Commercial Vessel Compliance

USCG Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise Newsletter – Fall Issue

The Coast Guard’s Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise (CSNCOE) published its fall edition of The Cruise Ship Round Turn. The newsletter provides useful information on 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:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Vessel Inspections
  • Navigating the Alaska Tourism Restoration Act and Passenger Vessel Services Act
  • Marine Evacuation System (MES) Lifecycle Maintenance
  • Breaking Down the Break-out Season
  • And more…

Visit our website to view the Fall 2021 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 Fort 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 maintaining open  lines of communication and interaction.

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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