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Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars (NVIC)

2000s (all documents are .pdf)


Number                                            description
2009
01-09 Provides guidance to voluntarily request USCG certification of compliance with international sewage regulations in Annex IV to MARPOL 73/78.
2008
05-08 w/ CH-1 CANCELED/SUPERSEDED by NVIC 1-11 Guidance related to Waterfront Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Facilities
04-08
(2013 Update w/ Enclosures)
Provides guidance for evaluating the physical and medical conditions of applicants for merchant mariner's documents, licenses, certificates of registry and STCW endorsements, collectively referred to as "credentials."
03-08 Provides guidance for plan review and examinations of foreign passenger vessels that embark passengers in U.S. ports or call at U.S. ports with U.S. citizens as passengers.
02-08 Criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of a Crew Endurance Management System (CEMS) implementation. A CEMS provides a system of proven practices for managing endurance risk factors that affect operational safety and crewmember efficiency in the maritime industry.
01-08 Promulgation of recommendations from the IMO in MSC Circulars 1047 and 1114, concerning periodic inspection and testing of immersion suits by ships' crews.
2007
04-07 Servicing and Maintenance of Lifeboats, Launching Appliances and On-Load Release Gear.
03-07 Guidance for the implementation of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Program in the Maritime Sector.
02-07 Guidance on the Coast Guard's role and responsibilities for Offshore Renewable Energy Installations (OREI).
01-07 Guidance on vessel and facility response plans in relation to Oil Spill Removal Organization (OSRO) resource movements during significant pollution events.
00-07 CANCELED/SUPERSEDED Index of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars (NVIC).
2006
03-06 Guidance on Implementation of revisions to MARPOL Annex II and the IBC Code.
02-06 Follow up Programs for Fire Safety Type-Approved Products.
01-06 Guidelines for assessment of Merchant Mariner's proficiency for certification as ratings forming part of an engineering watch through demonstration of skills. 
00-06 CANCELED/SUPERSEDED Index of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars (NVIC).
2005
06-05 Unified interpretations of SOLAS Chapter 11-2, the FSS Code, the FTP Code and related fire test procedures.
05-05 CANCELED/SUPERSEDED by NVIC 5-08  Guidance Related to Waterfront Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Facilities
04-05 Port State Control Guidelines for the enforcement of management for the safe operation of ships (ISM Code).
03-05 Guidance for oversight of post-licensing activities associated with development of deepwater ports (DWPS).
02-05 International Port Security (ISP) Program.
01-05 CH-1 Change 1 to NVIC 01-05, interim guidance for the development and review of response plans for non-tank vessels.
01-05 Interim guidance for the development and review of response plans for non-tank vessels.
00-05 CANCELED/SUPERSEDED Index of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars (NVIC).
2004
12-04 Maritime security compliance and enforcement for U.S./Canadian boundary and coastal waters.
10-04 Part 1

10-04 Part 2

Guidelines for Handling of Sensitive Security Information (SSI), parts 1 and 2.
09-04 Guidelines for assessing merchant mariners through demonstrations of proficiency as officers in charge of engineering watches in manned engine-rooms or as designated duty engineers in periodically unmanned engine-rooms.
08-04 CH-1 Ch-1 to 08-04, Guide to marine equipment approvals covered by US  - EC MRA by US - EEA EFTA MRA
08-04 Superseded by NVIC 8-04, CH-1 Guide to marine equipment approvals covered by US - EC MRA
07-04
CH-1
Ch-1 to 07-04, Ballast water management for the control of aquatic nuisance species in the waters of the United States.
07-04 Ballast water management for the control of aquatic nuisance species in the waters of the United States.
06-04 Voluntary screening guidance for owners or operators regulated under parts 104, 105, and 106 of Subchapter H of Title 33, Code of Federal Regulations. 
05-04 Guidelines for assessing merchant mariners through demonstrations of proficiency in medical first aid.
04-04 Environmental inspection checklist; addendum to Foreign Passenger Vessel Examination Book, CG-840.
03-04 Guidance for the development of shipboard marine pollution emergency plans for noxious liquid substances pursuant to Regulation 16 of Annex II of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL 73/78) on U.S. flag vessels and compliance determinations on foreign flag vessels.
02-04 Guidelines for assessing merchant mariners through demonstrations of proficiency for persons in charge of medical care.
01-04 Shipboard Technology Evaluation Program (STEP) Experimental Ballast Water Treatment Systems. 
00-04 CANCELED/SUPERSEDED Index of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars (NVIC).
2003
06-03 CH-2 Ch-2 to 06-03, Coast Guard Port  State Control targeting and boarding policy for vessel security and safety.
06-03 CH-1
Part 2
SUPERCEDED by Ch-2 to 06-03 Ch-1 part 2 to 06-03, Coast Guard Port  State Control targeting and boarding policy for vessel security and safety.
06-03 CH- 1
Part 1
SUPERCEDED by Ch-2 to 06-03 Ch-1 part 1 to 06-03, Coast Guard Port  State Control targeting and boarding policy for vessel security and safety.
06-03 SUPERCEDED by Ch-2 to 06-03 Coast Guard Port  State Control targeting and boarding policy for vessel security and safety.
05-03 Implementation Guidance for the Maritime Security Regulations Mandated by the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 for Outer Continental Shelf Facilities.
04-03 CH-3 Ch-3 to 04-03, 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.
04-03 CH-2 Ch-2 to 04-03, 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.
04-03 CH-1 Ch-1 to 04-03, 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.
04-03 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.
03-03 CH-2 Ch-2 to 03-03, Implementation guidance for the regulations mandated by the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA) for Facilities.
03-03 CH-1 CANCELED/SUPERSEDED by NVIC 3-03, CH-2 Ch-1 to 03-03, implementation guidance for the regulations mandated by the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA) for Facilities.
03-03 Implementation guidance for the regulations mandated by the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA) for Facilities.
02-03 Carriage of navigation equipment by ships on international voyages.
01-03 Guide to Subchapter W Safety Assessments under 46 CFR 199.630 (F).
00-03 CANCELED/SUPERSEDED Index of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars (NVIC).
2002
11-02 CH-1 Ch-1 to 11-02, recommended security guidelines for facilities.
11-02 Recommended security guidelines for facilities.
10-02 CH-1 Ch-1 to 10-02, security guidelines for vessels.
10-02 Security guidelines for vessels.
09-02 CH4 Guidelines for the Area Maritime Security Committees and Area Maritime Security Plans Required for U.S. Ports
09-02 CH-3 Ch-3 to 09-02, guidelines for development of area maritime security committees and area maritime security plans required for U.S. Ports.
09-02 CH-2 Ch-2 to 09-02, guidelines for development of area maritime security committees and area maritime security plans required for U.S. Ports.
09-02 CH-1
Part 2
Ch-1, Part 2 to 09-02, guidelines for development of area maritime security committees and area maritime security plans required for U.S. Ports.
09-02 CH-1
Part 1
Ch-1, Part 1 to 09-02, guidelines for development of area maritime security committees and area maritime security plans required for U.S. Ports.
09-02 CH-1
 
Ch-1 to 09-02,  guidelines for development of area maritime security committees and area maritime security plans required for U.S. Ports.
09-02 Guidelines for development of area maritime security committees and area maritime security plans required for U.S. Ports.
08-02 Guidelines for assessing merchant mariners through demonstration of proficiency as officers in charge of a navigational watch on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more as measured under the International Tonnage Convention (ITC).
07-02 Marine Safety at firework displays.
06-02 2000 Amendments to SOLAS Chapter II-2.
05-02 Guidelines for assessing merchant mariners through demonstrations of proficiency as officers in charge of a navigational watches and master on ships of less than 500 gross tonnage as measured under the International Tonnage Convention (ITC) while engaged on near-coastal voyages.
04-02 Security for passenger vessels and passenger terminals.
03-02 Guidelines for assessment of merchant mariners' proficiency in survival-craft or rescue-boats through demonstration of skills.
02-02 Guidelines for assessment of seafarers' proficiency for certification as ratings, forming part of a navigational watch through demonstration of skills.
01-02 Guidelines for seafarers' proficiency in fire fighting.
00-02 CANCELED/SUPERSEDED Index of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars (NVIC).
2001
09-01 Guidance on STCW Quality Standards Systems (QSS) for merchant mariner courses or training programs.
08-01
CH-2
Ch-2 to 8-01, approval of navigation equipment for ships.
08-01
CH-1
Ch-1 to 8-01, approval of navigation equipment for ships.
08-01 Approval of navigation equipment for ships.
07-01 Procedures for hull inspection and repair on vessels built of riveted construction.
06-01 Protective equipment required for firefighter's outfits.
05-01
CH-1
Ch-1 to 05-01, guidance for enhancing the operational safety of domestic high-speed vessels.
05-01 Guidance for enhancing the operational safety of domestic high-speed vessels.
04-01
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Licensing and manning for officers of towing vessels.
03-01 Guide to establish equivalency to fire safety regulations for small passenger vessels (46 CFR Subchapter K).
02-01 Qualifications of engineer officers serving on seagoing vessels with gas turbine main propulsion.
01-01 Inspection of amphibious passenger carrying vehicles.
00-01 CANCELED/SUPERSEDED Index of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars (NVIC).
2000
09-00
CH-1
Ch-1 to 09-00, carbon dioxide fire extinguishing system safety.
09-00 Carbon dioxide fire extinguishing system safety.
08-00 Guidance regarding enforcement of the International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC), 1972, for freight containers with one door removed.
07-00 Clarification of the application of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, to vessels less than 200 gross register tons (GRT).
06-00 Issuance of international forms required by the STCW to validate merchant mariner licenses and documents.
05-00 Guidance on performance measures used to assess seafarers' proficiency in programs in basic safety training meeting the requirements on the International Convention on Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended.
04-00 Superseded by changes implemented in Consolidation Merchant Mariner Qualification Credentials  Renewal for continuity of licenses and qualified ratings issued under the International Convention on Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 (STCW-78)
03-00 Manning and training guidance for fast rescue boats on United States vessels.
02-00
App1, App2, App3, App4, App5
Inspection guidance for vessels participants in marine events of national significance.
01-00 Guidance for the establishment and development of Harbor Safety Committees under the Maritime Transportation System (MTS) initiative.
00-00 CANCELED/SUPERSEDED Index of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars (NVIC).
 
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