The Port of Bellingham moorage agreement can be found online here. A copy of the moorage agreement is also available at the Blaine and Squalicum Harbor Offices. Please come prepared with the completed moorage agreement when you apply for moorage.
Click on the hi-lighted numbers below for more information on the RCW's referenced in the moorage agreement:
The Port of Bellingham requires a current copy of your vessel registration or Federal documentation in the name of the moorage tenant applying for moorage.
The State of Washington requires that all vessels mooring in Washington State register with the Department of Licensing. More information on Washington State vessel registration requirements can be found here.
As a condition of moorage, the moorage customer is required to provide a marine policy with a term no less than 12 months with coverage of $300,000 general, legal, and pollution liability. The Port endeavors to be listed as additionally insured and a current copy of the policy needs to be submitted at the time moorage is granted and then annually upon renewal. Canadian moorage customers need to provide proof of notification if policy cancels. Vessels greater than 65 feet and more than 40 years old, in addition to the requirements above, must also provide coverage for the removal of the vessel should it become derelict and coverage should the vessel cause a pollution event.
A list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding vessel insurance can be found here.
The Port of Bellingham and the Marina Advisory Committee hosted an Open House on March 12, 2015 to provide our boaters information and resources on the new Washington State law on vessel insurance. A shortened version of the Open House can be viewed here.