Commercial Vessel Compliance

4/14/2016: Congressional hearing – Written testimony published

Today, the Coast Guard’s Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, Rear Adm. Paul Thomas, testified before a Congressional Hearing focusing on the Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Program. Thomas’ comments and answers focused on the following:

  • Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s recent report entitled, “Impact of United States Coast Guard Regulations on U.S. Flag Registry”
  • The status of Subchapter “M” Towing Vessel Regulations
  • IMO Verified Gross Mass Container Weight Amendments
  • Ballast water regulations
  • Coast Guard regulatory program update

You can view the written testimony and video on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee website.

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