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Work Instruction: Worksite Exception (WSE) Requests and Workboat Designation

March 27, 2023

The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CVC) would like to announce the publication of CG CVC-WI-001(1), Worksite Exception (WSE) Requests and Workboat Designation.  This Work Instruction (WI) provides guidance on the application and implementation of a request for a worksite exception (WSE) and granting exemptions to Subchapter M regulations under the workboat operating status in a worksite in accordance with Title 46 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 136.105.  All CVC WI can be found here at Mission Management System (

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