Seagoing Condition Law and Legal Definition

According to 46 CFR 107.111 [Title 46 – Shipping; Chapter I -- Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security; Subchapter I-A -- Mobile Offshore Drilling Units; Part 107 -- Inspection and Certification; Subpart A – General], seagoing condition means “the operating condition of the unit with the personnel, equipment, fluids, and ballast necessary for safe operation on the waters where the unit operates. For bottom-bearing mobile offshore drilling units (MODU), the term also applies in the bottom-bearing mode, but the lightest seagoing condition is considered to be the highest anticipated operating condition.”