USCG Clarifies Safety Exams Protocol for CFV's

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

October 21, 2015

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
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