For a regular member to maintain his/her NACO membership in good standing, it is required that they comply with the following operating practices and professional standards as adopted by the Association.
- To operate a safe vessel which complies with all applicable Federal and State laws and regulations for a vessel of her size and purpose.
- To maintain the proper levels of insurance for the vessel and crew to ensure appropriate protection for the vessel, crew and passengers. It shall be made known to crew- members what they are and are not covered for regarding medical, liability and accident coverage.
- To abide by the International and Inland Rules of the Road while underway and at anchor, giving first priority to the safety of passengers and crew.
- To be in full compliance with the random drug testing program, thereby ensuring the competency of crew and Master
- To operate in the highest ethical standards when operating and/or interacting with other passenger carrying vessels and companies.
- To promote and support the objectives of NACO, her Officers and Board of Directors as they apply to developing a strong and healthy organization.
Should a member be found in non-compliance with the above standards, he/she may be removed from membership for cause in accordance with NACO's By-Laws.