Chapter 11: Tenders

V1101 General.  Tenders shall comply with the provisions of Chapter 11 where required by V201.1.3.

V1102 Wheelchair Spaces.  At least two wheelchair spaces shall be provided and shall comply V1102.

V1102.1 Deck Surface.  The deck surface of wheelchair spaces shall comply with V302.  Changes in level are not permitted.

Exception:  Slopes not steeper than 1:48 shall be permitted.

V1102.2 Width.  A single wheelchair space shall be 36 inches (915 mm) wide minimum.  Where two adjacent wheelchair spaces are provided, each wheelchair space shall be 33 inches (840 mm) wide minimum.

V1102.3 Depth.  Wheelchair spaces shall be 48 inches (1220 mm) deep minimum.

V1102.4 Securement.  Wheelchair spaces shall be provided with securement systems which limit the movement of occupied wheelchairs or mobility aids under normal tender operating conditions.

V1103 Accessible Route.  At least one onboard accessible route complying with V402 shall connect each wheelchair space to the entry and departure points of the tender used by passengers in non-emergency conditions serving the seating area in which the wheelchair space is located.

V1104 Boarding Systems.  Where tenders embark or disembark passengers to vessels, fixed piers, floating piers, or landside structures, a method complying with criteria established by the US Department of Transportation shall be provided to facilitate the embarkation and disembarkation of passengers with disabilities.