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type of barrier no additional separation is required. For Class AC barges, the stowage of detonators, blasting caps or fuzes, Class VIII, shall, when no permanent steel bulkhead intervenes, be separated from the stowage of ammunition or explosives in bulk by a distance of 40 feet; with a permanent steel bulkhead intervening, detonators, blasting caps or fuzes shall be separated from the stowage of explosives in bulk by a distance of 25 feet and from the stowage of ammuni. tion by a distance of 10 feet. If, under deck, a 2-foot sandbag barrier is utilized to intervene between the stowage of ammunition or explosives in bulk, it shall be considered as though a permanent steel bulkhead or deck intervenes. Notwithstanding the provisions of 46.10-50, Class CA and Class CB barges may transport ammunition on deck. $ 146.29–51 Stowage on board vessels.

(a) All articles of cargo classified as military explosives by the regulations in this subpart shall be stowed on board a vessel in conformity with the provisions of the regulations in this subpart.

(b) Mixed stowage of ammunition or explosives in bulk with other ammunition or explosives, or other dangerous articles or substances, or combustible liquids or hazardous articles shall be in conformity with the provisions of the explosives and hazardous munitions admixture charts, $ 146.29-99, the classification, handling and stowage chart $ 146.29-100 and other applicable specific provisions of this subpart. A military explosive or hazardous munition shall not be stowed in the same van or cargo transporter with any other explosive or dangerous article with which it is incompatible according to the regulations in this part. Stowage of vans containing military explosives and hazardous munitions shall follow the compatibility requirements of 8 $ 146.29-99 and 146.29-100.

(c) Specifications governing construction and location of magazines and lockers and the preparation of cargo compartments to be used in the stowage of military ammunition are detailed in $$ 146.29–71 to 146.29–95, inclusive. (CGFR 62–11, 27 F.R. 5287, June 5, 1962, as amended by CGFR 67-23, 32 F.R. 8158, June 7, 1967)

§ 146.29–53 Stowage of military explo

sives in holds containing coal. Unless expressly authorized by the Commandant of the Coast Guard milltary explosives shall not be stowed in & hold containing coal as cargo nor in any hold above, below or adjacent to one containing coal. § 146.29-55 Stowage of military explo

sives in holds containing household or personal effects and/or mail as

cargo. (a) Unless expressly authorized by the Commandant of the Coast Guard, mili. tary explosives shall not be stowed in a hold containing household or personal effects and/or mail as cargo, nor in the hold above or elow the hold containing any of these items.

(b) Military explosives may be stowed in a compartment or hold adjacent to one containing household or personal ef. fects. However, if the explosives are stowed up to or against the intervening permanent bulkhead, a buffer consisting of at least three feet of non-dangerous cargo shall be placed between the household or personal effects or mail and the permanent bulkhead intervening between this stowage and the explosives. If non-dangerous cargo is not available for this purpose, a division bulkhead shall be erected to provide an air space of at least one foot wide between the household or personal effects, or mail, and the intervening permanent bulkhead.

(c) This section shall not apply to vessels having on board military explosives of Coast Guard Class I category only. (CGFR 84-20, 29 FR. 6797, May 23, 1984) ģ 146.29-57 “On deck” stowage.

(a) Articles classified as military explosives, the stowage of which is permitted “On deck" by the regulations in this subpart shall be properly secured. Such security may be obtained by using existing vessel's structures such as bulwarks, hatch coamings, shelter deck and poop bulkheads, as part boundaries and effectively closing in the cargo by fitting angle bar closing means, secured by bolting to clips or other parts of the ship's structure. Lashing of deck stowage permitted provided eye pads are fitted to carry such lashings. Guard rails shall not be used to secure such lashings.

(b) Bulky articles may be secured by lashing with individual wire rope lashing or other equally efficient means.

(c) Shoring of such bulky articles of cargo shall be in addition to the foregoing means of securing.

(d) Military explosives stowed "On deck” shall not be stowed within a distance of 20 feet of an incinerator, the topside terminus of an ash hoist or a coal or oil fire galley or bake shop. For vessels fitted with electrically operated galleys and bake shops, the military explosives stowed on deck may be stowed not closer than 10 feet of such galleys and bake shop provided no incinerator or topside terminus ash hoist is within a distance of 20 feet of such stowage.

(e) Deck boxes, portable magazines, cargo transporters or vans containing military explosives shall meet the requirements of this section when stowed "On deck." Compatibility of the explosives within the deck box, portable magazine, cargo transporters or van shall be in accordance with $ 146.29-99 and $ 146.29–100. A deck box, portable magazine, cargo transporter or van containing permitted military explosives shall be separated from other deck boxes, portable magazines, cargo transporters or vans containing permitted explosives of incompatible classes by the superstructure or, if the height of the container does not exceed that of the hatch coaming, by the weather deck hatch. Fire plugs and sounding pipes and access ways shall be maintained free and clear. (CGFR 62–11, 27 F.R. 5287, June 5, 1962, as amended by CGFR 67–23, 32 F.R. 8168, June 7, 1967) $ 146.29-59 Stowage adjacent to other

dangerous articles. As noted in $ 146.29-11, missile and rocket fuels or oxidizers listed in Classes XI-C and XI-D of $ 146.29-100 are excluded from the provisions of this section when shipped with military explosives, and compatibility will be in accordance with the chart in 146.29-99.

(a) Flammable liquids. (1) Military explosives shall not be stowed in the same hold, nor in any hold below, any hold above or a hold adjacent to one in which flammable liquids are stowed. Military vehicles including ducks, buffaloes, alligators and similar amphibious types of

craft, referred to in this subpart as “vehicles" or "military vehicles”, using a flammable liquid as fuel may be stowed in holds adjacent to a hold in which military explosives are stowed provided the fuel is confined to the vehicle's tank and is not in excess of approximately 75 percent of the capacity of the fuel tank.

(2) Military vehicles, landing craft and small boats using flammable Liquid as fuel and having the fuel confined to the vehicle's or boat's tank and not in excess of approximately 75 percent of the capacity of said tank may be stowed “On deck” over a hold in which military explosives are stowed: Provided, That the weather deck is tight and the cargo hatch is fitted with a tight raised coaming and that such stowage is not made over the square of the hatch, except that amphibious type vehicles, landing craft or boats having fuel tanks installed within a tight hull may be stowed over the square of a hatch.

(3) Flammable Liquids as cargo shall not be stowed “On deck" immediately above a hold in which military explosives are stowed. The applicable provisions of $$ 146.21-1 to 146.21-100, inclusive, shall be observed in the stowage of flammable liquids "On deck".

(b) Flammable solids or o.zidizing materials. (1) Military explosives shall not be stowed in the same hold nor in any hold above or below or a hold adjacent to one in which flammable solids or oxidizing materials are stowed except as specifically authorized by the provisions of $ 146.29-100.

(2) Flammable solids or oxidizing materials may be stowed "On deck" over & hold in which military explosives are stowed: Provided, That the weather deck is tight and the cargo hatch is fitted with a tight raised coaming and such stowage is accomplished by means of a crib and platform so constructed as to provide a free space of at least 6 inches in height between the deck and the floor of the crib in such a manner as to allow flushing of any leakage that may occur: And provided further, That such stowage is not made over the square of the hatch,

(c) Corrosive liquids. (1) Military explosives shall not be stowed in the same hold nor in the hold below one in which corrosive liquids are stowed except as specifically authorized by the provisions of $ 146.29-100. Corrosive liquids may be stowed "On deck" over a hold in which military explosives are stowed: Provided, That the weather deck is tight and the cargo hatch is fitted with a tight raised coaming and such stowage is accomplished by means of a crib and a platform so constructed as to provide a free space of at least 6 inches in height between the deck and the floor of the crib in such & manner as to allow flushing of any leakage that may occur: And further provided, That such stowage is not made over the square of the hatch.

(2) The substances listed below shall not be transported on board & vessel which is carrying in excess of 100 tons of ammunition or explosives:

Acid sludge.
Bromine.
Chloracetyl chloride.
Dimethyl sulfate.
Hydrofluoric acid, anhydrous.
Nitrating (mixed) acid.
Nitric acid.
Phosphorus oxychloride.
Phosphorus tribromide.
Phosphorus trichloride.
Spent acid (sulfuric or mixed).
Sulfur chloride.

white (acid) label. No military ammunition shall be included within this package.

(2) Electrolyte packed in accordance with provisions set forth in subparagraph (1) of this paragraph may be stowed:

(1) "On deck in open” including deck areas over holds containing military explosives.

(ii) “Tween-deck" or "Under deck" in holds adjacent to or in any hold below & hold containing military explosives.

(3) Electrolyte, when packed in accordance with the provisions of subparagraph (1) of this paragraph, may be accepted for transportation when securely fastened within or on & military vehicle or other military equipment whether such vehicle or equipment is shipped crated, boxed, or without crating or boxing. Such military vehicles or military equipment, when shipped crated or boxed, may be accepted for transportation when the container of electrolyte is securely fastened on the inside of the shipping crate or box containing the vehicle or military equipment. When so shipped, the overall crate or box shall carry the white (acid) label and shall be marked "This side up" and "Inside packages comply with prescribed specifications.”

(4) Electrolyte packed in accordance with the provisions of subparagraph (1) of this paragraph when offered for trans. portation under the conditions set forth in subparagraph (3) of this paragraph, may be stowed as follows:

(1) "On deck in open”, including deck areas over holds containing military explosives;

(it) "Tween-deck" or "Under deck" in holds adjacent, any hold below or any hold above holds containing military explosives; or,

(iii) In the same hold containing Class I, IV, V, VII, X-A, X-B, X-C, or X-D, provided the stowage of military vehicles and the stowage of ammunition are separated by a division bulkhead or & 2-inch dunnage floor.

(5) Military ve icles and privately owned vehicles shipped by, for, or to the United States Department of Defense (crated or uncrated) containing an electrolyte storage battery shall not be stowed in the same hold over military

(d) Military vehicles and privately owned vehicles shipped by, for, or to the United States Department of Defense with electrolyte. Notwithstanding the provisions of $$ 146.23–1 to 146.23-100, electrolyte of not over 47 percent strength (39° Baume) may be accepted for transportation and be stowed on board vessels carrying military explosives under the following conditions of packing:

(1) In glass or earthenware containers, not exceeding 160 ounces capacity (one imperial gallon) in fiberboard cartons of a size to permit cushioning with an incombustible, absorbent material of a sufficient amount to absorb the contents of the container in event of breakage. The outside container shall consist of a wooden box (DOT-15A, 16B or Army Specification) in which 1, 2, 3, or 4 fiberboard cartons may be packed. Battery electrolyte may also be shipped in one-gallon polyethylene bottles made and packaged in accordance with MILtary Specification 207B, Type IV, Class I. The outside containers shall carry the

explosives stowed therein. Such vehicles may be stowed in the same hold under or alongside of military explosives stowed therein: Provided, That all the applicable provisions of this section and section 146.29–61 are observed: And provided further, That the vehicles are processed, the fuel tank drained dry, the battery terminal leads disconnected, taped and protected against short circuit.

(6) Military vehicles or military equipment as used in this section includes naval vehicles or neval equipment.

(e) Flammable compressed gases. (1) Military explosives shall not be stowed in the same hold nor in any hold below, any hold above or a hold adjacent to one in which flammable compressed gases are stowed.

(2) Flammable compressed gases shall not be stowed "On deck" over a hold in which any Class II-A, I-C, I-D, IIE, I-G, V, VI, VI, VIII, X-A, IX-B, IX-C, X-A, X-B, X-C, X-D, XI-A, XI-B, or XI-C is stowed.

(3) Flammable compressed gases may be stowed "On deck" over & bold in which Class I, II-B, II-F, II-J, NII, or IV is stowed: Provided, That, the weather deck is tight and the cargo hatch is fitted with a tight raised coaming, and such stowage is accomplished by means of skids at least 6 inches in height of the deck or a crib and plato form so constructed as to provide a free space of at least 6 inches in height be tween the deck and the floor of the crib. Other applicable provisions of 89 146.24 1 to 146.24-100, inclusive, shall be observed. Stowage may be over the square of the hatch.

(f) Non-flammable compressed gases. Ammunition of the following Classes I, II-B, II-G, IV, V, and VII may be stowed in the same hold or compartment with non-flammable compressed gases provided the two stowages are separated by a type "A" dunnage floor or a division bulkhead. This mixed stowage is not permitted for the following non-flammable gases: Boron trifluoride, chlorine, oxygen and sulphur dioxide.

(g) Poisons—(1) Class "A". Classes I and II-F ammunition may be stowed in the same hold or compartment with Class "A" poisons provided the two stowages are separated by a type “A” dunnage floor or a division bulkhead.

(2) Class "B". Ammunition of the following classes, I, II-B, I-F, IV, V, VII, XI-A, and XI-B may be stowed in the same hold or compartment with class "B" poisons: Provided, That the two stowages are separated by a type "A" dunnage floor or & division bulkhead.

(3) Class "C" (tear gas). Ammaunttion of the following classes I, II-B, I-F, II-G, IV, V, VII, XI-A, and X-B may be stowed in the same hold or comparto ment with Class "C" poisons: Provided, That the two stowages are separated by a type "A" dunnage floor or a division bulkhead. Class II-A, propellant charges, may also be stowed in the same hold with Class "C" poisons: Provided, That the two stowages are separated by a type "A" dunnage floor or a division bulkhead: And provided further, That the Class II-A, propellant charges. ammunition is given top stowage.

(4) Radioactive materials. Militars explosives shall not be stowed in the same hold in which radioactive materials are stowed.

(h) Hazardous articles. Military explosives shall not be stowed in the same hold or in the hold below, the hold above or å hold adjacent to one in which hazardous articles are stowed.

(1) (Reserved)

(j) Combustible liquids. (1) Military explosives shall not be stowed in the same hold nor in the hold below one in which combustible liquids are stowed.

(2) Combustible Uquids may be stowed "On deck" over a hold in which military explosives are stowed: Provided, That the weather deck is tight and the cargo hatch is fitted with a tight raised coaming and such stowage is accomplished by means of a crib and a platform so constructed as to provide a free space of at least 6 inches in height between the deck and the floor of the crib in such & manner as to allow flushing of any leakage that may occur. And provided further, That such stowage is not made over the square of a hatch.

(k) "On deckstowage. When packages of flammable liquids, flammable solids or oxidizing materials, corrosive liquids, compressed gases, poisons, radio

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active materials, combustible liquids, or hazardous articles are stowed "On deck," such packages shall not be stowed within 12 inches of any steam pipe fitted on deck. (OGFR 62–11, 27 FR. 5287, June 5, 1962, as amended by CGFR 66–28, 31 F.R. 8302, June 14, 1966; CGFR 67-23, 32 F.R. 8158, June 7, 1967; CGFR 68–142, 34 F.R. 2102, Feb. 12, 1969) $ 146.29–61 Stowage with nondangerous

cargo in the same hold. (a) Mitary explosives that are stowed in the same hold with nondangerous cargo shall be protected from damage Ukely to be caused by heavy nondangerous cargo. Shafting, steel bar, steel shapes, pipe, heavy machinery. vehicles (uncrated), and similar types of cargo shall, when stowed in the same hold with military explosives, be So isolated or dunnaged or secured as to prevent damage to military explosives or magazines containing said substances, or temporary bulkheads protecting explosive stowages, under any conditions likely to be encountered during the voyage.

(b) When nondangerous cargo is to be stowed adjacent to the exterior of a magazine, wooden cargo battens of not less than commercial 2" X 4'' size spaced not more than 12 inches, center to center, shall be fitted horizontally to the uprights forming the frame of the magazine. (CGFR 62–11, 27 F.R. 6287, June 5, 1962, as amended by CGFR 67-23, 32 F.R. 8158, June 7, 1967) $ 146.29-63 Stowage and dunnaging of

ammunition and containers of explo

sives in bulk. (a) Military explosives shall be so stowed and dunnaged as to prevent damage to the cargo or the vessel from shifting cargo caused by forces incident to the voyage of the vessel. Nothing within this paragraph shall be construed as requiring the entire interior of the cargo compartment to be covered with dunnage.

(b) Containers of military explosives marked, “This side up" or otherwise marked directing their stowage shall be SO stowed.

(c) Kegs of black powder shall be stowed in an upright position, the bungs or other filling openings “up”. Each tier shall be floored off.

(d) Metal containers or metal tanks or other containers of propellant charges having closure means which protrude beyond the chime or the surface of the container shall be so dunnaged as to prevent damage occurring to such closures.

(e) The uppermost tier of military explosives shall be so secured to the mutual satisfaction of the Captain of the Port and the Master of the vessel by tomming, bracing, strapping, top stowing with permissible cargo of suficient unit weight and quantity or other effective means that no displacement can occur either upwardly or laterally.

(f) Military explosives shall be SO stowed that they or the containers are not liable to be pierced by the dunnaging or crushed by superimposed weight.

(g) Containers of military explosives shall not be "cant" stowed. They shall be stowed in full bearing on dunnage or both end and center bearing on dunnage. Broken stowage may at the turn of the bilge, be dunnaged out with cordwood or otherwise so cribbed as to provide maximum bearing attainable for the container to be stowed in the tier above. Broken stowage in other locations in the hold may be compensated for by cribbing out or by the insertion of sumcient dunnage to provide proper bearing for packages in the tier above.

(h) Fixed or semifixed ammunition in fiber containers, crated or uncrated, may be stowed on its base or on its side. Dunnaging shall be accomplished in such manner as to bear only upon the metal part of the container. No dunnage or weight shall bear directly upon the fiber portion of the container.

(i) (Reserved]

(j) Separate-loading projectiles, boxed, crated, unboxed, or uncrated may be stowed on their bases or on their sides except as otherwise provided for Army WP Alled ammunition in the stowage requirements for Class II-D ammunition, $ 146.29–100.

(k) When tween-deck holds of cargo vessels are utilized for the stowage of milltary explosives, the maximum per

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