5/31/2016: MSIB posted – U.S. Declares an equivalency to Regulation VI/2 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea

The Coast Guard determined that existing U.S. laws and regulations for providing verified container weights are equivalent to the requirements in SOLAS Regulation VI/2.


4/28/2016: Additional information on Coast Guard determinations about container weight requirements, verified gross mass

Today, the Coast Guard filed an equivalency with the International Maritime Organization, and released a marine safety information bulletin that provides additional information on the Coast Guard’s determinations about container weight requirements found in the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, SOLAS.


4/14/2016: Congressional hearing – Written testimony published

The written testimony and video of Rear Adm. Paul Thomas’ Congressional Hearing, focusing on the Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Program, was posted today.


3/2/2016: SOLAS amendments to container weight requirements – New FAQs published

As follow-on from the 16th Annual TPM Conference, Rear Adm. Thomas is using Maritime Commons to provide an FAQ and clarification on SOLAS Chapter VI, Part A, Regulation 2 – Cargo Information.


2/22/2016: Takeaways from Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy from Container weight listening session

Rear Adm. Paul Thomas provides takeaways on amendments to SOLAS Regulation VI-2 from the recent Federal Maritime Commission’s listening session on container weights.


2/10/2016: Public meeting – Container weight listening session

The Federal Maritime Commission is hosting a listening session on the amendments to SOLAS Regulation VI-2 regarding cargo information and verified gross mass of containers. The Coast Guard will be in attendance to hear concerns and feedback from industry and stakeholders on this issue.