Support from Panama to Alaska - ask C2C
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Applicability of specific regulations is tied to static characteristics such as flag type, registry type, tonnage, and other parameters. Contact C2C info@C2Conline.net for more information.
United States Coast Guard Non tank Vessel Response Plan – USCG NTVRP
United States Coast Guard Certificate of Financial Responsibility – USCG COFR
California Non Tank Vessel Contingency Plan – CA NTVCP
California Certificate of Financial Responsibility – CA COFR
Alaska Certificate of Financial Responsibility – AK COFR
Alaska Nontank Vessel Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan - AK NTVODPCP
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My name is Rex Westergard. Yacht agent for Yacht Services of Alaska. Mark Drewelow's information is extremely important for vessels cruising the West Coast of North America including Alaska. USCG, Customs and Border Protection and the West Coast States get mighty upset with vessel owners and masters which have not done their homework before arrival, particularly when they have already entered regulated areas without the proper documentation.
It is embarassing, costly and can cause delays when state troopers, USCG or federal agents show up dockside to serve papers to a yacht master who has arrived without Vessel Response Plans (NTVRP), Certificates of Financial Responsibility (COFR), pilotage exemptions, pilots, garbage purges, etc. As agents we try to keep our customers out of "Harms Way". Interpretation of the various regulations can differ from port to port, state to state, and USCG sector to USCG sector. This is where local yacht agents can be a valuable asset. It is our responsibility to let the yacht managers, owners and captains know what they have to do to cruise legally. Compliance with bureaucratic regulations is ultimately the responsibility of vessel owners and masters.
Yacht Services of Alaska would like to thank Mark for taking the time to inform the yacht community of some of the regulatory dictums they will have to comply whren cruising the West Coast of Norht America.