Alaska Survey Associates L.L.C., Michael Terminel, SAMS® SA, Eagle River (Anchorage), Alaska Alaska Survey Associates L.L.C.
P.O. Box 772423 Eagle River (Anchorage), Alaska, 99577
Call: 907-360-2145 or 907-280-8771
Fax 907-726-0510 - Email: survey@alaskasurvey.net
Michael Terminel
SAMS® SA
Principal Marine Surveyor
Colton Terminel
Intern Surveyor
U.A.A. School of Engineering, Student
Over 35 years in the Maritime Industry
Serving the Pacific Northwest including Hawaii and Guam
Will travel Domestic and Internationally

USCG Commercial Fishing Vessel Examinations
Marine Safety Information Bulletin
Clarification of Mandatory Safety Exams for Commercial Fishing Vessels in Alaska

Who does this effect?
Effective October 15, 2015, the law requires completion of a mandatory dockside safety exam on certain CFVs at least once every five years.

When does it need to get done by?
Any affected CFV that has not successfully completed a dockside exam on or after January 1, 2013 must get an exam to be in compliance with the law.
Any affected CFV found not in compliance with the safety exam requirement could be subject to civil penalty action or operational controls.

What CFVs are affected by the Exam requirement?
This applies to State-registered and Federally-documented CFVs that: 1) operate beyond 3 nautical miles from the territorial sea Baseline 2) operate anywhere with more than 16 persons on board (including within 3 miles of the Baseline; or 3) are fish tender vessels engaged in the Aleutian trade.

Does it need to get revalidated?
A CFV that successfully completed an exam after January 1, 2013 has five years from the date of that successful exam to complete another exam under the law.

Who can do the Examination?
The USCG has approved qualified Third Party Examiners. Alaska Survey Associates L.L.C. is an approved entity with Qualified Surveyors that can do this Examination.

Where is the Examination done?
Alaska Survey Associates L.L.C. will dispatch an examiner to your location.

When can this be scheduled?
Alaska Survey Associates L.L.C. realizes that time is money in the fishing industry and we will schedule the examination around your schedule not ours.

When do I get my sticker?
You get your sticker when you have completed your examination and all areas have passed.

What if I don't pass?
Prior to your exam, we will send you a list of requirements that you will have to meet. With this list and a little work ahead of time with your crew you should be able to pass without problem.

What else do you do?
Alaska Survey Associates L.L.C. is a full service Insured Marine Survey Business serving the Pacific Northwest and all of Alaska.
Reasonably Priced
Call or email today to schedule your
CFV Examination
907-360-2145 or 907-280-8771
Here are several links of importance.

USCG Clarification of Mandatory Safety Exams for Commercial Fishing Vessels.
www.uscg.mil/msib/docs/012_15_10-20-2015.pdf

USCG Documentation for Fishing Vessels.
www.fishsafe.info/Brochure_Documentation_and_Tonnage.pdf

USCG CFV Checklist Generator.
www.uscg.mil/d13/cfvs/test/1ChecklistCover.htm

USCG CFV Alternate Compliance.
www.uscg.mil/msib/docs/011_16_7-20-2016.pdf

USCG Fish Safe PDF.
www.fishsafe.info/FederalRequirementsCFV2009.pdf



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