U.S. Code of Federal Regulations
Regulations most recently checked for updates: Aug 10, 2020
(a) General. Each vessel must have a line-throwing appliance approved under approval series 160.040.
(b) Stowage. The line-throwing appliance and its equipment must be readily accessible for use.
(c) Additional equipment. Each vessel must carry the following equipment for the line-throwing appliance -
(1) The equipment on the list provided by the manufacturer with the approved appliance; and
(2) An auxiliary line that -
(i) Is at least 450 meters (1,500 feet) long;
(ii) Has a breaking strength of at least 40 kiloNewtons (9,000 pounds-force); and
(iii) Is, if synthetic, of a dark color or certified by the manufacturer to be resistant to deterioration from ultraviolet light.