MTSA 33 CFR Parts 104 (Vessels)

MTSA Vessel Compliance Applicability:

  • Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU), cargo, or passenger vessel subject to the International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, (SOLAS), Chapter XI-1 or Chapter XI-2;
  • Foreign cargo vessel greater than 100 gross register tons;
  • Self-propelled U.S. cargo vessel greater than 100 gross register tons subject to 46 CFR subchapter I, except commercial fishing vessels inspected under 46 CFR part 105;
  • Vessel subject to 46 CFR chapter I, subchapter L;
  • Passenger vessel subject to 46 CFR chapter I, subchapter H;
  • Passenger vessel certificated to carry more than 150 passengers;
  • Other passenger vessel carrying more than 12 passengers, including at least one passenger-for-hire, that is engaged on an international voyage;
  • Barge subject to 46 CFR chapter I, subchapters D or O;
  • Barge carrying certain dangerous cargo in bulk or barge that is subject to 46 CFR Chapter I, subchapter I, that is engaged on an international voyage.
  • Tankship subject to 46 CFR chapter I, subchapters D or O; and
  • Towing vessel greater than eight meters in registered length that is engaged in towing a barge or barges subject to this part, except a towing vessel that—(1) Temporarily assists another vessel engaged in towing a barge or barges subject to this part; (2) Shifts a barge or barges subject to this part at a facility or within a fleeting facility; (3) Assists sections of a tow through a lock; or (4) Provides emergency assistance.

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