The following outlines member’s responsibilities with regards to the introduction of new vessels and the removing of vessels from the WCBIA fleet.
Introduction of New Vessels
Upon introduction of a new vessel the member is required to notify the WCBIA Executive Management Committee as soon as possible, but at least within 30 days. This should be done by e-mail to the Executive Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All relevant documentation including copies of the vessels registration certificate and Marine Park permit, brochures, number of passengers, retail “rack” price, trip duration and trips per week are to be forwarded to the WCBIA executive secretary within 30 days of the introduction of the vessel.
One vessel may be introduced by a member during a financial year without any increase in fees. Additional vessels introduced in the same financial year will normally be subject to additional fees, however the fee increase may be waived at the discretion of the Management Committee depending on the circumstances (for example the member may have removed vessels from their fleet).
All new vessels must undergo the Vessel Rating System audit within three months of introduction. The member will be charged for the audit at the normal VRS audit rates.
It is the members responsibility to ensure that all promotional material for the vessel adheres to the standards set in the WCBIA Certification Rules. If the member is unsure about the requirements they are strongly recommended to get a ruling from the WCBIA Compliance Committee before going to print. If promotional material is found to be in breach of the rules the member may be required to withdraw all all noncompliant material from circulation.
Removal of Vessels
When a vessel is removed from the fleet the member is required to notify the WCBIA Executive Management Committee as soon as possible, but at least within 30 days. This should be done by e-mail to the Executive Secretary at email@example.com.
The member is responsible for ensuring that all promotional material is withdrawn from circulation in a timely fashion.
No refund of fees will be given for vessels removed during a financial year.