USCG Mandates Dockside Exams for Certain Vessels


USCG dockside exam

Starting October 15, 2015, the United States Coast Guard will require mandatory dockside safety examinations for certain fishing vessels.  For our region, specifically those vessels who fish outside 3 nautical miles from shore, or carry more than 16 individuals on board regardless of where you operate.

For a full outline of regulations, download the Letter to Industry on CFV Exams – Aug 2015, or visit for more details.

You can request a dockside examination online at

*U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Lauren Jorgensen