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Load Lines -- Single voyage exemptions

(46 CFR part 42.03-30(f))


There may be occasions when a non-load lined U.S. vessel needs to make a domestic or international "positioning" voyage outside the Boundary Line (or on the Great Lakes) for which a load line assignment would normally be required.

Examples of such occasions may be a delivery or scrapping voyage, a shipyard overhaul in another port, or a change in employment venue.

In such cases, the local USCG Officer-in-Charge of Marine Inspection (OCMI) may issue a single voyage load line exemption (domestic or international ICLL) that allows the vessel to make the voyage.

Obtaining a Single Voyage Load Line Exemption

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Last reviewed 3 Jun 2016