Each foreign MODU must meet the requirements of § 144.20–5 of this chapter, except as follows:
(a) Exposure suits (immersion suits, survival suits, etc.) approved by the nation under
which the MODU is documented may be used in lieu of suits approved under 46 CFR 160.071, provided that they are accepted by the Commandant as providing equivalent thermal
protection to the wearer. (Requests for acceptance of such suits should be sent to Commandant (CG–ENG–4),
Attn: Lifesaving and Fire Safety Division, U.S. Coast Guard Stop 7509, 2703 Martin
Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20593–7509, along with technical data supporting
the thermal performance of the suits.)
(b) Personal flotation device lights approved by the nation under which the MODU is documented
may be used in lieu of lights approved under 46 CFR 161.012.
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