Coast Guard, DHS.
The Certificate of Alternate Compliance was issued on February 2, 2010.
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-2010-0105 in the “Keyword” box, and then clicking “Search.”Start Further Info
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Background and Purpose
A Certificate of Alternative Compliance, as allowed under Title 33 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 81 and 89, has been issued for the offshore supply vessel JOE GRIFFIN. Full compliance with 72 COLREGS and the Inland Rules Act would hinder the vessel's ability to operate as designed. The horizontal distance between the forward and aft masthead lights may be 21′-10″. 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 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.Start Signature
Dated: February 23, 2010.
J. W. Johnson,
Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Chief, Inspections and Investigations Branch, By Direction of the Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2010-5385 Filed 3-11-10; 8:45 am]
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