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Marine Electrical Technical Section

Systems Engineering Division (CG-ENG-3)

The Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) cited below is updated annually in a free searchable database available from GPO Access.

The marine electrical technical section focuses on regulatory and standards development for vessel electrical equipment and systems, including cabling, lighting, grounding, and hazardous locations.

Marine Electrical:

Marine electrical regulations in 46 CFR Subchapter J provide for the specifications, standards, and requirements for electrical equipment and systems aboard vessels, including cabling, lighting, grounding, and hazardous locations.  These regulations contain a number of approved standards incorporated by reference from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), and others.

Contact the Systems Engineering Division (CG-ENG-3):

Commandant (CG-ENG-3)
U.S. Coast Guard
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE STOP 7509
Washington, D.C. 20593-7509
Tel: +1 (202) 372-1384

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