CRUISE SHIP NATIONAL CENTER OF EXPERTISE (CSNCOE)
Depending on the geographic location of the vessel, either Activities Europe or Activities Far East will be the main point of contact for any exam conducted overseas.
Activities Far East
Additionally, please contact the CSNCOE to assist you in getting to the right POC for any exam conducted outside the U.S.
Sewage discharge is addressed in 33 CFR Part 159.7 as follows:
When operating a vessel on a body of water where the discharge of treated or untreated sewage is prohibited by the Environmental Protection Agency under 40 CFR 140.3 or 140.4, the operator must secure each Type I or Type II device in a manner which prevents discharge of treated or untreated sewage. Acceptable methods of securing the device include:
When operating a vessel on a body of water where the discharge of untreated sewage is prohibited by the Environmental Protection Agency under 40 CFR 140.3, the operator must secure each Type III device in a manner which prevents discharge of sewage. Acceptable methods of securing the device include:
Not at this time. Items 1-4 below are not being enforced at this time. The CVSSA requires a phased implementation plan to accommodate analysis, research and development that will be addressed by regulation and/or updated policy guidance. At this time, The Coast Guard is not enforcing the following CVSSA provisions until implementing regulation and policy direction is developed:
MSC Plan Review Guidance SOLAS-05 provides the following guidance for portable flammable lockers:
In spaces where a limited supply of flammable liquids or gases is necessary for the practical utility of the space, it may be permissible to install an approved flammable liquid cabinet to stow small quantities of items for daily use. These cabinets must:
Cabinets manufactured and approved to EN14470-1, Type 60 or Type 90 are acceptable. Cabinets meeting NFPA 30 or UL 1275, only provide protection for 10 minutes and should only be used in category 11, 12 or 14 spaces. In all cases cabinets must be suitable for the intended use as determined by the flag administration. When used, these lockers must be permanently mounted to the deck and indicated on the Fire Control Plan or otherwise be included in the ship's Safety Management System (SMS) and training program. The quantity and types of materials contained in these lockers must be consistent with the manufacturer's recommendations.
Spaces other than category 14 spaces do not typically have the protections (for example: classified electrical fittings, ventilation and insulation) required for storing flammable liquids. However, the practical utility of certain spaces may necessitate the storage of a small quantity of ready-use flammable liquid or gas. This would include materials used frequently during operation where it is impractical for crew to travel to a centralized category 14 store room each time the materials are needed. As such, it may be permissible to store a small amount of these materials for daily use, not to exceed the storage capacity of a single locker of flammable liquids. Such storage should be in steel lockers designed for the purpose and provided with a means to safely contain and extinguish a fire involving these materials.