Humboldt Harbor Safety Committee

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The Harbor Safety Committee of the Humboldt Bay Area is responsible for planning for the safe navigation and operation of tank ships, tank barges, and all other vessels within our jurisdiction.

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News and Announcements

Commercial Fishing Vessel Requirements begin October 15, 2015

Commercial fishing vessels both State-registered and Federally documented that operate beyond 3 nautical miles of the baseline of the U.S. are required to receive a safety examination no later than October 15, 2015.

Survival Craft that ensures that no part of an individual is immersed in water is now required on all commercial fishing vessels that operate beyond 3 nautical miles of the baseline of the U.S. by February 16, 2016.

For more information on new requirements please click here or contact a Commercial Fishing Vessel Examiner on the SAFETY tab above..

FCC Notice regarding VHF DSC Requirements by January 20, 2016

Fishing vessels and small passenger vessels must upgradt to VHF Digital Selective Calling Equipment by January 20, 2016.
Click here for full Public Notice.

AMSEA Classes

AMSEA Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Training is going on now in Northern California Harbors. 

CALL 1-907-747-3287 or visit www.amsea.org  for class schedule and to make your reservation.

NOAA Buoy 46022

PLEASE STAY AT LEAST 1,000 FEET AWAY FROM THE ACTUAL BUOY LOCATION (in addition to its charted position) TO AVOID ENTANGLING THE MOORING LINE BENEATH THE SURFACE.

The NOAA Buoy mooring has a scope of 1.6, so the buoy can be as much as 800 feet from its anchor in any direction.  Even if a boat stays a few hundred away feet from the buoy, it could still be over the mooring line.  This additional length of mooring line allows the buoy to ride rough seas without putting excessive stress on the mooring components.  These moorings typically last 5-6 years when they are not tampered with.

Please help spread the word. 
STAY AT LEAST 1,000 FEET AWAY FROM THE BUOY

Best Maritime Practices for Possible Mariner Action regarding Tsunamis

The Harbor Safety Committee of the Humboldt Bay Area along with the Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services, the National Weather Service in Eureka and other agencies and partners have produced documents in regards to possible mariner action in the event of a distant source tsunami. These documents are relative only to the Humboldt Bay Area and are for distant source tsunamis only. For more information please click on the Tsunami tab at the top of the page.
The Harbor Safety Committee makes recommendations to the Administrator of the Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR), California Department of Fish and Wildlife and is established pursuant to Section 8670.23 of the Government Code and Title 14, California Code of Regulations, Sections 800-802.