No deck cargo shall be carried unless written authorization has been granted by the port director in each individual case. A reduction in the number of passengers may be made at the discretion of the port director where a vessel is carrying a deck load. The decision of the port director will be final. No cargo shall be carried in areas so designated on the vessel’s certificate.History: Bd. of Mar. Insp. Regs., eff 16 Oct 72, 5.02.