1/16/2018: IGF Code and Polar Code implementation updates

The IGF Code and Polar Code each outline training requirements found in STCW amendments. The National Maritime Center has been and will continue to evaluate courses and issue letters attesting to the conformance of the course content with the training guidance in policy letters CG-OES 01-15 and CG-OES-01-16. Regulations may be published in the future to implement the IGF and Polar Code training requirements. Until then, the policy letters will remain in force and provide the applicable guidance regarding compliance with the STCW amendments. At this time the NMC will not be issuing endorsements to mariners completing the requirements contained in the policy letters.

2/1/2017: Recap of LGC NCOE presentation at the Passenger Ship Safety Conference

The Coast Guard’s Office of Design & Engineering Standards (CG-ENG) and Office of Search and Rescue (CG-SAR), Cruise Ship and Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise (LGC NCOE), and the 7th Coast Guard District recently attended the TDN UK Passenger Ship Safety conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.