This standard is being balloted for withdrawal with no replacement because This standard specification was re-approved in 2012. However, prior to going to print, it was found that there were serious technical issues with the standard. Mainly, the design of the plug and the recess were not clear. Having asked around US commercial shipyards, operators and Navy, no satisfactory answer was found. Hence, it is necessary to re-ballot this, through both the Subcommittee and the Main Committee for withdraw without replacement.
Keywordsboss assemblies; docking/drain plug; drydocking; rudder; shell; tank bottom plate ;
Ballot Item Approved as F991M-2012 and Pending Publication