Category: Commercial Vessel Compliance

Marine Safety Manual Vol. II restructured into seven Commandant Instructions

The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC) announces the cancellation of Marine Safety Manual (MSM) Volume II, COMDTINST M16000.7B, and its replacement with seven separate Commandant Instructions, one for each chapter of the previously existing manual. 

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.

New user friendly version of foreign and domestic vessels deficiency reports to be posted monthly

The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC) will begin posting monthly data reports of all deficiencies to foreign and domestic vessels on the CG-CVC website in an Excel file format.

Federal Register Notice: Revisions to Maritime Security Directive 104-6; guidelines for U.S. vessels operating in high risk waters

The Coast Guard has announced in the Federal Register the availability of Revision 8 to Maritime Security (MARSEC) Directive

MSIB: Commercial fishing vessel alternative-to-class requirements

The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance, Fishing Vessel Safety Division has issued Marine Safety Information Bulletin 08-21 “Commercial Fishing Vessel Alternative-to-Class Requirements” to apprise fishing vessel owners/operators of requirements that apply to the new construction, survey, and maintenance of certain commercial fishing vessels.

D8 OCS MSIB: Reporting requirements and mooring arrangements for MODUs and vessels completing OCS activities intending to cold stack

“Reporting Requirements and Mooring Arrangements for MODUs and Vessels Completing OCS Activities Intending to Cold Stack”.

Work Instruction: Small Passenger Vessel Risk Based Inspection Program

The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CVC) issued work instruction CVC-WI-028 “Small Passenger Vessel Risk Based Inspection Program” to provide Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI), Chiefs of Inspection Division […]

Overview of regulations governing High Interest Vessel (HIV) selection and boarding

In this post the Office of Maritime Security Response Policy discusses the process by which vessels may receive a security boarding prior to entering a U.S. port.

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