- Foreign Vessels

QUALSHIP 21 Program going digital

The Coast Guard’s Quality Shipping for the 21st Century (QUALSHIP 21) Program is getting an upgrade.  Vessels entering the QUALSHIP 21 Program will receive a digital e-certificate with the vessel’s name, certificate number, official seal of the U.S. Coast Guard, and a QR Code linking directly to the Coast Guard’s Port State Control program website.  

The QUALSHIP 21 program is designied to reward those companies, operators, and vessels that demonstrate the highest commitment to quality and safety through the highest level of compliance with International standards and United States law and regulation.

Interested parties may also review the Port State Control website to receive current information about QUALSHIP 21, Large Fleet, and E-Zero Programs, including application materials for these popular reward programs.  Additionally, information concerning targeted organizations, foreign vessel detentions in the U.S., general Port State Control policies, contact information for program staff, and the complete Port State Control Annual Report library can be found by simply scanning the e-certificate’s QR Code.  

Questions concerning the new e-certificate can be sent to: PortStateControl@uscg.mil

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