Subpart A Purpose and Applicability
Subpart D Manning Requirements; All Vessels
Subpart E Manning Requirements; Inspected Vessels
Subpart F Manning Requirements; Uninspected Vessels
Subpart G Limitations and Qualifying Factors
Subpart H Computations
Subpart I Equivalents
Subpart J Vessels in Foreign Trade
Subpart K Vessels Subject to Requirements of Stcw

Terms Used In 46 CFR Part 15

  • Able seafarer-deck: means a rating qualified in accordance with the provisions of Regulation II/5 of the STCW Convention. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Able seafarer-engine: means a rating qualified in accordance with the provisions of Regulation III/5 of the STCW Convention. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Act: means the Materials Act of July 31, 1947, as amended (30 U. See 43 CFR 3601.5
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Approved: means approved by the Coast Guard. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Assistance towing: means towing a disabled vessel for consideration. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Barge: means a non-self propelled vessel as defined in 46 U. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • BLM: means the Bureau of Land Management. See 43 CFR 3601.5
  • Chemical tanker: means a tank vessel that is certificated to carry or carries chemicals in bulk as cargo or cargo residue. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Chief engineer: means the senior engineer responsible for the mechanical propulsion and the operation and maintenance of the mechanical and electrical installations of the vessel. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Chief mate: means the deck officer next in rank to the master and upon whom the command of the vessel will fall in the event of incapacity of the master. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Credential: means any or all of the following:

    (1) Merchant mariner's document. See 46 CFR 10.107

  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deck department: means the department aboard a ship responsible for navigation, cargo, command, and control functions. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Designated areas: means those areas within pilotage waters for which first-class pilot's endorsements are issued under part 11, subpart G, of this chapter, by the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI). See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Endorsement: is a statement of a mariner's qualifications and, for the purposes of this chapter, includes only those endorsements listed in §10. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Engine department: means the department aboard a ship responsible for the main propulsion and auxiliary systems, and other mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and refrigeration systems, including deck machinery and cargo-handling equipment. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Inland waters: means the navigable waters of the United States shoreward of the Boundary Lines as described in part 7 of this chapter, excluding the Great Lakes, and, for towing vessels, excluding the Western Rivers. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lifeboatman: means a mariner who is qualified to take charge of, lower, and operate survival craft and related survival equipment on a vessel. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Lifeboatman-Limited: means a mariner who is qualified to take charge of, lower, and operate liferafts, rescue boats, and other survival equipment on vessels where lifeboats are not installed. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Liquefied gas tanker: means a tank vessel that is certificated to carry or carries liquefied gases in bulk as cargo or cargo residue. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Liquid cargo in bulk: means a liquid or liquefied gas listed in §153. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Master: means the officer having command of a vessel. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Mate: means a qualified officer in the deck department other than the master. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Medical Certificate: means a certificate issued by the Coast Guard under 46 CFR part 10, subpart C that serves as proof that the seafarer meets the medical and physical standards for merchant mariners. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Officer endorsement: means an annotation on an MMC that allows a mariner to serve in the capacities listed in §10. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Oil tanker: means a tank vessel that is certificated to carry or carries oil in bulk as cargo or cargo residue. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • On location: means that a mobile offshore drilling unit is bottom bearing or moored with anchors placed in the drilling configuration. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • PIC: means a person in charge. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Pilotage waters: means the navigable waters of the United States, including all inland waters and offshore waters to a distance of 3 nautical miles from the baseline from which the Territorial Sea is measured. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Propulsion power: means the total maximum continuous-rated output power of the main propulsion machinery of a vessel determined by the manufacturer, in either kilowatts or horsepower, which appears on the ship's Certificate of Registry or other official document and excludes thrusters and other auxiliary machinery. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public lands: means any lands and interest in lands owned by the United States and administered by the Secretary of the Interior through BLM without regard to how the United States acquired ownership, except lands held for the benefit of Indians, Aleuts, and Eskimos. See 43 CFR 3601.5
  • Public vessel: means a vessel that--

    (1) Is owned, or demise chartered, and operated by the United States Government or a government of a foreign country. See 46 CFR 10.107

  • Qualified rating: means various categories of able seaman, qualified member of the engine department, or tankerman endorsements issued on MMCs. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Rest: means a period of time during which the person concerned is off duty, is not performing work (which includes administrative tasks such as chart correction or preparation of port-entry documents), and is allowed to sleep without interruption. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Rivers: means a river, canal, or other similar body of water designated as such by the Coast Guard. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Seagoing vessel: means a ship that operates beyond the boundary line specified in 46 CFR part 7. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Second engineer officer: means an engineer officer next in rank to the chief engineer officer and upon whom the responsibility for the mechanical propulsion and the operation and maintenance of the mechanical and electrical installations of the ship will fall in the event of the incapacity of the chief engineer officer. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Ship: means a vessel using any mode of propulsion, including sail and auxiliary sail. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Staff officer: means a person who holds an MMC with an officer endorsement listed in §10. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Standard of competence: means the level of proficiency to be achieved for the proper performance of duties onboard vessels according to national and international criteria. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • STCW: means the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended (incorporated by reference, see §10. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • STCW Code: means the Seafarers' Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code (incorporated by reference, see §10. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • STCW endorsement: means an annotation on an MMC that allows a mariner to serve in those capacities under §10. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Support level: means the level of responsibility associated with performing assigned tasks, duties, or responsibilities onboard a seagoing ship under the direction of an individual serving in the operational or management level. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Tank barge: means a non-self-propelled tank vessel. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Tank vessel: means a vessel that is constructed or adapted to carry, or that carries, oil or hazardous material in bulk as cargo or cargo residue, and that--

    (1) Is a vessel of the United States. See 46 CFR 10.107

  • Tankship: means any self-propelled tank vessel constructed or adapted primarily to carry oil or hazardous material in bulk as cargo or as cargo residue. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Transfer: means any movement of fuel, dangerous liquid, or liquefied gas as cargo in bulk or as cargo residue to or from a vessel by means of pumping, gravitation, or displacement. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Underway: means that a vessel is not at anchor, made fast to the shore, or aground. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Unlimited: means an annotation on an MMC authorizing service on vessels of any tonnage or any propulsion power. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Vessel personnel with designated security duties: means a person, excluding the designated security officer (e. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Year: means 360 days for the purpose of complying with the service requirements of this subchapter. See 46 CFR 10.107