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International Maritime Organization (IMO)

International Association of Classification Societies

International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC), 1972

Container regulations contained in Title 49 - Transportation; Vol. 5, Chapter. IV (Parts 400-599); and specifically Parts 450-453

U.S. List of Approved Continuous Examination Programs (ACEPs) as of September 29, 2014

U.S. List of Delegated Approval Authorities (Organizations entrusted to test, inspect and approve containers) as of June 3, 2013

IMO Circular 138: Revised Recommendations on Harmonized Interpretation and Implementation of the International Convention for Safe Containers, 1972 as Amended - Including Guidance on Serious Structural Deficiencies in Containers, June 30, 2010.

Regulations and Guidance:, the public face of the U.S. government's eRulemaking Program, facilitates public participation in the federal regulatory process by improving the public's ability to find, view, and comment on federal regulatory actions.

The Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR) is a currently updated version of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). It is not an official legal edition of the CFR. The e-CFR is an editorial compilation of CFR material and Federal Register amendments produced by the National Archives and Records Administration's Office of the Federal Register (OFR) and the Government Printing Office.

Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW)

Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars (NVICs)


Audio Recordings of Public Meeting in Newport News, VA on October 18, 2011  re Inspection of Towing Vessels Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM):

The MP3 files containing the audio recordings of the subject public meeting held October 18, 2011, in Newport News, VA, could not be placed in this docket, Docket No. USCG–2006–24412.  The links below, however, provide access to these MP3 files.

To listen to the morning (am) session of this public meeting, click on or visit:


To listen to the afternoon (pm) session of this public meeting, click on or visit:


The notice for this public meeting was published Sept 9, 2011 at 76 FR 55847 ( 



Contact the Vessel and Facility Operating Standards Division:


Commandant (CG-OES-2)
ATTN (Job Title/Function/Office)
U.S. Coast Guard
2703 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE
Washington DC 20593-7509
Tel: 202-372-1401

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