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Coast Guard Policy Letters Specific to Cruise Ships

Coast Guard Policy Letters provide detailed guidance on US Coast Guard's standing or views on various subject areas concerning federal marine safety regulations and USCG marine safety policies.

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CG-543 Policy Letter 11-01

Guidelines for Coast Guard Evaluations of Compliance with The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Vessel General Permint (VGP) for Discharges Incidental to the Normal Operation of Vessels

VGP Guidance: An updated EPA Vessel General Permit (VGP) Job Aid [Enclosure (1) to CG-543 Policy Letter 11-01 CH1] has been posted online at**NEW**

CG-543 Policy Letter 11-09 Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act (CVSSA) of 2010-Implementation Procedures
CG-543 Policy Letter 11-10 Cruise Vessel Security & Safety Act of 2010; Implementation of Training Standards and Curricula
CG-543 Policy Letter 11-13 Passenger Ship Safety Certificate (PSSC) Survey Training
G-PCV Policy Letter 06-01 Guidance for the Enforcement of MARPOL Annex I During Port State Control Examinations
G-MOC Policy Letter 04-13 Guidelines For The Inspection Of Oily Water Monitor And Separator Systems Revision 1; dated 24 Mar 2005
G-PVC Policy Letter 06-08 Enforcement Actions for U.S. and Foreign Flagged Passenger Ships on International Voyages Having Survival Craft Not Fit For Service


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