Marine safety information bulletin released: official Coast Guard document renewal process

A message from Steve Ramp:

Your Southeast Alaska Fishing Vessel Examiners have been getting
numerous complaints from owners of commercial fishing vessels regarding a
new company that is sending out unsolicited letters and offering to perform
Documentation services for them.  We (led by Mr. Jim Paul at MSD Ketchikan)
have worked with the Coast Guard's Vessel Documentation Office and the
Seventeenth District legal office in Juneau and have been able to get the
attached Marine Safety Information Bulletin developed which provides
information to vessel owners concerning the Coast Guard's official document
renewal process.

Please give this document the widest dissemination possible to your
Association's membership.  As always, anyone is welcome to contact me if
they have any questions concerning this issue.