The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CVC) has announced the cancellation of CG-CVC Policy Letter 17-01, issued March 10, 2017 – Use of the Uninspected Towing Vessel (UTV) Decal to Meet Certain Requirements Regarding Issuance of the Initial COI Under Subchapter M, and CG-534 Policy Letter 10-02, issued March 11, 2010 – Existing Systems and Equipment on Uninspected Towing Vessels.
Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) Type Approval Certificate to AQUASTAR Co., Ltd
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 50 th U.S. Coast Guard BWMS Type Approval Certificate to AQUASTAR Co., Ltd after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system meets the requirements
of 46 CFR 162.060.
The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CVC) would like to announce the publication of CG CVC-WI-018(2), Laid up Inspected/Examined Vessels.
The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC) would like to remind all Subchapter M – Towing Vessel owners and operators that while the phase-in allowance to get your Certificate of Inspection (COI) has past, as of July 19, 2022, there are some other requirements for existing vessels that are a prerequisite prior to obtaining the next Renewal COI.
Policy Letter Update – Guidance on the audit scheme for vessels using a Towing Safety Management System (TSMS) option
The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC) has announced the release of CVC Policy Letter 18-01, CH.2, Guidance on the Audit Scheme for Vessels Using a Towing Safety Management System (TSMS) Option.