Commercial Vessel Compliance

6/28/2018: Coast Guard facility inspectors will use form CG-835F “Facility Inspection Requirements”

Submitted by Lt. Laura Gould, Office of Port and Facility Compliance

Effective immediately, Coast Guard facility inspectors will use Coast Guard Form CG-835F to document facility inspections. CG-835F is a modification of CG-Form 835, “Vessel/Facility Inspection Requirements,” and is specifically formatted to document facility inspection results. CG-835F contains no major changes to the form design or to the information captured relevant to facility inspection activities. Facility owners/operators are not required to complete CG-835F themselves.

In April of 2018, the Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance released CG-835V, “Vessel Inspection Requirements” for use during inspections of Coast Guard inspected vessels. To align with the release of the CG-835V, the Office of Port and Facility Compliance modified the CG-835 to remove vessel specific portions of the form resulting in a document specific for use during facility inspections.

Regulated facilities should note that Coast Guard facility inspectors may begin using the CG-835F to document facility inspections, but in some instances may continue to use the CG-835 during this transition. Editor’s note: If you’d like to review the CG-835F, it is available online

For information on the CG-835V, Vessel inspection Form, see our April 5, 2018 Maritime Commons blog post.

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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