10/10/2018: Congratulations to the latest E-Zero designees

In an effort to better recognize those companies, operators, and vessels that have earned the E-Zero designation on their QUALSHIP 21 certificate, Maritime Commons will periodically publish the names of the latest vessels to earn the E-Zero designation.


7/18/2018: Foreign flag passenger vessels and the Initial Certificate of Compliance exam

Foreign flag passenger vessels arriving in the United States that embark passengers for the first time or make an initial U.S. port call while carrying U.S. citizens as passengers, must participate in the Initial Certificate of Compliance exam process. This post provides a few points to help ensure the ICOC exam is efficient as possible.


7/10/2018: Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise summer newsletter highlights most common reasons for PSC detentions, deficiencies

The Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise in Ft. Lauderdale recently released its semi-annual newsletter and Maritime Commons will be releasing individually several of the articles that we think will be of particular interest to our readers. For more information about the CSNCOE, or to […]


7/5/2018: Congratulations to the latest E-Zero designees

In an effort to better recognize those companies, operators, and vessels that have earned the E-Zero designation on their QUALSHIP 21 certificate, Maritime Commons will periodically publish the names of the latest vessels to earn the E-Zero designation.


4/13/2018: 2017 Port State Control Annual Report posted

This report marks another year of PSC activities and provides the global maritime industry key statistics and trends related to compliance with U.S. and international regulations.


4/6/2018: Congratulations to the latest E-Zero designees

In an effort to better recognize those companies, operators, and vessels that have earned the E-Zero designation on their QUALSHIP 21 certificate, Maritime Commons will periodically publish the names of the latest vessels to earn the E-Zero designation.


1/30/2018: Cruise Ship NCOE releases updated Field Notice 01-18, “Tender & Excursion Vessels”

Field Notice 01-18 provides amplifying guidance explaining the difference between a tender vessel and an excursion vessel onboard a foreign passenger vessel. This notice is intended for foreign passenger vessels operating in the U.S. using small vessels stored onboard the ship for excursion activities. Editor’s note: This is an update to the Field Notice 01-18 released Jan. 24, 2018.


1/24/2018: Cruise Ship NCOE issues field notice regarding tender and excursion vessels

Editor’s note: Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise Field Notice 01-18, “Tender & Excursion Vessels” is being updated and is temporarily unavailable. We will repost the Field Notice as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience.


1/24/2018: Congratulations to the latest E-Zero designees

Congratulations to the latest E-Zero designees under the Coast Guard’s QUALSHIP 21 program! QUALSHIP 21 recognizes foreign ships that have demonstrated the highest commitment to maintaining strict compliance with U.S. and international safety, security and environmental regulations.


1/17/2018: Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise Foreign Passenger Vessel Examiner Course

The Foreign Passenger Vessel Examiner (FPVE) Course three times each year and is open to select segments of industry and Coast Guard active duty, reserve, and civilian members. The course is designed to provide instruction on the process for conducting foreign passenger vessel exams.


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