8/1/2017: Coast Guard and National Cargo Bureau sign Memorandum of Agreement

This new agreement signed July 20, 2017, outlines specific operating standards for organizations such as NCB including record keeping, quality management systems, training and qualification of personnel, liability, and governmental oversight of activities.


7/31/2017: Coast Guard and International Cargo Gear Bureau sign Memorandum of Agreement

The Memorandum of Agreement is for inspections and tests performed on U.S. flagged vessels by ICGB on behalf of the Coast Guard.


1/31/2017: Coast Guard, BSEE partner to leverage collective authorities

The Coast Guard and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) recently signed four updated memoranda of agreements (MOA) leveraging their collective authorities in regulating Outer Continental Shelf activities in the areas of civil penalties, safety and environmental management and safety management systems, incident notification and investigations and oil discharge planning, preparedness and response.


8/1/2016: Coast Guard signs new memorandum of agreement with DNV GL

Today, the Coast Guard and DNV GL signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) authorizing DNV GL to participate in the Alternate Compliance Program (ACP) and delegated certain survey and certification services for U.S. flagged vessels.


4/15/2016: National Association of Charterboat Operators – Resigning of MOA

Yesterday, the Coast Guard renewed the Memorandum of Agreement with the National Association of Charterboat Operators.


3/9/2016: Coast Guard authorizes ClassNK to participate in the Alternate Compliance Program

The Coast Guard and ClassNK signed a Memorandum of Agreement authorizing ClassNK to participate in the Alternate Compliance Program and delegating certain survey and certification services for U.S. flagged vessels. ClassNK is now the fifth class society to participate in this program.


9/25/2014: Coast Guard, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement sign memorandum, discuss 2015 strategic objectives

Coast Guard and BSEE outline joint goals in regulating offshore activities and signed a joint memorandum of agreement outlining respective roles in regulating of fixed facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf.