The USCG Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance issued USCG: CVC-WI-003(3) Oversight of Safety Management Systems on U.S. Flag Vessels – which is change 3 to this document.
The purpose of this work instruction is to set forth guidance for assessing the effectiveness of a company’s Safety Management System (SMS) on U.S. flag vessels through the following processes:
- Evaluation of materiel deficiencies for potential SMS process failures;
- Evaluation of SMS documentation (certificates, logs, maintenance records, etc.);
- Compliance options following objective evidence of an SMS failure; and
- Coast Guard oversight of SMS activities performed by Recognized Organizations (RO) and Third Party Organizations (TPO)
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