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USCG seeks input on overhead accidents


The U.S. Coast Guard has called for public comment on the problem of overhead clearance (air-draft) accidents.

In its petition, which calls for vessel masters to be provided with accurate vertical air draft information, a maritime organization has described 16 overhead clearance accidents that it says were avoidable and that resulted in damage to or destruction of waterway infrastructure and inconvenienced the public.

The Coast Guard will consider all comments received in response to this notification in determining whether to initiate the requested rulemaking.

Comments and related material must be received by March 20, either through its online docket via or to the Docket Management Facility.

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