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seriously damaged to be recoopered should not be forwarded, but set aside and the shipper notified to make disposition of them. In removing broken cases or kegs of explosives from vessels, care must be taken to remove any particles of loose explosives.

12. The transportation of high explosives by water and the transfer of high explosives to and from water craft in the waters of San Francisco Bay, Calif., other than in the case of naval vessels, shall be made under the direct supervision of such guards as may be assigned for the purpose by the captain of the port, but this is not to be construed as charging the captain of the port with any responsibility in connection with the navigation of such water craft. Owners or agents of water craft transferring or carrying such cargoes will be required to provide subsistence when crews are subsisted on board, and, when necessary, suitable sleeping accommodations for guards placed on board by the captain of the port, and for such period as he may specify. When crews are not subsisted on board, subsistence for inspectors and guards will not be required, but every opportunity will be afforded to them to use such cooking facilities as are provided for the crews.

13. In any case of violation of the regulations in regard to the handling of explosives, the captain of the port is empowered to remove any vessel, or any man or men, from the waters to which these regulations pertain or to stop the loading or unloading of explosives in said waters.

14. Nothing in the foregoing shall be construed as relieving the master of any vessel carrying explosives from the responsibility of making frequent inspections, both by day and night, to see that these rules are complied with. Recommended.


Major General, Chief of Engineers. Approved, March 24, 1927.


Acting Secretary of War.

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