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Certificates of Alternative Compliance, First Coast Guard District

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AGENCY:

Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Coast Guard announces that the First Coast Guard District's Prevention Department has issued certificates of alternative compliance with the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (72 COLREGS), to vessels of special construction or purpose that cannot fully comply with the light, shape, and sound signal provisions of 72 COLREGS without interfering with their special function. This notice promotes the Coast Guard's maritime safety and stewardship missions.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For information about this document call or email Mr. Kevin Miller, First Coast Guard District's Towing Vessel and Barge Safety Specialist at (617) 223-8272 or [Kevin.L.Miller2@uscg.mil].

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

The United States is signatory to the International Maritime Organization's International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, as amended. The special construction or purpose of some vessels makes them unable to comply with the light, shape, and sound signal provisions of 72 COLREGS. Under statutory law [1] and Coast Guard regulation,[2] a vessel may instead meet alternative requirements and the vessel's owner, builder, operator, or agent may apply for a certificate of alternative compliance (COAC). The Chief of the Inspections and Investigations Branch in each Coast Guard District office determines whether the vessel for which the COAC is sought complies as closely as possible with 72 COLREGS, and decides whether to issue the COAC. Once issued, a COAC remains valid until information supplied in the application for the COAC, or the terms of the COAC, become inapplicable to the vessel. Under the governing statute [3] and regulation,[4] the Coast Guard must publish notice of each COAC issued by the District office.

The First Coast Guard District issued COACs to the following vessels between 2012 and 2015:

YearVessel nameDetails
2012MARK MORANThis certificate authorizes the placement of the vessel's sidelights in a position 12′ 8.5″ from the vessel's side, mounted to the deckhouse.
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2012KATIE MORANThis certificate authorizes the placement of the vessel's sidelights in a position 12′ 8.5″ from the vessel's side, mounted to the deckhouse overhead.
2012ANNABELLE DOROTHY MORANThis certificate authorizes the placement of the vessel's sidelights in a position 12′ 8.5″ from the vessel's side, mounted to the deckhouse overhead.
2013ATHENAThis certificate authorizes the placement of the vessel's sidelights in a position 13′ 3″ from the vessel's side, mounted to the deckhouse overhead.
2013APOLLOThis certificate authorizes the placement of the vessel's sidelights in a position 13′ 3″ from the vessel's side, mounted to the deckhouse overhead.
2013B. FRANKLIN REINAUERThis certificate authorizes the placement of the vessel's sidelights in a position 8′ 5″ from the vessel's side, mounted to the deckhouse overhead, and the placement of the masthead light 3′ 9″ aft of amidships, mounted to the mast above the deckhouse.
2013CURTIS REINAUERThis certificate authorizes the placement of the vessel's sidelights in a position 8′ 5″ from the vessel's side, mounted to the deckhouse overhead, and the placement of the masthead light 3′ 9″ aft of amidships, mounted to the mast above the deckhouse.
2013EVENING STARThis certificate authorizes the placement of the vessel's sidelights in a position 9′ 3″ from the vessel's side, mounted to the deckhouse overhead.
2013PATRIOTThis certificate authorizes the placement of the vessel's sidelights in a position 13′ 3″ from the vessel's side, mounted to the pilot house overhead.
2013HAGGERTY GIRLSThis certificate authorizes the placement of the vessel's sidelights in a position 5′ 2″ from the vessel's tower, mounted to the deckhouse overhead, and the placement of the forward masthead in a position 3′ 9″ aft of amidships.
2014HALEY MORANThis certificate authorizes the placement of the vessel's sidelights in a position 13′ 3″ from the vessel's side, mounted to the pilot house overhead.
2014GEORGE T. MORANThis certificate authorizes the placement of the vessel's sidelights in a position 13′ 3″ from the vessel's side, mounted to the pilot house overhead.
2014BUCKLEY MCALLISTERThis certificate authorizes the placement of the vessel's sidelights in a position 6′ 3 15/16″ from the centerline of the vessel's tower, mounted to the deckhouse overhead.
2014DEAN REINAUERThis certificate authorizes the placement of the vessel's sidelights in a position 7′ 1.75″ from the vessel's side, mounted to the deckhouse overhead, and the placement of the masthead light 3′ 9″ aft of amidships, mounted to the mast above the deckhouse.
2014DENISE A. BOUCHARDThis certificate authorizes the placement of the vessel's sidelights in a position 9′ 3″ from the vessel's side, mounted to the deckhouse.
2014ERIC McALLISTERThis certificate authorizes the placement of the vessel's sidelights in a position 6′ 3 13/16″ from the vessel's centerline, 10′ 8 1/16″ from the side shell, mounted to the deckhouse overhead.
2014HAYLEY MORANThis certificate authorizes the placement of the vessel's sidelights in a position 13′ 3″ from the vessel's side, mounted to the pilot house overhead.
2014BATTEN KILLThis certificate authorizes the operation of the pilothouse in the down position (height of 13′ 3.6″), reducing the masthead light by 2′ 3.6″ from the up position (height 15′ 7.2″), mounted to the pilothouse overhead. Additionally, this certificate authorizes the display of only one masthead light in lieu of two masthead lights located at the top of the towing vessel wheelhouse. This certificate is only valid between Champlain Canal Mile Marker 0 to Champlain Canal Mile Marker 39. EXPIRED: December 31, 2015.
2014SNOOK KILLThis certificate authorizes the operation of the pilothouse in the down position (height of 13′ 3.6″), reducing the masthead light by 2′ 3.6″ from the up position (height 15′ 7.2″), mounted to the pilothouse overhead. Additionally, this certificate authorizes the display of only one masthead light in lieu of two masthead lights located at the top of the towing vessel wheelhouse. This certificate is only valid between Champlain Canal Mile Marker 0 to Champlain Canal Mile Marker 39. EXPIRED: December 31, 2015.
2014BIG BENDThis certificate authorizes the operation of the pilothouse in the down position (height of 13′ 3.6″), reducing the masthead light by 2′ 3.6″ from the up position (height 15′ 7.2″), mounted to the pilothouse overhead. Additionally, this certificate authorizes the display of only one masthead light in lieu of two masthead lights located at the top of the towing vessel wheelhouse. This certificate is only valid between Champlain Canal Mile Marker 0 to Champlain Canal Mile Marker 39. EXPIRED: December 31, 2015.
2014FISHERThis certificate authorizes the operation of the pilothouse in the down position (height of 13′ 3.6″), reducing the masthead light by 2′ 3.6″ from the up position (height 15′ 7.2″), mounted to the pilothouse overhead. Additionally, this certificate authorizes the display of only one masthead light in lieu of two masthead lights located at the top of the towing vessel wheelhouse. This certificate is only valid between Champlain Canal Mile Marker 0 to Champlain Canal Mile Marker 39. EXPIRED: December 31, 2015.
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2014THREE SISTERSThis certificate authorizes the operation of the pilothouse in the down position (height of 13′ 3.6″), reducing the masthead light by 2′ 3.6″ from the up position (height 15′ 7.2″), mounted to the pilothouse overhead. Additionally, this certificate authorizes the display of only one masthead light in lieu of two masthead lights located at the top of the towing vessel wheelhouse. This certificate is only valid between Champlain Canal Mile Marker 0 to Champlain Canal Mile Marker 39. EXPIRED: December 31, 2015.
2014STURGEONThis certificate authorizes the operation of the pilothouse in the down position (height of 13′ 3.6″), reducing the masthead light by 2′ 3.6″ from the up position (height 15′ 7.2″), mounted to the pilothouse overhead. Additionally, this certificate authorizes the display of only one masthead light in lieu of two masthead lights located at the top of the towing vessel wheelhouse. This certificate is only valid between Champlain Canal Mile Marker 0 to Champlain Canal Mile Marker 39. EXPIRED: December 31, 2015.
2014MARTENThis certificate authorizes the operation of the pilothouse in the down position (height of 13′ 3.6″), reducing the masthead light by 2′ 3.6″ from the up position (height 15′ 7.2″), mounted to the pilothouse overhead. Additionally, this certificate authorizes the display of only one masthead light in lieu of two masthead lights located at the top of the towing vessel wheelhouse. This certificate is only valid between Champlain Canal Mile Marker 0 to Champlain Canal Mile Marker 39. EXPIRED: December 31, 2015.
2014GRIFFINThis certificate authorizes the operation of the pilothouse in the down position (height of 13′ 3.6″), reducing the masthead light by 2′ 3.6″ from the up position (height 15′ 7.2″), mounted to the pilothouse overhead. Additionally, this certificate authorizes the display of only one masthead light in lieu of two masthead lights located at the top of the towing vessel wheelhouse. This certificate is only valid between Champlain Canal Mile Marker 0 to Champlain Canal Mile Marker 39. EXPIRED: December 31, 2015.
2014RANGERThis certificate authorizes the operation of the pilothouse in the down position (height of 13′ 3.6″), reducing the masthead light by 2′ 3.6″ from the up position (height 15′ 7.2″), mounted to the pilothouse overhead. Additionally, this certificate authorizes the display of only one masthead light in lieu of two masthead lights located at the top of the towing vessel wheelhouse. This certificate is only valid between Champlain Canal Mile Marker 0 to Champlain Canal Mile Marker 39. EXPIRED: December 31, 2015.
2014THOMPSONThis certificate authorizes the operation of the pilothouse in the down position (height of 13′ 3.6″), reducing the masthead light by 2′ 3.6″ from the up position (height 15′ 7.2″), mounted to the pilothouse overhead. Additionally, this certificate authorizes the display of only one masthead light in lieu of two masthead lights located at the top of the towing vessel wheelhouse. This certificate is only valid between Champlain Canal Mile Marker 0 to Champlain Canal Mile Marker 39. EXPIRED: December 31, 2015.
2014TURNING POINTThis certificate authorizes the operation of the pilothouse in the down position (height of 13′ 3.6″), reducing the masthead light by 2′ 3.6″ from the up position (height 15′ 7.2″), mounted to the pilothouse overhead. Additionally, this certificate authorizes the display of only one masthead light in lieu of two masthead lights located at the top of the towing vessel wheelhouse. This certificate is only valid between Champlain Canal Mile Marker 0 to Champlain Canal Mile Marker 39. EXPIRED: December 31, 2015.
2014ROGERSThis certificate authorizes the operation of the pilothouse in the down position (height of 13′ 3.6″), reducing the masthead light by 2′ 3.6″ from the up position (height 15' 7.2”), mounted to the pilothouse overhead. Additionally, this certificate authorizes the display of only one masthead light in lieu of two masthead lights located at the top of the towing vessel wheelhouse. This certificate is only valid between Champlain Canal Mile Marker 0 to Champlain Canal Mile Marker 39. EXPIRED: December 31, 2015.
2014WASHINGTONThis certificate authorizes the operation of the pilothouse in the down position (height of 13′ 3.6″), reducing the masthead light by 2′ 3.6″ from the up position (height 15′ 7.2″), mounted to the pilothouse overhead. Additionally, this certificate authorizes the display of only one masthead light in lieu of two masthead lights located at the top of the towing vessel wheelhouse. This certificate is only valid between Champlain Canal Mile Marker 0 to Champlain Canal Mile Marker 39. EXPIRED: December 31, 2015.
2014EAGLEThis certificate authorizes the operation of the pilothouse in the down position (height of 13′ 3.6″), reducing the masthead light by 2′ 3.6″ from the up position (height 15′ 7.2″), mounted to the pilothouse overhead. Additionally, this certificate authorizes the display of only one masthead light in lieu of two masthead lights located at the top of the towing vessel wheelhouse. This certificate is only valid between Champlain Canal Mile Marker 0 to Champlain Canal Mile Marker 39. EXPIRED: December 31, 2015.
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2014CUSHINGThis certificate authorizes the operation of the pilothouse in the down position (height of 13′ 3.6″), reducing the masthead light by 2′ 3.6″ from the up position (height 15′ 7.2″), mounted to the pilothouse overhead. Additionally, this certificate authorizes the display of only one masthead light in lieu of two masthead lights located at the top of the towing vessel wheelhouse. This certificate is only valid between Champlain Canal Mile Marker 0 to Champlain Canal Mile Marker 39. EXPIRED: December 31, 2015.
2014SARATOGAThis certificate authorizes the operation of the pilothouse in the down position (height of 13′ 3.6″), reducing the masthead light by 2′ 3.6″ from the up position (height 15′ 7.2″), mounted to the pilothouse overhead. Additionally, this certificate authorizes the display of only one masthead light in lieu of two masthead lights located at the top of the towing vessel wheelhouse. This certificate is only valid between Champlain Canal Mile Marker 0 to Champlain Canal Mile Marker 39. EXPIRED: December 31, 2015.
2014CHAMPLAINThis certificate authorizes the operation of the pilothouse in the down position (height of 13′ 3.6″), reducing the masthead light by 2′ 3.6″ from the up position (height 15′ 7.2″), mounted to the pilothouse overhead. Additionally, this certificate authorizes the display of only one masthead light in lieu of two masthead lights located at the top of the towing vessel wheelhouse. This certificate is only valid between Champlain Canal Mile Marker 0 to Champlain Canal Mile Marker 39. EXPIRED: December 31, 2015.
2014HR BASSThis certificate authorizes the operation of the pilothouse in the down position (height of 14.1′ 1.2″), reducing the masthead light by 7′ 0.0″ from the up position (height 21′ 1.2″), mounted to the pilothouse overhead. Additionally, this certificate authorizes the display of only one masthead light in lieu of two masthead lights located at the top of the towing vessel wheelhouse. This certificate is only valid between Champlain Canal Mile Marker 0 to Champlain Canal Mile Marker 39. EXPIRED: December 31, 2015.
2014HR BEAVERThis certificate authorizes the operation of the pilothouse in the down position (height of 14.1′ 1.2″), reducing the masthead light by 7′ 0.0″ from the up position (height 21′ 1.2″), mounted to the pilothouse overhead. Additionally, this certificate authorizes the display of only one masthead light in lieu of two masthead lights located at the top of the towing vessel wheelhouse. This certificate is only valid between Champlain Canal Mile Marker 0 to Champlain Canal Mile Marker 39. EXPIRED: December 31, 2015.
2014HR HAWKThis certificate authorizes the operation of the pilothouse in the down position (height of 14.1′ 1.2″), reducing the masthead light by 7′ 0.0″ from the up position (height 21′ 1.2″), mounted to the pilothouse overhead. Additionally, this certificate authorizes the display of only one masthead light in lieu of two masthead lights located at the top of the towing vessel wheelhouse. This certificate is only valid between Champlain Canal Mile Marker 0 to Champlain Canal Mile Marker 39. EXPIRED: December 31, 2015.
2014HR OTTERThis certificate authorizes the operation of the pilothouse in the down position (height of 14.1′ 1.2″), reducing the masthead light by 7′ 0.0″ from the up position (height 21′ 1.2″), mounted to the pilothouse overhead. Additionally, this certificate authorizes the display of only one masthead light in lieu of two masthead lights located at the top of the towing vessel wheelhouse. This certificate is only valid between Champlain Canal Mile Marker 0 to Champlain Canal Mile Marker 39. EXPIRED: December 31, 2015.
2014HR PIKEThis certificate authorizes the operation of the pilothouse in the down position (height of 14.1′ 1.2″), reducing the masthead light by 7′ 0.0″ from the up position (height 21′ 1.2″), mounted to the pilothouse overhead. Additionally, this certificate authorizes the display of only one masthead light in lieu of two masthead lights located at the top of the towing vessel wheelhouse. This certificate is only valid between Champlain Canal Mile Marker 0 to Champlain Canal Mile Marker 39. EXPIRED: December 31, 2015.
2015CHANDRA B.This certificate authorizes the placement of the vessel's mast head light on a hinged mast in a position 16′ 05″ from the vessel's deck, mounted to the stern deckhouse overhead.
2015DYLAN COOPERThis certificate authorizes the placement of the vessel's sidelights in a position 7′ 1.75″ from the vessel's side, mounted to the deckhouse overhead.
2015PAYTON GRACE MORANThis certificate authorizes the placement of the vessel's sidelights in a position 13′ 5.25″ from the vessel's side, mounted to the pilot house roof. Additionally, this certificate authorizes the placement of the vessel's stern light & towing lights in a position 3′ 4.5″ aft of Frame 20.
2015KIRBY MORANThis certificate authorizes the placement of the vessel's sidelights in a position 13′ 5.25″ from the vessel's side, mounted to the pilot house roof. Additionally, this certificate authorizes the placement of the vessel's stern light & towing lights in a position 3′ 4.5″ aft of Frame 20.
2015JAMES D. MORANThis certificate authorizes the placement of the vessel's sidelights in a position 13′ 5.25″ from the vessel's side, mounted to the pilot house roof. Additionally, this certificate authorizes the placement of the vessel's stern light & towing lights in a position 3′ 4.5″ aft of Frame 20.
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2015JRT MORANThis certificate authorizes the placement of the vessel's sidelights in a position 13′ 5.25″ from the vessel's side, mounted to the pilot house roof. Additionally, this certificate authorizes the placement of the vessel's stern light & towing lights in a position 3′ 4.5″ aft of Frame 20.
2015JONATHAN C MORANThis certificate authorizes the placement of the vessel's sidelights in a position 13′ 5.25″ from the vessel's side, mounted to the pilot house roof. Additionally, this certificate authorizes the placement of the vessel's stern light & towing lights in a position 3′ 4.5″ aft of Frame 20.

This notice is issued under authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a), 33 U.S.C. 1605(c), and 33 CFR 81.18.

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Dated: March 16, 2016.

B. L. Black,

Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Chief of Prevention, First Coast Guard District.

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[FR Doc. 2016-08219 Filed 4-8-16; 8:45 am]

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