You must apply for a Certificate of Operation if you intend to use a vessel for commercial purposes. Any commercial vessel operating without a Certificate of Operation is operating illegally.
A Domestic Commercial Vessel is one that is for use in connection with a commercial, government or research use. This includes vessels capable of being used in navigation by water, however propelled or moved, including air-cushion vehicles, barges, lighters, submersibles, ferries in chains and wing-in-ground effect craft.
A Certificate of Operation will be issued to a person, or business, who can demonstrate competency and capacity in relation to the safe operation of domestic commercial vessels.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.