Flag State Control Division (CG-CVC-4)


In order to monitor and assess the entirety of U.S. Flag state performance, CVC-4 shall maintain policy, procedures, and guidance to ensure RO service complies with IMO and Coast Guard requirements through oversight, auditing, and monitoring, as defined in the IMO Code for Recognized Organizations (RO Code). Additionally CVC-4 provides liaison direction to all recognized organizations acting on behalf of the Coast Guard in support of the Alternate Compliance Program (ACP), Streamlined Inspection Program (SIP), Maritime Security Program (MSP) and any other vessel compliance program that requires oversight of TPOs which provide inspection or auditing reports on vessel compliance actions.

Division Chief of Flag State Control

Commander Michael Hjerstedt
Chief of Flag State Control
United States Coast Guard

Contact the Office of Flag State Control

Office of Flag State Control (CG-CVC-4)
U.S. Coast Guard, Stop 7501
2703 Martin Luther King Jr Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20593-7501
E-mail: flagstatecontrol@uscg.mil