Submitted by the Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise (CSNCOE)
The Coast Guard’s Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise (CSNCOE) has published Industry Notice 22-01 to announce the release of the Foreign Passenger Vessel Initial Certificate of Compliance (ICOC) Work Instruction Guide for Conducting ICOC Exams. This work instruction is designed to give clear guidance and information for U.S. Coast Guard Foreign Passenger Vessel Examiners (FPVEs), shipyards, owners, operators, and third party stakeholders in the preparation and execution of ICOC examinations.
The newly published work instruction provides in depth guidance for the overseas portion of the ICOC exam, and outlines the requirements of the first port OCMI to finalize the ICOC exam upon vessel arrival in the US. This document replaces the Foreign Passenger Vessel Initial COC Exam Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTP).
Questions regarding the ICOC Work Instruction should be forwarded to the National Technical Advisor for the Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise at (954) 767-2140 or by email at CSNCOE@uscg.mil.
Visit the Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise (CSNCOE) website to view the MPS-WI-CSNCOE-05 (01) Guide for Conducting Initial COC Exams, FPVE Tactics Techniques and Procedures (TTP) and Process Guide, or just to see what we offer.
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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.
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