Commercial Vessel Compliance

Work Instruction: Laid up Inspected/Examined Vessels

The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance published Work Instruction CVC-WI-018(1), “Laid up Inspected/Examined Vessels.” This work instruction outlines the process of laying up inspected and examined commercial vessels and provides greater consistency and continuity between Captain of the Port Zones. Additionally, completing the lay-up process will alleviate operators of paying user fees for
laid-up vessels.

The work instruction can be viewed on the Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance Publications, References & Work Instructions webpage.

Questions related to this work instruction should be directed to the Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance, Flag State Control Division (CG-CVC-4) at

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