Excerpt from the Coast Guard Maritime Commons posted on 04/05/2018.
Form CG-835V Vessel Inspection Requirements is specifically tailored to capture more detailed deficiency data in a manner that is aligned with globally accepted Port State Control methodologies. The CG-835V was developed in conjunction with corresponding enhancements to the Coast Guard’s internal database, MISLE, in order to support better data analytics and the development and monitoring of Key Performance Indicators for the U.S. flag fleet and the Recognized Organizations that perform statutory certification and services on the Coast Guard’s behalf.
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The Coast Guard office of Commercial Vessel Compliance issued CG-CVC Policy Letter 18-04 Guidance on Implementation of New Standards for Fire Protection, Detection, and Extinguishing Equipment.
This policy letter provides information and guidance to the Officer(s) in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) on recent changes to regulatory requirements for fire protection, detection and extinguishing equipment used on inspected and uninspected vessels, Outer Continental Shelf facilities, deepwater ports and mobile offshore drilling units per reference (a).
(a) “Harmonization of Standards for Fire Protection, Detection, and Extinguishing Equipment,” 81 Fed. Reg. 48220-48303, July 22, 2016
(b) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 10; Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers (2010 Edition)
(c) “Harmonization of Fire Protection Equipment Standards for Towing Vessels,” 83 Fed. Reg. 8175-8181, February 26, 2018
The Coast Guard Maritime Commons published a two-piece post to help those operators that fall under Subchapter M (goes into effect July 20, 2018) to understand how the new regular may affect a towing vessel’s ability to be used as a resource provider in a Vessel Response Plan. The first part was written with the towing vessel owner/operator in mind, and the second part, immediately following, is written for the Vessel Response Plan holder. (Paraphrased from the original post)
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