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U.S. Federal Document Required For Ocean Liners and Steamships - 1922

The following is a list of documents issued by departments of the Federal Government, and other documents which ocean carriers are required to have.

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, BUREAU OF NAVIGATION.

  • 1. Master Carpenter's Certificate
  • 2. Certificate of Admeasurement
  • 3. Certificate of Registry or License.
  • 4. Official Log Book
  • 5. Shipping Articles
  • 6. Forecastle Card
  • 7. Crew List
  • 8. Outward Foreign Manifest
  • 9. Clearance
  • 10. Certificate of Tonnage Tax

STEAMBOAT-INSPECTION SERVICE.

The Steamboat-Inspectiuon Service, by inspecting vessels, boilers and equipment, and the Bureau of Navigation of the Department of Commerce by administering the navigation laws, also promote the safety of navigation, but their work from the standpoint of the vessel owner is mainly regulatory.

  • 11. Certificates of Inspection
  • 12. Laws Governing the Service
  • 13. Notice of Exclusion
  • 14. Pilot Rules and Regulations
  • 15. Rules for Lights.
  • 16. Station Bills and Drills
  • 17. Duties of Mates
  • IS. Instructions for Use of Gun
  • 19. Permit to Carry Excursion Party
  • 20. Permit to Carry Paseengers
  • 21. Certificate to Carry Petroleum
  • 22. License to Carry Gunpowder
  • 23. Permit to Use Petroleum
  • 24. Permit to Carry Petroleum
  • 25. Placard, "Safety First"
  • 26. Officers' Licenses
  • 27. Station Bills
  • 28. Notice of Life Preservers

DEPARTMENT OP LABOR, IMMIGRATION SERVICE

  • 29. List or Manifest of Aliens in Crew.
  • 30. Passenger List
  • 31. Report on Diseases, Deaths, Births, and Iinjuries among Passengers
  • 32. Statement of Master Regarding Changes in Crew Prior to Departure

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, CUSTOMS SERVICE

  • 33. Store List
  • 34. Seaman's Customs Statement
  • 35. Inward Foreign Manifest
  • 36. Master's Oath on Entry of Vessel from Foreign Port

PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE

  • 37. Port Sanitary Statement
  • 38. Certificate of Discharge from Local Quarantine (Pratique)
  • 39. Original Bill of Health.
  • 40. Supplemental Bill of Health.
  • 41. Certificate of Fumigation
  • 42. Foreign Consul's Bill of Health

Papers required for documenting vessel:

  1. Master carpenter's certificate
  2. Certificate of admeasurement

Papers required for departure and clearance (for foreign port):

  1. Certificate of registry, enrollment and license, or license
  2. Official log book
  3. Shipping articles
  4. Forecastle card
  5. Crew list.
  6. Outward foreign manifest.
  7. Clearance.
  8. Certificate of inspection.
  9. Licenses of officers.
  10. Laws governing the Steamboat-Inspection Service.
  11. Pilot rules and regulations.
  12. Rules for lights.
  13. Other forms required by Steamboat-Inspection Service according to nature vessel and voyage. (See list under Steamboat-Inspection Service).
  14. Passenger list.
  15. Statement of master regarding changes in crew prior to departure.
  16. Port sanitary statement,
  17. Foreign consul's bill of health

The certificate of payment of tonnage tax should be in vessel's files, also the certicate of fumigation, if vessel has undergone fumigation

Papers required for departure and clearance (coastwise):

  1. Certificate of Registry, enrollment and license, or license.
  2. Coastwise manifest with permit thereon to depart.
  3. Count and list or passengers.
  4. Crew list, if engaged in the whale fishery.
  5. Shipping articles, if vessel is of 75 tons burden or upward and bound free port on the Atlantic to a port on the Pacific or vice versa.
  6. Forecastle card, if as above.
  7. Certificate of inspection.
  8. Licenses of officers.
  9. Laws governing the Steamboat-Inspection Service.
  10. Pilot rules and regulations.
  11. Rules for lights.
  12. Other forms required by the Steamboat-Inspection Service according to na of vessel and voyage. (See list under Steamboat-Inspection Service.)
  13. Certificate of fumigation, if vessel has been fumigated.

Papers required for arrival and entry (from foreign port):

  1. Certificate of registry, enrollment and license, or license.
  2. Official log book (at home port).
  3. Shipping articles.
  4. Crew list.
  5. Inward foreign manifest (four copies).
  6. Store list (two copies).
  7. Clearance (from last port).
  8. List or manifest of aliens in crew.
  9. Passenger list.
  10. Report of diseases, deaths, births, and injuries among passengers.
  11. Seaman's custom statement.
  12. Master's oath on entry of vessel from foreign port.
  13. Original bill of health.
  14. Supplemental bill of health.
  15. Certificate of discharge from quarantine, Pratique.
  16. Certificate of fumigation to be shown on demand.
  17. Certificate of payment of tonnage tax.

Papers required for arrival and entry (coastwise):

  1. Certificate of registry, enrollment and license, or license.
  2. Coasting manifest.
  3. Count and list or passengers.
  4. Crew list, if engaged in the whale fishery.
  5. Shipping articles, if vessel is of 75 tons burden or above and enters a port on the Pacific from a port on the Atlantic or vice versa.
  6. Official log book, if as above.

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