Lt. Brennan Dougherty, a member from Coast Guard Sector Baltimore's prevention team, checks the water intakes to see if there are any obstructions or if the valves don't work during an inspection Aug. 2, 2013. The Coast Guard inspects passenger vessels operating in United States waterways for safety every one to two years. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David R. Marin.

New PQS on the way for marine inspectors

New tools are on the way to ensure the tasks and steps a Coast Guard marine inspector or port state control officer will complete during an inspection are properly supported by performance qualification standards , training aids and vessel-specific job […]