8/7/2017: Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget – Small passenger vessels

The information requirements are necessary for the proper administration and enforcement of the program on safety of commercial vessels as it affects small passenger vessels. The requirements affect small passenger vessels (under 100 gross tons) that carry more than 6 passengers. Comments must be received by Oct. 6, 2017.


6/10/2016: Safety alert – Federal safety requirements for vessels carrying paying passengers

The Coast Guard issued a safety alert to raise awareness regarding federal safety requirements for vessels carrying any paying passengers onboard a vessel on navigable U.S. waters.


2/10/2016: Sea strainers constructed of nonmetallic materials for use on small passenger vessels

The Coast Guard published policy letter to provide guidance on the use of nonmetallic sea strainers on small passenger vessels.


12/28/2015: Out of water survival craft – Frequently asked questions

The Coast Guard is posting a new FAQ to address recently published policy letter regarding out of water survival craft.


12/21/2015: VHF-DSC Radio equipment installation requirement for inspected passenger and commercial fishing vessels

The Coast Guard published guidance on how to verify the installation of required VHF radios with digital selective calling capabilities on inspected domestic passenger vessels and commercial fishing vessels as required by January 2016.


11/19/2015: Collection of information under review by Office of Management and Budget – Liquefied petroleum gas and compressed natural gas as cooking fuel on passenger vessels

The Coast Guard seeks comment on the approval of a revision to a currently approved collection the requirements for the use of liquefied petroleum gas and compressed natural gas as cooking fuel on passenger vessels.


8/17/2015: Promulgation of foreign passenger vessel initial certificate of compliance exam tactics, techniques and procedures

The Coast Guard announced the release of new tactics, techniques and procedures for Coast Guard examiners conducting foreign passenger vessel initial certificate of compliance exams.