Goto Section: 80.951 | 80.955 | Table of Contents

FCC 80.953
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  80.953   Inspection and certification.

   (a) Each U.S. flag vessel subject to the Great Lakes Agreement must
   have an inspection of the required radiotelephone installation at least
   once every 13 months. This inspection must be made while the vessel is
   in active service or within not more than one month before the date on
   which it is placed in service.

   (b) An inspection and certification of a ship subject to the Great
   Lakes Agreement must be made by a technician holding one of the
   following: a General Radiotelephone Operator License, a GMDSS Radio
   Maintainer's License, a Radiotelegraph Operator License, a Second Class
   Radiotelegraph Operator's Certificate, or a First Class Radiotelegraph
   Operator's Certificate. Additionally, the technician must not be the
   vessel's owner, operator, master, or an employee of any of them. The
   results of the inspection must be recorded in the ship's radiotelephone
   log and include:

   (1) The date the inspection was conducted;

   (2) The date by which the next inspection needs to be completed;

   (3) The inspector's printed name, address, class of FCC license
   (including the serial number);

   (4) The results of the inspection, including any repairs made; and

   (5) The inspector's signed and dated certification that the vessel
   meets the requirements of the Great Lakes Agreement and the
   Bridge-to-Bridge Act contained in subparts T and U of this part and has
   successfully passed the inspection.

   (c) The vessel owner, operator, or ship's master must certify that the
   inspection required by paragraph (b) was satisfactory.

   (d) The ship's log must be retained on-board the vessel for at least
   two years from the date of the inspection.

   [ 61 FR 25807 , May 23, 1996, as amended  78 FR 23157 , Apr. 18, 2013]


Goto Section: 80.951 | 80.955

Goto Year: 2020 | 2022
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