We participate in the Voluntary UPV 5-Star Safety Program, designed to increase safety aboard uninspected charter boats operating throughout the state of Alaska.
Past marine accidents and Alaska's harsh operating environment pointed to the need for an increase in the level of safety equipment that extends beyond the minimum required by regulation. Charter operators who choose to participate in the 5-Star Safety Program have met all the regulatory requirements, received the UPV decal, and have voluntarily invested in additional safety equipment. There are a total of five voluntary safety-related items. The number of safety stars displayed on the UPV decal denotes the level of safety. One star will be awarded for each additional measure adequately implemented and maintained onboard these vessels.
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One safety star applies to each of five items. Vessels receive credit for safety gear that is installed and properly maintained, regardless of order. A One-Star ship would meet one of the requirements. At the same time, a Five-Star vessel would carry safety equipment substantially above Coast Guard regulations, including an EPIRB, inflatable life raft or inflatable buoyant apparatus, back up hand-held communications capability, and high water bilge alarms with a high capacity bilge pump.