So, people have been getting this documentation for their boats for literally centuries. Numbers on side of the boat are professionally done, registration is up to date. Can anyone share a telephone number? Such a statute leaves the question that it purports to settle just as it would be had the statute not been enacted. They were polite and did not think our herb garden was hiding weed, but one crewman asked to see the spark supressor on our big diesel engine. Leaders ask great questions, but are also careful listeners.
In the process of this safety inspection, they are taught to look around for anything else that might endanger our lives or might be illegal. That can give you more time out on the water or doing literally anything else instead of filling out paperwork The pros at the Maritime Documentation Center can make it much easier on you. Fish and Game have similar boarding and search rights. I contact the American Embassy in Italy and file a complaint. I would correct one point that the author makes in a few places. Boardings are conducted primarily to ensure compliance with federal boating safety laws and regulations. Like other writers have stated, the laws need to be updated! We do not ask permission to board vessels, unless they are foreign flagged, and in international waters.
I can see from the boater side of the issue where the ire comes from. While of course they made a point to look in our bathroom, in our cabin, and in the engine compartment Checking that Y Valve, or looking for drugs more likely. Every undocumented vessel using the waters or on the waters of this state shall be currently numbered. The postal abbreviation for Indiana. It can also be difficult and ultimately quite time consuming to fill out. Took some talking but think they thought twice about arresting a 70 y old in dinghy for Terrorism! They can handle all of your paperwork for you, quickly and easily.
We did not tolerate rudeness or unnecessary force by our teams in any way; we did emphasize showing presence to the boarding target that would encourage cooperation; so long arms are always in sight and sometimes carried on board. They did it respectfully but it was a waste of time. You will have to remove your outer clothing during parts of the examination. Travelers may request an audit suspension if unable to comply with documentation requests due to operational commitments. We are proactive in making sure that vessels are seaworthy.
We were told tack and they would board us after tack. The first priority for a boarding team is the Initial Sweep of the vessel to account for any unaccounted personnel or potential safety concerns for the boarding team. You will pay only for extras, such as telephone calls. Indeed, insofar as a statute runs counter to the fundamental law of the land, it is superseded thereby. Yes, we are taught to be observant and investigate any suspicions of illegal activity. It's about as much a choice as where you get stationed out of boot camp.
When uploaded into T-Pax ensure all documentation is in black and white. Ask the person to identify simple steps they could take to question and listen better. We have a Bill of Rights for a reason. In addition to following developments in the world of marine electrical systems, Clark is the General Manager of the Spaulding Marine Center, a boatyard and nonprofit educational center in Sausalito, California. Can it be done without violating citizens rights? If you truly want to know what the coast guard is all about their website explains their job and authority very clearly.
A friend of mine was tailed in this manner for eight hours off the Baja coast before, surprise! If the Coast Guard is operating in foreign waters where piracy is common, everyone aboard will be terrified for their lives by the time the coasties finally identify themselves. The increased weaponry is a sign if the times. These tiny terrorists are difficult to find and hide in the strangest places! They pulled us over nearing dusk, I had 4 miles to go, easy 2 foot waves and sunlight. You don't need to follow trends. Coast Guard Boarding officers have more power than people realize. That's the main think that will make you stand out.
An hour later I say your good to go and I politely leave. If we have probable cause, or suspicion of unaccounted for persons onboard, then we can check all space that a person could be hiding in. This is a skill we need to teach our employees. The motion of the vessels is a lot more when they are sitting still. They have always been very courteous and very professional. Most applicants will share a room with another applicant and are expected to be considerate of other guests and hotel property. This specifically prohibits reimbursement for taxicab fares, tip or public transit system fares.