Understanding Coast Guard Placard Requirements


Whether you own a commercial sailing vessel or a recreational vessel, there are laws and regulations that you need to follow so that your ship is in compliance with federal regulations. Many of the regulations set for by the U.S. Coast Guard involve clearly marking and documenting certain information about your boat and the laws…

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Read the MARPOL Placard PDF to Learn about Compliance


As a boat owner, it is your responsibility to make sure that your vessel is operated safely and is always in compliance with U.S. federal guidelines and international marine laws, if applicable. These guidelines cover some areas, including things like the proper discharge of garbage and waste materials from your vessel. Ocean and seas pollution…

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Why You May Need an Oil Pollution Placard for Your Vessel

why you need oil polution placard

When you are the owner of a vessel, you know that there are certain safety regulations you must follow to keep your vessel safe. There are also regulations you need to keep in mind that help your vessel comply with certain U.S. Coast Guard regulations. Vessels that are over a particular size not only require…

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