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7/3/2014: Marine Safety Manual, Volume II-Materiel Inspection, updated

The Coast Guard published the updated Marine Safety Manual, Volume II – Materiel Inspection.

This update consolidates about 20 Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars, Policy Letters and other instruments as well as updates to existing portions of the manual and the addition of a chapter on Outer Continental Shelf activities. It is part of the Coast Guard’s effort to provide updates and consolidated guidance to the field and industry.

“In an environment as dynamic as ours, we recognize the need to continually update our policy to keep pace with advances in the maritime industry and provide the most up to date guidance to our inspectors and industry partners,” said Rear Adm. Paul Thomas, assistant commandant for prevention policy.

The Manual establishes marine safety policies and guidance for use by industry, mariners, the General Public, and the Coast Guard, as well as other federal and state regulators, in applying statutory and regulatory requirements.

View the complete manual here.

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