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March 21, 2008
Alaska Maritime Newsletter
Making Maritime Connections Across Alaska
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The Marine Exchange of Alaska is a non-profit,
maritime organization established to serve
the Alaska Maritime Community by providing
information, communications and services to ensure
safe, secure, efficient and environmentally
responsible maritime operations.
2008 Uninspected Passenger Vessel Industry Days
Charter BoatUSCG Sector Juneau, 17th Coast Guard District, and the Marine Exchange of Alaska announce the 2008 Uninspected Passenger Vessel (UPV) Industry Days in Southeast Alaska.
Although "uninspected",  numerous federal regulations still apply to the UPV fleet.  Recognizing thousands of persons embark UPVs each year onto Alaska waters,  the Coast Guard is in the process of increasing its oversight of this segment of Alaska's Maritime Community through increased dockside exams and "at-sea" boardings to help ensure safe operations.  These Industry Days are your opportunity to refresh your knowledge of the regulations and meet with your local Coast Guard representatives prior to the beginning of this operating season.   It's much better to learn about these regulations in this setting than in the midst of your next charter!
Topics to be discussed
  • Drug & Alcohol Program Requirements
  • Marine Casualty Reporting Requirements
  • Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (applies to ALL licensed mariners!)
  • 5-Star UPV Safety Program
  • USCG Boarding Procedures/Policies (what this will look like if it happens to you!)

Locations & Dates

Monday, April 14th
6:00-9:00 pm
Travel Lodge Hotel
Monday, April 21st
6:00-9:00 pm
Cape Fox Hotel
Meeting Room A
Saturday, April 26th
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
UAS Campus
Room 106
These events are FREE OF CHARGE, but we kindly request pre-registration to ensure we have plenty of seats!
Register now by clicking on the city above you be attending, or you can call/email the Marine Exchange at 907-463-4640

Brett Farrell
Marine Exchange of Alaska