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The Coast Guard allows vessel inspection alternatives to comply with Title 46 of the Code of Federal regulations. 46 CFR Part 8 lists the various programs for classification societies to act on the Coast Guard’s behalf in caring out certification and inspection activities. CG-CVC-4 is responsible for coordinating Coast Guard recognition, authorization, or approvals associated with classification societies in the following areas:
If you have questions regarding classification society authorizations, please contact the Program Coordinator here.