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bearers, skids, or other suitable means vessel shall require the shipper or his shall be provided to elevate it a mini- agent, or the delivering carrier to furmum of 4 inches from the deck, Pad nish a copy of the shipper's shipping eyes, ring bolts, or other suitable means order, shipping paper, bill of lading, shall be provided for lashing the maga- manifest or other memorandum, or a zines and they shall be so lashed, chocked waybill prepared from information furor braced as to prevent movement in any nished in the shipper's shipping order direction.
bearing the required certification before (h) Portable magazines shall carry the accepting cargo transporters containing legend "Inflammable-Reep Lights and military explosives or hazardous muniFire Away," or "Flammable Keep tions. This shipping paper shall have Lights and Fire Away." When used in entered upon it the proper and definite lieu of ammunition stowage, the legend name and class of the commodity or shall indicate the Coast Guard class or
commodities contained therein accordclasses of military explosives stowed
ing to $$ 146.04–5 and 146.29-100, the therein.
total quanity by weight; the label ap
plied, if required; and the identification (CGFR 62-11, 27 F.R. 0287, June 5, 1962, as
number of the transporter.
(g) Cargo transporters shall carry the
legend "Explosives—Keep Lights and § 146.29-90 Use of cargo transporters Fire Away", or if hazardous munitions (Conex Boxes).
are being shipped "Hazardous MuniCargo transporters, complying with tions-Keep Lights and Fire Away" as Military Specifications MIL-B-11886 and well as the Coast Guard class or classes MIL-B-21560, may be used for the trans- of military explosives or hazardous muportation of military explosives and haz
nitions stowed therein, e.g., "Coast ardous munitions subject to the follow
Guard Class II-H.” Letters shall be at ing conditions:
least three inches high in contrasting (a) Type I or Type I transporters
color with the background. may be used.
(h) The master or other person in (b) The load content shall not exceed charge of the vessel shall assign an of7800 pounds, equally distributed.
ficer of the vessel to supervise the ac(c) Prior to filling, each transporter
ceptance and stowage of the transporters 1s required to be thoroughly inspected by containing military explosives or hazan authorized representative of the ship
ardous munitions. This oficer shall exping activity. Special attention shall be amine the transporters for signs of leakgiven to the inspection of the corner ing, damage to the containers, or sifting posts, floor system, the lower eight of contents. Any transporter found to be inches of the side and end panels, doors, damaged, leaking or sifting shall not be and door latches. A record of this in- accepted for transportation. spection shall be maintained by the ship- (1) Cargo transporters containing any ping installation for a period of one year military explosives or hazardous muniafter the shipment leaves the installa- tions may be opened by a duly authortion or activity.
ized representative of the Coast Guard (d) Lifting shall be accomplished in a for inspection to determine compliance manner which will support the floor with the regulations applicable to such system. When slings or wire ropes are shipments. used, they shall be placed under the con- (CGFR 67-23, 32 F.R. 8159, June 7, 1967, tainer to support the floor system.
as amended by CGFR 68-66, 33 F.R. 8452,
June 7, 1968; CGFR 68–142, 34 F.R. 2102, (e) The cargo handling gear must be
Feb. 12, 1969)
& 146.29–91 Pyrotechnic stowage.
afforded ammunition stowage or special (f) The master, owner, charterer, stowage in a location away from heat agent or other person in charge of the and so protected as to insure no mois
ture contacting the packages. This class side, except blasting caps stowed in & of ammunition shall not be stowed in a portable magazine "On deck" need not hold or compartment with any other meet this requirement. military explosives, except as permitted (d) When Class VIII ammunition is by the admixture charts ($ 146.29-99). stowed over tween-deck hatch covers, Pyrotechnics shall not be overstowed and military explosives are stowed in a with other cargo.
hold below, a single layer of commercial (b) For limited quantities of pyro- 2-inch lumber is required over the technic ammunition an alternate stow- tween-deck hatch cover to form the age may be utilized consisting of stowing floor of the magazine. Under these conin metal lockers or portable magazines ditions, wooden hatch covers may be so located as to conform with the pro- considered an integral part of the pervisions of paragraph (a) of this section manent steel deck and the separation as regards other explosives, over-stow- requirements of paragraphs (a)(1) and age, heat, and moisture.
(b) (1) of this section shall apply. $ 146.29-93 Stowage of blasting caps,
(e) When Class III or VI ammunition detonators, primer detonators, etc. is stowed with Class VIII ammunition Stowage of Classes III, VI and VIII
the provisions governing the stowage and type ammunition shall conform to the
separations of Class VIII shall apply. provisions of 98 146.29-99 and 146.29-100,
(f) When a portable magazine is used and to the following requirements:
for detonator stowage, such magazine (a) Class VIII ammunition, when may be stowed in the square of a weather stowed on board the same vessel with deck hatch. Classes II, IV, V, or VII military ex- (g) Upon approval by the Captain of plosives, shall be separated as follows: the Port, a portable magazine containing
(1) With a permanent steel deck or Class VIII ammunition may be stowed bulkhead intervening, the separation in an isolated cabin or steel deck house shall not be less than 10 feet in any secure from aircraft machine-gun fire direction except where there exist addi- and not subject to casual contact by pertional intervening permanent steel decks sons on board the vessel. or bulkheads in which case the distance (CGFR 62–11, 27 F.R. 5287, June 5, 1962, as requirement may be reduced by 50 per- amended by CGPR 67-23, 32 F.R. 8159, Juno cent.
7, 1967; CGFR 69-72, 84 F.R. 17494, Oct. 29, (2) Without a permanent steel deck
1969) or bulkhead intervening, the separation $ 146.29-95 Ventilation of magazine. shall not be less than 25 feet in any
A magazine that is not fitted with direction,
ventilating ducts to the atmosphere shall ib) Class VIII ammunition, when
be ventilated by omitting the top course stowed on board the same vessel with
of boarding on the sides of the magazine Classes IX, X, or XI military explosives,
to provide a clear space at least 1 inch shall be separated as follows:
and not more than 6 inches below the (1) With a permanent steel deck or
lower flange or toe of the deck beam bulkhead intervening, the separation
within the compartment or hold in which shall not be less than 25 feet in any di
the magazine is constructed. Ventilators rection except where there are existing
of systems feeding directly into & magaadditional intervening permanent steer
zine or a hold in which military explodecks or bulkheads, in which case the
sives are stowed shall be covered with & distance requirement may be reduced by
layer of wire screen of not less than 50 percent.
48-inch mesh at the weather end of the (2) Without a permanent steel deck
cowl. This screen shall be attached seor bulkhead intervening, the separation
curely in place in such a manner as to shall be not less than 40 feet in any direction.
insure a positive closure. (c) Class VIII ammunition shall not
(CGFR 62–11, 27 F.R. 5287, June 5, 1962, as
amended by CGFR 69–72, 34 F.R. 17494, Oct. be stowed within 8 feet of the vessel's 29, 1969)
$ 146.29-97 Statements of characteris- (c) In the charts the letters refer to tic properties and hazards.
the following notes: (a) In $ 146.29–100 there are state
NOTI A: Class I-I may bo stowed in the ments in italics setting forth certain
same lower hold or tween-deck hold with characteristics and hazards of the sub- Classes 0-0, II-E, II-G, and I provided stances or articles listed therein. It is the Class I-F ammunition is bottom stowod not intended, nor shall it be assumed, and provided further that no other class of that these statements set forth all of the explosive or ammunition is stowed in the
hold or tank below. characteristic properties or hazards of the particular substance or article and
NOTE B: Class II-F may be stowed in the such statements as are shown are in
same deep tank, lower hold or tween-deck formative only.
hold with Classes II-B, IV, V, Va: Provided,
That the Class D-F ammunition is bottom (b) For the purpose of the regula
stowed: And provided further, That no other tions in this subpart Army Class XII
class of explosives or ammunition 18 stowod explosives are treated as follows:
in the hold or tank below. (1) Ammonium nitrate is classified as
NOTE C: Propellant charges Class II-A for an oxidizing material.
separate loading artillery projectile alled (2) Wet nitrocellulose wet with 20 per- with Class XI-A or X-B ohemical may bo cent of water is classified as a flammable stowed together in the same hold or comsolid.
partment: Provided, That the propellant (3) Wet nitrocellulose wet with 30 per- charges are "top stowed," the two items cent of alcohol or flammable solvent is
being separated by a type "A" dunnage door. classified as a flammable liquid.
When so stowed the propellant charges shall
not be overstowed with any other cargo. (CGFR 64–20, 29 FR. 6797, May 28, 1964]
NOTE D: Class I-J TE incendiary allod § 146.29-99 Explosives admixture ammunition shall be stowed only in a deep charts.
tank or lower hold, and in all cases, bottom
stowed, except that a limited quantity ship(a) Chart A of this section indicates ment not in excess of 500 lbs, net TH conthe compatibility of the various classes tent may be stowed on deck in a special of ammunition described in $ 146.29-100. magazine constructed of material as set forth Chart B of this section indicates the com- in $ 146.29-81(c) and provided such magapatibility within the class of items of
zine has an insulation of sand at least 1 foot Classes XI-C and XI-D.
thick on the bottom. This magazine shall (b) A shaded block at an intersection be so mounted that there is at least 1 foot
vold between its bottom and the deck on of horizontal and vertical columns in which it 18 mounted, and its preferred locaChart A indicates that the particular tion is aft. There shall bo ono charged fro class of military explosives shown by the hose in the immediate vicinity of this maga. heading of the horizontal column to the zine when this class ammunition is stowod left must NOT be stowed in the same
therein. There shall be only one such stowhold or compartment with the particular
age per vessel and that stowago shall not be class of military explosives indicated by
over Uving quarters or batches in which
military explosives, other dangerous articles, the heading of the vertical column at the
or ship's stores aro stowed below. top of the chart. A shaded block at the
Not: E: Class V (unfused and no ruzes intersection of horizontal and vertical packed in container) and Class VII (unfused columns in Chart B indicates that that and no futes packed in container) may be particular item shown by the heading of stowed with Class X-A. the horizontal column to the left must
NOTE F: See Chart B for compatibility of NOT be stowed "On deck" together un
Items within this class. less separated by the superstructure, or
NOTE G: May be stowed together 11 sep
arate stowage is not available. in the same hold or compartment with
NOTE H. May be stowed together i tho the item indicated by the heading of the
two classes are separated by a partition vertical column at the top of the chart. bulkhead on a type "A" dunnage floor. For specific provisions of stowage, and
(CGFR 62–11, 27 F.R. 6287, June 6, 1962, as Items included in each class, refer to amended by CGFR 67-23, 82 F.R. 8159, June § 146.29-100.
CHART A--COMPATIBILITY CHART FOR VARIOUS CLASSES OF MILITARY EXPLOSIVES AND HAZARDOUS MUNITIONS
G, and H-Check notes in § 146.29-99 for proper stowage.
A, B, C, D, E, F,
[Chart A amended by CGFR 67-23, 32 F.R. 8160, June 7, 1967; CGFR 68–142, 34 F.R. 2102, Feb. 12, 1969)