Commercial Vessel Compliance

6/10/2016: Safety alert – Federal safety requirements for vessels carrying paying passengers

The Coast Guard issued marine safety alert 05-16, ‘Enjoying the Waterways in a Safe (and Legal) Manner.’ This safety alert seeks to raise awareness regarding federal safety requirements for vessels carrying any paying passengers onboard a vessel on navigable U.S. waters.

Specifically, the safety alert touches on non-compliant operations onboard uninspected passenger vessels.

View the safety alert for full details.

This blog is not a replacement or substitute for the formal posting of regulations and updates or existing processes for receiving formal feedback of the same. Links provided on this blog will direct the reader to official source documents, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These documents remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.

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