USCG – Domestic Vessel Passenger Weights

Friday, November 03, 2006
The US Coast Guard issued a notice stating that it is considering supplemental guidance to owners and operators of small passenger vessels to avoid operation in environmental conditions that are inappropriate for their vessels. This draft guidance provides that, for passenger pontoon vessels, reasonable operating conditions do not include wind gusts over 30 knots, waves over. Source: HK Law

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