Buoyant Apparatus Law and Legal Definition

According to 46 CFR 160.010-2 [Title 46 – Shipping; Chapter I -- Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security; Subchapter Q -- Equipment, Construction, and Materials: Specifications and Approval; Part 160 -- Lifesaving Equipment; Subpart 160.010 -- Buoyant Apparatus for Merchant Vessels], buoyant apparatus is “a flotation equipment (other than lifeboats, liferafts, and personal flotation devices) designed to support a specified number of persons in the water, and of such construction that it retains its shape and properties and requires no adjustment or preparation for use.”