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bearers, skids, or other suitable means shall be provided to elevate it a minimum of 4 inches from the deck. Pad eyes, ring bolts, or other suitable means shall be provided for lashing the magazines and they shall be so lashed, chocked or braced as to prevent movement in any direction.

(1) Portable magazines shall carry the legend "Inflammable Keep Lights and Fire Away," or “Flammable-Keep Lights and Fire Away." When used in lieu of ammunition stowage, the legend shall indicate the coast Guard class or classes of military explosives stowed therein. (CGFR 62–11, 27 F.R. 0287, June 5, 1962, as amended, CGFR 63–19, 28 FR. 6385, May 30, 1963) § 146.29_90 Use of cargo transporters

(Conex Boxes). Cargo transporters, complying with Military Specifications MIL-B-11886 and MIL-B-21560, may be used for the transportation of military explosives and hazardous munitions subject to the following conditions:

(a) Type I or Type I transporters may be used.

(b) The load content shall not exceed 7800 pounds, equally distributed.

(c) Prior to filling, each transporter is required to be thoroughly inspected by an authorized representative of the shipping activity. Special attention shall be given to the inspection of the corner posts, floor system, the lower eight inches of the side and end panels, doors, and door latches. A record of this inspection shall be maintained by the shipping installation for a period of one year after the shipment leaves the installation or activity.

(d) Lifting shall be accomplished in a manner which will support the floor system. When slings or wire ropes are used, they shall be placed under the container to support the floor system,

(e) The cargo handling gear must be of a design capable of handling a working load at least 50 percent greater than the actual weight of the unit comprising the draft.

(f) The master, owner, charterer, agent or other person in charge of the

vessel shall require the shipper or his agent, or the delivering carrier to furnish a copy of the shipper's shipping order, shipping paper, bill of lading, manifest or other memorandum, or & waybill prepared from information furnished in the shipper's shipping order bearing the required certification before accepting cargo transporters containing military explosives or hazardous munitions. This shipping paper shall have entered upon it the proper and definite name and class of the commodity or commodities contained therein according to $$ 146.04–5 and 146.29-100, the total quanity by weight; the label applied, if required; and the identification number of the transporter.

(g) Cargo transporters shall carry the legend "Explosives—Keep Lights and Fire Away", or if hazardous munitions are being shipped “Hazardous Munitions-Keep Lights and Fire Away" as well as the Coast Guard class or classes of military explosives or hazardous munitions stowed therein, e.g., “Coast Guard Class II-A." Letters shall be at least three inches high in contrasting color with the background.

(h) The master or other person in charge of the vessel shall assign an officer of the vessel to supervise the acceptance and stowage of the transporters containing military explosives or hazardous munitions. This officer shall examine the transporters for signs of leaking, damage to the containers, or sifting of contents. Any transporter found to be damaged, leaking or sifting shall not be accepted for transportation.

(1) Cargo transporters containing any military explosives or hazardous muni. tions may be opened by a duly authorized representative of the Coast Guard for inspection to determine compliance with the regulations applicable to such shipments. (CGFR 67-23, 32 F.R. 8159, June 7, 1967, as amended by CGFR 68-66, 33 F.R. 8452, June 7, 1968; CGFR 68–142, 34 F.R. 2102, Feb. 12, 1969) g 146.29–91 Pyrotechnic stowage.

(a) Pyrotechnic ammunition shall be afforded ammunition stowage or special stowage in a location away from heat and so protected as to insure no moisture contacting the packages. This class of ammunition shall not be stowed in a hold or compartment with any other military explosives, except as permitted by the admixture charts ($ 146.29–99). Pyrotechnics shall not be overstowed with other cargo.

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(b) For limited quantities of pyrotechnic ammunition an alternate stowage may be utilized consisting of stowing in metal lockers or portable magazines so located as to conform with the provisions of paragraph (a) of this section as regards other explosives, over-stowage, heat, and moisture. § 146.29-93 Stowage of blasting caps,

detonators, primer detonators, etc. Stowage of Classes III, VI and VIII type ammunition shall conform to the provisions of 98 146.29–99 and 146.29-100, and to the following requirements:

(a) Class VIII ammunition, when stowed on board the same vessel with Classes II, IV, V, or VII military explosives, shall be separated as follows:

(1) With & permanent steel deck or bulkhead intervening, the separation shall not be less than 10 feet in any direction except where there exist additional intervening permanent steel decks or bulkheads in which case the distance requirement may be reduced by 50 percent.

(2) Without a permanent steel deck or bulkhead intervening, the separation shall not be less than 25 feet in any direction,

ib) Class VII ammunition, when stowed on board the same vessel with Classes IX, X, or XI military explosives, shall be separated as follows:

(1) With a permanent steel deck or bulkhead intervening, the separation shall not be less than 25 feet in any direction except where there are existing additional intervening permanent steer decks or bulkheads, in which case the distance requirement may be reduced by 50 percent.

(2) Without a permanent steel deck or bulkhead intervening, the separation shall be not less than 40 feet in any direction.

(c) Class VIII ammunition shall not be stowed within 8 feet of the vessel's

side, except blasting caps stowed in a portable magazine "On deck" need not meet this requirement.

(d) When Class VII ammunition is stowed over tween-deck hatch covers, and military explosives are stowed in & hold below, a single layer of commercial 2-inch lumber is required over the tween-deck hatch cover to form the floor of the magazine. Under these conditions, wooden hatch covers may be considered an integral part of the permanent steel deck and the separation requirements of paragraphs (a)(1) and (b) (1) of this section shall apply.

(e) When Class III or VI ammunition is stowed with Class VII ammunition the provisions governing the stowage and separations of Class VIII shall apply.

(f) When a portable magazine is used for detonator stowage, such magazine may be stowed in the square of a weather deck hatch.

(g) Upon approval by the Captain of the Port, a portable magazine containing Class VIII ammunition may be stowed in an isolated cabin or steel deck house secure from aircraft machine-gun fire and not subject to casual contact by persons on board the vessel. (CGFR 62–11, 27 FR. 5287, June 5, 1962, as amended by CGFR 67-23, 32 F.R. 8159, Juno 7, 1967; CGFR 69–72, 84 F.R. 17494, Oct. 29, 1969) $ 146.29-95 Ventilation of magazine.

A magazine that is not fitted with ventilating ducts to the atmosphere shall be ventilated by omitting the top course of boarding on the sides of the magazine to provide a clear space at least 1 inch and not more than 6 inches below the lower flange or toe of the deck beam within the compartment or hold in which the magazine is constructed. Ventilators of systems feeding directly into a magazine or a hold in which military explosives are stowed shall be covered with a layer of wire screen of not less than 18-inch mesh at the weather end of the cowl. This screen shall be attached securely in place in such a manner as to insure a positive closure. (CGFR 62–11, 27 F.R. 5287, June 5, 1962, as amended by CGFR 69-72, 34 F.R. 17494, Oct. 29, 1969)

(c) In the charts the letters refer to the following notes:

8 146.29-97 Statements of characteris

tic properties and hazards. (a) In $ 146.29_100 there are statements in italics setting forth certain characteristics and hazards of the substances or articles listed therein. It is not intended, nor shall it be assumed, that these statements set forth all of the characteristic properties or hazards of the particular substance or article and such statements as are shown are informative only.

(b) For the purpose of the regulations in this subpart Army Class XII explosives are treated as follows:

(1) Ammonium nitrate is classified as an oxidizing material,

(2) Wet nitrocellulose wet with 20 percent of water is classified as a flammable solid.

(3) Wet nitrocellulose wet with 30 percent of alcohol or flammable solvent is classified as a iammable liquid. (CGFR 14–20, 29 F.R. 6797, May 28, 1964] $ 146.29-99 Explosives admixture

charts.

(a) Chart A of this section indicates the compatibility of the various classes of ammunition described in $ 146.29-100. Chart B of this section indicates the com. patibility within the class of items of Classes XI-C and XI-D.

(b) A shaded block at an intersection of horizontal and vertical columns in Chart A indicates that the particular class of military explosives shown by the heading of the horizontal column to the left must NOT be stowed in the same hold or compartment with the particular class of military explosives indicated by the heading of the vertical column at the top of the chart. A shaded block at the intersection of horizontal and vertical columns in Chart B indicates that that particular item shown by the heading of the horizontal column to the left must NOT be stowed “On deck” together unless separated by the superstructure, or in the same hold or compartment with the item indicated by the heading of the vertical column at the top of the chart. For specific provisions of stowage, and Items included in each class, refer to $ 146.29-100.

NOT A: Class I-T may bo stowed in tho samo lower bold or tween-deck hold with Classes 0-0, 1-3, I-G, and I provided the Class I-F ammunition is bottom stowod and provided further that no other clan of explosive or ammunition 18 stowed in the hold or tank below.

NOTE B: Class II-P may be stowed in the same deep tank, lower hold or tween-deck hold with Classes II-B, IV, V, Va: Provided, That the Class D-F ammunition 18 bottom stowed: And provided further, That no other class of explosives or ammunition 18 stowod in the hold or tank below.

NOTE C: Propellant charges Class II-A for separate loading artillery projectllo alled with Class XI-A or X-B ohemical may bo stowed together in the samo hold or compartment: Provided, that the propellant charges are “top stowed," the two items being separated by a typo "A" dunnage door. When so stowed the propellant charges shall not be overstowed with any other cargo.

NOTE D: Class I-J TE incendiary Alled ammunition shall be stowed only in a deep tank or lower hold, and in all cases, bottom stowed, except that a limited quantity shipment not in excess of 600 lbs. not TH content may be stowed on deck in a special magazine constructed of material as set forth in $ 146.29-81(C) and provided such magazine has an Insulation of sand at least 1 foot thick on the bottom. This magazino aball be 80 mounted that there is at least 1 foot vold between its bottom and the deck on which it is mounted, and its preferred location is aft. Thero sball bo one charged are hose in the immediate vicinity of this maga. zine when this class ammunition to stowod therein. Thero shall be only one such stowage per vessel and that stowage shall not be over Uving quarters or batches in which military explosives, other dangerous articles, or ship's stores aro stowed below.

Nors E: Class V (unfused and no ruses packed in container) and Class VII (unfused and no fures packed in container) may be stowed with Class X-A.

NOTE F: See Chart B for compatibility of Items within this clasi.

Nors G: May be stowed together 1 separate stowage is not availablo.

NOTE H. May be stowed together 1 toho two classes are separated by a partition bulkhead on a type “A” dunnage floor. (CGFR 62–11, 27 F.R. 6287, June 6, 1962, as amended by CGFR 67-23, 32 F.R. 8159, June 7, 1967]

CHART A---COMPATIBILITY CHART FOR VARIOUS CLASSES OF MILITARY EXPLOSIVES AND HAZARDOUS MUNITIONS

Legend: "Refers to different DOT classes: F.L., F.G., Cor. L., Oxy. M., etc. O Shall NOT be stowed together.

G, and H-Check notes in § 146.29-99 for proper stowage.

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Bulk propellants, such as ballistite, cordite, FNH, NH, and NC powder,

"Made-up bag charges" in outside shipping containers.
Fixed ammunition w/o explosive projectiles and like items.
Pyrotechnics (fireworks),
Chemical ammunition-WP or PWP olled (solid).
Chemical ammunition--HO filled (solid)...
Chemical ammunition-FS or FM Alled smoke (liquid).
Chemical ammunition-IM, NP, or PT Glled, incendiary composition

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Chemical ammunition-water activated.
Chemical ainmunition- TI filled incendiary composition (solid).
Fuzes, PD w/o booster; luzes AT mine (nonchetnical) w/o booster; luzes,

bomb tail w/o booster; fuzes, tracer; primers; primer detonators, etc..
Fixed and semifixed ammunition with explosive loaded projectile.
Separate loading projectiles filled with explosive "D".
BD fuzes; PD suzes with booster; bomb luzes with booster; rocket luzes

with booster; and like items.
Separate loading proj. filled with HE other than explosive "D".........
Blasting caps; detonators; AT mine fuzes (chemical); etc.
Explosives in bulk, such as black powder, propellant explosives for small

arms, etc.
High explosives, such as dynamite, TNT, demolition blocks, etc.
Initiating and priming explosives in bulk
Explosive bombs, mines, torpedocs, etc.
Explosive bombs, mines, etc. packed with fuze in integral package.
Guided missiles with solid propellant motors, w, w/o HE warhead.
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Liquid hydrogen.
Liquid fluorine.
Liquid oxygen...
Liquld nitrogen tetroxide.
Anhydrous ammonia.
Diborane; pentaborane.
Aluminum borohydrides.
Diethylene glycol dinitrate,
Nitroglycerine, liquid.
Hydrogen peroxide...
Hydrazine; hydrazine hydrate.
Dimethyl hydrazine, unsymmetrical..
Alcohol-ethyl, methyl, furfuryl.
Gasoline (AVGAS).
Heptane; kerosene; octane.
Pentane..
Aniline...
Monoethylaniline...
Nitromethane, tetranitromethane.
Diethylene triamine.....
Acetonitrile (methyl cyanide).
Potasslum cuprocyanide.
Sodium permanganate, solid.
Calcium permanganate, solid.
Lithium, metallic.
Metals, powdered.

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