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Old 02-28-2011, 02:13 AM   #1
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Shaking down

The brand-new USCG ship Waesche has been cruising*off the Golden Gate the last few days, "shaking down."* It looks "serious."<a href="http://www.uscg.mil/pacarea/CGCWaesche/">

http://www.uscg.mil/pacarea/CGCWaesche/</a>
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:06 AM   #2
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i came across a USCG vessel in the inner marina of long beach recently, was really surprised to see how young the crew was.

also recently came to the knowledge that the USCG have the right to board and inspect your vessel for no reasons whatsoever. (no they did not inspect me though)
this differs great from your auto vehicle where the police must suspect criminal activity to "board" your vehicle.
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Old 03-01-2011, 05:15 PM   #3
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also recently came to the knowledge that the USCG have the right to board and inspect your vessel for no reasons whatsoever. (no they did not inspect me though)
this differs great from your auto vehicle where the police must suspect criminal activity to "board" your vehicle.
The USCG is the responsible agency for enforcement of safety regulations.* Private vessels aren't required to undergo scheduled safety inspections - as is the case in some states for cars - and the Coasties have the right to board private vessels and check certain things.* They do not have the right to rummage search the vessel after boarding without cause, but they can ask to see that the Y valve is not in the wrong position, that PFDs are present, inspect for placards, etc.*

We cruise a fair amount in the winter and are usually boarded by crews who are, well, bored and looking for something to do.* Always professional, always young, not always as thorough as they should be, but doing their job, which now includes making sure you are paid up on state taxes and accompanying registration verification.

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Old 03-02-2011, 07:42 AM   #4
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Delfin, I like your new avatar. Looks good.
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:25 PM   #5
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also recently came to the knowledge that the USCG have the right to board and inspect your vessel for no reasons whatsoever.
We were boarded by the USCG on our first day out on our cruise down the Atlantic to bring our trawler home to Lake Ontario from New Hampshire... *no problems though, we had all the documents and safety gear etc... they were quite young, but very friendly and polite. *We were also surprised that they didn't even want us to slow down before boarding us.... they just matched our speed and jumped on - of course we were only going 7 knots!

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Old 03-02-2011, 07:45 PM   #6
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Delia Rosa wrote:We were boarded by the USCG on our first day out on our cruise down the Atlantic to bring our trawler home to Lake Ontario from New Hampshire... *no problems though, we had all the documents and safety gear etc... they were quite young, but very friendly and polite. *We were also surprised that they didn't even want us to slow down before boarding us.... they just matched our speed and jumped on - of course we were only going 7 knots!
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-- Edited by Delia Rosa on Wednesday 2nd of March 2011 05:28:06 PMI had a similar boarding once with the small boat off an 87 footer like the one in your photo. I was fishing, and they politely asked if they could board while I was fishing, as they had to do one more boarding before they could go back to the 87. I think they were anxious for lunch. Very high quality young folks.*

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Old 03-03-2011, 11:20 AM   #7
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i find it a bit odd that so many resources are spent on inspecting recreational boats.
perhaps it is a drug smuggler prevention program?
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:49 PM   #8
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Looks like a Fortress anchor on her bow.
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:39 AM   #9
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The Coast Guard can come aboard at any time to conduct a safety and documentation check. They have the right to check any man size compartments (for crew safety). 14 USC part89 gives them this authority. Man size compartments was redefined during the south Florida drug smuggling days of the 80's. Many very small compartments were found with peeps in them. Not only can vessels be checked, but any shore side facility, wharf or other waterfront accessible structure. Keep in mind these are not "searches" (in reality they are) but safety checks. As with other types of law enforcement, a serious violation would give them probable cause to conduct a "search".

As with most situations in life , if you treat them with respect, they will treat you the same.
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:53 AM   #10
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i find it a bit odd that so many resources are spent on inspecting recreational boats.
perhaps it is a drug smuggler prevention program?
In Washington State, I can say that boardings are done for both safety checks, and drug interdiction purposes. And it works. It's also an opportunity to check for boaters under the influence.
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