Commercial Vessel Compliance

1/6/2017: Risk-based decision making for small passenger vessel annual inspection activity

The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance issued policy letter 16-05, which provides operational flexibility to Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMIs) through guidance that authorizes the utilization of a risk-based approach to prioritize and manage passenger vessel annual activity.

The policy applies to vessels subject to Subchapters T and K.

For additional information on this, please view the entire policy letter.

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.