The FISH-TANK is currently
unavailable for Charter
The USCG's National Vessel Documentation Center
has repeatedly rejected all applications
for Commercial (Charter) Documentation on the vessel.
The NVDC will not issue Coastwise Trade or Fishing endorsements
on the vessel because I cannot provide the Manufacturer's
"Certificate of Domestic Build"
(from a company that has been closed
since 1986, and for which no records exist)
Although several involved persons have provided affidavits of
Knowlege of domestic build
(including Michael Rybovich <yard owner>,
Cal Cannell <designer/builder, and others)
the USCG NVDC still deems this vessel as a
negative impact on domestic shipbuilding
and will not allow me to enter it
into the charter sport fishing fleet.
I will consider taking guests fishing on a "Not-For-Hire" basis.
As such, my guests will have to:
*voluntarily 'chip-in' on bait, fuel and oil costs
*secure their own valid Florida State Fishing License
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