Commercial Vessel Compliance

USCG Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise Newsletter – Winter Issue

The Coast Guard’s Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise (CSNCOE) published its winter edition, with a new name and look. The newsletter serves to provide useful information on the national and international policies as well as highlight success stories, best practices and achievements in the field.

This edition of the newsletter provides information to Coast Guard units and maritime stakeholders and covers a variety of topics to include:

  • Navigating the CDC Conditional Sail Order
  • Coast Guard Preparations for Dual-Fueled Cruise Ships
  • Big Changes for Passenger Musters
  • USCG Cruise Ship Safety Scorecard
  • ICOC Program Perseverance Despite COVID-19
  • And more…

Visit our website to view the “Summer 24” newsletter in our Public Affairs section of the CSNCOE website.

The CSNCOE is also now on LinkedIn.

The CSNCOE is always looking for feedback to improve and better serve the Coast Guard and cruise shipping industry. Visit the CSNCOE website to Submit a question or comment.


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, FL, 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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