Coast Guard proposes new security regulations for cruise ships


The following is the summary of a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register:

(WASHINGTON) — The Coast Guard proposes amending its passenger vessel regulations to implement the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2010 with respect to deck rails, systems for detecting or recording falls overboard and for recording evidence of possible crimes, hailing devices, security guides, sexual assault response, and crime scene preservation training. The proposed regulations promote the Coast Guard's maritime safety and security missions.

Comments and related material must either be submitted to the online docket via on or before April 16, 2015 or reach the Docket Management Facility by that date (Docket Management Facility M-30, U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001).

For more information about the NPRM, click here.

By Professional Mariner Staff