26.20-1 Must be available.§ 26.20-1 Must be available.
If a person operates a vessel that carries one or more passengers-for-hire, he or she is required to have a valid Coast Guard license or MMC officer endorsement suitable for the vessel's route and service. He or she must have the license or MMC in his or her possession and must produce it immediately upon the request of a Coast Guard boarding officer.[USCG-1999-5040, 67 FR 34777, May 15, 2002, as amended by USCG-2006-24371, 74 FR 11264, Mar. 16, 2009]