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PDFWAC 317-31-130

Safety reports.

(1) The owners or operators of cargo and passenger vessels shall submit a safety report to the office that indicates the existence of any of the following vessel conditions:
(a) Any abnormality or malfunction of any steering, propulsion or safety systems, or navigation systems required by federal or international law or regulation;
(b) A breach of the hull or the integrity of a cargo or bunker tank that causes or that may reasonably be expected to cause an oil spill or loss of stability;
(c) Damage from a fire or explosion;
(d) An incomplete engineering or deck complement under United States law or regulation or under the requirements of the vessel's country of registry; or
(e) Any condition that could adversely affect the safety of a vessel, bridge, structure, shore area, or the environment.
(2) The safety report must describe the condition and state the steps taken, being taken, or planned to correct or compensate for the condition.
(3) Safety reports should be submitted to the office at least twenty-four hours before the vessel enters state waters, or immediately on request by the office.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 88.46.050 and 43.21I.030. WSR 96-12-077, ยง 317-31-130, filed 6/5/96, effective 7/6/96.]
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