• Part Number:
  • Part Number Title:
    Gear Certification
  • Subpart:
    1919 Subpart D
  • Subpart Title:
    Certification of Vessels' Cargo Gear
  • Standard Number:
  • Title:
    Limitations on use of chains.
  • GPO Source:

Chains forming a part of vessel's cargo gear shall not be used when, due to stretch, the increase of length of a measured section exceeds five percent, when a link is damaged, or when other external defects are evident. Chains shall not be shortened by bolting, wiring, or knotting.