CVC-WI-010(3) OCMI Guidance on Special Consideration for 46 CFR Subchapter M Vessels has been revised to add guidance on the use of alternative visual distress signals (eVDSD) and the use of alternative line throwing appliances. The new guidance on VDS applies to vessels that operate on the following: Rivers routes, Lakes, Bays and Sounds, Great Lakes or Coastwise.
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This work instruction (CVC-WI-029(1)) provides guidance to District Prevention Staffs (dp), Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMIs), and the Towing Vessel National Center of Expertise (NCOE) concerning matters relating to drydock exams (DEs), underwater surveys in lieu of drydocking (UWILD), and drydock extensions (DDEs) for all inspected vessels, including vessel inspected under 46 CFR Subchapter M.
Click here to download USCG: Drydock Examinations (DE), Underwater Survey in Lieu of Drydocking (UWILD) and Drydock Extension (DDE) Policy Clarifications CVC-WI-029(1)
On 12/31/2019, we communicated with you the successful result of our appeal that resulted in the allowance of 90-days before and 90-days after the COI issue date for annual surveys performed under a company’s internal survey program. The USCG first communicated this revised interpretation in the TPO Guidebook (CVC-Policy Letter 17-04 change 2 on 12/31/2019).
Today the USCG issued change 4 to CVC-WI-013 Towing Vessel COI Inspections Under TSMS Option (dated 12/31/2019) that further confirms this position as a work instruction for use by USCG Marine Inspectors. You can find this revision on page two, item D 1 a. i. We have not completed an exhaustive review of the document yet to determine if there are additional changes but we’re proud to have been the leader on this issue with the USCG which resulted in a positive outcome for all companies that have elected to use an internal survey program under the TSMS option.
Click here to download CVC-WI-013(4) Towing Vessel COI Inspections Under TSMS Option