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What is a regulation barge?

What is a regulation barge?

The type of barge determines which agency has jurisdiction over safety regulations, be it the U.S. Coast Guard or the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). Regulations & Jurisdiction. As a whole, barges are flat-bottomed vessels designed for transportation of cargo.

What does the Coast Guard require you to have on your boat?

Life Jackets and personal floatation devices – The USCG requires one approved – Type I, II, III, or V, life jacket or life vest per person on board. Boats that are 40 to 65 feet in length should have three B-1 extinguishers or one B-1 and one B-2 USCG approved fire extinguisher.

What is the placement requirement for the number or name of a tank barge?

The vessel’s name or number shall be so displayed at the highest part of the vessel’s hull or permanent structure that the name or number can be seen from either side.

How do you transport barges?

Originally barges were towed by draft horses on an adjacent towpath. Today, barges may be self-propelled, usually with a slow-revving diesel engine and a large-diameter fixed-pitch propeller. Otherwise, “dumb barges” must be towed by tugs, or pushed by pusher boats.

Is a barge a confined space?

The Confined or enclosed spaces on barges may have an atmosphere that is unsafe, causing injury or death. The main hazards include: oxygen deficiency, explosive or flammable atmospheres, and atmospheres containing toxic compounds.

When working on barges OSHA specifically requires decks?

When working on barges, OSHA specifically requires that decks and other working surfaces be maintained in a safe condition. The raised frame, as around a hatchway in the deck, to keep out water.

Is a flare gun required on a boat?

Boaters must have current dated US Coast Guard-approved day and night signals for all boats operating on coastal and open bodies of water. If operating at night, one electric distress light or three combination day/night red flares are required.

What is a tank barge?

: a barge equipped with tanks for transporting liquids.

What is a pressure barge?

Pressure Tank Barge – Barges of this type carry cargo in independent tanks, and the cargo has a working pressure at or above 2.06 bar. Fuel Oil or Chemical Tank Barge – Vessels carrying either petroleum products classified as “fuel oil” or chemical products.

Can a barge across the ocean?

Barges are designed to be used on shallow inland waters. They are not considered sea-worthy watercraft due to their flat bottom hull and shallow draft. However, there are commercial ocean-going barges that are used along coastal routes. A barge can be taken to the sea but it is not advised.

How many barges can a tug boat push?

In the United States above St. Louis on the Upper Mississippi River and on other rivers such as the Illinois, Ohio, Arkansas, Tennessee and Cumberland, boats can handle only up to 16 barges including a “hip” barge due to the size of lock chambers. These boats tend to be limited to 5,000 horsepower (3,728 kW).

What are the regulations for a Coast Guard barge?

The thoroughness of their logging requirements is impressive. For instance, barges are required to keep all types of records per 33 CFR § 104.235, including: training (this includes the date of each session, duration of session, a description of the training and a list of attendees);

What are the minimum requirements for the Coast Guard?

The U.S Coast Guard’s minimum requirements are just that: the minimum requirement. We recommend that you exceed these requirements where possible. There’s nothing wrong with carrying more PFDs than you need, or equipping more visual distress signals than the rule book says.

What are the requirements for a USCG BoatUS?

1 Can be made by the use of any means and materials which result in durable markings. 2 The application for documentation must include a name for the vessel composed of letters of the Latin alphabet or Arabic or Roman numerals and may not exceed 33 characters. 3 Must not be less than four (4) inches in height (all characters).

Do you need to abide by USCG regulations?

Most other barges are considered inspected vessels and will need to abide by the USCG’s regulations. There are an incredible amount of rules and regulations that barge operators will need to understand and ensure they adhere to remain in compliance and avoid liability issues.