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<p>All amphibious vehicles, houseboats, motorboats, motorized sailboats, and sailboats over 8 feet long which do not have or are not required to have valid U.S. Coast Guard marine certificates must be registered with the [http://www.dmv.ca.gov/ '''California Department of Motor Vehicles'''].</p><br>
<p>All amphibious vehicles, houseboats, motorboats, motorized sailboats, and sailboats over 8 feet long which do not have or are not required to have valid U.S. Coast Guard marine certificates must be registered with the [http://www.dmv.ca.gov/ '''California Department of Motor Vehicles'''].</p><br>
   
   
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'''DMV - Vessel Section'''<br>  
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">DMV - Vessel Section</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>  
PO Box 942869<br>   
PO Box 942869<br>   
Sacramento, CA 94269-0001<br>   
Sacramento, CA 94269-0001<br>   
(916) 657-6893<br>
(916) 657-6893<br>
[http://www.dmv.ca.gov/ '''www.dmv.ca.gov''']<br>  
[http://www.dmv.ca.gov/ '''www.dmv.ca.gov''']<br>  
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'''Safety standards:'''<br>
'''Safety standards:'''<br>
   
   
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'''United States Department of Homeland Security'''<br>  
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">United States Department of Homeland Security  
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U.S. Coast Guard, Marine Safety Office<br>  
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'''U.S. Coast Guard, Marine Safety Office'''<br>  
District 11 Public Affairs<br>
District 11 Public Affairs<br>
Building 42, Coast Guard Island<br>
Building 42, Coast Guard Island<br>
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(510) 437-2904<br>
(510) 437-2904<br>
[http://www.uscg.mil/uscg.shtm '''www.uscgboating.org/safety/safety.htm''']<br>   
[http://www.uscg.mil/uscg.shtm '''www.uscgboating.org/safety/safety.htm''']<br>   
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<p>The pilot boat takes the pilot out to tankers and container ships in ocean waters. After  
<p>The pilot boat takes the pilot out to tankers and container ships in ocean waters. After  
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boarding, the pilot takes command of the ship and brings it into port.</p><br>
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boarding, the pilot takes command of the ship and brings it into port.</p>
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'''California Board of Pilot Commissioners'''<br>  
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">California Board of Pilot Commissioners</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
Pier 9, Suite 102<br>
Pier 9, Suite 102<br>
San Francisco, CA 94111<br>
San Francisco, CA 94111<br>
(415) 397-2253<br>
(415) 397-2253<br>
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(415) 397-9463<br>
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[http://www.bopc.ca.gov '''www.bopc.ca.gov''']<br>
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<p>The Boat Owners Association of the United States, Consumer Protection Bureau (CPB), (see below) serves as a mediator in disputes between dissatisfied boat owners and the marine industry. It accepts complaints against its members about safety defects, warranty service, poor work by dealers, and boat yards. CPB offers mediation between boat owners and the marine industry, monitors safety defect problems with the U.S. Coast Guard, and provides assistance with individual boating problems.</p>  
<p>The Boat Owners Association of the United States, Consumer Protection Bureau (CPB), (see below) serves as a mediator in disputes between dissatisfied boat owners and the marine industry. It accepts complaints against its members about safety defects, warranty service, poor work by dealers, and boat yards. CPB offers mediation between boat owners and the marine industry, monitors safety defect problems with the U.S. Coast Guard, and provides assistance with individual boating problems.</p>  
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'''Boat Owners Association of the United States (BOAT/U.S.)'''<br>  
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">Boat Owners Association of the United States (BOAT/U.S.)</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
'''Consumer Protection Bureau'''<br>  
'''Consumer Protection Bureau'''<br>  
880 South Pickett Street<br>   
880 South Pickett Street<br>   
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<p>The Maritime Safety Operation assists association members only to provide a copy of the navigation rules for international waterways, boating safety, installation of propane stoves, heaters in recreational vehicles, free courtesy exam on boating.</p><br>
 
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Maritime Safety Operation<br>
 
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'''(800) 682-1796''' - Recorded message only<br>
 
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<p>The Maritime Safety Operation assists association members only to provide a copy of the navigation rules for international waterways, boating safety, installation of propane stoves, heaters in recreational vehicles, free courtesy exam on boating.</p>
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">Maritime Safety Operation</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
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'''(800) 682-1796''' - Recorded message only<br>
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<p>'''Publications available:''' None are offered by the Consumer Information Center</p>
 
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<p>'''See also:''' Boating and Waterways, Yacht and Ship Brokers</p>
 
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<p>'''Other referrals:''' None</p><br>
 

Latest revision as of 22:33, 17 February 2012

735 Other State Agencies

BOATS

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All amphibious vehicles, houseboats, motorboats, motorized sailboats, and sailboats over 8 feet long which do not have or are not required to have valid U.S. Coast Guard marine certificates must be registered with the California Department of Motor Vehicles.


DMV - Vessel Section
PO Box 942869
Sacramento, CA 94269-0001
(916) 657-6893
www.dmv.ca.gov


Safety standards:

United States Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Coast Guard, Marine Safety Office
District 11 Public Affairs
Building 42, Coast Guard Island
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 437-2904
www.uscgboating.org/safety/safety.htm


The pilot boat takes the pilot out to tankers and container ships in ocean waters. After boarding, the pilot takes command of the ship and brings it into port.

California Board of Pilot Commissioners
Pier 9, Suite 102
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 397-2253
(415) 397-9463
www.bopc.ca.gov


The Boat Owners Association of the United States, Consumer Protection Bureau (CPB), (see below) serves as a mediator in disputes between dissatisfied boat owners and the marine industry. It accepts complaints against its members about safety defects, warranty service, poor work by dealers, and boat yards. CPB offers mediation between boat owners and the marine industry, monitors safety defect problems with the U.S. Coast Guard, and provides assistance with individual boating problems.

Boat Owners Association of the United States (BOAT/U.S.)
Consumer Protection Bureau
880 South Pickett Street
Alexandria, VA 22304
(703) 823-9550


The Maritime Safety Operation assists association members only to provide a copy of the navigation rules for international waterways, boating safety, installation of propane stoves, heaters in recreational vehicles, free courtesy exam on boating.

Maritime Safety Operation
(800) 682-1796 - Recorded message only



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