Commercial Vessel Compliance

6/29/2016: Safety alert – Random chemical testing requirements for marine employers, sponsoring organizations and mariners

The Coast Guard published Marine Safety Advisory 06-16 to restate and reemphasize the importance of a properly administered and applied random chemical testing program to prevent drug misuse as a causative factor in marine casualties.

Marine employers, sponsoring organizations and mariners subject to chemical testing are reminded of their responsibilities to ensure random chemical testing programs are both conducted in accordance with regulatory requirements and achieve their intended purpose of deterring, detecting and preventing drug abuse within the maritime industry.

Read Marine Safety Advisory 06-16 for full details.

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