General Rules for Tankers Owned or Operating in the USA 2018 Edition (eBook)

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General Rules for Tankers Owned or Operating in the USA 2018 Edition (eBook)

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General Rules for Tankers, Owned or Operating in the USA, 2018 Edition, is compiled from over 12,000 pages of regulations directly related to shipping, contained in the United States Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). These are the codification of the general and permanent rules of the U.S. Federal Government, which in their entirety number over 175,000 pages of information.

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The Code is updated on a staggered basis annually. Because of the vast scale of regulations, this edition is compiled with a view to create an instantaneous and accessible resource of the most directly relevant regulations to those requiring them in the tanker industry, both at sea and ashore.

This Publication addresses the primary CFR chapters and contains excerpts of the relevant regulations. Some of the subject matter covered includes:

Safe operations of vessels and safety management systems

Handling, stowage and dangers of dangerous cargoes generally

Individual requirements for chemical cargoes

Individual requirements for liquefied gas cargoes

Individual requirements for oil cargoes

Compatibility of cargoes

Port and terminal operations

Tanker construction, design and escort requirements

Recordkeeping and incident reporting requirements

Tanker certification and training

Cargo equipment and safety systems.






PART 26   –   Vessel Bridge-to-Bridge Radiotelephone Regulations       

PART 27   –   Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties for Inflation        

PART 62   –   United States Aids to Navigation System         

PART 64   –   Marking of Structures, Sunken Vessels and Other Obstructions        

PART 66   –   Private Aids to Navigation

PART 67   –   Aids to Navigation on Artificial Islands and Fixed Structures           

PART 70   –   Interference with or Damage to Aids to Navigation          

PART 72   –   Marine Information         

PART 80   –   COLREGS Demarcation Lines         

PART 81   –   72 COLREGS: Implementing Rules 

PART 82   –   72 COLREGS: Interpretative Rules  

PART 83   –   Rules

PART 84   –   Annex I: Positioning and Technical Details of Lights and Shapes      

PART 86   –   Annex III: Technical Details of Sound Signal Appliances  

PART 87   –   Annex IV: Distress Signals              

PART 88   –   Annex V: Pilot Rules       

PART 89   –   Inland Navigation Rules: Implementing Rules  

PART 90   –   Inland Rules: Interpretative Rules     

PART 95   –   Operating a Vessel While Under the Influence of Alcohol or a Dangerous Drug

PART 96   –   Rules for the Safe Operation of Vessels and Safety Management Systems         

PART 97   –   Rules for the Safe Operation of Vessels, Stowage and Securing of Cargoes       

PART 101  –   Maritime Security: General              

PART 104  –   Maritime Security: Vessels              

PART 125  –   Identification Credentials for Persons Requiring Access to Waterfront Facilities or Vessels      

PART 126  –   Handling of Dangerous Cargo at Waterfront Facilities      

PART 127  –   Waterfront Facilities Handling Liquefied Natural Gas and Liquefied Hazardous Gas

PART 138  –   Financial Responsibility for Water Pollution (Vessels) and OPA 90 Limits of Liability (Vessels, Deepwater Ports and Onshore Facilities)  

PART 140  –   Outer Continental Shelf Activities: General      

PART 141  –   Personnel         

PART 142  –   Workplace Safety and Health           

PART 143  –   Design and Equipment     

PART 144  –   Lifesaving Appliances      

PART 145  –   Fire-fighting Equipment   

PART 146  –   Operations       

PART 147  –   Safety Zones    

PART 148  –   Deepwater Ports: General 

PART 149  –   Deepwater Ports: Design, Construction, and Equipment    

PART 150  –   Deepwater Ports: Operations            

PART 151  –   Vessels Carrying Oil, Noxious Liquid Substances, Garbage, Municipal or Commercial Waste, and Ballast Water     

SECTION 151.1510: Ballast Water Management Requirements              

PART 153  –   Control of Pollution by Oil and Hazardous Substances, Discharge Removal      

PART 154  –   Facilities Transferring Oil or Hazardous Material in Bulk 

PART 155  –   Oil or Hazardous Material Pollution Prevention Regulations for Vessels           

PART 156  –   Oil and Hazardous Material Transfer Operations              

PART 157  –   Rules for the Protection of the Marine Environment Relating to Tank Vessels Carrying Oil in Bulk         

PART 158  –   Reception Facilities for Oil, Noxious Liquid Substances, and Garbage             

PART 159  –   Marine Sanitation Devices

PART 161  –   Vessel Traffic Management             

PART 164  –   Navigation Safety Regulations         

PART 168  –   Escort Requirements for Certain Tankers         

PART 169  –   Ship Reporting Systems   

PART 401  –   Seaway Regulations and Rules         


PART 63   –   SUBPART Y: National Emission Standards for Marine Tank Vessel
Loading Operations 

PART 98   –   SUBPART W: Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems 

46 CFR   –   SHIPPING  

PART 2     –   SUBPART 2.01: Inspecting and Certificating of Vessels   

PART 2     –   SUBPART 2.10: Fees      

PART 2     –   SUBPART 2.20: Reports and Forms 

PART 2     –   SUBPART 2.75: Approvals of Safety Equipment, Materials and Installations, and Qualifications for Construction Personnel             

PART 4     –  
Marine Casualties and Inspections           
SUBPART 4.06: Mandatory Chemical Testing Following Serious Marine Incidents Involving Vessels in Commercial Service           

PART 8     –   Vessel Inspection Alternatives         

PART 13   –   Certification of Tankermen              

PART 16   –   Chemical Testing             

PART 30   –   General Provisions           

PART 31   –   Inspection and Certification             

PART 32   –   Special Equipment, Machinery, and Hull Requirements           
SUBPART 32.53: Inert Gas System        

PART 34   –   Fire Fighting Equipment  

PART 35   –   Operations       

PART 36   –   Elevated Temperature Cargoes         

PART 38   –   Liquefied Flammable Gases             

PART 39   –   Vapor Control Systems    

PART 42   –   Domestic and Foreign Voyages by Sea            

PART 54   –   SUBPART 54.15 – SECTION 54.15-25: Minimum Relief Capacities for Cargo Tanks Containing Compressed or Liquefied Gas           

PART 56   –   SUBPART 56.04: Piping Classification            

PART 56   –   SUBPART 56.50: Design Requirements Pertaining to Specific Systems           

PART 58   –   Main and Auxiliary Machinery and Related Systems        

PART 64   –   Marine Portable Tanks and Cargo Handling Systems        

PART 90   –   General Provisions           

PART 91   –   Inspection and Certification             

PART 92   –   Construction and Arrangement         

PART 93   –   Stability          

PART 95   –   Fire Protection Equipment

PART 96   –   Vessel Control and Miscellaneous Systems and Equipment              

PART 97   –   Operations       

PART 98   –   Special Construction, Arrangement, and Other Provisions for Certain Dangerous Cargoes in Bulk           

PART 111  –   SUBPART 111.105 – SECTION 111.105-29: Combustible Liquid Cargo Carriers

PART 111  –   SUBPART 111.105 – SECTION 111.105-31: Flammable or Combustible Cargo with a Flashpoint Below 60°C (140°F), Carriers of Liquid-Sulphur or Inorganic Acid          

PART 111  – SUBPART 111.105 – SECTION 111.105-32: Bulk Liquefied Flammable Gas and Ammonia Carriers     

PART 150  –   Compatibility of Cargoes  

PART 153  –   Ships Carrying Bulk Liquid, Liquefied Gas, or Compressed Gas Hazardous Materials

PART 154  –   Safety Standards for Self-Propelled Vessels Carrying Bulk Liquefied Gases     

PART 162  –   SUBPART 162.017: General Provisions; Valves, Pressure-Vacuum Relief, for Tank Vessels  

PART 162  –   SUBPART 162.018: Safety Relief Valves, Liquefied Compressed Gas             

PART 162  –   SUBPART 162.050: Pollution Prevention Equipment       

PART 170  –   Stability Requirements for All Inspected Vessels              

PART 172  –   SUBPART F: Special Rules Pertaining to a Ship that Carries a Hazardous Liquid Regulated Under Subchapter O of this Chapter   

PART 172  –   SUBPART G: Special Rules Pertaining to a Ship that Carries a Bulk Liquefied Gas Regulated Under Subchapter O of this Chapter

PART 197  –   SUBPART C: Benzene     

PART 199  –   SUBPART B: Requirements for All Vessels     

PART 199  –   SUBPART D: Additional Requirements for Cargo Vessels              

49 CFR   –   TRANSPORTATION             

PART 130  –   Oil Spill Prevention and Response Plans          

PART 171  –   SUBPART B: Incident Reporting, Notification, BOE Approvals and Authorization 

PART 172  –   SUBPART D – SECTION 172.322: Marine Pollutants     

PART 172  –   SUBPART D – 172.328: Cargo Tanks             

PART 176  –   SUBPART H: Detailed Requirements for Class 2 (Compressed Gas) Materials 

PART 176  –   SUBPART I: Detailed Requirements for Class 3 (Flammable) and Combustible Liquid Materials            

PART 193  –   Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities: Federal Safety Standards



Title: General Rules for Tankers Owned or Operating in the USA 2018 Edition (eBook)
Product Code: WS1615EA
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-761-1 (9781856097611), ISBN 10: 1-85609-761-7 (1856097617)
Published Date: January 2018

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