Inspections Division

The Inspections Division manages and oversees the regulatory and inspection elements of the Coast Guard's marine safety, security, and environmental protection responsibilities by ensuring overall compliance in regulated communities, including but not limited to:

  • Vessel inspection, including passenger vessels and barges carrying oil and hazardous cargoes

  • Facility inspection, including facilities transferring oil and hazardous cargoes and certain dangerous cargoes

  • Port safety and security, including facility and vessel inspections for compliance with security regulations

  • Uninspected vessel safety (Towing vessels and Uninspected Passenger Vessels)

  • Transfer monitors of oil and hazardous cargoes in bulk


Vessel Inspections

Inspections for Certification (COI) must be conducted within 90 days prior to the expiration date of the current COI. Inspections for certification require a 30 day written notification which should be submitted to the office conducting the inspection. Requests should be submitted on an Application for Inspection of U.S.Vessel (CG-3752) Annual and Periodic inspections must be conducted within 90 days before or after each anniversary date. These inspections do not require written application and may be made by speaking with a vessel inspector at the following number:

Domestic Vessel Inspections Memphis: (901) 521-4847

Facility Inspections

To schedule an inspection or to speak with an inspector, contact the Facilities Compliance Branch at the following number:

Facility Inspections Memphis: (901) 521-4762


Areas of Operations


Sector LMR Main Office: Lower Mississippi River 595-869
Ouachita/Black River 220.5-340
Arkansas River 51.0-126.5
White River 57.0-256
Wolf River Chute 0.0-3.0

DD Fort Smith:
Arkansas River 444.8-126.5
Bull Shoals Lake
Lake Hamilton
Lake Dardanelle
Lake Catherine

Phone Number: (479) 484-7021

MSD Vicksburg:
LMR 303-480
Quachita/Black 0-200
Red 0-236
Yazoo 0-57

Phone Number: (601) 636-5516

DD Greenville:
LMR 480-600
Quachita/Black 200-220.5
White 0-57
Yazoo 57-188
Arkansas 0-51

Phone Number: (662) 347-4715