- Foreign Vessels

6/6/2017: Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise spring newsletter available online

Submitted by Lt. Cmdr. Eric Jesionowski, Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise

The Coast Guard’s Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise (CSNCOE) published the Spring edition of our newsletter. The newsletter serves to provide useful information on national and international policies as well as highlight success stories, best practices and achievements in the field.

This edition of the newsletter provides information to Coast Guard units and maritime stakeholders on a variety of topics to include:

  • Cruise Ship NCOE Newsletter naming contest
  • Cruise ship detentions
  • Top 5 deficiencies
  • Accepting equivalent means/levels of safety
  • Certificate process for high speed craft
  • Tactics, techniques, and procedures update


Visit the CSNCOE web site to view the “Spring 2017” newsletter or to read more about our roles and responsibilities.

Please complete our customer support survey and tell us how we’re doing. The CSNCOE is always looking for feedback to better serve the Coast Guard and cruise ship industry. The survey is located at the bottom of the page at the preceding link.


The CSNCOE is one of six nationwide national centers of expertise focusing on providing industry specific consultation and services to the Coast Guard and maritime industry. The CSNCOE, located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, is the repository of Coast Guard expertise and best practices on the foreign vessel passenger exam program (FPEV) and is focused on raising the competency, capabilities, and consistency Coast Guard wide in the field of cruise ship safety, environmental, and security requirements and examinations. As the industry liaison, the CSNCOE provides training and mission support to the Coast Guard and industry alike by memorializing a blend of these mentioned activities thus ensuring the lines of communication and interaction continue.


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.

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