Category: Domestic Vessels

Nov. 15, 2023

New Policies Related to Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response on Commercial Vessels

The James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023 introduced important updates to various laws within Title 46 of the United States Code (U.S.C.) to enhance crew safety and address sexual assault and sexual harassment. Key changes include mandated surveillance systems, crew training, reporting procedures, and master key controls on select vessels.

Oct. 30, 2023

Policy Letter on Implementation of Fire Safety Interim Rule on Small Passenger Vessels

The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC) announces the publication of a new policy letter titled “Covered Small Passenger Vessel” Fire Safety Interim Rule Implementation.

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