USCG guidance issued on US flagged passenger ship training requirements

2021-08-30T16:52:57+00:00 August 30th, 2021|Safety|

The US Coast Guard has announced that in the US Federal Register is a CG-MMC Policy Letter 02-21 on passenger carrying ships.

It is entitled ‘Guidance on Voluntary Compliance with Training Requirements for Personnel Serving on US-flagged Passenger Ships that Carry More than 12 Passengers on International Voyages.’

This policy document provides guidance to passenger vessel owners and operators on voluntary compliance with the 2016 amendments to the STCW Convention as amended and the STCW Code.

Vessels may be subject to detentions in foreign ports if personnel have not received appropriate training in accordance with the convention and code, the USCG warned.