Design & Engineering Standards

Policy Letter: Acceptance of Helicopter Safety Advisory Committee (HSAC) recommended practice (RP) 161, new build helideck design guidelines

The U.S. Coast Guard has published Policy Letter 03-21 which establishes that the Coast Guard considers the design and equipment standards of HSAC RP 161 to be at least as effective as the helicopter facilities regulations in 46 CFR Part 108, applicable to certain Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODUs), floating Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) facilities, and domestic vessels.

To view the full policy letter vist the Office of Design and Engineering Standards (CG-ENG) Policy website.

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