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UPDATED: 5/7/05

Vessel Husbandry Services

Cambell & Gardiner Inc. provides the following services to assist vessel owners and operators in following the regulations set forth in 19 CFR, CP. 1. Part 4. Our experienced staff is accessible 24 hours a day, while your ship is in the port, to arrange any services that you or your crew may require.

Boarding of Vessel

Prior to the arrival of a vessel in a U.S. Port, The owner/operator should notify our office with the ETA of the vessel. Cambell & Gardiner Inc. will then notify the appropriate parties as previously arranged. This includes, but is not limited to U.S. Customs, Pilots, Tug Boat Operator, Immigration Service, Dept. of Agriculture (AQI), Etc.

Entrance of Vessel

Any vessel arriving in the United States or its territories, is required to report its arrival to U.S. Customs at the port of arrival within 48 hours. In order to enter, the operator must posess the following documents:
  • Vessel Registry
  • International Load Line Certificate
  • International Tonnage Certificate
  • SOLAS Certificate (Safety Equipment at Sea)
  • COFR Certificate (Cert. of financial responsility for oil pollution).
  • Passenger and Crew lists.
  • Crew's Effects Declaration
  • Ships Stores Declaration


The following fees must be paid at the time to entry:
  • Tonnage Tax: Either .09c or .27c per net ton. Based on load port.
  • Customs User Fee: $397
  • APHIS User Fee: $474.50

Forms & Permits

Prior to the arrival of the vessel, we will prepare all of the required forms to enter and clear the vessel. This includes:

CF 3171: Permit to discharge, load, take on passengers prior to formal entry.

CF 3171 Blanket: Used for vessels that arrive on a regular rotation in a given port.


Cambell & Gardiner will arrange the necessary services that may be required for the crew of a vessel. These services may include:
  • Medical Assistance
  • Shore Leave Transportation
  • Hotel Accomodations plus transportation to and from.
  • Arrangement of air transportation.

Additional Services

Vessel Diversions

Reporting of a change in the port of arrival to Customs after notification of arrival has been made.


Compiling of the ships manifest, and submission to Customs in a timely manner.

Empty Container Lists

Preparation and filing of CF 1302S to report the loading of coastwise empty containers.

Spare Parts

We will obtain the appropriate Customs Clearance and deliver the parts to the vessel upon arrival at the port.

Cargo Diversion

We can arrange for the diversion of cargo from one port to another.

Vessel Repair Entry

File appropriate Customs Entry (Type 05) and pay the assessed duties and fees that are applicable.

Customs Brokerage Services

CF 3131 Request Form

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