On April 18, 2013 the Hooked Up II and crew received the highest level achievable in the Uninspected Passenger Vessel Inspection program from the United States Coast Guard.  With this  inspection, we can assure you that you are on one of the safest charter boats you can be on.  See the Placard given to us by the U.S.C.G. as well as the documentation for the checklist they provided below.

 

CHECK LIST REQUIREMENTS FOR MINIMUM STANDARDS ABOARD UNINSPECTED PASSENGER VESSELS

 

Documentation

Vessels, 5 net tons (26’ or more) and over, documented for Coastwise trade
Original Certificate of Documentation on board & properly endorsed and valid
Official number clearly visible on interior structural part of hull in 3 inch high numbers
Vessel name and hailing port marked on stern and port/starboard side of bow

Registration

Original State Numbering Certificate on board
State Numbers clearly & permanently marked on each bow in block letters not less than 3 inches in height

 General Safety

Safety orientation given (public announcements/instruction placards)
Adequate emergency check off list posted in conspicuous/locations
Passenger counts taken
Aware of proper sexual offense reporting

Communications

Marine Radio Installed

Navigation

Current Charts and Navigation Pubs
Copy of Inland Navigation Rules aboard
Proper navigation lights
All round anchors light

Fire Fighting Equipment

Mounted Fire extinguisher(s) USCG approved or UL listed for marine use
Fire extinguisher(s) name plate attached
Minimum number portable fire extinguishers

Engineering Safety Equipment

Backfire flame control properly installed
Proper ventilation for fuel tanks
Cooking, heating and lighting systems must be approved

Garbage Pollution Prevention

Garbage placard(s) posted for vessel
Waste management plan for vessel > 40 ft

Overall Vessel Condition: as applies

A) Deck Free of Hazards /Clean Bilge
B) Electrical — Fuel Systems

State and/or Local Requirements

State Commercial Passenger Fishing Boat License
State Fish & Game Numbers Displayed on boat

 Personnel Licensing                                                      

State Fish & Game Numbers Displayed on boat
State Fish & Game Numbers Displayed on boat
State Guide (Operation on State Waters only) License
State Fish Size and Limits Placard

 Oil Pollution Prevention

Prohibited Discharge Warning Placard (5″ X 8″)
Posted in machinery space or at bilge pump control station
Proper retention of bilge slops practiced
Oily mixtures retained on board then discharged
At reception facility

 Marine Sanitation Device

Certified Marine Sanitation Device
Marine Sanitation Device overboard shut off
Valve for Type III (Holding tank), closed & secured within 3 miles of shore
If Type I or II device, does the device have Identification placard attached

 Sound Signals

Efficient whistle and bell or means of making
Efficient sound signal

Drug Testing –

Does company have a drug testing program?
Does the employer have evidence to verify?
Pre-employment, serious marine incident, reasonable cause & periodic tests have been done
Random testing done
Aware of actions to be taken when individual fails a chemical test
Records maintained by company (1 year negative results, 5 years positive)

Intoxicated Operation

Aware of prohibition against operating a vessel while intoxicated

Marine Casualty Reporting

Operator aware of marine casualty reporting requirements
Approved alcohol testing devices on board.

Distress Signals

Day & Night Visual Distress Signals, number required readily accessible

 Lifesaving Equipment

Type I approved life preserver of suitable size for each person aboard
Reflective material on each life preserver
Personal Flotation device light (Oceans, Coastwise, Near Coastal & Great Lakes Service)
Throwable life ring
Wearable lifesaving equipment readily accessible
Throwable lifesaving equipment immediately available
Lifesaving equipment in serviceable condition
Lifesaving equipment marked showing USCG approval numbers

Discussion Items: as applies

Float Plan
First Aid Kit
Carbon Monoxide Detector
State Guide (Operation on State Waters only) License
State Fish Size and Limits Placard

 Oil Pollution Prevention (YES/ NO/ NA)

Prohibited Discharge Warning Placard (5″ X 8″)
Posted in machinery space or at bilge pump control station
Proper retention of bilge slops practiced
Oily mixtures retained on board then discharged at reception facility

Additional Requirements for the 5 Star Programs

 Operator has USCG license
USCG License is in operator’s possession
Operators have USCG licensed for waters navigated
Operator Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV) License
Sufficient number of operators for two watches (Voyages over 12 hrs only) 46 U.S.C. 8104(b)