2. An eligible exporting vessel shall be constructed in accordance with the requirements of the International Maritime Organisation and shall meet the applicable requirements: Class I: Any person under 6 years of age on board shall carry an approved Type I, II or III during the voyage. Each vessel 26 feet or larger must display oil and garbage signs. * Due to a recent change, a vessel from 12 metres (39.4 feet) to less than 20 metres (65 feet) is no longer required to carry a bell on board. Multipurpose lamps white, red, green, printing lamp 2 miles, lamps with port of 2 miles and starboard, lamp 1 milét, color lamp 2 milestri, 2 miles. (Sailboats only under sail) In recent decades, the public has been accumulating more and more multimillion-dollar bills to lift and dispose of the older, larger ships that have sunk and contaminated the state`s waterlands for the public in Washington. Examples of photos above help tell the story. To the left is the aptly named Cape Caution, which ran aground from its owner en route to a buyer and cost the State (DNR) $77,500 to remove and dispose of. The Chickamauga, shown in the other 2 photos, uninsured and not maintained, sank at the dock. The U.S. Coast Guard paid to increase and eliminate contamination – at an unknown cost – while MNR spent $52,000 to tow and dispose of the vessel.

These requirements are intended to promote shipowners` liability and reduce the potential financial impact on the public of large abandoned and abandoned vessels landing on public waterways. Every vessel less than 12 metres (39.4 feet) in length must be equipped with an effective sound generation device. The sound detection device need not meet any particular specifications as long as the ship is capable of generating the signals required by the rules of navigation. (1) A U.S.-flagged vessel shall comply with the applicable requirements of the U.S. Coast Guard. IMO COLREG requirements for navigation lighting of powerboats with an overall length of less than 50 m. Note – Motor sailboats adopt the rules for motor boats. For vessels less than 50 metres in length overall, IMO COLREG 72 describes the following minimum visible distances for navigation lights. Distances are given in nautical miles.

Additional national authorisations may also apply. (2) Another classification society that also meets the United States Coast Guard inspection standards for the documentation of U.S.-flagged vessels, or NOTE: A Type V hybrid may replace any Type I, II or III device, but must be worn when the ship is under way and the person is not in the cabin or other enclosed area. We also recommend equipping your vessel with an anchor and a sufficient number of anchor lines. a drainage device, such as a flood bilge pump; and a rudder, paddle or other alternative means of propulsion in case your engine fails. If the above equipment requirements and suggestions are met, you may be able to display a SBB or Coast Guard Auxiliary safety sticker. For more information, please contact your local CPF office. Every vessel less than 39.4 feet (12 metres) in length must be equipped with an effective sound generating device such as a pipe or horn. A USCG-approved B-1 fire extinguisher is required for all recreational motorboats, with the exception of outboard motorboats, which are less than 26 feet long, if they are designed to prevent gas vapours from accumulating.

If your boat is equipped with an integrated fuel tank, an inboard engine, compartments where portable fuel tanks can be stored, or open areas between the hull and deck where flammable or explosive gases could accumulate, you will need to carry a fire extinguisher. Non-motorized vessels are exempt from the fire extinguishers requirements. (3) In the case of an eligible exporting vessel, standards imposed by a member of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), classification societies registered in the ISO 9000 series or qualified IACS members of the Quality Systems Certificate Scheme recognized by the United States Coast Guard as acceptable to meet acceptable standards with such recognition, including: at a minimum: that the Society complies with the requirements of IMO Resolution A.739(18) with the appropriate certificates required upon delivery, provided that the IACS member`s home country grants the same reciprocity to the United States classification societies we have identified. 1. An eligible exporting vessel must be documented in a country party to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea or any other international ship-inspection treaty, convention, or agreement to which the United States is a signatory and must comply with the applicable laws, rules, and regulations of its country of documentation. all applicable treaties, conventions on international agreements to which it is a signatory and port laws to which it refers. To address this issue earlier in the life cycle of vessels, when they are more cost-effective to manage, new regulatory requirements came into effect in June and July 2014. Recreational craft must display navigation lights between sunset and sunrise and during periods of limited visibility (fog, rain, mist, etc.). The Coast Guard`s navigation rules specify lighting requirements for each vessel description. The information provided applies to vessels under 65.5 feet / 20 meters in length. (c) Class, condition and functioning.

The ship shall be constructed, maintained and operated in such a way as to meet the highest standards of classification, certification, evaluation and inspection for ships of the same age and type, imposed by the following requirements: NOTE: Coastal waters refer to the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and all bays, sounds, ports, rivers, bays, etc. where each entrance is more than 2 miles wide, at the first point where the distance between the banks is reduced to 2 miles. NOTE: If an approved fixed fire extinguishing system is installed in machinery spaces, it may be counted instead of a B-I portable fire extinguisher. Some fire extinguishers require special mounting brackets for approval. Read the label on your fire extinguisher for this information. Effective June 12, 2014, the Legislature amended RCW 79.100 to require: The fire extinguisher must be approved by the USCG and in working order. (4) Ensure that the ship`s operating records reflect the normal operation of the ship`s main propulsion and other machinery and equipment, in accordance with accepted commercial experience and practice. (2) All other eligible vessels shall be entered in the U.S. Registry.

(2) Ensure that the scope and scope of the condition assessment is no less effective than the last special inspection of the SBS (if the ship is classified), which is the next due date or overdue, whichever is closest to the age of the vessel. A device approved on each carburetor of all gasoline engines installed after April 25, 1940, except outboard engines. The device must be marked to demonstrate compliance with SAE J-1928 or UL 1111. (vi) all applicable treaties and conventions to which the United States is a signatory, including, but not limited to, the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea. (g) Metric Usage. Our preferred measurement and weight system for ships and shipyard projects is the metric system. (f) assessment of the condition. If your request is for a reconstructed or refurbished building, you must make the building available at a time and location acceptable to us so that we can conduct a condition assessment. You must:.

At least one Coast Guard-approved B-1 portable fire extinguisher. Not required on board outboard motorboats less than 26 feet in length that do not carry passengers for rent, if the construction of such motorboats does not permit the containment of explosive or flammable gases or vapours and if fuel tanks are not permanently installed. Must be approved by the USCG. Must be in working order. Must be stored correctly. (e) reconstruction or rehabilitation. Repairs required to bring the ship up to classification standards approved by us or any regulatory authority, or for previous inadequate maintenance and repairs, do not constitute reconstruction or overhaul for the purposes of this paragraph. An effective means of fighting the flame of all gasoline engines installed after April 25, 1940, with the exception of outboard engines. (a) Construction in the United States. A vessel, including an eligible export vessel, financed by a commitment guarantee, must be built in the United States. The American design means that the ship is assembled in a shipyard geographically located in the United States. (b) Actual costs.

We must approve your estimate of the actual cost of building, rebuilding or overhauling a vessel as a condition of the letter of commitment.