Coast Guard urges vessel owners to comply with passenger-for-hire laws

Coast Guard urges vessel owners to comply with passenger-for-hire laws
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Sector North Carolina reminds vessel owners who transport passengers for hire, or are interested in participating in this type of business operation, about the federal laws and regulations in place to ensure the safety of passengers, crews and the marine environment. As per 46 US Code § 2101.21(a), a “Passenger for Hire” is defined as “a...