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Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance Releases Domestic Annual Report for 2019

The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance is pleased to announce the publication of the 2019 Domestic Annual Report. The report highlights U.S. domestic fleet deficiencies, inspections, and marine casualty statistics and serves as a powerful tool to study trends, identify key performance indicators, and bring attention to issues in the fleet.

The report presents information reflecting the entire U.S. Flag fleet, including barges, cargo vessels, passenger vessels, vessels operating on the Outer Continental Shelf, research and school ships, fishing vessels, and towing vessels.

A few key findings discussed in the report are:

  • Coast Guard Marine Inspectors conducted 21,471 inspections.  The Coast Guard’s fleet of responsibility contained 20,064 vessels subject to inspection.
  • There were 2,095 reportable marine casualty investigations in 2019 involving 2,561 inspected vessels.
  • In 2019 there were 111 Flag State detentions.
  • The report is available at the Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance Domestic and Offshore Compliance webpage.

Any questions should be directed to CGCVC@uscg.mil.

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