The Inspection Division manages and oversees the regulatory and inspection
elements of the Coast Guard's marine safety, security, and environmental
protection responsibilities by ensuring overall compliance in regulated
communities, including but not limited to:
- Vessel inspection, including passenger vessels and barges carrying oil
and hazardous cargoes.
- Facility inspection, including facilities transferring oil and hazardous
cargoes and certain dangerous cargoes.
- Port safety and security, including facility and vessel inspections
for compliance with security regulations.
- Aquatic nuisance species.
- Recreational boating safety.
- Uninspected vessel safety (Towing vessels and Uninspected Passenger
- Transfer monitors of oil and hazardous cargoes in bulk.
Inspections for Certification (COI) must be conducted within
90 days prior to the expiration date of the current COI. Inspections for
certification require a 30 day written notification which should be submitted
to the office conducting the inspection. Requests should be submitted on
an Application for Inspection
of U.S. Vessel (CG-3752).
Annual and Periodic inspections must be conducted within 90 days before or after each anniversary date. These inspections do not require written application and may be made by speaking with a vessel inspector at one of the following numbers:
- Domestic Vessel Inspections Dispatcher: (504) 365-2242
- Port State Control Arrivals Desk: (504) 365-2361
Request For Inspection, U.S. Flagged Vessel Operating in Central/South America and Mexico
To schedule an inspection or to speak with an inspector, contact the Facilities Compliance Branch at (504) 365-2370.
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Last Modified 12/17/2015