Coast Guard to conduct fishing vessel dockside exams


January 20, 2022

Several Coast Guard personnel will be in Petersburg from February 2nd to the 5 th to conduct dockside safety exams on commercial fishing vessels.

Anyone interested in obtaining a dockside examination should sign up at the harbormaster’s office. These exams are free, take about an hour, and help ensure vessels are being operated safely and legally. Vessels passing their exam will be issued a decal that is good for two years.

Prior to the exam, vessel owners are encouraged to visit, where they can create a customized checklist of federal requirements for their vessel. This...

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