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PDFWAC 317-31-300

Vessels posing a substantial risk.

If the office determines that a cargo or passenger vessel poses a substantial risk, the office may:
(1) Request that the U.S. Coast Guard deny entry; or
(2) Issue an order under RCW 88.46.070 (2) or (3) that allows the vessel to enter or operate in state waters subject to conditions the office determines necessary to minimize the risk the vessel poses. The conditions may include:
(a) Submission of specified information or written material about the vessel and its operations;
(b) Tug or spill response vessel escorts;
(c) The addition of officers, crew, or licensed pilots;
(d) Restricting the vessel's route, or area of operation;
(e) Restricting operations in adverse weather, tidal, or current conditions;
(f) Restricting bunkering or cargo transfer operations;
(g) Placing navigation, communications, or other special equipment on board; and
(h) Other conditions, restrictions, or requirements deemed appropriate under the circumstances.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 88.46.050 and 43.21I.030. WSR 96-12-077, ยง 317-31-300, filed 6/5/96, effective 7/6/96.]
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