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FAQs: IMO Resolution MSC.402(96) and Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 03-19

The Office of Design and Engineering Standards has released Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) pertaining to IMO Resolution MSC.402(96) and Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 03-19, “Maintenance, Thorough Examination, Operational Testing, Overhaul And Repair Of Lifeboats And Rescue Boats, Launching Appliances And Release Gear”.

Questions received from vessel owner/operators, service providers, original equipment manufacturers, and authorized class societies have been consolidated and organized by topic. The FAQs are posted here: https://www.dco.uscg.mil/CG-ENG-4/FAQ/.

For full details on NVIC 03-19 and IMO Resolution MSC.402(96), view or download NVIC 03-19 here: https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/NVIC/Year/2010/.

For questions, please contact the Coast Guard’s Lifesaving and Fire Safety Division (CG-ENG-4) at typeapproval@uscg.mil.

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