In accordance with the Congressional Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 and the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2012, mandatory Dockside Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety (CFVS) Exams are starting October 15, 2015 and will need to be renewed once every 5 years. Also, survival crafts that ensure no part of an individual is immersed in water will be required starting February 26, 2016. Details may be found at http://www.fishsafe.info/Letter%20to%20Industry%20on%20CFV%20Exams%20-%20Aug%202015.pdf or website www.fishsafe.com.
For any question please feel free to contact your local CFVS Examiner.
Mr. Al Waterford, USCG (ret.)
Program Manager, Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety
Fishing and Passenger Vessel Examiner
United States Coast Guard
Sector St. Petersburg
155 Columbia Dr.
Tampa, FL 33606
Tel #: (813) 228-2196, ext. #8136
Fax #: (813) 228-2399
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