California COFR Requirements - Reminder
Members are reminded that under the amended provisions of the California Code of Regulations on evidence of financial security required for California Certificates of Financial Responsibility (COFRs), where P&I coverage has expired the operator must submit a copy of the new Certificate of Entry at least 10 calendar days before operating in California waters in order to apply for a California COFR - for details please see Notice to Members No.1 2013/2014.
Members with tank and non-tank vessels calling at California ports on or around 20 February on this and subsequent years are therefore recommended to renew their P&I cover for the following policy year well in advance of this date in order to ensure that the new Certificate of Entry can be issued and submitted to the California Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) in compliance with the Regulations.
The full text of the Regulations can be viewed here.
Members should contact the Managers should they have any queries regarding the above.