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Small Passenger Vessel

     USCG Vessel Inspection

SPV Requirements | International Voyage | ISM | Stability | Stream Line Inspection

U. S. small passenger vessels under 100 gross tons operating on navigable waterways of the United States are inspected for safety by the U. S. Coast Guard who also manages the licensing program for vessel personnel. Safety inspection information is provided below. More detailed information is provided on the Coast Guard's Homeport site (Domestic Vessels) and Coast Guard Headquarters Commercial Vessels Compliance CG-CVC-1. Please contact the Officer in Charge of Marine Inspection (OCMI) that is closest to your port. Port contacts are available under the Homeport Port Directory.

For vessels carrying 6 or fewer passengers for hire, refer to Uninspected Passenger Vessels.

Is my vessel operation considered passengers for hire? Refer to USCG guidance NVIC 7-94 or our handout.

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