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Prevention Department

Inspections Division



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:

(a) Vessel inspection, including passenger vessels and barges carrying oil and hazardous cargoes.

(b) Facility inspection, including facilities transferring oil and hazardous cargoes and certain dangerous cargoes.

(c) Port safety and security, including facility and vessel inspections for compliance with security regulations.

(d) Aquatic nuisance species.

(e) Recreational boating safety.

(f) Uninspected vessel safety (Towing vessels and Uninspected Passenger Vessels).

(g) Transfer monitors of oil and hazardous cargoes in bulk.

Vessel Inspections

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 speaking with a vessel inspector at the following numbers:

St. Louis, MO- (314) 269-2686
Peoria, IL- (309) 694-7779
Quad Cities- (309) 782-0627
St. Paul, MN- (612) 725-1875

Facility Inspections

To schedule a facility inspection speak with a facility inspector at one of the following number:

St. Louis, MO- (314) 269-2686
Peoria, IL- (309) 694-7779
Quad Cities- (309) 782-0627
St. Paul, MN- (612) 725-1875


Electronic Navigation Publications on Vessels Application for Inspection of US Vessel -New Construction (CG-3752A) Drug Testing Guidance
Hull Inspection (Fiberglass) Hull Inspection (Steel) Logbook Form
Sector UMR Marine Casualty Brochure Topside Inspection Pamphlet Preparing for Small Passenger Vessel Dry-dock Examination
PVA Risk Guide Top 10 Small Passenger Vessel Deficiencies  
Application for Inspection of U.S. Vessel (CG-3752) Sector UMR Small Passenger Vessel Guide  


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