(a) A vessel must be fitted with a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) type accepted
general marine radar system for surface navigation with a radar screen mounted at
the primary operating station if:
(1) The vessel is self-propelled;
(2) The vessel has an oceans, coastwise, limited coastwise, or Great Lakes route; and
(3) The vessel carries more than 49 passengers.
(b) A ferry that carries more than 49 passengers on a rivers route not within one mile
of land must be fitted with a FCC Type Accepted general marine radar system for surface
navigation with a radar screen mounted at the primary operating station.
(c) The radar and its installation must be suitable for the intended speed and route
of the vessel.
(d) A vessel operated on a short restricted route need not be fitted with a radar if
the cognizant OCMI determines that a radar is not necessary due to the vessel's route
and local weather conditions.
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