Commercial Vessel Compliance

Coast Guard announces Guard Underway Foreign Passenger Vessel Course Examiner Contracting Opportunity

The Coast Guard has posted on the contracting opportunity for the Underway Foreign Passenger Vessel Examiner Course.

The United States Coast Guard Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise (CSNCOE) has a requirement for a Cruise Vessel of at least 70,000 gross tons to host three (3) Foreign Passenger Vessel Examiner Courses onboard a vessel while underway. All services shall be conducted on board a cruise ship departing from either Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, or Canaveral, Florida.

Information on this opportunity and interested parties wanting to bid can be found at The Notice ID is 70Z02321QPG401200.

Bids and/or questions must be submitted by Jan 19, 2020 10:00 am EST

Questions can be directed to Mr. Joseph Perkins; telephone 202-475-3437, email

The CSNCOE is one of six nationwide national centers of expertise focusing on providing industry specific consultation and services to the Coast Guard and maritime industry. The CSNCOE, located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, is the repository of Coast Guard expertise and best practices on the FPVE program and is focused on raising the competency, capabilities, and consistency Coast Guard wide in the field of cruise ship safety, environmental, and security requirements and examinations. As the industry liaison, the CSNCOE provides training and mission support to the Coast Guard and industry alike by memorializing a blend of these mentioned activities and ensuring the lines of communication and interaction continue.

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 publications, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These publications remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.

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