You will need approval if you intend to operate as a boat code examiner and / or a boat code agent. Boat code examiners are employees of a boat code agent who affix Hull Identification Numbers (HIN) to vessels.
Boat code agents:
- examine vessels for signs that they have been stolen and re-birthed
- issue and / or verify Hull Identification Numbers (HIN)
- verify vessel details and provide a written certificate to DIT for recording on a database.
A boat code agent may fix HIN plates personally to a vessel, or employ approved boat code examiners to affix HIN plates.