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2 4/29/20151 Initial VSC Training Program Purpose To qualify members as Vessel Examiners Vessel Examiners – We Deliver

3 4/29/20152 Chapter 1 one of three Definitions The VSC Program The Vessel Examiner The Vessel Safety Check

4 4/29/20153 Chapter 1 – The Vessel Safety Check Program VSCs are generally performed on recreational boats under 65 feet. VSC requirements parallel federal regulations regarding equipment and safety conditions of the vessel. VSCs are generally performed on recreational boats under 65 feet. VSC requirements parallel federal regulations regarding equipment and safety conditions of the vessel. Vessel Examiners – We Deliver

5 4/29/20154 Chapter 1 two of three Vessels eligible for the VSC Vessels eligible for the VSC Vessels NOT eligible for the VSC Vessels NOT eligible for the VSC Activities beyond the scope of the VSC Activities beyond the scope of the VSC Relations with Law Enforcement officials Relations with Law Enforcement officials

6 4/29/20155 Chapter 1 three of three District supervision of the VSC Program District supervision of the VSC Program VSC performed outside your home District VSC performed outside your home District Vessel Examiner qualifications Vessel Examiner qualifications

7 4/29/20156 Chapter 2 – Vessel Safety Check Techniques This chapter addresses the techniques that the Vessel Examiner should be aware of and adhere to when performing a Vessel Safety Check This chapter addresses the techniques that the Vessel Examiner should be aware of and adhere to when performing a Vessel Safety Check

8 4/29/20157 Chapter 3 – The VSC Decal Requirements This chapter focuses on what the Vessel Examiner and the boater need to understand to ensure the safety of the boat and its passengers.

9 4/29/20158 Coast Guard Approved and Certified Equipment

10 4/29/20159 Vessel Safety Check Decal Requirements ITEM 1 - Display of Numbers VSC Manual Page 11

11 4/29/ Letters and numbers must be:  At least 3” high.  Block-type letters.  Color contrast with hull color.  Space or hyphen between letters and numbers equal to the width of another letter except “I”.  Attached to forward half of the boat.  State decal is placed according to the requirements of the state of registration (Aft of numbers in Washington)

12 4/29/ Boat Numbers WN 1234 AB CHARACTERS Block not less than 3 inches high COLOR Must be of a Color Contrasting to the Background SPACING Hyphen or Equivalent Space Between 3 Parts of Number PLACEMENT Painted or Attached to Each Side of Bow Always Read Left to Right WN 1234 AB WN-1234-AB WN1234AB FL 1234 AB

13 4/29/ Not permanently attachedNot blockNo spaces Under overhangNot contrasting color Incorrect numbers

14 4/29/ Dark numbers on a tinted window and no spacesBackwards (right to left) Incorrect numbers (cont.) Check both sides

15 4/29/ Registration / Documentation State Registration Must be registered in the State of principal use. Documented vessel with a hailing port of Washington or Oregon must be registered. Documented vessel owned in Idaho is not required to be registered. Vessel numbers are obtained from the State. Vessel numbers remain with the vessel after it is sold. Unless sold to outside of the State. Some boats don’t require registration. Check State requirements. If operator’s name doesn’t match owner’s, VE must be satisfied that the operator is authorized to use the boat. Verify that registration # on boat agrees with registration papers. Check Registration is signed. Check hasn’t passed the expiration date. Must be aboard whenever vessel is being used.

16 4/29/ Reading the Washington State “Registration Certificate” for a registered vessel Owner(s) Hull Id Number Expiration Date Registration Number Documentation Official Number (if is documented) Signature(s) PJGPJ12 Fuel Type G = gasoline D = Diesel Length feet

17 4/29/ Documented Vessel Documentation managed by US Coast Guard. Name & hailing port (city & state) must be together, clearly visible, at least 4 inches, & on exterior of hull. Official # must be permanently marked (can’t be obliterated) on interior structure of hull in block Arabic #s, at least 3 inches high, clearly visible, preceded by letters “No.”. Name, hailing port, & official # on boat must agree with documentation. State revenue decal must be affixed to boat per State requirements. Required to Not show State registration #. Washington State decals must be affixed to both sides of forward half of vessel. Oregon State decals must be affixed to both sides of aft half of vessel. Idaho no decal is required. Check within passed the expiration date. Documentation must be aboard whenever vessel is being used.

18 4/29/ Vessel Name Official NumberHull Id Number Hailing Port Owner / Operator Expiration Date How to read a “Certificate of Documentation” for a documented vessel Length feet

19 4/29/ Name & Port are not clearly legible or visible. Proper & permanent Documentation # Note: on inside of hull & over coated State decal on fwd half of boat

20 4/29/ Vessel Safety Check ITEM 2 – Registration / Documentation VSC Manual Page 11

21 4/29/ The Legal Paperwork one of two State Registration  Must be registered in the state of principal use.  Vessel numbers are obtained from the State  Vessel numbers remain with the vessel after it is sold.

22 4/29/ The Legal Paperwork two of two Documented Vessel  5 or more net tons (capacity).  Pleasure use only.  Owner must be US Citizen.

23 4/29/ Hull Identification Number HIN HIN Usually on Starboard Side of Transom Usually on Starboard Side of Transom Must be on hull not top structure. May near the waterline Must be on hull not top structure. May near the waterline

24 4/29/ Hull Identification Number Before July 31, 1984 Before July 31, 1984 Since August 1, 1984 Since August 1, 1984 MANUFACTURERS I.D. CODE HULL SERIAL NUMBER DATE OF CERTIFICATION A B C M 7 3 E A B C A MANUFACTURERS I.D. CODE MANUFACTURERS I.D. CODE HULL SERIAL NUMBER HULL SERIAL NUMBER DATE OF CERTIFICATION OPTIONAL METHOD DATE OFCERTIFICATION MODEL YEAR

25 4/29/ Measuring the Length of Boats

26 4/29/ Decal Requirements ITEM 3 – Life Jackets (PFDs) VSC Manual Page 13

27 4/29/ Life Jackets (PFDs) one of two Must Be Coast Guard approved and suitable size for wearer Must Be Coast Guard approved and suitable size for wearer For boats Less than 16’ For boats Less than 16’  One wearable for each person For boats 16’ and longer For boats 16’ and longer  One wearable for each person  PLUS one throwable on the boat

28 4/29/ Destroy

29 4/29/ Type IV Throwable Designed to be thrown, NOT WORN. Designed to be thrown, NOT WORN. Must have on aboard for boats 16 feet or longer. Must have on aboard for boats 16 feet or longer.

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31 4/29/ Type V May provide the performance of Type I, II or III as marked on the label May provide the performance of Type I, II or III as marked on the label The label may state “approved only when worn”, if so, it must be worn during the VSC. The label may state “approved only when worn”, if so, it must be worn during the VSC.

32 4/29/ Fully inflatable Life Jacket Must be worn! May perform as a type II or III when inflated Manual and/or automatic inflatable Checking this device

33 4/29/ PWC Riding & Water Skiing PWCs (AKA Jet Skies) and Water Skiers can easily exceed the structural capability of regular life jackets. They may tear off on impact. PWCs (AKA Jet Skies) and Water Skiers can easily exceed the structural capability of regular life jackets. They may tear off on impact.Therefore Speed Rated Life Jackets are required on PWCs and Water Skiers. They are available rated to Speed Rated Life Jackets are required on PWCs and Water Skiers. They are available rated to 50 MPH – 75 MPH – 100 MPH

34 4/29/ Decal Requirements ITEM 4 – Visual Distress Signals VSC Manual Page 16

35 4/29/ Visual Distress Signal Required Approved VDS for: All vessels > 16 feet All vessels > 16 feet Operating on the “high seas”, Great Lakes or Coastal waters of the US Operating on the “high seas”, Great Lakes or Coastal waters of the US ALL other boats must carry a suitable means of distress signaling ALL other boats must carry a suitable means of distress signaling  Others need not be USCG approved ( Flashlight, etc)

36 4/29/ Visual Distress Signals Day - Night Day - Night Pyrotechnic - Non-Pyrotechnic Pyrotechnic - Non-Pyrotechnic Coastal Waters - Great Lakes – Inland Waters Coastal Waters - Great Lakes – Inland Waters

37 4/29/ Non Pyrotechnic Visual Distress Signals Day Day Night Night

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39 4/29/ Visual Distress Signals (VDS) Pyrotechnic Devices N Orange Smoke (Day) N Hand Held Flares (Day & Night) N Aerial Flares (Day & Night)

40 4/29/ Visual Distress Signals (VDS) Nighttime Non-Pyrotechnic Devices  Flash Light (SOS)  Strobe Light (Inland Waters Only) Flashes per Minute

41 4/29/ Decal Requirements ITEM 5 – Fire Extinguishers VSC Manual Page 17

42 4/29/ Fire Extinguishers Must be Coast Guard approved Must be Coast Guard approved Coast Guard classification Coast Guard classification  B-I, B-II  Indicates weight of agent  Type of fire

43 4/29/ Types of Fire Extinguishers Carbon Dioxide Carbon Dioxide Dry Chemicals Dry Chemicals FE 241, FM 200 & Halotron* * Replacements for Halon

44 4/29/ Class B Fire Extinguishers Coast Guard Classification (type-size) Underwriter’s Laboratory Listing Carbon Dioxide (lbs.) Dry Chemical (lbs.) Halon (lbs.) B-I B-II 5B 10B

45 4/29/ Minimum Number of Hand Portable Fire Extinguishers With and Without Fixed Extinguishing Systems Length of Vessel Less than 26 feet 26 ft. to under 40 ft. 40 ft. to 65 ft. No fixed system in machinery space Fixed fire extinguishing system in machinery space 1 B-I 2 B-I or 1 B-II 3 B-I or 1 B-I and 1 B-II None 1 B-I 2 B-I or 1 B-II

46 4/29/ FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

47 4/29/ Decal Requirements ITEM 6 - Ventilation VSC Manual Page 19

48 4/29/ Ventilation System General Precautions: Use your Nose If you smell gasoline, DO NOT START THE ENGINE. Find the source of the leak and fix it!

49 4/29/ Ventilation Ventilation is not required in open boats. (Engine and Fuel tank are out in the open.)

50 4/29/ Ventilation Systems Powered Ventilation Systems

51 4/29/ Ventilation Systems Powered Ventilation Systems

52 4/29/ Natural Ventilation

53 4/29/ Have Proper Ventilation

54 4/29/ Warning Label Warning Gas vapors can explode Before starting engine, check engine compartment and bilge for gas vapors (Sniff) Then - operate blower for four minutes

55 4/29/ Decal Requirements ITEM 7 – Backfire Flame Control VSC Manual Page 21

56 4/29/ Inboard Engines Must Have Backfire Flame Control

57 4/29/ Backfire Flame Control

58 4/29/ Decal Requirements ITEM 8 – Sound Producing Devices VSC Manual Page 22

59 4/29/ Sound Producing Devices Electric Horn Electric Horn Electric Horn Electric Horn Airhorn Airhorn Airhorn Coach’s Whistle Coach’s Whistle Coach’s Whistle Coach’s Whistle Whistle Whistle Whistle

60 4/29/ Sound Producing Devices Audibility Range Required: Less than 65 feet long mile Longer than 65 feet mile

61 4/29/ Requirements over 39.4 ft. *? Whistle or horn Whistle or horn Bell Bell

62 4/29/ PWC Operator Should Have Whistle Attached To Life Jacket.

63 4/29/ Decal Requirements ITEM 9 – Navigation Lights VSC Manual Page 22

64 4/29/ Definitions Sidelight Sidelight Sternlight Sternlight Towing light Towing light All-Around light All-Around light Flashing light Flashing light Special flashing light Special flashing light

65 4/29/ Arc of visibility Port – red o Port – red o Starboard – green o Starboard – green o Stern – white 135 o Stern – white 135 o Masthead – white 225 o Masthead – white 225 o Anchor – white 360 o Anchor – white 360 o

66 4/29/ Vessels under 65 feet

67 4/29/ Vessels under 39.4 feet may:

68 4/29/ Sail <23 feet and Vessel under oars may: Carry a flashlight or lantern showing a white light that could be displayed in time to prevent a collision Carry a flashlight or lantern showing a white light that could be displayed in time to prevent a collision

69 4/29/ Additional Requirements Anchor lights Anchor lights  Exclusions Sailboat when under power is a power boat Sailboat when under power is a power boat

70 4/29/ Decal Requirements ITEM 10 – Pollution Placard VSC Manual Page 25

71 4/29/ The Federal Water Pollution Control Act Prohibits the discharge of oil or hazardous substances which may be harmful into U.S. navigable waters. Prohibits the discharge of oil or hazardous substances which may be harmful into U.S. navigable waters. Vessels longer than 26 feet must display a placard Vessels longer than 26 feet must display a placard  5 x 8 durable material  In a conspicuous place near pump station and machinery space May be ordered free from USPS Insurance Provider on VSC Web Site

72 4/29/ Pollution Placard VSCM pg 25 & Fed’l & ABWH & AVEM pg 3-37 & 6-56 Vessels 26 ft in length & over must display a placard at least 5 by 8 inches, made of durable material, fixed in a conspicuous place in the machinery spaces, or at the bilge pump control station, stating the following: A vessel with propulsion machinery must have the capacity to retain oil mixtures on board and a fixed or portable method to discharge oil waste to a reception facility is required. For a recreational boat a bucket of bailer is suitable.

73 4/29/ Decal Requirements ITEM 11 – MARPOL Placard VSC Manual Page 25

74 4/29/ MARPOL Placards The “International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships” (Marine Pollution Limitation = MARPOL ANNEX V) places limitations on the discharge of garbage from vessels. It is illegal to dump plastic anywhere in the ocean or navigable waters of the United States. The “International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships” (Marine Pollution Limitation = MARPOL ANNEX V) places limitations on the discharge of garbage from vessels. It is illegal to dump plastic anywhere in the ocean or navigable waters of the United States.

75 4/29/ MARPOL Placard Requirements United States vessels of 26 feet or longer must display, in a prominent location, a durable, placard at least 4 x 9 inches notifying the crew and passengers of the discharge restrictions. United States vessels of 26 feet or longer must display, in a prominent location, a durable, placard at least 4 x 9 inches notifying the crew and passengers of the discharge restrictions.

76 4/29/ MARPOL Placard May be ordered free from USPS Insurance Provider on VSC Web Site United States vessels of 26 feet or longer must display, in a prominent location, a durable, placard at least 4 x 9 inches notifying the crew and passengers of the discharge restrictions. United States vessels of 26 feet or longer must display, in a prominent location, a durable, placard at least 4 x 9 inches notifying the crew and passengers of the discharge restrictions.

77 4/29/ MARPOL Exceptions Recreational vessels used exclusively in the Great Lakes may use the Annex V placards or a specially developed placard that prohibits the dumping of garbage. Recreational vessels used exclusively in the Great Lakes may use the Annex V placards or a specially developed placard that prohibits the dumping of garbage. The trash placard is NOT required on inland lakes and sole state waters. The trash placard is NOT required on inland lakes and sole state waters.

78 4/29/ Trash Plan Requirement Boats 40 ft or longer and are equipped with a galley and berthing must have a written Boats 40 ft or longer and are equipped with a galley and berthing must have a written Trash Management Plan

79 4/29/ Decal Requirements ITEM 12 – Marine Sanitation Devices VSC Manual Page 26

80 4/29/ MSD Requirements All recreational vessels with installed toilet facilities MUST have an operable marine sanitation device (MSD) on board. Direct discharge toilets are illegal. All recreational vessels with installed toilet facilities MUST have an operable marine sanitation device (MSD) on board. Direct discharge toilets are illegal.  Vessels < 65 feet may install type I, II or III MSD  Vessels longer than or equal to 65 feet must install a type II or III MSD

81 4/29/ Types of MSD Type I and Type II devices have the ability to treat waste and discharge overboard. Type III devices re-circulate waste. They are discharged at a pump out station or offshore in a legal dumping area.

82 4/29/ No-Discharge Area A Type I or II flow- through MSD must be adequately secured while the vessel is in a no- discharge area to prevent any overboard discharge of treated or untreated sewage.

83 4/29/ Decal Requirements ITEM 13 – Navigation Rules VSC Manual Page 26

84 4/29/ Carriage of Inland Navigation Rules Self propelled vessel 39.4 feet or longer shall carry on board and maintain for ready reference a complete and current copy of the Navigation Rules.

85 4/29/ Decal Requirements ITEM 14 – State and Local Requirements VSC Manual Page 26

86 4/29/ State and Local Requirements The requirements of the state where the VSC is conducted will be included in the VSC. The requirements of the state where the VSC is conducted will be included in the VSC. While states may require liability insurance, license restrictions, or specific activity equipment, only equipment directly related to vessel safety or items on the VSC checklist will be considered. While states may require liability insurance, license restrictions, or specific activity equipment, only equipment directly related to vessel safety or items on the VSC checklist will be considered.

87 4/29/ Vessel Check Decal Requirements ITEM 15 – Overall Vessel Condition VSC Manual Page 26

88 4/29/ Overall Vessel Condition The vessel must be in safe overall condition in order to meet the final requirement for the VSC decal. The vessel must be in safe overall condition in order to meet the final requirement for the VSC decal. Items critical to the safety of the vessel must be acceptable before the VE awards the VSC decal. Items critical to the safety of the vessel must be acceptable before the VE awards the VSC decal.

89 4/29/ Overall Vessel Condition Deck free of hazards Deck free of hazards Clean Bilge Clean Bilge Electrical Systems Electrical Systems Fuel Systems Fuel Systems Galley Galley Heating System Heating System

90 4/29/ Electrical and Fuel Systems

91 4/29/ Galley and Heating Systems

92 4/29/ Recommended and Discussion Items

93 4/29/ Marine Radio Distress Calls  MAYDAY  PAN-PAN  SECURITY Radio Licenses Radio Listening Watch DCS Radios & GPS False Distress Signals

94 4/29/ Dewatering Devices and Backup At least one effective dewatering device At least one effective dewatering device Also one manual device such as a pail or hand pump Also one manual device such as a pail or hand pump

95 4/29/ Mounted Fire Extinguishers While it is NOT required to mount fire extinguishers, it is recommended that they be mounted in a readily visible and consistent location known to all aboard.

96 4/29/ Should Have An Anchor And Line Suitable For Boat And Boating Area.

97 4/29/ First Aid Kits Boaters are encouraged to carry additional safety equipment including a First Aid Kit. These can be purchased in various sizes, depending on the type of boating a person does (small lakes versus offshore cruising). Boaters are encouraged to carry additional safety equipment including a First Aid Kit. These can be purchased in various sizes, depending on the type of boating a person does (small lakes versus offshore cruising).

98 4/29/ Person in Water Kits A line attached to the Life Jacket or ring thrown to a PIW will provide a means for pulling the Person in the Water back to the vessel. A line attached to the Life Jacket or ring thrown to a PIW will provide a means for pulling the Person in the Water back to the vessel.

99 4/29/ VDS Onboard for Inland Use Although not required it is always a good idea to have a way to signal for HELP.

100 4/29/ Capacity Plate Information Outboards Outboards  U.S. Coast Guard Capacity Information  Maximum Horse Power  Maximum Persons Capacity  Maximum Weight Capacity Persons Motor & GearPersons Motor & Gear Inboards Inboards  U.S. Coast Guard Capacity Information  Maximum Persons Capacity  Maximum Weight Capacity Persons Motor & GearPersons Motor & Gear

101 4/29/ Capacity Plate for Outboards U.S. COAST GUARD CAPACITY INFORMATION MAXIMUM HORSE POWER MAXIMUM PERSONS CAPACITY (POUNDS) MAXIMUM WEIGHT CAPACITY PERSONS MOTOR & GEAR (POUNDS)

102 4/29/ Capacity Plate for Inboards U.S. COAST GUARD CAPACITY INFORMATION MAXIMUM PERSONS CAPACITY (POUNDS) MAXIMUM WEIGHT CAPACITY PERSONS MOTOR & GEAR (POUNDS)

103 4/29/ Compliance Plate THIS BOAT COMPLIES WITH U.S. COST GUARD SAFETY STANDARDS IN EFFECT ON THE DATE OF CERTIFICATION MODEL NO. SERIAL NO. MFD BY

104 4/29/ Discussion Items one of two a. Accident reporting / Owner responsibility b. Offshore Operation c. Nautical Charts / Navigation Aids d. Survival Tips / First Aid

105 4/29/ Discussion Items two of two e. Fueling / Fuel Mgt. f. Float Plan / Weather & Sea Conditions g. Insurance Considerations h. Boating Check List i. Safe Boating Classes

106 4/29/ Some more topics for discussion

107 4/29/ Warning Systems  Fire Detectors  Smoke Detectors  Combustible Fumes Detectors  Carbon Monoxide Detectors  Fire Extinguisher Alarms

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109 4/29/ Emergency Gear Bag

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111 4/29/ Chapter 5 – Forms and Materials This chapter provides information on resources and forms applicable to the Vessel Safety Check Program. This chapter provides information on resources and forms applicable to the Vessel Safety Check Program.

112 4/29/ Chapter 5 Federal Requirements Pamphlet Federal Requirements Pamphlet Coast Guard Infoline Coast Guard Infoline State Boating Handbook State Boating Handbook VSC Form 7012 VSC Form 7012  Submitted to Squadron Chair  Chair files online with HQ

113 4/29/ Useful WEB Sites USPS National Page – USPS National Page – USPS National Page USPS National Page USPS VSC Pg - USPS VSC Pg - VSC National Public Page – VSC National Public Page – VSC National Public Page VSC National Public Page CG Auxiliary National Page – CG Auxiliary National Page – CG Auxiliary National Page CG Auxiliary National Page

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119 4/29/ Not permanently attachedNot blockNo spaces Under overhangNot contrasting color Incorrect numbers

120 4/29/ Dark numbers on a tinted window and no spacesBackwards (right to left) Incorrect numbers (cont.) Check both sides

121 4/29/ Registration / Documentation State Registration (in Oregon called “Certificate of Number”) Must be registered in the State of principal use. Documented vessel with a hailing port of Washington or Oregon must be registered. Documented vessel with a hailing port of Idaho is not required to be registered. Vessel numbers are obtained from the State. Vessel numbers remain with the vessel after it is sold. Unless sold to outside of the State. Some boats don’t require registration. Check State requirements. If operator’s name doesn’t match owner’s, VE must be satisfied that the operator is authorized to use the boat. Verify that registration # on boat agrees with registration papers. Check Registration is signed. Check hasn’t passed the expiration date. Must be aboard whenever vessel is being used.

122 4/29/ Reading the Washington State “Registration Certificate” for a registered vessel Owner(s) Hull Id Number Expiration Date Registration Number Documentation Official Number (if is documented) Signature(s) PJGPJ12 Fuel Type G = gasoline D = Diesel Length feet

123 4/29/ Documented Vessel Must be at least 5 net tons. Vessel owned by an U.S. citizen or corporation. Documentation is obtained from the US Coast Guard. Verify name & hailing port (city & state) are mark together, clearly legible & visible, height at least 4 inches, & on exterior of hull. Verify official # is permanently marked (can’t be obliterated) on interior structure of hull in block Arabic #s, height at least 3 inches, clearly visible, & preceded by letters “No.”. Verify name, hailing port, & official # on boat agrees with documentation papers. Check State registration decal is affixed to boat per State requirements. Required to Not show State registration #. Washington State decals must be affixed to both sides of forward half of vessel. Oregon State decals must be affixed to both sides of aft half of vessel. Idaho no decal is required. Check hasn’t passed the expiration date. Must be aboard whenever vessel is being used.

124 4/29/ Vessel Name Official NumberHull Id Number Hailing Port Owner / Operator Expiration Date How to read a “Certificate of Documentation” for a documented vessel Length feet

125 4/29/ Name & Port are not clearly legible or visible. Proper & permanent Documentation # Note: on inside of hull & over coated State decal on fwd half of boat

126 4/29/ Pollution Placard VSCM pg 25 & Fed’l & ABWH & AVEM pg 3-37 & 6-56 Vessels 26 ft in length & over must display a placard at least 5 by 8 inches, made of durable material, fixed in a conspicuous place in the machinery spaces, or at the bilge pump control station, stating the following: A vessel with propulsion machinery must have the capacity to retain oil mixtures on board and a fixed or portable method to discharge oil waste to a reception facility is required. For a recreational boat a bucket of bailer is suitable.

127 4/29/ MARPOL Trash Placard United States vessels of 26 feet or longer must display, in a prominent location, a durable, placard at least 4 x 9 inches notifying the crew and passengers of the discharge restrictions. United States oceangoing vessels of 40 ft or longer, which are engaged in commerce or equipped with a galley & berthing, must have a written Waste Management Plan describing the procedures for collecting, processing, storing and discharging garbage, and designate the person who is in charge of carrying out the plan. VSCM pg 25 & Fed’l & ABWH & AVEM pg 3-37 & 6-57


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