6/3/2016: 2015 Port State Control Annual Report posted

The Coast Guard Port State Control Annual Report for 2015 has been released by the Foreign and Offshore Compliance Division of the Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance.


5/9/2016: Interim rule and request for comments – Cargo securing manuals

The Coast Guard is issuing an interim rule to require U.S. and foreign self-propelled cargo vessels of 500 gross tons or more, traveling on international voyages and carrying cargo that is other than solid or liquid bulk cargo, to have cargo securing manuals (CSM) on board. The Coast Guard requests public comment on its intention to extend, in a subsequent final rule, this interim rule’s requirement for vessel CSMs to self-propelled cargo vessels under 500 gross tons, if these vessels carry dangerous goods in packaged form on international voyages.


9/1/2015: 2014 Port State Control Annual Report posted

The Coast Guard’s Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance Foreign and Offshore Compliance Division released the 2014 annual Port State Control report.


12/8/2014: IMO adopts Polar Code safety requirements

The International Maritime Organization finalized the Polar Code and adopted amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea which will create mandatory safety requirements for ships operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters.


9/9/2014: Annual port state control report released

The Coast Guard’s Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance Foreign and Offshore Compliance Division released the annual Port State Control report.