VESSEL BREAKDOWN PROTOCOL

 

It is the responsiblity of each PI to plan an appropriate response for a vessel breakdown and to communicate this to their boaters.

If the situation is life threatening or there is potential you will lose your vessel, hail the US Coast Guard on channel 16 - they will be your responder.

If the stituation is not life threatening, no vessel loss is imminent AND you are in the Monterey Bay, call your shore contact. They will arrange for a UCSC vessel to respond.

If the stituation is not life threatening, no vessel loss is imminent AND you are outside the Monterey Bay you will need to make arrangements with Vessel Assist for response. Visit their website to determine their area of coverage and costs.