Commercial Vessel Compliance

12/1/2015: Fall newsletter from the Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise

The Coast Guard’s Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise, or CSNCOE, published its fall edition newsletter. The newsletter serves to provide useful information on the national and international policies as well as highlight success stories, best practices and achievements in the field.

This edition of the newsletter provides information to Coast Guard units and maritime stakeholders on and covers a variety of topics to include:

  • Passenger Ship Safety Certificate shadow and cruise ship ride coordination
  • Upcoming regulatory enforcement
  • Coast Guard foreign passenger vessel examiner trends (tactics, techniques and procedures; personal qualification standards; and MISLE)
  • Cruise ship marine casualties
  • Foreign passenger vessel examiner, or FPVE, historical data

View the full newsletter HERE.

Please “Tell Us How We Are Doing”…The CSNCOE is always looking for feedback to improve and better serve the Coast Guard and cruise shipping industry.


The CSNCOE is one of six nationwide national centers of expertise focusing on providing industry specific consultation and services to the Coast Guard and maritime industry. The CSNCOE, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is the repository of Coast Guard expertise and best practices on the FPVE program and is focused on raising the competency, capabilities and consistency Coast Guard wide in the field of cruise ship safety, environmental and security requirements and examinations. As the industry liaison, the CSNCOE provides training and mission support to the Coast Guard and industry alike by memorializing a blend of these mentioned activities thus ensuring the lines of communication and interaction continue.

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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