2006 New York Code - Vessels Transporting Cotton.



 
    §  27-4282  Vessels  transporting  cotton.  a. It shall be the duty of
  every owner, agent, master or captain of any vessel or craft,  propelled
  in  whole or in part by steam, or on which any steam engines, boilers or
  stoves are used, to cover securely each funnel  or  smokestack  on  such
  vessels  with  an efficient metal spark arrester, the wire mesh of which
  shall not be less than four to the inch, when crossing the pierhead line
  in approaching any grain elevator, or any pier,  in  waters  within  the
  jurisdiction  of  the  city,  at  which cotton or naval stores are being
  handled or stored, and shall keep the same covered the entire time while
  within such pierhead line.
    b. It shall be the duty of every owner, agent, master  or  captain  of
  any  such  vessel,  while  loading or discharging cotton or naval stores
  into or from such vessel at any pier in waters within  the  jurisdiction
  of the city, to protect or have protected all hatch combings so that the
  cargo  of cotton or naval stores so loaded or unloaded shall not come in
  contact with the combings.
    c. It shall be the duty of every owner, agent, master  or  captain  of
  any  vessel  or  craft, propelled in whole or in part by steam, while in
  waters within the jurisdiction of the city, and  while  such  vessel  or
  craft  is  loading  or discharging a cargo of cotton or naval stores, to
  couple its fire hose and keep the same ready for use at all times  while
  so loading or discharging such cargo at such wharf or pier, and it shall
  keep  sufficient steam while so loading or discharging, at all hours, on
  the donkey or one of the main boilers, to  enable  the  full  stream  of
  water  to  be turned on in case of fire occurring upon or alongside such
  vessel or craft; and to supply such vessel with sufficient fire hose  to
  reach to each and every hatch of such vessel or craft.

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