Ports and Facilities

5/28/2015: Maritime transportation security act training course update

The Coast Guard is pleased to see the large number of maritime industry employees who choose to take part in the voluntary Maritime Transportation Security Act Training Course Program, choosing to attend courses reviewed and approved via a Coast Guard accepted Quality Standard System, or QSS.

The Coast Guard was informed that one of the accepted QSSs, Det Norske Veritas – Germanischer Lloyd, has withdrawn from certifying FSO, CSO, MSLEP and FPSSD courses. The American Bureau of Shipping is a QSS organization accepted by the Coast Guard and continues to participate in the certification process of these courses.

Additional information can be found on the Coast Guard’s facilities webpage.

Effective security training for maritime industry professionals is critical to the success of the nation’s security efforts. As the Coast Guard continues to develop regulations to establish comprehensive FSO training requirements, maritime industry employees with security duties are strongly encouraged to take approved courses.

This blog is not a replacement or substitute for the formal posting of regulations and updates or existing processes for receiving formal feedback of the same. Links provided on this blog will direct the reader to official source documents, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These documents remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.

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