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Work Instruction update: Determinations for keel laid date or similar stage of construction

The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance published CVC-WI-015(2), “Determinations for a Vessel’s Keel Laid Date or Similar Stage of Construction.” The work instruction was updated Sept. 20, 2019, with language to be more specific in its application.

This work instruction sets forth the interpretations of when a vessel’s keel is considered to be laid or the vessel is at a similar stage of construction, and provides guidelines for Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMIs) to determine what may be accepted for the purpose of establishing a vessel’s keel laid date.

OCMIs, maritime industry, and Recognized Organizations should refer to this work instruction when determining if a vessel’s keel laid date or similar stage of construction has been adequately established in accordance with the requirements of a vessel’s respective inspection subchapter(s).

For details, read or download work instruction CVC-WI-015(2). Please direct questions to cgcvc@uscg.mil.

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