Policy and Guidance - Fixed OCS Facility

The following chapters of the Marine Safety Manual (MSM), Volume II: Section G - OCS Activities are applicable to Fixed OCS Facilities (also referred to as Fixed Platforms):

  ○  Chapter 1, Regulations, Policy and Guidance for a Unit Conducting an OCS Activity, and
  ○  Chapter 5, Procedures Applicable to Fixed OCS Facilities or Platforms.

The Fixed OCS Facility Inspection Report, CG-5432 (Rev 06/16), can be downloaded as a fillable pdf by clicking on the form number. Please note that the form is currently under agency review and is still VALID with the 08/31/2018 expiration date.

Policy Letters that apply to Fixed Platforms are listed in the tables below, grouped by issuing authority and ordered from newest to oldest (by policy number).

National Level Policy
Office  Policy Number Date Issued Subject

Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance
18-04 03Apr2018 Guidance on Implementation of New Standards for Fire Protection, Detection and Extinguishing Equipment
11-04 13Apr2011 Compliance Verification of Alternative Security Program for MTSA Regulated Vessels and Facilities
G-MOC 02-02 15Feb2002 Fixed Platform Inspection Program
G-MOC 02-01 08Feb2002 Regular Compliment Crew Determinations for Vessels Engaged in OCS Activities (CANCELLED, see MSM Vol II)

Office of Design and Engineering Standards
CG-ENG 01-16 29Apr2016 Portable Accommodation Module (PAM) Guidance


District Eight (D8) Policy
Policy Number  Date Issued Subject
03Dec2003 Means of Escape on Manned & Unmanned Fixed Platforms
30Sep2003 Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Emergency Evacuation Plan (EEP) Approvals
CCGD8INST 16711.1 14Mar1997 Fixed Platform Inspection Program


For a pdf version of the applicability flowchart displayed below, click here.