The stability of the vessel will be established prior to the establishment of the load waterlines and marks thereof indicating the maximum depth to which any vessel may be safely loaded, and in establishing such load lines, due consideration will be given to, and differentials made for the various types and character of the vessels and trades in which they are engaged provided, that no load line shall be established or marked on any vessel which, in the judgment of the board of marine inspectors is above the actual line of safety. It shall be the duty of the owner and master of every vessel subject to this section so established to have the load line permanently and conspicuously marked upon the vessel in such manner as the aforesaid board directs and keep the same so marked.

History: Bd. of Mar. Insp. Regs., eff 16 Oct 72, § 4.03.