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.