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Assumed Average Weight Per Person (AAWPP)

(46 CFR 170.090(g))

Overview

Information regarding the Assumed Average Weight Per Person is coordinated by the Naval Architecture Division (CG-ENG-2).

On December 1, 2011, the Assumed Average Weight Per Person (AAWPP) of 185 pounds became effective. Documents associated with the AAWPP and the basis for its determination can be accessed below. These include:

Publications

  1. Federal Register Vol. 75 No. 239 (December 14, 2010) "Passenger weight and Inspected Vessel Stability Requirements; Final Rule" (75 FR 78064)
  2. Small Entity Compliance Guide "Passenger weight and Vessel Stability Requirements"
  3. Federal Register Vol. 73 No. 162 (August 20, 2008) "Passenger weight and Inspected Vessel Stability Requirements; Proposed Rule" (73 FR 49244)
  4. Federal Register Vol. 71 No. 212 (November 2, 2006) "Domestic Vessel Passenger Weights--Voluntary Interim Measures" (71 FR 64546)
  5. Federal Register Vol. 63 No. 30 (April 26, 2006) "Domestic Vessel Passenger Weights--Voluntary Interim Measures" (71 FR 24732)
  6. National Health Statistics Report, No. 10 (October 22, 2008) "Anthropometric Reference Data for Children and Adults: United States, 2003-2006"
  7. Advance Data from Vital and Health Statistics, No. 361 (July 7, 2005) "Anthropometric Reference Data for Children and Adults: United States, 1999-2002"
  8. Advance Data from Vital and Health Statistics, No. 347 (October 27, 2004) "Mean Body Weight, Height, and Body Mass Index, United States 1960-2002"
  9. Federal Aviation Administration Advisory Circular No. AC 120-27E (June 20, 2005) "Aircraft Weight and Balance Control"
  10. USCG CG-543 Policy Letter (April 8, 2011) "Implementation of Revised Passenger Weight Standards for Existing Passenger Vessels"
  11. Passenger Weight and Vessel Stability compliance/Homeport Site

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