Measurement of Vessels Using the Panama Canal: Joint Hearings Before the Committee on Interoceanic Canals and a Subcommittee on Merchant Marine of the Committee on Commerce, United States Senate, 74th Congress, First Session, on S. 2288, a Bill to Provide for the Measurement of Vessels Using the Panama Canal and for Other Purposes, April 4 and 5, 1935

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1935 - Canals - 167 pages
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Page 73 - No part of any vessel shall be required by the preceding section to be measured or registered for tonnage that is used for cabins or state-rooms, and constructed entirely above the first deck, which is not a deck to the hull.
Page 67 - Provided, That nothing shall be added to the gross tonnage for any sheltered space above the upper deck which is under cover and open to the weather; that is, not inclosed.
Page 6 - ... 2. On vessels in ballast without passengers or cargo forty (40) per cent less than the rate of tolls for vessels with passengers or cargo.
Page 5 - ... cents per net registered ton as nearly as the same may be determined, nor be less than the equivalent of seventy-five cents per net registered ton.
Page 70 - If there be a break, a poop, or any other permanent closed-in space on the upper deck, available for cargo or stores, or for the berthing or accommodation of passengers or crew...
Page 73 - ... having its hatchways or other openings provided with means for closing them against the action of the sea and weather upon the space below enclosed by the sides of the vessel, making the said space a fit place for the stowage of general cargo, is to be considered the upper deck to the hull.
Page 52 - Without objection, the committee will stand in recess until 2 o'clock this afternoon. (Thereupon, at 12.20 o'clock pm, the committee took a recess until 2 o'clock pm of the same day.) AFTER RECESS. The committee resumed its session at 2.30 o'clock pm, pursuant to the taking of recess.
Page 66 - ... and the quotient shall be deemed to be the tonnage of such space, and shall be added to the other tonnage of the vessel, ascertained as above directed.
Page 66 - And if the vessel has more than three decks, the tonnage of each space between decks, above the tonnage deck, shall be severally ascertained in the manner above described, and shall be added to the tonnage of the vessel, ascertained as aforesaid.
Page 67 - Opening not to be enclosed. The middle line tonnage opening in a shelter deck must not be within a superstructure of any type. (f) Tonnage openings in shelter deck space. When the permanent deck opening is situated aft, there must be at least two openings, each 3 feet wide by 4 feet high in the clear, in each of the transverse bulkheads within the shelter deck space forward of said deck opening; or should the deck opening be forward, the same requirements apply to transverse bulkheads abaft such...

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