After many phone calls and emails back and forth, we’ve straightened out the confusion about Coast Guard inspection. The USCG has agreed to inspect the vessel to certify that it meets T-boat safety standards. The inspection will be performed by the Seattle Branch. The Officer in Charge of Marine Inspection there will review the drawings first, select some for further review, and then pass them on to the Marine Safety Center in Washington, DC.
To say we are relieved is an understatement. Without this inspection, the College would not have been able to use its new research vessel!