The Coast Guard has posted on beta.sam.gov the contracting opportunity for the Underway Foreign Passenger Vessel Examiner Course. The United States Coast Guard Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise (CSNCOE) has a […]
The U.S. Coast Guard Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise has a requirement for a cruise vessel of at least 70,000 gross tons to host three (3) Foreign Passenger Vessel Examiner Courses on board a vessel while underway. All services shall be conducted on board a cruise ship departing from either Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, or Canaveral, Florida.
The Winter 2020 edition of the Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise’s newsletter is now available. The newsletter serves to provide useful information on national and international policies as well as highlight success stories, best practices and achievements in the field.
This edition provides information to maritime stakeholders and Coast Guard units on a variety of topics, including ICOC exams, safety updates, and more.
Foreign flag passenger vessels arriving in the United States that embark passengers for the first time or make an initial U.S. port call while carrying U.S. citizens as passengers, must participate in the Initial Certificate of Compliance exam process. This post provides a few points to help ensure the ICOC exam is efficient as possible.