Certificate of Alternate Compliance for USS DELBERT D. BLACK (DDG 119)

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 239 (Thursday, December 12, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 239 (Thursday, December 12, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 67933-67934]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-26746]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Department of the Navy
Certificate of Alternate Compliance for USS DELBERT D. BLACK (DDG
119)
AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD.
ACTION: Notice of issuance of Certificate of Alternate Compliance.
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SUMMARY: The U.S. Navy hereby announces that a Certificate of Alternate
Compliance has been issued for USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119). Due to
the special construction and purpose of this vessel, the Deputy
Assistant Judge Advocate General (DAJAG) (Admiralty and Maritime Law)
has determined it is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special
construction and purpose, cannot comply fully with the navigation
lights provisions of the International Regulations for Preventing
Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS) without interfering with its
special function as a naval ship. The intended effect of this notice is
to warn mariners in waters where 72 COLREGS apply.
DATES: This notice is effective December 12, 2019 and is applicable
beginning December 3, 2019.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lieutenant Tom Bright, JAGC, U.S.
Navy, Admiralty Attorney, Office of the Judge Advocate General,
Admiralty and
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Maritime Law Division (Code 11), 1322 Patterson Ave. SE, Suite 3000,
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5066, 202-685-5040, or
[email protected].
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background and Purpose. Executive Order
11964 of January 19, 1977 and 33 U.S.C. 1605 provide that the
requirements of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions
at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), as to the number, position, range, or arc of
visibility of lights or shapes, as well as to the disposition and
characteristics of sound-signaling appliances, shall not apply to a
vessel or class of vessels of the Navy where the Secretary of the Navy
shall find and certify that, by reason of special construction or
purpose, it is not possible for such vessel(s) to comply fully with the
provisions without interfering with the special function of the
vessel(s). Notice of issuance of a Certificate of Alternate Compliance
must be made in the Federal Register.
    In accordance with 33 U.S.C. 1605, the DAJAG (Admiralty and
Maritime Law), under authority delegated by the Secretary of the Navy,
hereby finds and certifies that USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) is a
vessel of special construction or purpose, and that, with respect to
the position of the following navigational lights, it is not possible
to comply fully with the requirements of the provisions enumerated in
the 72 COLREGS without interfering with the special function of the
vessel:
    Annex I, paragraph 2(f)(i), pertaining to the placement of the
masthead light or lights above and clear of all other lights and
obstructions; Annex I, paragraph 2(f)(ii), pertaining to the vertical
placement of task lights; Rule 23(a), the requirement to display a
forward and aft masthead light underway; and Annex I, paragraph 3(a),
pertaining to the location of the forward masthead light in the forward
quarter of the ship, and the horizontal distance between the forward
and aft masthead lights; and Annex I, paragraph 3(c), pertaining to
placement of task lights not less than two meters from the fore and aft
centerline of the ship in the athwart ship direction.
    The DAJAG (Admiralty and Maritime Law) further finds and certifies
that these navigational lights are in closest possible compliance with
the applicable provision of the 72 COLREGS.
    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1605(c), E.O. 11964.
    Approved: December 3, 2019.
D.J. Antenucci,
Commander, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register
Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-26746 Filed 12-11-19; 8:45 am]
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