Marine Safety Center Engineering Division
The Marine Safety Center's Engineering Division is responsible for supervising the plan review, third-party oversight and technical support activities of the Electrical and Machinery Branch.
Machinery Branch (E1):
The Machinery Branch is responsible for conducting plan review, oversight of third parties, and for providing support to CG field units in the following areas of commercial vessel design:
-Fixed firefighting systems
-Main propulsion systems
The Machinery Branch is also responsible for the type approval of certain systems, including Ballast Water Management Systems. More information on ballast water management can be found here.
Electrical Branch (E2):
The Electrical Branch is responsible for conducting plan review and oversight of third parties and for providing support to Coast Guard field units in the following areas of commercial vessel design:
-Electrical equipment installations
-Fire detection systems
-Vital machinery automation
-Control systems, including dynamic positioning systems