A Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) provides detailed guidance about the enforcement
or compliance with certain federal marine safety regulations and USCG marine safety policies.

NVIC Number


  NVIC 01-22

Acceptance of Novel Life-Saving Appliances and Arrangements

  NVIC 05-17

Reporting and Investigation of Marine Casualties Where the United States is a Substantially Interested State (SIS)

  NVIC 06-05

Unified interpretations of SOLAS Chapter 11-2, the FSS Code, the FTP Code and related fire test procedures.

  NVIC 04-05

Port State Control Guidelines for the Enforcement of the ISM Code

  NVIC 07-04, Chng 1

Ballast Water Management for the Control of Aquatic Nuisance Species in the Waters of the United States.

  NVIC 04-04

Environmental inspection checklist; addendum to foreign passenger vessel examination book, CG-840.

  NVIC 04-03, Chng 3

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 and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code

  NVIC 04-99

Special Training Requirements for Merchant Mariners Serving on Passenger Ships other than Roll-On/Roll-Off (Ro-Ro) Passenger Ships.

  NVIC 04-95

Fire Safety Standards for Foreign Passenger Vessels Constructed Before 1 October 1994

  NVIC 16-91

Special Fire Protection Systems for Atriums

  NVIC 06-91

Fire Drills and On-Board Training

  NVIC 03-79

Lifeboat Capacity on Foreign Flag Passenger Vessels


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