The Small Craft Motion Program (SCraMP) displays the device’s accelerometer, gyroscope, and location data. A collection of motion warning indices are implemented for boating operations. Motion data can be recorded at user-selected nominal sample rate; location data is recorded at device-selected sample rate.
Looking for an easy way to do a drill aboard your boat? This app, developed in partnership between AMSEA and VT, provides a mobile form of the fishing vessel drills contained in Jensen and Dzugan’s “Beating the Odds” manuscript.
The official U.S. Coast Guard app gives you 24/7 access to the most commonly requested information and resources for the recreational boating public (lots of pratical info for commercial fishing vessels too) http://www.uscg.mil/mobile
Download these navigational aids to a thumb drive and keep it at the helm and handy for reference. Upload the new charts to your electronic navigation system.
NOAA maintains the nation’s nautical charts and publications for U.S. coasts and the Great Lakes. Over a thousand charts cover 95,000 miles of shoreline and 3.4 million square nautical miles of waters. Find the product you need, in the format that works best for you.Important Notice: Paper Charts are still required on board our vessels.
The United States Coast Pilot® consists of a series of nautical books that cover a variety of information important to navigators of coastal and intracoastal waters and the Great Lakes. Issued in nine volumes, they contain supplemental information that is difficult to portray on a nautical chart.
Print out or download these publications for a handy reference.
The Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 and the Coast Guard and Marine Transportation Act of 2012 (“the Acts”) extended classification requirements from only fish processing vessels to certain other Commercial Fishing Vessels (CFVs). Since most existing CFVs were not built to classification society rules, nor would such older vessels be accepted for classification due to their age and original non-class construction, the Acts included a provision to develop an Alternate Safety Compliance Program (ASCP) for such vessels. An ASCP was to be developed in cooperation with industry by January 1, 2017 and implemented by January 1, 2020.
Abbreviated Guide To Navigation Rules Of the Road QUICK REFERENCE Based on the Navigation Rules International – Inland (Commandant Instruction M16672.2D, 1999) Collisions at Sea, 1972, and became effective on July 15, 1977.
Tenders constitute a specific fleet of vesselsthat do not directly catch fish but instead act as a buying agent for seafood companies, purchasing, refrigerating, and transporting fish from the fishing vessels to the shore processing plants or floating processing vessels. Tenders therefore have important differences from other fishing fleets, andthe regulations they must comply with should be tailored to those differences.
“Good to Know” for Fish Tenders
Review these requirements for commercial fish tenders operating in Pacific NW and Alaska waters
Compliance with Canadian Marine Personnel Regulations and Clarification of STCW Endorsements – DDE (Effective October 26, 2013)
The US Coast Guard issued a Marine Safety Information Bulletin on October 26, 2012 (MSIB 021-12), advising owners, operators, and masters of US vessels operating in Canadian waters of changes to engineer manning requirements.