USCG Clarifies Safety Exams Protocol for CFV's
The Coast Guard published Marine Safety Information Bulletin, or MSIB, 12-15 to provide clarification about the five-year mandatory dockside safety exam that applies to many commercial fishing vessels.
Effective October 15, 2015, law requires completion of a mandatory dockside safety exam on certain CFVs at least once every five years.
Please read MSIB 12-15 for full details and information on:
- CFVs affected by the exam requirement
- Exam date requirements
- Compliance determination
- Certificate of Compliance
- Voluntary exams
- How to request a dockside safety exam