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Port State Control Branch

PSC ResourcesThe Port State Control (PSC) Branch ensures that foreign commercial vessels are maintained in a safe and seaworthy condition for the services in which they are intended to be operated. This branch is responsible for inspecting foreign vessels to determine compliance with applicable laws, regulations and Coast Guard Policy relating to construction, equipment, manning and operation.

Port State Control: Conducts PSC examinations on foreign passenger, tank and freight vessels. PSC coordinates vessel arrival notices and prioritizes all foreign vessel boarding. The arrivals desk processes approximately 10,000 vessel arrivals annually.

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USCG 840 Inspection Books
These Inspection Books are used by Marine Inspectors during the course of their inspections. Vessel operators are encouraged to use them in preparation for applicable Coast Guard inspections.

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U.S. Coast Guard Sector Miami
100 MacArthur Causeway
Miami, Florida 33139

Voice:(305) 535-8725
Fax: (305) 535-8740
    or (305) 535-8742

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