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Old 12-22-2006, 07:50 PM
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What geographical area does the USCG define as Near Coastal?

I know that this is waters out to 200nm, but where does Near Coastal start?

Is it a the COLREG line? Or is it at the shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean? For example, if I'm fishing 1 mile off the Ocean City, MD shoreline, does the CG consider this area to be Near Coastal or is Near Coastal all the waters between 3 - 200nm?
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Near coastal is out to 20nm not 200......I think.
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For me are 12 nm
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When discussing navigation rules, "Inland waters" are shoreward of the demarcation line and Inland rules apply. International waters are seaward of the demarcation line and COLREGS (Intl rules) apply.


When discussing seatime and USCG licenses,"Near coastal" is considered to be seaward of the boundary line. (You'll need to look up the boundary line in your area because where it starts varies greatly due to geography)
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# The Boundary Line: What is this mysterious Boundary Line that the USCG refers to on its sea service forms? Since the late 1980s, the USCG has used this line to delineate between “inland” vs. “near coastal” waters for licensing purposes. You won’t find it on any navigational chart because it’s not used for navigational purposes. It is NOT any of the following: COLREGS Demarcation Line, 3 mile limit, Territorial Sea Baseline, etc.

Use the following links that restate the USCG regulations at 46 CFR Part 7:

Maine to Delaware Bay

Cape Henlopen, DE to Hilton Head Island, SC

Savannah River to Marquesas Keys, FL

Gulf of Mexico

Pacific Coast
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Use any search engine and type in "US Coast Guard Boundary Line" and you will find pages like the one above that explains "The Boundary Line"
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Depends on the type of Captians license you possess. As fas as miles offshore you can carry for hire. I know this does not answer your question; but that is all I cared about. My 6 pack is for 100 nm.
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If memory serves as far as licenses are concerned, near shore was out to 100nm and open ocean was beyond 100nm.
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Near Coastal could be 100nm instead of 200. Until the last hour, I was 80% certain that it was 200 but I could be 20% wrong.
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What geographical area does the USCG define as Near Coastal?

I know that this is waters out to 200nm, but where does Near Coastal start?

Is it a the COLREG line? Or is it at the shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean? For example, if I'm fishing 1 mile off the Ocean City, MD shoreline, does the CG consider this area to be Near Coastal or is Near Coastal all the waters between 3 - 200nm?
Near Coastal Waters are defined as 100 nautical miles offshore, that is 100nm from land for OUPV licenses. The limit is 200nm miles offshore for licenses with a tonnage limit. Near coastal waters are anything outside the demarcation line and up to either 100 or 200 nm offshore of a U.S. shore depending on the license (there are special rules for the Great Lakes and Western Rivers). Inland licenses limit you to service ONLY inside the demarcation lines as you are only tested on inland rules of the road. Licenses with an Oceans endoresment are for All Waters.
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And then you throw in what the insurance companies state,near shore is 20nm inward to the coast.Do check that,becouse if your boat is cover for near shore and you have problems pass that 20nm,they will drop you like a hot spud!
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USCG defines near coastal as out to 100nmi for an OUPV license. Last year I inquired to my insurance company (INAMAR) to clarify what their definition of near coastal was (not defined in the declaration of coverages). The CS rep I spoke to did not know. She called me back the next day after checking into it and said their definition was 60nmi. I asked for a written clarification but never did receive it.
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You answered yourself,

according to the CFR 46 parts 1-40 under 10:103 Near coastal is defined as:

OCEAN waters not more than 200 miles offshore.

Key word is OCEAN, not bay, nor river. Ocean from the "SURF" to 200 miles out.
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You answered yourself,

according to the CFR 46 parts 1-40 under 10:103 Near coastal is defined as:

OCEAN waters not more than 200 miles offshore.

Key word is OCEAN, not bay, nor river. Ocean from the "SURF" to 200 miles out.


For the purposes of this CFR "Ocean" also includes The Gulf of Mexico.

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OPPP'S the USCG forgot about the shallow pond.
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