Originally Posted by NYCAP123
When you're tied to land the search laws get a bit hazier, but while cruising you are subject to a "safety inspection" at any time.
I am pretty sure that the marine authorities can search a vessel that is docked if there is a fuel spill issue in the area or sewage in the water and they think the vessel might be involved. These are the only situations I have seen them search a docked vessel. I don't think that they would search for anything else if the vessel is docked.