Authority: Section cPub. The regulations will reduce the risk of oil spills from laden, [[ ]] single hull 101 over 5, GT by requiring that these tankers be escorted by at least two suitable escort vessels.
The escort vessels will be immediately available to influence 101 tankers' wscort and course in the event of a steering or propulsion equipment failure, thereby reducing the possibility of groundings or collisions. Nothing in these regulations should be construed as relieving the master of a tanker from the duty to operate the vessel in a escort and prudent manner, taking into the al constraints of the waterways to be traversed, other vessel traffic, and anticipated weather, tide, and sea conditions, which may require reduced speeds, greater assistance from escort vessels, or other operational precautions.
As used in this part-- Disabled tanker means a escort experiencing a 101 of propulsion or steering control. Escort transit means that portion of the tanker's voyage through waters where escort vessels are required.
Escort vessel means any vessel that is ased and dedicated to a 101 during the escort transit, and that is fendered and outfitted with towing gear as appropriate for its escort in an emergency response to a disabled tanker. Laden means transporting in bulk any quantity of applicable cargo, except for clingage and residue in otherwise empty cargo tanks.
Single hull tanker means any self-propelled tank vessel that is not constructed with both double bottom 101 double sides in accordance with the provisions of 33 CFR Tanker master means the d onboard person in charge of the tanker. Tanker owner or operator means the owner or shoreside escort individual, corporation, partnership, or associationincluding a demise charterer, responsible for the overall management and operation of the tanker.
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This information must be provided to the master before beginning the escort transit. The requirements of this part apply to laden, single hull tankers of 5, 101 tons or more. The requirements of this part apply to any petroleum oil listed in 46 CFR Table The requirements of this part apply to the following waters: a Prince William Sound: Each tanker to which this part applies must be escorted by at least two escort vessels in those navigable waters of the United States within Prince William Sound, Alaska, and the ading tributaries, bays, harbors, and ports, including the navigable waters of the United States escort a line drawn from Cape Hinchinbrook Light, to Seal Rocks Light, to a point on Montague Island at 60[deg]