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U.S. COAST GUARD MARINE SAFETY CENTER 

WASHINGTON, D.C.

 

 

                                          

WELCOME

The Marine Safety Center (MSC) supports the people and objectives of the Marine Safety, Security, and Environmental Protection programs through the verification of compliance with technical standards for the design, construction, alteration and repair of commercial vessels. The MSC is an independent Headquarters command that was established in 1986 by consolidating the Coast Guard Merchant Marine Technical offices located in New York, New Orleans, Cleveland and San Francisco. The MSC's primary mission is the review and approval of plans for the design, construction, alteration and repair of U.S. and foreign flag commercial vessels subject to the U.S. laws, regulations and international standards. The MSC has a current complement of 32 Officers, 31 Civilians, and 5 Contract Employees.

Additional information is available on our main site.

PROCEDURES FOR ELECTRONIC SUBMITTALS

Email submittals are welcome and must be sent msc@uscg.mil. There is a 10 MB file size limit on such submissions, although occasionally submissions with file sizes approaching this limit have been rejected by the Marine Safety Center’s (MSC’s) email server. In addition, emails with subject lines exceeding 250 characters will not be processed by our electronic submission and tracking system. Please note that as of April 1, 2016, we are unable to receive emails containing .zip file attachments. Neither the sender nor our office will be notified that delivery failed.

If you do not receive a confirmation email indicating that submission has been processed, or you receive multiple notifications that your submittal has been rejected by the MSC’s email server, please contact the MSC’s Electronic Commerce Officer at (202) 795-6773 for assistance.

For files sizes above 10 MB and less than 2 GB, please use the AMRDEC Safe Access File Exchange. Upon entering msc@uscg.mil, a warning will appear advising users not to use a group email account; however, authorization for the Coast Guard to use this file exchange has been granted by the site administrators.

WEBSITE MIGRATION

The Marine Safety Center's website has moved to a new platform consistent with DOD content management systems. Please see the MSC Information Bulletin 02-17 for more information and troubleshooting.

MSC INFORMATION BULLETIN 02-17

BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS TYPE APPROVAL STATUS

Please see the following document for an updated listing of Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS) under review, and their current type approval status.

BWMS Approval Status

MARINE SAFETY CENTER TECHNICAL NOTE (MTN) UPDATES

The Coast Guard issued Change 13 to MTN 01-98 "Tonnage Administrative Policy" and Change 9 to MTN 01-99 "Tonnage Technical Policy", as described in Marine Safety Center Information Bulletin 01-17.

MARINE SAFETY CENTER INFORMATION BULLETIN 01-17

SUBMITTAL OF DOCUMENTS FOR REVIEW PER 46 CFR SUBCHAPTER M

The bulletin provides guidance on submitting drawings, calculations, and other necessary information to the Marine Safety Center for the review of towing vessels under 46 CFR Subchapter M.

MARINE SAFETY CENTER INFORMATION BULLETIN 04-16

MARINE SAFETY CENTER TECHNICAL NOTE 01-99 CHANGE 8

The Coast Guard issued Change 8 to Marine Safety Center Technical Note 01-99 "Tonnage Technical Policy", as described in Marine Safety Center Information Bulletin 02-16.

MARINE SAFETY CENTER INFORMATION BULLETIN 02-16

TONNAGE REGULATIONS AMENDMENTS FINAL RULE

The Coast Guard issued a final rule amending the tonnage regulations (Title 46, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 69), as described in Marine Safety Center Information Bulletin 01-16.

MARINE SAFETY CENTER INFORMATION BULLETIN 01-16

MAILING ADDRESS

Commanding Officer (MSC)
Attn: Marine Safety Center
US Coast Guard Stop 7430
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE
Washington, DC 20593-7430

TELEPHONE CONTACTS

 

Main

(202) 795-6729

Commanding Officer

(202) 795-6725

Executive Officer

(202) 795-6726

SERT Duty Phone

(202) 327-3985

Hull Division

(202) 795-6730

Hull Division Chief

(202) 795-6733

Small Vessel Branch Chief

(202) 795-6734

Major Vessel Branch Chief

(202) 795-6746

Engineering Division

(202) 795-6732

Engineering Division Chief

(202) 795-6754

Machinery Branch Chief

(202) 795-6755

Electrical Branch Chief

(202) 795-6764

Tank Vessel and Offshore Division

(202) 795-6731

Tank Vessel and Offshore Division Chief

(202) 795-6772

Vessel and Cargo Branch Chief

(202) 795-6776

Outer Continental Shelf Branch Chief

(202) 795-6773

Tonnage Division

(202) 795-6731

Tonnage Division Chief

(202) 795-6786

Tonnage Standards and Simplified Manager

(202) 795-6787

Tonnage Applicability Manager

(202) 795-6789

Navy/USCG Measurement Manager

(202) 795-6788

Vessel Security Division Chief

(202) 795-6790

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Last Modified: 10/20/2017