149.691 What means of escape are required§ 149.691 What means of escape are required?
(a) Each deepwater port must have both primary and secondary means of escape. Each of these means must either:
(1) Comply with 46 CFR 108.151; or
(2) Be designed and installed in compliance with a national consensus standard, as that term is defined in 29 CFR 1910.2, for use in evacuating the deepwater port.
(b) A primary means of escape consists of a fixed stairway or a fixed ladder, constructed of steel.
(c) A secondary means of escape consists of either:
(1) A fixed stairway or a fixed ladder, constructed of steel; or
(2) A marine evacuation system, a portable flexible ladder, a knotted manrope, or a similar device determined by the Sector Commander, or MSU Commander with COTP and OCMI authority to provide an equivalent or better means of escape.[USCG-1998-3884, 71 FR 57651, Sept. 29, 2006, as amended by USCG-2013-0397, 78 FR 39180, July 1, 2013]