The US Coast Guard requires certain equipment be carried onboard a vessel based on the vessel's length How must an operator measure the length of their vessel?
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First of all, ALWAYS wear a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) This is highly dependent on how the vessel is aground. If you are aground on the rocks or on the sand and there… is a danger due to high waves, a hull breach, flooding or injury, the US Coast Guard is going to do everything humanly possible to assist those persons in distress. There is a point though, where if there is a high probability that it will jeopardize the lives of the boat crews or helicopter crew, they may have to wait till the situation stabilizes. They will exhaust every possible option first. If you are aground and in no danger, they may broadcast marine assistance request for other boaters, commercial tow or wait for you to re-float, depending on the location, assets available and severity of the grounding. The US Coast Guard is not required to salvage your vessel, their responsibility is to the persons in distress. You can always contact the US Coast Guard on channel 16 (International Hailing and Distress). The first four questions you will be asked. 1. Position (lat and long or geographical), 2.) Nature of distress (aground, sinking, fire, manoverboard..) 3.) Description of your vessel 4.) And is everyone wearing a life jacket (pfd). Please refer to the link provided in the related link section. The coast guard is required to assist when a person is in distress.They are not required to salvage your boat.
There are many instruments to measure lengths. But selection of measuring device depends on the maximum length it can measure. For example a small ruler used in schools can me…asure maximum 15 centimeters (or 6 inches). Here is a list of some measuring devices for measuring length: 1. Ruler (also known as scale) max 30cm 2. Meter Rod (that used by tailors or cloth sellers), max 100 cm 3. Measuring Tape (used by surveying engineers) For measuring very large distances travelled, In vehicles, speedometers also have distance measuring display. Ships use knots for measuring nautical miles.
The overall length of the vessel determines the equipment that itis able to carry.
A whistle or some other mechanical means (horn) to make a sound AND a bell
What type of fire extinguisher must be carried onboard motorized vessels that are less than 26 feet in length?
Under maritime law, unless your vessel is presenting a hazard tonavigation or its condition threatens life or property, there is norequirement to involve any other party inclu…ding any local coastalauthority. ----------------------------------------------------------- If your vessel is not aground and your not in immediate danger, Step 1. they can notify a friend marina, seatow and others if youdont want this, Step 2: USCG will assist you with a Marine Information Broadcast ifyou want in your behalf this let other mariners know ur position togo and assist you, since they have the most powerful equipment forCommunications a lot more people can hear this Broadcasts. Step 3: If you dont want the above mentioned they will probably setup a communication schedule and that way they'll know if yousituation changed i.e: they call you every 10,15 or 20 min whateveris easier for you... But before or during the above mentioned they will probably takeall you info which is essential that you need to be accurate andprecise since this is what theyre going to use to launch the searchand rescue if needed: 1> POSITION and Name of vessel (very very very important Irecommend a GPS position) 2> Nature of distress or Problem description (takingwater,aground but anchored, injured crewmember,etc be REALLYspecific. 3> Number of People on-board the vessel and Medical issues ofcrew members(pregnant,diabetics,etc) 4> Vessel Description (type,color,size) 5> On scene Weather 6> Crew members with life jackets (they will always recommendthis) Recommend to make sure they can hear you and you can hear themclearly if you're going to abandon ship LET THEM KNOW BEFORE goingin the water with no radios or handheld since hand help have a lowrange. THIS 6 steps WILL BE TAKEN if you call a "mayday", remember if youcall in a Mayday the USCG will activate a lot of assets and a lotof people is a really expensive operation if you call in a maydayand is not a mayday situation (I.E. out of gas 1 mile out of themarina, aground) they will send you the bill. You DONT need to call mayday to talk with the USCG you can callthem in VHF CH 16 or HF MF 2182 and a few others and it does nothave to be a mayday, you can even call them by "Coast guard" overthe radio and the WILL answer. But if you go straight into maydaytheres a lot of people running to get ready. WARNING to people making false calls: To all radio operatorscalling any of false distress or any other form of communicationwith false intent making the USCG believe is real they WILLinitiate a Dept. Homeland Security, FCC, DOD and USCG investigationand you will be charged with a Federal Offense and a really bigFine. The USCG can triangulate your Position anywhere in theirwater or off their water within seconds and they will catch you. Perpetrators of hoax distress calls are punishable by upwards of$250,000 fines and up to ten years in a federal penitentiary.
The class of vessel must be 16 ft or longer to be US Coast Guardapproved.
In North Dakota who is required to wear a personal flotation device PFD when onboard a vessel less than 27 feet in length that is underway?
Children under 10 years of age
Life jackets for all!
If your vessel is 65.6 feet or more in length and operating on federally controlled waters what sound producing device must be carried?
a whistle or horn AND a bell audible for at least one mile
The Coast Guard is required to assist a vessel aground when the vessel or crew are in immediate danger.
endanger others or damage their property
In Fire Extinguishers
What type of fire extinguisher must be carried onboard motorized vessels with installed fuel tank that are less than 26 feet in length?
A single type B-1 extinguisher is the legal minimum. Why not have two?
In Length and Distance
From the outside of the bow to the outside of the stern
In US Coast Guard
When the grounded vessel or crew is in immediate danger.
Whenever a recreational vessel of any length is underway properly sized U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets must be children of what age while on deck in California?
13 years old and under
when the vessel or crew are in immediate danger