In response to the coronavirus pandemic, additional guidelines are in effect. Please review when planning boating activity.
Boat Operation Rules
FIU Boating Policy is set by the Boating Safety Committee, covering all boating activity done under the auspices of FIU. Read the overview of the Boating Safety Program and requirements. Detailed information on the Boating Safety Program can be found on the Division of Research website. On that page can be found the current Boating Safety Manual, an online float plan link, as well as a Vessel Safety Checklist. Should there be difficulty with the online float plan, there is also a PDF float plan that can be filled out and emailed to the Boating Safety Officer and your onshore contacts.
- For diving operations, an additional crew chief must remain aboard at all times. FIU Diving and boating safety rules must be obeyed at all times. See FIU's Dive Safety Program website for diving rules and all information needed for scientific diving.
- FIU boats & trucks must be returned fully refueled. Fueling can be done at BBC Vehicle Services, via the automated fuel pumps.
- All boats/trucks must be returned cleaned, any debris removed, and boats washed down with freshwater. Failure may result in a ban from future use.
- Boat keys must be checked back in the morning after return.