2/1/2018: Summary of Congressional testimony regarding El Faro reports

Rear Admiral John Nadeau, assistant commandant for prevention policy, testified Jan. 30, 2018, before the House Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation Subcommittee, during a hearing titled, “Examination of Reports on the El Faro Marine Casualty.” Testifying alongside Nadeau were the Hon. Earl Weener, board member, National Transportation Safety Board, and Mr. Brian Curtis, with NTSB’s Office of Marine Safety.


12/21/2017: Coast Guard releases Final Action Memo regarding S.S. El Faro sinking and loss of 33 crewmembers

In the Final Action Memo, Adm. Zukunft approves the findings of fact, analysis, and conclusions detailed in the Marine Board of Investigation’s Report of Investigation, essentially marking it as the official Coast Guard position on the cause of the marine casualty.


8/1/2016: Coast Guard signs new memorandum of agreement with DNV GL

Today, the Coast Guard and DNV GL signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) authorizing DNV GL to participate in the Alternate Compliance Program (ACP) and delegated certain survey and certification services for U.S. flagged vessels.


3/9/2016: Coast Guard authorizes ClassNK to participate in the Alternate Compliance Program

The Coast Guard and ClassNK signed a Memorandum of Agreement authorizing ClassNK to participate in the Alternate Compliance Program and delegating certain survey and certification services for U.S. flagged vessels. ClassNK is now the fifth class society to participate in this program.


7/10/2015: Coast Guard encourages vessels to enroll in the Alternate Compliance Program

The Coast Guard encourages vessel owners to take advantage of the voluntary alternate inspection process to obtain a certificate of inspection to help streamline vessel inspections and reduce downtime.


4/17/2015: Collection of Information under review by the Office of Management and Budget

The Coast Guard seeks comment on the approval of a revision to the collections of information for vessel inspection related forms and reporting requirements, ports and waterways safety, Outer Continental Shelf activities, the Alternate Compliance Program and crewmember identification documents.


2/17/2015: Information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget – Requesting approval of revision to five collections of information

The Coast Guard is requesting comment on collections of information for vessel inspection forms, crewmember identification documents, Outer Continental Shelf activities, port and waterway safety and the Alternate Compliance Program.