Formerly the Office of Traveling Inspections and National Center of Expertise
The Traveling Inspection Staff (Travelers) is a unique, specialized and highly experienced team of marine inspectors and investigators. To provide an independent perspective and where necessary, make corrective actions to safeguard Commercial Vessel Safety and Marine Casualty Investigation program effectiveness. Additionally, Travelers help form program direction by measuring the effectiveness of existing programs and policies. This activity may be the result of maritime industry advocate or operator concern, a marine casualty, a developing workforce trend or related to a Traveler’s specific area of interest. Travelers are an on-call, traveling technical resource to assist Sector, District or Area Commanders with any vessel or vessel operation that is deemed unique, high risk, or of special interest.
US Coast Guard Headquarters
2100 2nd ST SW Stop 7355
Washington DC 20598-7355