Commercial Vessel Compliance

7/9/2014: Training of personnel and manning on mobile offshore units and offshore supply vessels engaged in U.S. Outer Continental Shelf activities

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 The Coast Guard is extending the comment period on the advance notice of proposed rulemaking titled, “Training of Personnel and Manning on Mobile Offshore Units and Offshore Supply Vessels Engaged in U.S. Outer Continental Shelf Activities,” published on April 14, 2014.

In the proposed rulemaking, the Coast Guard is considering expanding current maritime safety training requirements to cover all persons other than crew working on offshore supply vessels and mobile offshore units that are involved in activities on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf, regardless of flag.

We are extending the comment period at the request of industry to ensure stakeholders have adequate time to submit complete responses. We encourage all members of the public to send comments explaining what, if any, impact this proposed rule could have on them or their organizations.

Please be specific and detailed in your comments to aid us in effectively responding and so that we may craft regulations that will enhance existing maritime safety training.

Comments and related material must be submitted on or before September 8, 2014.

View the full proposed rule for further details.

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