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$ 168.15–10 Construction. (a) All quarters are to be efficiently constructed in a manner suitable to the purpose for which they are intended. Bulkheads separating accommodations from cargo and machinery spaces, lamp, paint, storerooms and drying rooms, washrooms and toilet rooms are to be efficiently constructed and made odorproof when considered necessary by the Commandant, U. S. Coast Guard.
(b) Metal decks in living quarters are to be covered with deck covering composition as approved by the Commandant, U. S. Coast Guard so as to be cleaned readily and kept sanitary. Deck coverings in hospital, wash places, drying rooms, and toilet rooms are to be of suitable solid impervious material such as tile, cement, etc.
(c) All quarters are to be properly drained. Living accommodations are not to drain directly into washrooms or toilet rooms, each of which shall be drained separately.
(d) All washrooms and toilet rooms shall be properly drained and so constructed and arranged that they can be kept in a clean, workable, and sanitary condition. The scupper to the wash place must be of sufficient size and situated in the lowest part of the space.
$ 168.15–15 Size. (a) Sleeping accommodations shall be divided into rooms, no one of which shall berth more than 6 persons. The purpose for which each space is to be used and the number of persons it may accommodate, shall be marked.
(b) Each room shall be of such size that there are at least 20 square feet of deck area and a volume of at least 150 cubic feet for each person accommodated. In measuring sleeping quarters, any equipment contained therein is not to be deducted from the total volume or from the deck area.
§ 168.15–20 Equipment. (a) Each person shall have a separate berth and not more than 1 berth shall be placed above another. The berths shall be of metal framework and shall be so arranged that they provide ample room for easy occupancy. The over-all size of a berth shall not be less than 30 inches wide by 76 inches long. Where berths adjoin, they shall be divided by a partition not less than 18 inches in height. Where 2 tiers of berths are fitted, the bottom of the lower must not be less than
12 inches above the deck, and the bottom of the upper must not be less than 2 feet 6 inches both from the bottom of the lower and from the deck overhead. The berths shall not be obstructed by pipes, ventilating ducts, or other installations.
(b) A metal locker shall be provided for each person accommodated in a room. Each locker shall be not less than 18 inches by 21 inches by 60 inches high and so placed as to be readily accessible. The interior of the locker shall be so arranged as to facilitate the proper stowage of clothes.
$ 168.15–25 Washrooms. (a) There shall be provided 1 shower for each 10 persons or fraction thereof and 1 wash basin for each 6 persons or fraction thereof to be accommodated. The persons to be accommodated shall include all persons who do not occupy rooms to which private facilities are attached.
(b) All wash basins and showers shall be equipped with proper plumbing including hot and cold running fresh water. Wash basins may be located in the sleeping quarters if properly installed and equipped with proper plumbing.
$ 168.15–30 Toilet rooms. (a) There shall be provided 1 toilet for each 10 persons or fraction thereof to be accommodated. The persons to be accommodated shall include all persons who do not occupy rooms to which private facilities are attached.
(b) The toilet rooms shall be separate from the washrooms and shall be located convenient to the sleeping quarters of the persons to which they are allotted but shall not open directly into such quarters except when they are provided as private or semiprivate facilities.
(c) Where more than one toilet is located in a space or compartment, each toilet shall be separated by partitions. Such partitions shall be open at the top and bottom for ventilating and cleaning purposes.
(d) Urinals may be fitted if desired, but no reduction in the required number of toilets will be made therefor.
$ 168.15–35 Hospital space. (a) Each vessel shall be provided with a hospital space. This space shall be situated with due regard to the comfort of the sick so that they may receive proper attention in all weathers.
(b) The hospital shall be suitably separated from other spaces and shall be used for the care of the sick and for no other purpose.
(c) The entrance is to be of such width and in such a position as to admit a stretcher case readily. Berths are to be of metal and may be in double tier, provided the upper berth is hinged and arranged to be secured clear of the lower berth when not in use. At least one berth is to be so arranged that it can be made accessible from both sides when necessary.
(d) The hospital shall be fitted with berths in the ratio of 1 berth to every 12 persons, but the number of berths need not exceed 6. These berths, in their size and arrangement, shall comply with the provisions of § 168.15–20 (a).
(e) The hospital shall have a toilet, wash basin, and bath tub or shower conveniently located. Other necessary suitable equipment of a sanitary type such as clothes locker, table, seat, etc., shall be provided.
$ 168.15-40 Lighting. All quarters shall be adequately lighted. The minimum standard for natural lighting is
hat it will be possible on a clear day to read print such as that of an ordinary newspaper in any part of the clear working space. When it is not possible to provide adequate natural lighting, artificial lighting may be accepted on the same basis. Washrooms, toilet rooms, and hospital spaces are in particular to be well lighted.
$ 168.15-45 Heating. All quarters shall be adequately heated in a manner suitable to the purpose of the space. The method of heating may be by steam, hot water apparatus, a continuous supply of warm air, or other method approved by the Commandant, U. S. Coast Guard.
§ 168.15–50 Ventilation. (a) All quarters shall be adequately ventilated in a manner suitable to the purpose of the space and route of the vessel. The inlets shall be arranged to diffuse the inflow as widely as possible in order that the air shall be distributed without discomfort to the occupants.
(b) Except for such spaces as are located in deck houses where, under all ordinary weather conditions, the windows, ports, skylights, etc., and doors to passageways can be kept open, all spaces shall be ventilated by a mechanical system unless it can be shown that a natural system will meet the requirements outlined in paragraph (a) of this section.
(c) When washrooms are ventilated by a natural system, they may receive their supply of fresh air from well-ventilated passageways, but independent outlet ventilators must be fitted with an area of at least 10 square inches, exclusive of insect screening if fitted, for each 150 cubic feet of volume of the space ventilated.
(d) When toilet rooms are ventilated by a natural system, the fresh air must be supplied through independent inlet ventilators having a minimum area of 10 square inches, exclusive of insect screening if fitted, for each 150 cubic feet of volume of space ventilated. The outlet ventilators also must be independent to the open air and must be at least equal in size to the inlet ventilators.
(e) When mechanical ventilation is provided for sleeping rooms and messrooms, these spaces shall be supplied with fresh air equal to at least 10 times the volume of the room each hour and shall be so ventilated both at sea and in port when such spaces are occupied. The system shall be so designed that the impure air will exhaust in a satisfactory manner.
(f) When mechanical ventilation is provided for washrooms, toilet rooms, and hospital spaces, these spaces shall be fitted with exhaust ventilation to remove a volume of air equal to 10 times the volume of the space each hour and with adequate ventilation inlets so that it is possible to have these spaces properly ventilated when all doors and ports are closed.
$ 168.15–55 Screening. Provision shall be made to protect the quarters against the admission of insects by the fitting of suitable screens to ventilating skylights, airports, ventilators, and doors to the open deck.
$ 168.15–60 Inspection. (a) The Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, shall inspect the quarters of every such vessel at least once in each month or at such time as the vessel shall enter an American port and shall satisfy himself that such vessel is in compliance with the regulations in this part.
(b) Whenever it shall be found that such vessel is not in compliance with the regulations in this part, the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, shall proceed as provided in section 4453 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, as amended (46 U. S. C. 435).
SUBCHAPTER S-NUMBERING UNDOCUMENTED VESSELS
Requirements Subpart 172.01-Authority and Purpose Sec. 172.01-1 Purpose of regulations. 172.01-5 Assignment of functions.
Subpart 172.05—Application 172.05–1 General. 172.05-5 Vessels required to be numbered. 172.05–10 Vessels not required to be num
Subpart 172.10—Identification Requirements 172.10–1 Application for certificate of
award of number. 172.10-5 Documentary evidence of owner
ship. 172.10-10 Issuance of certificate of award
of number. 172.10–15 Certificate of award of number
kept on board undocumented
vessel. 172.10–20 Issuance of certificate of award
of number to an allen. Subpart 172.15—Notification of Changes
Required 172.15-1 Information required when
changes occur. 172.15-5 Procedure upon change of per
manent residence. Subpart 172.20—Vessel Identification 172.20-1 Number assigned required on
bow of undocumented vessel. 172.20-5 Style of numbers. 172.20-10 Color of numbers.
AUTHORITY: $ $ 172.01–1 to 172.20–10, issued under sec. 40 Stat. 602, as amended; 46 U.S. C. 288. Other statutory provisions Interpreted or applied are cited to text in parentheses.
SOURCE: $$ 172.01-1 to 172.20-10 contained in CGFR 52-43, 17 F. R. 9544, Oct. 18, 1952. SUBPART 172.01-AUTHORITY AND PURPOSE
$ 172.01-1 Purpose of regulations. (a) The purpose of the regulations in this part is to set forth uniform requirements for the identification of undocumented vessels operated in whole or in part by machinery, owned in the United States and found on the navigable waters thereof, except public vessels and vessels not exceeding 16 feet in length temporarily equipped with detachable motors. The regulations in this part also describe the manner and method for issuing certificates of award of num
bers for undocumented vessels and the administration of this part by the Coast Guard.
§ 172.01–5 Assignment of functions. (a) By Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1946, effective July 16, 1946 (3 CFR, 1946 Supp.), the marine inspection functions of the former Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation and its officers and employees were transferred to the Commandant, United States Coast Guard. By Reorganization Plan No. 26 of 1950, effective July 31, 1950 (3 CFR, 1950 Supp., p. 178, 5 U. S. C. note under 241), the functions formerly vested in the Commandant, United States Coast Guard, were transferred to the Secretary of the Treasury with certain specified exceptions. The Secretary of the Treasury by an order dated July 31, 1950 (15 F. R. 6521), delegated to the Commandant the functions formerly performed by him under Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1946.
SUBPART 172.05—APPLICATION $ 172.05-1 General. Section 1 of the act of June 7, 1918, as amended, states: Every undocumented vessel operated in whole or in part by machinery, owned in the United States and found on the navigable waters thereof, except public vessels, and vessels not exceeding sixteen feet in length measured from end to end over the deck excluding sheer, temporarily equipped with detachable motors, shall be numbered.
$ 172.05-5 Vessels required to be numbered. (a) The following undocumented vessels are required to be numbered:
(1) All vessels equipped with permanently installed motors.
(2) All vessels over 16 feet in length equipped with detachable motors.
$ 172.05-10 Vessels not required to be numbered. (a) The following undocumented vessels are not required to be numbered:
(1) All vessels not exceeding 16 feet in length temporarily equipped with detachable motors.
(2) Sail vessels not equipped with auxiliary motors or sail vessels not exceeding 16 feet in length when equipped with detachable motors.
(3) Public vessels.
(4) Motor lifeboats carried as lifesaving equipment on inspected vessels.
(b) The words "temporarily equipped with detachable motors” shall be construed to mean outboard motors which are clamped or otherwise temporarily fastened as distinguished from outboard motors bolted or otherwise permanently secured. The controlling principle shall be whether or not the vessel has permanently installed motors rather than the design or construction of the vessel.
(c) Undocumented vessels listed in paragraph (a) of this section will not be numbered except upon instructions of the Commandant. SUBPART 172.10-IDENTIFICATION
REQUIREMENTS § 172.10–1 Application for certificate of award of number. (a) The owner(s) of any undocumented vessel however acquired, or his (their) duly authorized agent, shall make application for a certificate of award of number to the Coast Guard District Commander or Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, having jurisdi on over the area which the vessel is owned. If the boat is to be in the possession of a person other than the person who holds title thereto under a conditional sales or retain title contract or similar arrangement under which title does not pass, the application shall be made by the person(s) who holds legal title.
(b) Upon purchasing or acquiring a vessel which previously has been issued a certificate of award of number, and after completion of the bill of sale on the reverse side of the certificate of award of number (Form CG 1513) by the vendor or the former owner(s), the purchaser(s) will execute the application for number for undocumented motor vessel, which is incorporated on the reverse side of the certificate of award of number, and surrender the certificate, bill of sale, and application for a new number (which are all on Form CG 1513) to the Coast Guard District Commander or Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, within the statutory period of 10 days.
(c) In the case of new vessels or in the case of vessels which have not been previously numbered or in the case of vessels which have been issued the old form of certificate of award of number
(Form 1513), which does not contain the application, the owner(s) of the vessel or his (their) duly authorized agent shall make the application in duplicate for a number on Form CG 1512, application for number for undocumented motor vessel, and shall surrender this form, after completion, together with documentary evidence of ownership or the certificate of award of number with the bill of sale properly executed, to the proper Coast Guard District Commander or Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection.
§ 172.10–5 Documentary evidence of ownership. (a) The Coast Guard District Commander or the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, who receives the application for an award of number will satisfy himself that the applicant(s) has (have) legal title to the vessel. Any case in which ownership or legal title is in doubt will be referred to the Commandant.
(b) Original ownership may be proved by the purchaser(s) as follows:
(1) Bill of sale; or,
(2) Receipted bills for material used in construction; or,
(3) Statement of reputable boat building concern signed by an owner, officer or duly authorized agent thereof that the boat was constructed for the applicant(s) in its factory or yard; or,
(4) Such other evidence of ownership as is acceptable to the Coast Guard District Commander or the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection.
(c) In the case of any vessel sold as surplus property by the United States Maritime Administration or the former United States Maritime Commission or the former War Shipping Administration, the papers furnished the successful bidder in the form of a sale order or certificate of delivery of vessel, as the case may be, shall be accepted as sufficient evidence of ownership.
§ 172.10-10 Issuance of certificate of award of number. (a) Upon receipt of an application for a certificate of award of number, together with proof of ownership, the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, may assign a number, and may issue a letter, in lieu of the certificate, authorizing the undocumented vessel to be temporarily operated pending the issuance of the certificate. The Coast Guard District Commander will issue a certificate of award of number in all instances, except where he has designated and authorized officers or employees under his command to issue such certificates in his behalf.
$ 172.10–15 Certificate of award of number kept on board undocumented vessel. (a) The certificate of award of number for an undocumented vessel shall be kept on board at all times and shall be accessible to the person in charge except when such certificate is in the custody of the Coast Guard District Commander or the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection. This requirement, however, does not apply to any vessel not exceeding 17 feet in length, measured from end to end over the deck, excluding sheer, nor to any vessel regardless of length if the design or fittings is such that the carrying of the certificate of number on board would render it imperfect, illegible or would tend to destroy its use as a means of ready identification.
(b) In the case where a letter is issued assigning a number previous to the issuance of a certificate of award of number, the new owner may operate such vessel without penalty for failure to have such certificate of award of number if the letter is carried and produced when necessary for identification. (R. S. 5294, as amended, sec. 21, 54 Stat. 167; 46 U. S. C. 7, 526t)
$ 172.10–20 Issuance of certificate of award of number to an alien. (a) The provisions of section 37 of the Shipping Act, 1916, as amended (46 U. S. C. 835), apply to transactions with aliens during the national emergency and the requirements of the United States Maritime Administration also apply (see $ $ 221.5 and 221.6 of this title). Therefore the issuance of a certificate of award of number to a vessel, the sale or transfer of which, in whole or in part, is subject to section 37 of the Shipping Act, 1916, as amended, will be made only if in accordance with the United States Maritime Administration's requirements. SUBPART 172.15—NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES
REQUIRED § 172.15–1 Information required when changes occur. (a) The owner(s) of a numbered vessel shall, within 10 days, notify the Coast Guard District Com
mander or Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, who issued the certificate of award of number if:
(1) The vessel is lost, destroyed or abandoned. (See also paragraph (b) of this section); or,
(2) The vessel is transferred from one person to another. (See also paragraph (b) of this section); or,
(3) He (they) moves his (their) permanent residence. (See also $ 172.15–5.)
(b) In the case of change of ownership, loss, destruction, or abandonment of a numbered vessel, the notice shall be accompanied by a surrender of the certificate of award of number if it is in existence.
(c) When the owner(s) changes the name, service, or engine number of a numbered vessel, he (they) shall notify the Coast Guard District Commander who issued the certificate of award of number so that the records may be corrected, and, if necessary, issue a new certificate bearing the same number.
§ 172.15–5 Procedure upon change of permanent residence. (a) If the owner(s) has moved his (their) permanent residence to a place within the same Customs and Coast Guard districts the original number awarded will be retained by the vessel.
(b) If the owner(s) has moved his (their) permanent residence to a place in another Customs district or to a place in another Coast Guard district, the owner shall surrender the certificate of award of number to the Coast Guard District Commander having jurisdiction. The Coast Guard District Commander will issue a new certificate of award of number and will assign a new number in accordance with the Customs district or Coast Guard district in which the vessel is now owned, and will return the surrendered certificate of award of number to the Coast Guard District Commander who issued the certificate for proper disposition.
SUBPART 172.20—VESSEL IDENTIFICATION
§ 172.20–1 Number assigned required on bow of undocumented vessel. (a) Every undocumented vessel required to be numbered shall have the number awarded or assigned painted on or attached to each side of the bow so that