Passenger Vessel Safety Program
U. S. Coast Guard
Rescue Coordination Centers
Office of Search and Rescue [
Passenger Vessel Requirements [ Requirements ]
In 2002 Congress authorized permanent positions for
the Coast Guard's Passenger Vessel Safety Program. There is a
Passenger Vessel Safety Specialist at each U.S. Coast Guard District Office
and one at Sector San Juan.
The objective of
the program is to enable the response community (U.S. Coast Guard, other
Federal, State, and local agencies, as well as industry and other stake
holders) to have processes and procedures to prevent, or if necessary, to
respond to and mitigate a passenger vessel emergency, taking in account all
This programs applies to both the U.S. domestic
passenger fleet and foreign flagged passenger vessel operating out of U.S.
Passenger Vessel Requirements
Passenger Vessel Safety Specialists are also available to provide
assistance with regulatory requirements affecting the passenger vessel industry.
passenger vessel UPV or
► inspected small
passenger vessel SPV for U.S. requirements.
The full details of U.S. Coast Guard Passenger Vessel Safety,
Prevention and Mass Rescue Operations Program is is outlined in
Commandant Instruction 16711.1