Coast Guard, DHS.
The Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued on July 14, 2009.
The docket for this notice is available for inspection or copying at the Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. You may also find this docket on the Internet by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2009-0680 in the ”Keyword” box, and then clicking ”Search.”Start Further Info
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If you have questions on this notice, call CWO2 David Mauldin, District Eight, Prevention Branch, U.S. Coast Guard, telephone 504-671-2153. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Background and Purpose
The offshore supply vessel CALLAIS NAVIGATOR will be used for offshore supply operations. The Certificate of Alternative Compliance allows for the horizontal distance between the forward and aft masthead lights to be 20′ 85/8″. Placing the aft masthead light at the horizontal distance from the forward masthead light as required by Annex I, paragraph 3(a) of the 72 COLREGS, and Annex I, section 84.05(a) of the Inland Rules Act, would result in an aft masthead light location directly over the cargo deck, where it would interfere with loading and unloading operations. The offset from centerline of the RAM/NUC lights may be 3'. Offsetting the RAM/NUC lights 2 meters from the centerline as required by Annex I paragraph 3(c) and Annex I, section 84.05(c) would place them in an exposed position beyond the width of the aft end of the pilothouse.
The Certificate of Alternative Compliance allows for the horizontal separation of the forward and aft masthead lights to deviate from the requirements of Annex I, paragraph 3(a) of 72 COLREGS, and Annex I, section 84.05(a) of the Inland Rules Act, as well as the offset of the RAM/NUC lights to deviate from the requirements of Annex I, paragraph 3(c) of 72 COLREGS and Annex I, section 84.05(c) of the Inland Rules Act.Start Signature
Dated: July 27, 2009.
Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Chief, Inspections and Investigations Branch, By Direction of the Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. E9-19403 Filed 8-12-09; 8:45 am]
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