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Coast Guard, DHS.
The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued for Gunderson Marine LLC HULL 115. We are issuing this notice because its publication is required by statute.
The Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued on January 5, 2017.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
If you have questions on this notice, call LCDR Patrick Drayer, Thirteenth Coast Guard District, Prevention Branch, U.S. Coast Guard, telephone 206-220-7275.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Background and Purpose
A Certificate of Alternative Compliance, as allowed for under the provisions of the alternative compliance regulations in 33 CFR part 81, has been issued for the Gunderson Marine LLC HULL 115. The vessel's primary purpose is as an Oil Recovery Barge. Start Printed Page 13643The unique design of the vessel does not lend itself to full compliance with Annex I, Part 3(b) of the International and Inland Navigational Rules.
The Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, certifies that full compliance with the International and Inland Navigational Rules would interfere with the special functions and intent of the vessel and would not significantly enhance the safety of the vessel's operation. Placing the sidelights in the required position would result in the high probability that the lights would be damaged or destroyed during vessel mooring or anchoring operations, and pose a potential hazard to vessel crew during vessel operations.
The Certificate of Alternative Compliance authorizes the Gunderson Marine LLC HULL 115 to deviate from the requirements set forth in Annex I of the International Navigational Rules and 33 CFR 84.05 of the Inland Navigational Rules by placing its sidelights 39 feet and 4 inches from the vessel's centerline.Start Signature
Dated: January 26, 2017.
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Chief, Prevention Division, Thirteenth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2017-04986 Filed 3-13-17; 8:45 am]
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