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ings by libel in rem in the district court of the United States for any district within which the ship may be.
SEC. 7. The Coast Guard may, subject to the provisions of section 4450 of the Revised Statutes, as amended (46 U.S.C. 239), suspend or revoke a license issued to the master or other licensed officer of any ship found violating the provisions of this Act or the regulations issued pursuant thereto.
SEC. 8. (a) In the administration of sections 1-12 of this Act, the Secretary may make use of the organization, equipment, and agencies, including engineering, clerical, and other personnel, employed under his direction in the improvement of rivers and harbors and in the enforcement of laws for the improvement of rivers and harbors and in the enforcement of laws for the preservation and protection of navigable waters. For the better enforcement of the provisions of said sections, the officers and agents of the United States in charge of river and harbor improvements and persons employed under them by authority of the Secretary, and officers and employees of the Bureau of Customs and the Coast Guard, shall have power and authority and it shall be their duty to swear out process and to arrest and take into custody, with or without process, any person who may violate any of said provisions: Provided, That no person shall be arrested without process for a violation not committed in the presence of some one of the aforesaid officials: And provided further, That whenever any arrest is made under the provisions of said sections the person so arrested shall be brought forthwith before a commissioner, judge, or court of the United States for examination of the offenses alleged against him; and such commissioner, judge, or court shall proceed in respect thereto as authorized by law in cases of crimes against the United States. Representatives of the Secretary and of the Bureau of Customs and Coast Guard of the United States may go on board and inspect any ship in a prohibited zone or in a port of the United States as may be necessary for enforcement of this Act.
(b) To implement article VII of the convention, ship fittings and equipment, and operating requirements thereof, shall be in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Department in which the Coast Guard is operating. Any person found violating these regulations shall, in addition to any other penalty prescribed by law, be subject to a civil penalty not in excess of 8100.
SEC. 9. (a) There shall be carried in every ship an oil record book in the form specified in section 13 of this Act. In the event of discharge or escape of oil from a ship in a prohibited zone, a signed statement shall be made in the oil record book, by the officer or officers in charge of the operations concerned and by the master of the ship, of the circumstances of and the reason for the discharge or escape.
(b) If any person fails to comply with the requirements imposed by or under this section, he shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000 nor less than $500 and if any person makes an
entry in any records kept in accordance with this Act which is to his knowledge false or misleading in any material particular, he shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000 nor less than $500 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or both.
Sec. 10. The Secretary may make regulations for the administration of sections 3, 4, 5, 8(a), and 9.
SEC. 11. (a) The Secretary may make regulations empowering such persons as may be designated to go on board any ship to which the convention applies, while the ship is within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States, and to require production of any records required to be kept in accordance with the convention.
(b) Should evidence be obtained that a ship registered in another country party to the convention has discharged oil in any prohibited zone, such evidence should be forwarded to the State Department for action in accordance with article X of the convention.
Sec. 12. (a) Subject to paragraph (c) of this section, the prohibited zones in relation to tankers shall be all sea areas within fifty miles from land, with the following exceptions:
(1) THE ADRIATIC ZONES.—Within the Adriatic Sea the prohibited zones off the coasts of Italy and Yugoslavia respectively shall each extend for a distance of fifty miles from land, excepting only the island of Vis.
(2) THE NORTH SEA ZONE.—The North Sea Zone shall extend for a distance of one hundred miles from the coasts of the following countries
the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; but not beyond the point where the limit o a one hundred-mile zone off the west coast of Jutland intersects the limit of the fifty-mile zone off the coast of Norway.
(3) THE ATLANTIC ZONE.-The Atlantic Zone shall be within a line drawn from a point on the Greenwich meridian one hundred miles in a north-northeasterly direction from the Shetland Islands; thence northward along the Greenwich meridian to latitude 64 degrees north; thence westward along the 64th parallel to longitude 10 degrees west; thence to latitude 60 degrees north, longitude 14 degrees west; thence to latitude 54 degrees 30 minutes north, longitude 30 degrees west; thence to latitude 44 degrees 20 minutes north, longitude 30 degrees west; thence to latitude 48 degrees north, longitude 14 degrees west; thence eastward along the forty-eighth parallel to a point of intersection with the fifty-mile zone off the coast of France: Provided, That in relation to voyages which do not extend seaward beyond the Atlantic Zone as defined above, and which are to points not provided with adequate facilities for the reception of oily residue, the Atlantic Zone shall be deemed to terminate at a distance of one hundred miles from land.
(4) THE AUSTRALIAN ZONE.—The Australian Zone shall extend for a dis
tance of one hundred and fifty miles from the coasts of Australia, except off the north and west coasts of the Australian mainland between the point opposite Thursday Island and the point on the west coast at 20 degrees south latitude.
(b) Subject to paragraph (c) of this section the prohibited zones in relation to ships other than tankers shall be all sea areas within fifty miles from land with the following exceptions:
(1) THE ADRIATIC ZONES.— Within the Adriatic Sea the prohibited zones off the coasts of Italy and Yugoslavia respectively shall each extend for a distance of twenty miles from land, excepting only the Island of Vis. After the expiration of a period of three years following the application of prohibited zones to ships other than tankers in accordance with section 3(b) of this Act the said zones shall each be extended by a further thirty miles in width unless the two Governments agree to postpone such extension. In the event of such an agreement, the Convention provides for notification to be given accordingly to the Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organization by said governments not less than three months before the expiration of such period of three years and for notification to be given to all contracting governments by the Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organization.
(2) THE NORTH SEA AND ATLANTIC ZONES. The North Sea and Atlantic Zones shall extend for a distance of one hundred mile fron the coasts of the following countries:
the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, but not beyond the point where the limit of a one-hundred-mile zone off the west coast of Jutland intersects the limit of the fifty-mile zone off the coast of Norway.
(c) With respect to the reduction or extension of the zones described above effectuated under the terms of the Convention, the Secretary of the Army shall give notice thereof by publication of such information in Notices to Mariners issued by the United States Coast Guard and United States Navy.
SEC. 13. (a) The Secretary shall have printed separate booklets which set forth instructions and spaces for inserting information as follows:
(1) FOR TANKERS. —
(A) Date of entry.
(B) Ballasting of and discharge of ballast from cargo tanks.
(1) Identity numbers of tank(s).
(ii) Type of oil previously contained in tank(s).
(111) Date and place of ballasting.
(iv) Date and time of discharge of ballast water.
(v) Place or position of ship.
(vi) Approximate amount of oil contaminated water transferred to slop tank(s).
(vii) Identity numbers of slop tank(s).
49 shall be available for inspection as provided in this Act and for surrender to the United States Government pursuant to regulations of the Secretary.
Sec. 14. There is hereby authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act.
SEC. 15. If a provision of this Act or the application of such provision to any person or circumstances shall be held in. valid, the remainder of the Act and the application of such provision to persons or circumstances other than those to which it is held invalid shall not be affected thereby.
SEC. 16. Nothing in this Act or in regulations issued hereunder shall be construed to modify or amend the provisions of the Oil Pollution Act, 1924 (33 U.S.C. 431-437), or of section 89 of title 14, United States Code.
SEC. 17. This Act shall become effective upon the date of its enactment or upon the date the United States becomes a party to the convention, whichever is the later date.
Approved August 30, 1961.
mable liquids contained in portable containers over 110 gallons' capacity on cargo vessels in accordance with 46 CFR 146.
The detailed regulations governing flammable liquids (46 CFR 146.21) and combustible liquids (46 CFR 146.26) are proposed to be amended.
Table G- Classification: Com pressed gases in 46 CFR 146.24-100 permits certain fiammable compressed gases to be carried in large portable containers and tank cars on passenger vessels and passenger carrying railroad car ferries. In order to equate the safety requirements for flammable liquids and flammable compressed gases, it is proposed to change the table to not permit these large containers of flammable compressed gases to be transported on passenger vessels and passenger carrying ferry vessels. The Table G will also be amended to permit railroad tank cars containing permitted flammable compressed gases only on trainships and motor vehicle tank trucks containing permitted flammable compressed gases on trailerships only.
(C) Cleaning of cargo tanks.
(i) Identity numbers of tank(s) cleaned.
(il) Type of oil previously contained in tank(s).
(iii) Identity numbers of slop tank (s) to which washings transferred.
(iv) Dates and times of cleaning.
(D) Settling in slop tank(s) and discharge of water.
(i) Identity numbers of slop tank(s). (ii) Period of
settling (in hours).
(iii) Date and time of discharge of water.
(iv) Place or position of ship.
(v) Approximate quantities of residue.
(E) Disposal from ship of oily residues from slop tanks and other sources.
(i) Date and method of disposal.
(ii) Place or position of ship.
(iii) Sources and approximate quantities.
(F) Signature of officer or officers in charge of the operations concerned and signature of the master.
(2) FOR SHIPS OTHER THAN TANKERS.
(A) Date of entry.
(B) Ballasting, or cleaning during voyage, of bunker fuel tanks.
(i) Identity number of tank,
(ii) Type of oil previously contained in tank.
(iii) Date and place of ballasting.
(iv) Date and time of discharge of ballast or washing water.
(v) Place or position of ship.
(vi) Whether separator used: if so, give period of use.
(vii) Disposal of oily residue retained on board.
(C) Disposal from ship of oily residues from bunker fuel tanks and other sources.
(i) Date and method of disposal.
(ii) Place or position of ship.
(iii) Sources and approximate quantities.
(D) Signature of officer or officers in charge of the operations concerned and signature of the master.
(3) FOR ALL SHIPS.
(A) Date of entry.
(B) Accidental and other exceptional discharges or escapes of oil.
(i) Date and time of occurrence.
(ii) Place or position of ship.
(iii) Approximate quantity and type of oil.
(iv) Circumstances of discharge or escape and general remarks.
(C) Signature of officer or officers in charge of the operations concerned and signature of the master.
(b) The booklet shall be furnished free to all seagoing ships of American registry subject to this Act. The provisions of section 140 of title 5, United States Code shall not apply. The ownership of the booklet shall remain in the United States Government. This booklet
This is a supplement to the Merchant Marine Council Public Hearing Agenda (CG-249) which was printed and distributed to interested persons and organizations under the date of 23 January 1963.
This Supplemental Agenda contains the specific changes proposed under:
Item XI-FLAMMABLE AND COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS AND COMPRESSED GASES
a. Bulk shipments
b. Portable containers—interpretive rulings
c. Flammable liquids
Compressed gases By amending the interpretive ruling, 46 CFR 146.02–30, 30.01-20, 70.05– 25, and 90.05–30, flammable liquids and combustible liquids will be considered bulk shipments when transported in portable tanks with capacities over 110 gallons. These shipments will be provided for under Subchapter D_Tank Vessel Regulations, 46 CFR 30.01-5. This section is amended to permit transportation of Grade D liquids in portable containers on passenger vessels in accordance with the Dangerous Cargo Regulations, 46 CFR 146.26. The combustible liquids may also be carried in approved portable tanks on cargo vessels in accordance with 46 CFR Subpart 98.35.
Section 30.01-5 is amended to also permit the transportation of flam
DANGEROUS CARGO REGU
LATIONS IN NEW PAPER-
The Coast Guard's Dangerous Cargo Regulations in effect on January 1, 1963, are now printed in a paperbound volume, rather than in the library book binding used heretofore. The price is reduced from $6 to $2.25 per volume. Shipowners, officers, and others interested are urged to purchase these regulations.
The Division of Federal Register, the National Archives, General Services Administration, will publish this pamphlet annually with separate semiannual supplements. These regulations are the official version of parts 146 and 147 of Title 46, Code of Federal Regulations, Volume II.
Copies of this new volume II entitled "Title 46, Code of Federal Regulations, containing parts 146 and 147," may be obtained as a sales publication from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington 25, D.C. Price $2.25.
The new luxury liners SS Argentina and SS Brasil will shortly undergo conversion of their passenger accommodation spaces to provide for an additional 61 staterooms each. This will bring the total to 243 staterooms on each vessel.
The SS Santa Magdalena, first of four new combination passenger-cargo vessels being built for Grace Lines, has successfully completed her sea trials and is scheduled for service to the west coast of South America. ACcording to company officials, the vessel will be the largest and fastest vessel ever to serve over this trade route.
t tt The SS Christopher Lykes, second in a series of four cargo vessels under construction for Lykes Brothers Steamship Co., has been launched recently at the Avondale Shipyards, New Orleans.
THE 572-FOOT CARGOLINER SS African Neptune is shown at her launching. Built by The Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp., the ship is the fourth of six cargoliners contracted to be built by Ingalls for Farrell Lines.
There were 843 vessels of 1,000 gross tons and over in the active oceangoing U.S. merchant fleet on January 1, 1963, 83 less than the number active on December 1, 1962, and 95 less than the number active on January 1, 1962, according to the Maritime Administration.
There were 21 Government-owned and 822 privately owned ships in active service. These figures did not include privately owned vessels temporarily inactive, or Governmentowned vessels employed in loading storage grain. They also exclude 23 vessels in the custody of the Departments of Defense, State, and Interior, and the Panama Canal Company.
There was a decrease of 80 active vessels and an increase of 77 inactive vessels in the privately owned fleet. Three freighters, the African Mercury, American Charger, and the Export Courier, were delivered from construction. A reconstructed freighter, the Detroit, was placed in service. Three freighters were traded in for Government ships under the exchange program, and three other freighters were traded in to the Government for credit on new construction.
One freighter was converted to a barge, and one, Alaska Cedar, was a marine loss. One tanker was removed from documentation and was sold foreign for scrap. This made a net decrease of 3 to a total of 985. Of the 163 privately owned inactive vessels, 4 freighters and 3 tankers were undergoing repair or conversion. The others were laid up, strikebound, or temporarily idle. The total of 985 privately owned ships was 12 ships more than the total on January 1, 1962.
American Cargo Lines has announced the inauguration of an independent, semimonthly liner service from east coast and gulf ports to the eastern Mediterranean, Red Sea, India, and Pakistan. The line will operate a fleet of eight modern U.S. cargo vessels on the run.
During 1962 the Coast Guard completed 4,218 inspections of merchant vessels for a total of 8.5 million gross tons. Additionally, drydock examinations of 5,731 vessels totaling 13.4 million tons were completed.
& t t New tonnage records were set during 1962 at the gulf ports of Lake Charles and Pascagoula. General cargo moving through Lake Charles topped the million-ton mark for the first time, while total waterborne commerce through Pascagoula also exceeded that figure for the first time.
htt The United States Lines recently launched two of its new cargo vessels, the American Corsair and the American Commander, simultaneously in the same graving dock. The twin launching was the first of its kind in peacetime history.
Two new belt-fed coal-loading installations are now in operation at Hampton Roads, Va. The C. & O. coal pier 14 has been rebuilt and now has a rated capacity of 9,000 tons an hour and will be capable of loading a 45,000-ton ship in 8 12 hours. Also, Norfolk & Western Railway has placed into service the first of two new loaders on a new $25 million pier. When both loaders are in operation, the facility will have a rated capacity of 20,000 tons an hour.
Two new terminal developments on the west coast are now in operation. The $16 million Los Angeles terminal, which has five berths and a main cargo building 200 by 1,000 feet, has commenced its freight-handling operations. At Long Beach the new $4 million bulk loader, largest on the west coast, is now in full operation on a 13-acre site at the port's new pier G.
RENEWAL OF DECK OFFICERS' LICENSES
RULES OF THE ROAD EXERCISE
Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular 5–62 contains additional Rules of the Road questions to be answered by deck officers renewing their licenses. Questions from 5–62 will be reprinted in the PROCEEDINGS until all of them have been published.
2. When a single barge is moored to the bank or dock or is projecting into or toward a fairway, it should show:
(a) One white light amidships
(b) An amber light at each corner
(c) A red light at each corner on the channel side
(d) A white light at each outboard or channelward corner
(See Pilot Rule 95.35) 3. You are in charge of a vessel ascending a river and observe a vessel descending and approaching on your starboard bow. If a starboard to starboard passage is indicated, you should:
(a) Initiate a two blast signal (b) Initiate a one blast signal
(c) Insist on a two blast signal if he initiates a one blast signal
(d) Sound the danger signal as such a passage is not permitted
(See Rule 18) 4. When steam vessels meet at the confluence of two rivers as sketched, the first signal for passing shall be given by vessel “A”.
5. A descending steamer sounds one distinct blast on the whistle in answer to an approaching upbound steamer's one blast signal. If a special circumstances situation does not develop, the steamers must:
(a) Pass port to port
(d) Stop all propelling machinery when within one half mile of each other
(See Rule 18) 6. When passing within 200 feet of a Coast Guard vessel which is displaying the appropriate signal for servicing an aid to navigation, speed should not exceed:
(a) 3 miles per hour
(d) 6 miles per hour
7. After passing signals are given and answered by two steam vessels approaching a bridge from opposite directions as sketched, vessel “B” desires "A" to stop and stay clear. "B" must blow:
8. A steam vessel of less than one hundred and fifty feet in length when underway shall not be required to carry and exhibit the aft range light visible all around the horizon.
(See Rule 7) 9. The rule of special circumstance, Rule Numbered 25, applies to all but one of the following circumstances. To which one would it not apply?
(a) When meeting several vessels at one time
(b) When meeting a vessel unable to maneuver in accordance with the rules
(c) When geographical conditions prevent compliance with the rules
(d) When meeting a vessel end on or nearly end on
(See Rule 25 & Rule 18)
10. Underway at night you observe in the channel ahead two amber lights in a vertical line, one over the other. This should indicate to you that the vessel is:
(a) Towing another vessel or vessels by pushing ahead
(b) Not under command
(d) A dredge held stationary by moorings
(See Rule 3) 11. You are in charge of the navigation of vessel “A” and observe vessel "B" approaching from four points abaft your starboard beam as sketched in position No. 1. A subsequent alteration of the bearing locates vessels "A" and "B" at position No. 2. You are:
(a) Now burdened in a crossing situation
(b) Now privileged in a crossing situation
(c) Still privileged in the original overtaking situation
(d) Still burdened in the original overtaking situation
(See Rule 22)
(c) Remove headway by going astern with the propelling machinery
(d) Stop all propelling machinery (See General Regulation 201.11 or Pilot
Rule 95.61) 13. You are about to enter a fog bank and hear apparently forward of your port beam the fog signal of three distinct blasts of the whistle. You shall at once:
(a) Reduce to half speed and navigate with caution
(b) Reduce speed to bare steerageway and navigate with caution
(c) Maintain course and speed as you are privileged
(d) Sound the danger signal and go hard left
(See Rule 16) 14. If you heard a vessel continuously sounding the whistle or any fog signal apparatus, it should indicate to you that she is:
(a) In distress
(e) A Coast Guard vessel servicing an aid to navigation
(See Pilot Rule 95.39) 15. A steam vessel descending a river and towing a vessel or vessels alongside or astern shall be deemed to have the right-of-way over any steam vessel crossing the river and shall give as a signal of her intention to hold on across the bow of the other vessel, three distinct blasts of the whistle.
(See Rule 19) 16. If you sighted the vessel displaying the lights as sketched, you should identify it as:
(a) A self-propelled suction dredge
(b) A vessel towing a submerged object
(c) A vessel towing another vessel astern (d) A pilot vessel underway
(See Rule 4)
17. Ascending a river by day you observe a floating plant working in the channel ahead. On the down river side and immediately abreast of the plant you observe two barrel buoys floating in the water. You should recognize that these:
(a) Are anchor buoys for the floating plant
(b) Mark the limits of the dredged area
(c) Are pipeline markers
(d) Mark the limits of the navigable channel (See Western Rivers Pilot Rule 95.63)
18. A class I motorboat equipped with lights in accordance with Section 3(a) of the Motorboat Act of April 25, 1940, as amended, shall carry:
(a) A combined red and green lantern forward and a 32 point white light aft
(b) Two 32 point white lights and fixed red and green side lights
(c) A 20 point white light forward, a 32 point white light aft, and fixed red and green side lights (See excerpts from the Motorboat Act)
19. When a steam vessel and a sailing vessel are proceeding in such direction so as to involve risk of collision, except when the sailing vessel is overtaking the steam vessel the steam vessel shall keep out of the way of the sailing vessel.
(See Rule 20)
20. When one barge is being towed singly behind a steam vessel, such barge shall be lighted with:
(a) A red light on the port side, a green light on the starboard, and a white light on the stern
(b) Two all-around amber lights on the stern
(c) Four all-around white lights, one on each corner of the bow, and one on each corner of the stern
(d) One all-around white light forward and one all-around white light aft, both either on or near
the center line
12. When passing over the lines of a floating plant working in a channel, you should:
(a) Reduce speed to one half ahead
(b) Proceed with caution at a moderate speed
21. If you sighted a vessel in the channel ahead displaying the red day signals sketched, you should first sound when within a reasonable distance therefrom and not in any case over a mile
on the whistle.