Formerly (CG-5212), (CG-3PSE-2) and (G-MSE-2)
The Naval Architecture Division (CG-ENG-2) is a division of the Office of Design & Engineering Standards (CG-ENG).
The mission of the Division is to provide technical expertise in the areas of vessel stability, load lines, structures, and OPA 90 double hull issues, and to enhance marine safety and environmental protection through development of standards and regulations.
The Division serves as the Coast Guard's primary office for standards and regulations (national and international) regarding stability, load lines, and structures. In this capacity, the Division develops regulations as appropriate, and provides policy guidance, technical clarifications, resolves appeals, etc.
The Division also represents the United States at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as head of the U.S. delegation to the IMO Sub-Committee on Stability and Load Lines and on Fishing Vessels Safety (SLF).
In support of SLF's agenda item, Development of Second Generation Intact Stability Criteria, the Coast Guard sponsored research performed by the Seakeeping Division of the U.S. Naval Ship Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Hydromechanics Department (also known as the David Taylor Model Basin). The Report of this research is available from the following link: dtmb-2ndgen-is-rpt2011). Also, an information paper has been submitted to SLF that refers to this work (document SLF 54/INF.4).
Other Division activities and program responsibilities include: