USCG offers cruise ship contracting opportunity

2021-01-11T22:20:47+00:00 January 11th, 2021|Safety|

The US Coast Guard (USCG) has introduced a contracting opportunity for the Underway Foreign Passenger Vessel Examiner Course.

USCG’s Cruise Ship National Centre of Expertise (CSNCOE) requires interested parties to bid to host three Foreign Passenger Vessel Examiner Courses on board a cruise vessel of at least 70,000 gt while underway.

All the services should be conducted on board a cruise ship departing from either Fort Lauderdale, Miami, or Canaveral, Florida.

Bids and/or questions must be submitted by 19th January. Questions can be directed to Joseph Perkins; telephone (1) 202-475-3437, email

CSNCOE is one of six US national centres of expertise focusing on providing industry specific consultation and services to the USCG and maritime industry.

The CSNCOE, located at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is the nerve centre of the USCG’s expertise and best practices on the FPVE programme and is focused on raising the competency, capabilities, and consistency in the field of cruise ship safety, environmental, and security requirements and examinations.

As the industry liaison, the CSNCOE provides training and mission support to the USCG and industry alike by co-ordinating a blend of these activities and ensuring the lines of communication and interaction continue.