Commercial Vessel Compliance

1/14/2016: New policy letter – Controlling transient fire load in very low fire load spaces aboard inspected passenger vessels

The Coast Guard’s Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance published Policy Letter 16-01 to control the amount of baggage, or transient fire load, within type 5A spaces.

The policy letter outlines practices that will allow operators to meet the stipulation on transient fire load. It also provides guidance on loading, storage and limitations of baggage and strollers, as well as related signage.

View Policy Letter 16-01 for full details.

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