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.


9/11/2015: Out of the water survival craft for fixed manned offshore platforms

The Coast Guard published MSIB 10-15 to provide further clarification, in addition to MSIB 09-15, regarding out of the water survival crafts for fixed manned offshore platforms and ensure that the affected operators have begun preparations for when those survival craft(s) will need to be changed.


8/31/2015: Implementation of out of the water survival craft – Requirements for commercial vessels

The Coast Guard issued information bulletin on the requirement for owners and operators of small passenger vessels to have an approved survival craft that, “ensures no part of an individual is immersed in water” by February 26, 2016.