- I am not enrolled in the course yet. Right now I am doing research so I know what I am getting into. I am going to enroll in the next few weeks.
- I searched for the thread about the inspection for RIBs but couldn't find it. If you could or someone could post the link that would be great. I dont understand why its so hard to find the regulations / guidebook for inspected vessels operating in inland waters.
I did find the regulations for operating in international waters go figure
- I am all for safety but how much of a hassle is it having a inspected vessel vs. non inspected?
- I really want to use the the RIB I have for this charter business if I could be a uninspected vessel with 6 passengers I could get by. If I could carry 12 passengers & remain uninspected that would be much better as it gives me more opportunity for income.
The weight range is way more then I need but here is some info I found below from the guidebook attached in my first post. So it looks like its possible to carry 12 passengers in a uninspected vessel.
UPVs may also include vessels over 100 GTs but less than 300 GTs that carry not more than 12 passengers, with at least one being a passenger for hire. Such vessels are discussed in the Enclosure (3). Please contact the Coast Guard using one of the phone numbers provided on page three of this booklet for any questions regarding such vessels.