Vessel information

We provide this guidance to help vessel masters, agents, and companies understand Washington state regulations and prepare for possible visits by Washington state inspectors. We also provide educational material to help vessel masters and companies reduce the risk of a pollution incident in Washington waters.

State requirements for vessels

List of requirements Laws & rules Definitions

Accepted industry standards

We worked with industry to develop these standards for vessels operating in Washington waters.

Safety recommendations

Harbor safety plans

Vessels operating in Washington waters should observe the recommendations of the harbor safety committee governing those waters.

Resources Lessons learned