(Approved by the Provost by authority of Executive Order No. 4)
In conducting their scientific research programs and instruction of students, faculty in the various colleges and schools of the University of Washington sometimes require the usage of seagoing vessels. Vessels utilized in these endeavors are operated in accord with Research Vessel Safety Standards consistent with the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System and additional safety policies enunciated in college and school regulations. It is the foremost practice of the University to ensure the safe operation of these vessels and to secure the safety of their occupants.
In furthering these safety goals, the University has restricted access to vessels used in
scientific research and instruction of students in accordance with the following guidelines. These
guidelines shall apply in all instances where the University, or one of its college, schools, or other
units, owns, operates, charters, or schedules a vessel for these purposes.
The following persons shall be permitted to be aboard a vessel, when it is not secured to the dock, which is under the control of the University and which is being used for scientific research and/or instructional purposes:
Other persons may be permitted to accompany the aforementioned University of Washington faculty, staff, and students on board a vessel only if:
Persons who do not have direct participative relationship with scientific research or instructional work being undertaken and who do not meet all of the above requirements shall not be permitted to board or accompany any University vessel when it is not secured to the dock.
May 1, 2002.