8/9/2017: Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise Field Notice 01-17: Exhaust Gas Cleaning System Short-term Temporary SOx Exceedances

Field Notice 01-17 provides Coast Guard expectations for dealing with alarms from EGCSs, where such alarms are triggered by short-term temporary emission exceedances due to predictable operations of vessels, such as engine load changes. Field Notice 01-17 is intended for vessels operating in the U.S. portion of the North American Emission Control Area (ECA) and the U.S. Caribbean Sea ECA.


6/6/2017: Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise spring newsletter available online

The newsletter serves to provide useful information on national and international policies as well as highlight success stories, best practices and achievements in the field.


10/27/2016: New edition of Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise newsletter posted!

The Coast Guard’s Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise (CSNCOE) published its fall edition. The newsletter serves to provide useful information on the national and international policies as well as highlight success stories, best practices and achievements in the field.