2017 Spring

By Captain John Giszczak

Captain / Mates! The 2017 fishing season is just around the corner. If you have not sent your membership application in yet time is not on your side. The MCBA website is starting to get lots of hits from people looking to book a trip on your boat! There is still time to get in on the action – don’t delay join today. Please make a copy of your application in the event your application gets lost in the mail, plus it’s good proof for the I.R.S.

Now is the time to check your listings. Be sure they are correct.

If you do need something changed or corrected, start on the MCBA home page, click on “Members” at the top right of the home page, then click on “Web Updates” in the banner on the “Members’ page. Fill out the Form. Your questions, concerns, or changes will go directly to the webmaster and it may take only a matter of minutes to fix your problem.

If you need help or have questions please call the 800#. If you have to leave me a message, please speak slowly/clearly. Your message is digitally recorded and sent to me via email.

www.michigancharterboats.com

Mailing Address: 9760 Judd Road Willis, MI 48191 1-800-622-2971

Due to an issue with AV equipment, the passenger vessel workshop will be held at Wayne County Community College - Downtown Campus. The address is listed below. All of the emails I received from RSVP have been notified. Please spread the word widely. We will have a member from CG Sector Detroit at the previous location for those that don't get the word, but don't want anyone to miss out on any of the info being passed. Date/Time: Friday, March 22, 2019 between 8 AM and 12:30 PM

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Detroit, working with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, is hosting an Uninspected Passenger Vessel (UPV) Workshop at the Wayne County Community College Downtown Campus to provide information to charter vessel owners/operators. Attendees will become familiar with federal and state charter vessel regulations, federal drug and alcohol testing program requirements, what to expect when boarded by law enforcement on the water, U.S. Coast Guard merchant mariner credentialing processes, legal liability considerations when operating a vessel commercially, how to schedule a Coast Guard Auxiliary voluntary safety exam and how and who to report illegal charter vessel operations. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to network with federal and state maritime law enforcement, as well as other operators. Our hope is this workshop will reduce the number of illegal charter vessel operations, which place the public at risk, especially when these vessels are operated by untrained/inexperienced mariners or without proper safety equipment.

Download an agenda (click here)

Location: Wayne County Community College Downtown Campus, 801 West Fort Street, Detroit, MI 48226, Frank Hayden Community Room, Room 236
Date/Time: Friday, March 22, 2019 between 8 AM and 12:30 PM
Parking: Free in Lot #3