Design & Engineering Standards

8/24/2018: Updated Plan Review Guidelines from Marine Safety Center

For the convenience of our readers, Maritime Commons will occasionally announce when the Marine Safety Center posts updates to its Plan Review Guidelines and Design Verification Guidelines website.

The following Plan Review Guidelines were updated in July 2018:

SOLAS-05 “Use of Flammable Gas Storage Lockers”
SOLAS-26 “Access to Stairway Enclosures”
SOLAS-28 “Retractable Roofs”
SOLAS-49 “Locks and Latches in Doors in Escape Paths”
SOLAS-53 “Regulation 38 Alternate Design Documentation during the ICOC”

Plan Review Guidelines were developed by MSC staff and are provided as an aid in the preparation and review of vessel plans and submissions. They were developed to supplement existing guidance and are not intended to substitute or replace laws, regulations, or other official Coast Guard policy documents. For more information about any of these PRGs, contact the MSC at or 202-795-6729. When contacting MSC, reference the PRG by procedure number, e.g., SOLAS-05.

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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