Chapter 02 - Boat Operations

20.0201 Name and home port markings.

The name of every registered vessel of Americ…

20.0202 Draft numeral markings.

Numerals indicating the draft shall be perman…

20.0203 Load lines.

The stability of the vessel will be establish…

20.0204 Emergency steering apparatus.

Every vessel shall be equipped with emergency…

20.0205 Vessel name on equipment.

All equipment of a vessel such as fire hose,…

20.0206 Bulkheads required.

(a) Less than 100 gross tons: not less than 4…

20.0207 Steering gear, whistle, and telegraph tests.

Not more than 12 hours before departure from…

20.0208 Radio equipment and operation.

Every vessel shall be equipped with a suitabl…

20.0209 Pilothouse-engineroom alternate communication.

Vessels using telegraph between the pilothous…

20.0210 Machinery inspection-Engineer duty-Negligence accountability.

It shall be the duty of an engineer when he a…

20.0211 Machinery-inspection-Standard.

The inspection of machinery prior to and afte…

20.0212 Tail shaft inspection-Dry-docking notice.

(a) Tail shafts shall be drawn biannually or…

20.0213 Sea connection, bilge pump inspection.

At every dry-docking period all sea connectio…

20.0214 Engine, machinery inspection-Guard-rails and covers.

(a) A complete examination shall be made when…

20.0215 Maintenance logbook.

Every master or engineer shall be required to…

20.0216 Electrical wiring standards.

On all vessels using electrical wiring or ele…

20.0217 Life preservers-Life jackets.

(a) Every vessel licensed to operate shall be…

20.0218 Life buoys-Liferings.

(a) Number Required. Every vessel licensed to…

20.0219 Lifeboats-Liferafts.

(a) Every vessel licensed to operate shall ca…

20.0220 Fire axes.

Every vessel shall be required to carry fire…

20.0221 Firehoses.

All firehoses shall be tested to a pressure o…

20.0222 Fire pump-Extinguishers and systems.

(a) All vessels of 100 gross tons and under s…

20.0223 Sanitation.

It shall be the duty of the master and chief…

20.0224 Medical supplies-Water containers.

Every vessel licensed to operate under the pr…

20.0225 Logbook contents-Loading.

(a) Every vessel shall have an official logbo…

20.0226 Deck cargo.

No deck cargo shall be carried unless written…

20.0227 Passenger limit.

(a) The maximum number of passengers permitte…

20.0228 Officers and crew-Crew list.

No vessel operated in American Samoa shall de…

20.0229 Arrival and departures reporting.

The master of any vessel licensed to operate…

20.0230 Explosives-Inflammables-Dangerous articles.

No comphene, nitroglycelin, naphtha benzine,…

20.0231 Lookout-Anchor watch.

Every vessel, when underway during nighttime…

20.0232 Unnecessary whistling.

Unnecessary sounding of a vessel’s whistle is…

20.0233 Interfering, unauthorized lights.

It is prohibited to carry or show any lights…

20.0234 Searchlight use.

Flashing the rays of a searchlight or other b…

20.0235 Rules of the road.

The masters of all vessels shall be required…

20.0236 Casualty reporting-Unsafe conditions.

It shall be the duty of all masters, owners,…

20.0237 Departure clearance.

In addition to the report required in 20.0229…

20.0240 Applicability-Purpose.

The purpose of this article is to regulate mo…

20.0241 Length defined,

“Length” is measured from end to end over the…

20.0242 Operator license.

Every operator of any vessel 40 feet in lengt…

20.0243 Fuel tanks.

Each vessel shall have fuel tanks constructed…

20.0244 Navigational lights.

Each vessel shall be equipped with navigation…

20.0245 Fire extinguishers.

Each vessel shall have on board fire extingui…

20.0246 Distress signals.

Each vessel shall have pyrotechnic day and ni…

20.0247 Anchor.

Each vessel shall have on board a 5/8-inch-di…

20.0248 Tow line.

Each vessel will have on board at all times 1…

20.0249 Liferings.

Each vessel shall have at least 1 lifering at…

20.0250 Compass.

Each vessel shall have at all times a compass…

20.0251 Sweeps.

Each vessel shall have two 16-foot sweeps to…

20.0252 Radar reflector.

Each vessel shall have a metallic radar refle…

20.0253 Radio transceiver-Status and Position reports-Radio operation.

Each vessel shall have a suitable radio trans…

20.0254 Watertight bulkheads.

Each vessel shall have at least 2 watertight…

20.0255 Emergency rations-Water stores.

Each vessel shall carry at all times sufficie…

20.0256 Inspection.

Each vessel shall be inspected as the board d…

20.0257 Life preservers.

Each vessel shall carry aboard sufficient U.S…

20.0258 Flame arrestor-Backfire flare control.

All gasoline-engined vessels shall be equippe…

20.0259 Operation in noncompliance prohibited.

No person shall operate a vessel to which thi…

20.0260 Permitting operation in noncompliance.

The owner shall not allow any person to opera…

20.0261 Bilge pump for emergencies.

All vessels shall be equipped with a suitable…

20.0262 Violation-Penalty.

Persons who violate any provision of this art…