Commercial Vessel Compliance

1/11/2016: New SERT brief documents

The Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Center recently published three new ‘brief sheets’ to their Homeport website. These documents pertain to the Salvage Engineering Response Team, or SERT.

SERT provides immediate 24/7 naval architecture and salvage engineering support to U.S. Coast Guard units in response to vessel casualties such as groundings, sinkings, allisions, collisions, capsizing and structural damage.

The three brief sheets loaded into Homeport cover the following topics:

  • Overview of SERT
  • Inland /harbor salvage plans
  • Coastal/offshore salvage plans

Additionally, an updated ‘Rapid Salvage Survey Form’ was added to the MSC Homeport webpage. This form can be used to request MSC SERT assistance.

You can find these updated documents by going to:

Homeport – Missions – Vessel Standards – Marine Safety Center – Salvage Engineering Response Team

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.