Fishing Vessel Safety Division (CG-CVC-3)

Policy

Below is a list of all policy associated with Commercial Fishing Vessels.

Number Program Subject
13-04 (Ch-1) CG-CVC Distant Water Tuna Fleet Vessels Manning Exemption Guidance
13-04 CG-CVC Distant Water Tuna Fleet Vessels Manning Exemption Guidance (Superseded by 13-04 Ch-1)
12-02 CG-543 Commercial Fishing vessel (CFV) Safety Program Management; USCG Auxiliary CFV Examiner and Dockwalking Augmentation
12-01 CG-543 Alternate Compliance and Safety Agreement (ACSA) Program
11-15 CG-543 Processing of Merchant Mariner Credentials (MMC) for Mariners not Requiring a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
11-15 CG-543 Explanation of CG-543 Policy Letter 11-15
11-11 (Ch-1) CG-CVC Engineering Officer Endorsements on Commercial Fishing Industry Vessels
11-11 CG-543 Engineering Officer Endorsements on Commercial Fishing Industry Vessels (Superseded by 11-11 Ch-1)
11-02 CG-543 Guidelines for Acceptance of Perko Navigational Light Fixtures on Uninspected Commercial Vessels
06-04 CG-543 Uninspected Commercial Vessel Safety Program Management; USCG Auxiliary Examiner and Dockwalking Augmentation
06-03 CG-PCV Exemption Letters for Existing Fish Processing Vessels
04-08 CG-543 Unserviceable Survival Craft on Commercial Fishing Vessels
04-07 CG-MOC Fishing Industry Vessel Third Party Examination Program

Instruction

Commandant Instruction (COMDINST) 16711.14: Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Training and Qualification
The purpose of this Instruction is to promulgate uniform Coast Guard policies regarding training and qualification of personnel providing voluntary dockside examination services and conducting at-sea boardings of commercial fishing industry vessels. The goal of the fishing vessel safety program is to achieve a significant reduction in Commercial Fishing Industry fatalities and vessel losses through public awareness, voluntary dockside examinations and at-sea boardings. Well trained commercial fishing vessel dockside examiners and boarding officers will foster public awareness of fishing vessel safety and promote regulations compliance.

Commandant Instruction (COMDINST) 16711.13B: Implementation of the Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Regulations
The purpose of this Instruction is to promulgate revisions to Coast Guard implementation policies for the Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Regulations. This Instruction reiterates goals, establishes new policies, and outlines responsibilities of personnel and units having coordination, boarding and examination roles. It shall be used by all Active Duty, Reserve, Auxiliary and Civilian personnel involved in the Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Program. The Coast Guard's goal of achieving a significant reduction in commercial fishing industry fatalities and vessel losses through education, voluntary dockside examinations and at-sea boardings remains unchanged.

Marine Safety Manual References

Marine Safety Manual Volume II: Material Inspection

  • Section B: Domestic Inspection Programs
  • Chapter 4: Inspection Procedures Applicable to Vessel Types, Classes & Categories
  • Sub-Chapter T: Fishing & Fishery-related Vessels

Marine Safety Manual Volume III: Marine Industry Personnel

  • Chapter 13: Licensing for Operations of Uninspected Vessels
  • Chapter 26: Manning of Uninspected Vessels