use of de
ducted spaces. 135.327 Propelling power deductions, how
made. PROPELLING POWER DEDUCTION FOR VESSELS
WITH BUNKERS HAVING MOVABLE PARTITIONS, OR HAVING FUEL-OIL COMPARTMENTS THAT MAY BE USED TO STOW CARGO OR
STORES 135.351 Space occupied by engine rooms
plus percentage thereof, deducted. 185.352 What understood by space occupied
by engine rooms. 135.353 Manner of ascertaining cubical con
tent of spaces occupied by engine
room. 185.354 Manner of ascertaining cubical con
tent of spaces occupied by engine room; where engine and boilers
are in separate compartments. PROPELLING POWER DEDUCTION FOR VESSELS
WITH FIXED BUNKERS, OR HAVING FUEL-OIL COMPARTMENTS THAT CANNOT BE USED TO
STOW CARGO OR STORES 185.381 Manner of making deduction for
propelling power, in general. 135.382 Manner of measuring contents of
shaft trunk. 185.383 Manner of measuring certain spaces
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS RELATIVE TO hospital ships without such certificate DEDUCTIONS FROM GROSS TONNAGE
shall, before passing through the Canal, Sec.
or before being allowed to clear there135.411 No space deducted unless included from, be measured, and shall have their in gross tonnage.
gross and net tonnage determined in 135.412 Deducated spaces, I used, added to
accordance with this part. net tonnage.
§ 135.2 Warships to present documents Subpart D-Officials Authorized To Measure Ves
stating displacement tonnage. sels and Issue Certificates; Tonnage Certificates 135.441 Officials authorized to measure ves
All warships, American and foreign sels and issue certificates.
other than transports, colliers, supply 135.442 Correction of tonnage certificates. ani hospital ships, shall present duly au135.443 Substance and form of tonnage cer thenticated displacement scale and tificates; blank certificates.
curves stating accurately the tonnage of Subpart Rules Applying to Vessels of War,
displacement at each possible mean
draft. Other Than Army and Navy Transports, Colliers, Supply Ships, and Hospital Ships
§ 135.3 Vessels included as supply ships, 135.481 Tolls on warships levied upon actual colliers, and warships.
displacement. 135.482 "Warships" defined.
It is to be understood that "supply 135.483 Anchoring of warships to facilitate
ships” shall include army and navy amascertainment of draft.
munition ships, refrigerator ships, dis135.484 Commander of warship to exhibit tilling ships, repair ships and tenders, as
vessel's displacement scale and well as army and navy vessels used to curves.
transport general army and navy sup135.485 Determination and expression of ac
piies; and that "colliers” shall include tual displacement of warships not supplied with displacement scale
army and navy vessels used to transport and curves.
coal or fuel oil; and that "warships” 135.486 Determining displacement of war shall include armed coast guard vessels
ship not supplied with displace and vessels devoted to naval training ment scale and curves.
purposes. Subpart F-Application and Interpretation of Subpart B-Determination of Rules
Gross Tonnage 135.511 Application and interpretation of rules by Board of Admeasurement.
SPACES TO BE INCLUDED IN GROSS TONNAGE AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part
§ 135.41 Spaces to be included, in gen135 issued under 2 C.Z.C. 411(1), 76A Stat. 27.
eral. SOURCE: The provisions of this Part 135 ap
Gross tonnage as determined by this pear at 31 F.R. 12328, Sept. 16, 1966, unless
part shall express the total capacity of otherwise noted.
vessels, i.e., the exact cubical contents of
all spaces below the upper deck and of NOTE: $$ 135.1 to 135.511 appear in Presidential Proclamation 2248, 2 F.R. 2061, Aug.
all permanently covered and closed-in 28, 1937, continued in force by virtue of sec.
spaces on or above that deck, excepting 19 of Act Oct. 18, 1962, 76A Stat. 1, 700. such spaces as may be hereinafter per
mitted as exemptions from measurement. Subpart A-General Provisions
Gross tonnage shall include not only all 8 135.1 Vessels generally to present ton
permanently covered and closed-in nage certificate or be measured.
spaces which are or may be used for
stowing cargo and stores or for providAll vessels, American and foreign, ex
ing shelter and other comfort for pascept warships, floating drydocks, and
sengers or crew, but also such spaces as dredges, including vessels of commerce
are used, or are intended to be used, in and army and navy transports, colliers,
navigating and serving the vessel. supply ships, and hospital ships, applying for passage through the Panama Canal
§ 135.42 What spaces exempted. shall present a duly authenticated cer Only such spaces as are specifically tificate stating the vessel's gross and mentioned in $$ 135.81-135.88, shall be net tonnage as determined by this part. exempted from measurement. All other Vessels of commerce, army and navy spaces shall be considered as closed in transports, colliers, supply ships, and and shall be included in gross tonnage.
SPACES CONSIDERED PERMANENTLY COVERED which may not be readily covered or AND CLOSED IN
closed in. In the application of this rule § 135.61 Spaces considered permanently
it will be understood that: covered and closed in, in general.
(a) Certain spaces under decks or covBy permanently covered and closed-in
erings but permanently exposed. Spaces spaces on or above the upper deck are to
under decks or coverings having no other be understood all those which are sep
connection with the body of the ship arated off by decks or coverings, or fixed
than the stanchions necessary for their partitions, and which, therefore, repre
support are not spaces separated off, but sent an increase of capacity that is or
are spaces permanently exposed to the may be used for the stowage of cargo, or
weather and the sea and are not to be for the berthing and accommodation of
included in the gross tonnage. the passengers, the officers, or the crew.
(b) Certain spaces within a poop, No break in a deck, nor any opening or
forecastle, bridge house or other "peropenings in a deck or the covering of a
manently covered and closed in” superspace or in the partitions or walls of a
structure or erection. A space within a space, nor the absence of a partition
poop, forecastle, bridge house, or other shall prevent a space from being meas
“permanently covered and closed-in” ured and comprised in gross tonnage if
superstructure or erection may be conmeans are provided for closing such a
sidered as not permanently covered or break, opening or openings, so that the
closed in, and may consequently be exspaces thus closed in be thereby better
cluded from tonnage, if the space is opfitted for the transport of goods or pas
posite an end opening which is not sengers. The upper deck is the upper
provided with means of closing, and most full length deck extending from
which opening has a breadth equal to or stem to stern.
greater than half the breadth of the deck
at the line of the opening, and if the § 135.62 Vessels having a “trunk” or
space opposite the opening cannot be “turret”.
used to shelter other merchandise than In the case of a vessel having a “trunk" cargo or stores that do not require proor "turret”, the deck forming the cover tection from the sea. the opening is ing of the trunk or turret shall be con fitted with a coaming, the space within sidered the upper deck, and all spaces it is to be included in the gross tonnage below that deck within the trunk or if the coaming is more than 2 feet in turret shall be considered as covered and height. This provision shall be so apclosed in. The space within the turret plied as to exempt from measurement or trunk shall be measured as are other only the space between the actual end between-deck spaces.
opening and a line drawn parallel to the $ 135.63 Determination solely by this
line or face of the opening at a distance part.
from the opening equal to one-half the Spaces considered as "permanently
width of the deck at the line of the openclosed in" and spaces permitted to be
ing, provided that any closed-in space exempted from measurement shall be
between the open face and the line drawn determined solely by the provisions con
parallel to it shall be measured. The tained in this part, and not by any defi
remainder of the space within a poop, nitions or provisions contained in the
forecastle, bridge house, or other supermeasurement rules or regulations of any
structure or erection shall be considered country.
as available for the accommodation of
cargo or stores, of passengers or of the SPACES EXEMPTED FROM MEASUREMENT
ship's personnel, and shall be measured AND GROSS TONNAGE
and included in the gross tonnage. (See $ 135.81 Following spaces, only,
figs. 1, 2, and 3, following § 135.86.) empted.
(1) Should the open space within a The following spaces shall be exempted poop, forecastle, ige house, superfrom measurement and shall not be in
structure, or erection between the end cluded in the gross tonnage, and no other opening and a parallel line distant from space shall be exempted.
the opening by half the breadth of the
deck become, because of any arrange$ 135.82 Spaces on or above upper deck
ment, except by convergence of fore and not permanently covered or closed in.
aft bulkheads, of less width than half Spaces on or above the upper deck not the breadth of the deck, then only the permanently covered or closed in, or space between the line of the end open
ing and a parallel line drawn through the opposite walls of the ship shall be expoint where the athwartship width of empted; and the remaining spaces under the open space within the poop, fore such a deck shall be measured and incastle, bridge house, superstructure, or cluded in gross tonnage. In case the erection becomes equal to, or less than, openings in the side walls of the ship are half the breadth of the deck shall be provided with means of closing no porexempted from measurement. (See figs. tion of the space under such a deck shall 4, 5, 6, and 7 following § 135.86.) The be exempted. (See fig. 11 following remainder of the space within the poop, § 135.86.) forecastle, bridge house, superstructure,
$ 135.84 Certain spaces framed in or erection is to be included in the gross
around funnels and spaces required tonnage.
for admission of light and air into (2) When two erections extending
engine rooms. from side to side of the ship are separated by an interval the fore-and-aft
The spaces framed in around the funlength of which is less than the least half
nels and the spaces required for the adbreadth of the deck in way of such inter
mission of light and air into the engine val, then whatever be the breadth of the
rooms shall be exempted from measure
ment to the extent that such spaces are permanent end openings of the erections the entire erections, less the interval sep
above the deck or covering of the first arating them, shall be measured and in
or lowest tier of side-to-side erections, cluded in the gross tonnage. (See fig. 8
if any, on the upper deck as defined in following § 135.86.)
$$ 135.61–135.63. A deck with one or (c) Certain space within a poop, fore
more deck openings (usually designated castle bridge house or other "perma
as tonnage openings) that may be so nently covered and closed in” super
closed as to permit cargo or stores to be structure or erection. In a poop, fore
carried in the space under the deck or castle, side-to-side bridge house, or other
portions thereof would be considered as “permanently covered and closed-in”
the upper deck. There shall, however,
be measured and included within gross superstructure or side-to-side erection the space directly in way of opposite
tonnage the spaces situated within
closed-in side-to-side erections on the openings, the height of which is at least 3 feet, in the side wall of the ship not
upper deck, spaces framed in around the provided with means of closing and cor
funnels and those required for the admisresponding to each other in the opposite
sion of light and air to the extent that walls of the ship shall be exempted.
such light and air and funnel spaces are (See figs. 9 and 10 following § 135.86.)
below the deck or covering of the first or Passages running fore-and-aft abreast
lowest tier of such side-to-side erections the engine-room casing and open at both
on the upper deck. There shall be exends shall not be exempted. The deck
empted from the measurement of any erection including same shall be con
superstructure or erection situated above sidered a side-to-side erection provided
the first or lowest tier of side-to-side its outboard sides are flush with the hull
erections on the upper deck such portion of the vessel.
or portions thereof as are occupied by the
spaces framed in around the funnels or § 135.83 Certain spaces in way of oppo by the spaces required for the admission site side openings and not provided
of light and air into the engine rooms. with means of closing.
Such exempted spaces must not be used Spaces in way of opposite side openings for any other than their designated purat least 3 feet in height not provided pose and must be reasonable in extent. with means of closing shall be exempted.
§ 135.85 In the case of a continuous deck with
Certain spaces between inner
and outer plating of double bottom. one or more deck openings (usually designated as tonnage openings) that may
Space or spaces between the inner and be so closed as to permit cargo or stores outer plating of the double bottom of a to be carried in the space under the deck, vessel shall be exempted from measureor under portions thereof, only the ment, except when used, designated or spaces under such a deck that are ex intended for carrying cargo; but the tonactly in way of opposite openings at least nage of such spaces within the double 3 feet in height in the side walls of the bottom as are or may be used for carryship not provided with means of closing ing cargo, shall be determined and inand corresponding to each other in the cluded in the gross tonnage. The ton