Aug 27, 2012

Fishermen: "voluntary" dockside USCG inspections to be mandatory starting Oct0ber 16th

As of October 16, 2012the United States Coast Guard voluntary dockside safety exam becomes mandatory for all commercial State registered and federally documented fishing vessels operating beyond 3 nautical miles from the territorial sea baseline 

 This includes any full time commercial fishing vessel as well as recreational vessels while operating with a commercial permit to sell their catchThis requirement was mandated by the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010. 

Contact the Coast Guard safety examiner below for more information or to schedule an exam. Dockside exams are free of charge. 

Contact for Maine/New Hampshire:
Kevin Plowman 207-780-3256
Gerry Moores 207-838-4440

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