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Navigation and Inspection Circulars (NVIC's) Specific to Cruise Ships

A Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) provides detailed guidance about the enforcement or compliance with certain federal marine safety regulations and USCG marine safety policies.

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NVIC 06-05 Unified interpretations of SOLAS Chapter 11-2, the FSS Code, the FTP Code and related fire test procedures.
NVIC 04-05 Port State Control Guidelines for the Enforcement of the ISM Code
NVIC 07-04, Change 1 Ballast Water Management for the Control of Aquatic Nuisance Species in the Waters of the United States.
NVIC 04-04 Environmental inspection checklist; addendum to foreign passenger vessel examination book, CG-840.
NVIC 04-03, Change 3 Guidance for verification of vessel security plans on domestic vessels in accordance with the regulations mandated by the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) regulations and International Ship & Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code
NVIC 04-99 Special Training Requirements for Merchant Mariners Serving on Passenger Ships other than Roll-On/Roll-Off (Ro-Ro) Passenger Ships.
NVIC 04-95 Fire Safety Standards for Foreign Passenger Vessels Constructed Before 1 October 1994
NVIC 16-91 Special Fire Protection Systems for Atriums
NVIC 06-91 Fire Drills and On-Board Training
NVIC 03-79 Lifeboat Capacity on Foreign Flag Passenger Vessels


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Last Modified 1/12/2016