Navigation, COLREGS compliance exemptions: USS FARRAGUT,

 
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[Federal Register: March 29, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 60)]

[Rules and Regulations]

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Navy

32 CFR Part 706

Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972

AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DOD.

ACTION: Final rule.

SUMMARY: The Department of the Navy is amending its certifications and exemptions under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), to reflect that the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law) has determined that USS FARRAGUT (DDG 99) is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot fully comply with certain provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with its special function as a naval ship. The intended effect of this rule is to warn mariners in waters where 72 COLREGS apply.

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DATES: Effective Date: December 8, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander Gregg A. Cervi, JAGC, U.S. Navy, Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law), Office of the Judge Advocate General, Department of the Navy, 1322 Patterson Ave., SE., Suite 3000, Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374- 5066, telephone 202-685-5040.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the authority granted in 33 U.S.C. 1605, the Department of the Navy amends 32 CFR Part 706. This amendment provides notice that the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law), under authority delegated by the Secretary of the Navy, has certified that USS FARRAGUT (DDG 99) is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot fully comply with the following specific provisions of 72 COLREGS without interfering with its special function as a naval ship: 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; 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 after 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 athwartship direction. The Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law) has also certified that the lights involved are located in closest possible compliance with the applicable 72 COLREGS requirements.

Moreover, it has been determined, in accordance with 32 CFR Parts 296 and 701, that publication of this amendment for public comment prior to adoption is impracticable, unnecessary, and contrary to public interest since it is based on technical findings that the placement of lights on this vessel in a manner differently from that prescribed herein will adversely affect the vessel's ability to perform its military functions.

List of Subjects in 32 CFR Part 706

Marine safety, Navigation (water), and Vessels.

0 For the reasons set forth in the preamble, amend part 706 of title 32 of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows:

PART 706--CERTIFICATIONS AND EXEMPTIONS UNDER THE INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS FOR PREVENTING COLLISIONS AT SEA, 1972

0 1. The authority citation for part 706 continues to read:

Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1605.

0 2. Table Four, Paragraph 15 of Sec. 706.2 is amended by adding, in numerical order, the following entry for USS FARRAGUT

Sec. 706.2 Certifications of the Secretary of the Navy under Executive Order 11964 and 33 U.S.C. 1605.

* * * * *

Horizontal distance from the fore and aft Vessel

Number

centerline of the vessel in the athwartship direction

* * * * * * * USS FARRAGUT.................. DDG 99........... 1.84 meters.

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0 3. Table Four, Paragraph 16 of Sec. 706.2 is amended by adding, in numerical order, the following entry for USS FARRAGUT:

Sec. 706.2 Certifications of the Secretary of the Navy under Executive Order 11964 and 33 U.S.C. 1605.

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Obstruction angle Vessel

Number

relative ship's headings

* * * * * * * USS FARRAGUT.................. DDG 99........... 109.12[deg] thru 112.50[deg].

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0 4. Table Five of Sec. 706.2 is amended by adding, in numerical order, the following entry for USS FARRAGUT:

Sec. 706.2 Certifications of the Secretary of the Navy under Executive Order 11964 and 33 U.S.C. 1605.

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Table Five

After masthead light Masthead lights not Forward masthead light less than 1/2 ship's Percentage Vessel

No.

over all other lights not in forward quarter length aft of forward horizontal and obstructions. of ship. Annex I, sec. masthead light. Annex separation Annex I, sec. 2(f)

3(a)

I, sec. 3(a)

attained

* * * * * * * USS FARRAGUT........................ DDG 99................ X..................... X..................... X.....................

14.5

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Approved: December 8, 2005. Anthony J. Mazzeo, Commander, JAGC, U.S. Navy, Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law) (Acting).

[FR Doc. 06-2991 Filed 3-28-06; 8:45 am]

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