The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC) has released an update to Work Instruction (WI)-005, Request for Recognized Organization (RO) Internal Quality Management System (QMS) Review—Quality Case.
Coast Guard, European Commission sign memorandum to improve oversight of mutually recognized organizations
The Memorandum provides a framework for sharing and coordinating information, activities and best practices for oversight of recognized organizations that carry out inspection and certification of commercial vessels on behalf of both the United States and European Union.
5/23/2018: Release of Mission Management System Work Instruction 005 – Request for recognized organization internal Quality Management System review.
This instruction formalizes a process, known as a Quality Case, for the Coast Guard to request an internal investigation or root cause analysis when objective evidence indicates that a potential failure or lack of effectiveness of the Recognized Organization’s Quality Management System resulted in the unsatisfactory execution of delegated function(s).