8/20/2018: Lifejacket approval harmonization

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is seeking public comment on a policy letter to harmonize personal flotation device (PFD) standards between the United States and Canada by accepting a new standard for approval of PFDs.

5/2/2017: US-Canadian personal flotation device task group meeting recap

This post provides a brief recap of a UL Standards Technical Panel task group meeting held in April at Coast Guard Headquarters to address safety standards for personal flotation devices aboard commercial vessels.

10/7/2014: Recreational boating safety grants for nonprofit organizations

The Coast Guard requests public comment on the fiscal year 2015 national nonprofit organization grants should be awarded.

9/30/2014: Personal flotation devices labeling and standards

The Coast Guard published a final rule correction to its PFD final rule to correct an incorrect contact phone number for the Coast Guard.

4/28/2014 Safety Alert: Inadequate Snaphooks on Lifejackets

The Office of Investigations and Casualty Analysis issued a safety alert to provide awareness of an issue that was identified a few years ago with snaphooks on lifejackets.