Policy and Guidance related to OCS Activities

The overarching policy for OCS Activities can be found in the Marine Safety Manual (MSM), Volume II: Section G - OCS ActivitiesSection G consists of the following chapters:

  ○  Chapter 1, Regulations, Policy and Guidance for a Unit Conducting an OCS Activity,
  ○  Chapter 2, Procedures Applicable to U.S. MODUs,
  ○  Chapter 3, Procedures Applicable to Foreign MODUs,
  ○  Chapter 4, Procedures Applicable to Floating OCS Facilities,
  ○  Chapter 5, Procedures Applicable to Fixed OCS Facilities or Platforms, and
  ○  Chapter 6, Procedures Applicable to Other Vessels Engaged in OCS Activities.

Job Aids, which replaced the legacy CG-840 Books, will be posted on the Job Aid page (as they are revised and published).

Regulations, policy and guidance documents and/or links are available on the respective type of unit or vessel pages as follows:
  ●  Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODUs)
  ●  Floating OCS Facilities (FOFs), also commonly referred to as Floating Offshore Installations (FOIs)
  ●  Fixed OCS Facilities (Fixed Platforms)
  ●  Support Vessels: Offshore Supply Vessels & Liftboats (OSVs, Subchapters L & I) and Crew Boats (Subchapter T Small Passenger Vessels servicing the offshore Oil & Mineral industry)