13th Coast Guard District
915 Second Ave
Seattle, WA 98176
A web site for Commercial Fishing Vessel Owners, Operators and Crew
Mandatory Dockside Safety Exams Delayed But Must be completed by Oct 15, 2015.
Due to a change by Congress, exams are not required now, but must be completed prior to Oct 15, 2015 for all commercial fishing vessels that operate beyond 3 miles off shore. View Coast Guard letter to the fishing industry.
Although you are not required to get an exam, your vessel is required to have all of the required equipment on board. If boarded at sea, you will be checked for all of the required equipment. A voluntary dockside exam is a good way to ensure your vessel has all of the required equipment. Vessels with decals will see shorter boarding times.