Commercial Vessel Compliance

Updates to ship radio inspection checklists

The Federal Communications Commission and the Coast Guard have updated radio inspection checklists to include tests for LED lighting interference with VHF radio and Automatic Identification System (AIS). The updated checklists also incorporate changes to regulatory and radio communication services. 

FCC updates are posted on their Enforcement Bureau Ship Inspection Checklist website and include the following checklists in PDF format:

The Navigation Center has also posted a new AIS Inspection Checklist & Report in PDF format on its AIS References webpage.

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.