(a) A station bill must be posted by the master on a vessel of more than 19.8 meters
(65 feet) in length having:
(1) Overnight accommodations for more than 49 passengers; or
(2) A Certificate of Inspection requiring more than four crew members at any one time,
including the master.
(b) A vessel of more than 19.8 meters (65 feet) in length with overnight accommodations
for more than 49 passengers must comply with the requirements of § 78.13 in subchapter
H of this chapter in regards to the content of a station bill, the duties of the crew,
emergency signals, an emergency squad, and instructions.
(c) Except when paragraph (b) of this section is applicable, the station bill of a vessel
of more than 19.8 meters (65 feet) in length required to have more than four crew
members, must set forth the special duties and duty station of each crew member for
various emergencies. The duties must, as far as possible, be comparable with the regular work of the
individual. The duties must include at least the following and any other duties necessary for
the proper handling of a particular emergency.
(1) The closing of hatches, airports, watertight doors, vents, scuppers, and valves for
intake and discharge lines that penetrate the hull, the stopping of fans and ventilating
systems, and the operating of all safety equipment;
(2) The preparing and launching of survival craft and rescue boats;
(3) The extinguishing of fire; and
(4) The mustering of passengers including the following:
(i) Warning the passengers;
(ii) Assembling the passengers and directing them to their appointed stations; and
(iii) Keeping order in the passageways and stairways and generally controlling the movement
of the passengers.
(d) The station bill must be posted at the operating station and a conspicuous location
in each crew accommodation space.
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