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Release of CG-CVC Policy Letter 24-01 – Guidance for Determining Inspection Status of Publicly Owned Oceanographic Research Vessels (ORV)

March 7, 2024 | By Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance

The Coast Guard has published CG-CVC Policy Letter 24-01 – Guidance for Determining Inspection Status of Publicly Owned Oceanographic Research Vessels (ORV). This new policy letter establishes policy and guidance for the evaluation of publicly owned ORVs to determine whether they are subject to vessel inspection requirements under U.S. law. To access this Policy Letter please visit the Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC) website

If you have any questions regarding implementation of this Policy Letter on your vessel, please contact your local Officer in Charge, Marine inspections. For any questions regarding this blog post, please contact cgcvc@uscg.mil. 

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