Labeling Requirements in 33 CFR Parts 181 and 183 and 46 CFR 25.10-3


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§ 25.10–3

46 CFR Ch. I (10–1–05 Edition)

any such vessel for purposes other than
Distributor means any person engaged
in the sale and distribution of vessels
for the purpose of resale.
Manufacturer means any person engaged in:
(1) The manufacture, construction, or
assembly of vessels, or
(2) The importation of vessels into
the United States for subsequent sale.
Navigation lights are those lights prescribed by the Navigation Rules (Commandant Instruction 16672.2 series) to
indicate a vessel’s presence, type, operation, and relative heading.
§ 25.10–3 Navigation light certification
(a) Except as provided by paragraph
(b) of this section, each navigation
light must—
(1) Meet the technical standards of
the applicable Navigation Rules;
(2) Be certified by a laboratory listed
by the Coast Guard to the standards of
ABYC A-16 (incorporated by reference,
see § 25.01–3), or equivalent, although
portable battery-powered lights need
only meet the requirements of the
standard applicable to them; and
(3) Bear a permanent and indelible
label stating the following:
(i) ‘‘USCG Approval 33 CFR 183.810’’
(ii) ‘‘MEETS ll.’’ (Insert the identification name or number of the standard under paragraph (a)(2) of this section, to which the light was type-tested.)
(iii) ‘‘TESTED BY ll.’’ (Insert the
name or registered certification-mark
of the laboratory listed by the Coast
Guard that tested the fixture to the
standard under paragraph (a)(2) of this
(iv) Name of Manufacturer.
(v) Number of Model.
(vi) Visibility of the light in nautical
miles (nm).
(vii) Date on which the light was
(viii) Identification of bulb used in
the compliance test.
(b) If a light is too small to attach
the required label—
(1) Place the information from the
label in or on the package that contains the light; and

(2) Mark each light ‘‘USCG’’ followed
by the certified range of visibility in
nautical miles, for example, ‘‘USCG
2nm.’’ Once installed, this mark must
be visible without removing the light.

Subpart 25.25—Life Preservers and
Other Lifesaving Equipment
SOURCE: CGD 72–172R, 38 FR 8117, Mar. 28,
1973, unless otherwise noted.

§ 25.25–1 Application.
This subpart applies to each vessel to
which this part applies, except:
(a) Vessels used for noncommercial
(b) Vessels leased, rented, or chartered to another for the latter’s noncommercial use;
(c) Commercial vessels propelled by
sail not carrying passengers for hire; or
(d) Commercial barges not carrying
passengers for hire.
§ 25.25–3 Definitions.
As used in this subpart:
(a) Approved means approved under
subchapter Q of this chapter.
(b) Use means operate, navigate, or
§ 25.25–5 Life preservers and other
lifesaving equipment required.
(a) No person may operate a vessel to
which this subpart applies unless it
meets the requirements of this subpart.
(b) Each vessel not carrying passengers for hire, less than 40 feet in
length must have at least one life preserver (Type I PFD), buoyant vest
(Type II PFD), or marine buoyant device intended to be worn (Type III
PFD), approved under subchapter Q of
a suitable size for each person on
board. Kapok and fibrous glass life preservers that do not have plastic-covered pad inserts as required by subparts 160.062 and 160.005 of this chapter
are not acceptable as equipment required by this paragraph.
(c) Each vessel carrying passengers
for hire and each vessel 40 feet in
length or longer not carrying passengers for hire must have at least one
life preserver approved under subchapter Q of a suitable size for each
person on board. Kapok and fibrous
glass life preservers which do not have


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