The OCS Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) has released MSIB 20-04, Hurricane Season Reporting Requirements, to provide guidance for operators on the Outer Continental Shelf.
Policy Letter: Guidance for vessel requests to participate in hurricane relief operations
The Coast Guard recognizes that sealift capacity is an efficient and effective means to provide relief supplies following hurricane damage. Vessels operating within the conditions outlined in their Certificate of Inspection, generally, do not need additional permission from the Coast Guard to engage in relief operations. This policy provides guidelines for Coast Guard personnel when considering requests for vessels to participate in hurricane operations.