This program has been established to allow vessels in a “large Fleet” to undergo additional IMO detention before being targeted by the Coast Guard. Ship management entities that have 25 or more individual vessels in their fleet, in which each one of those vessels have made at least one arrival to the U.S. in the past 12 months, are eligible to participate in this program.
The following list represents those Ship Management entities (owners, operators and charterers1) that are participating in the "Large Fleet" designation. Ship Management entities that have 25 or more individual vessels in their fleet, in which each one of those vessels have made at least one arrival within the past 12 months to the United States, are eligible to participate in this program. Members participating in the "Large Fleet" program are entitled to additional detention(s) before being targeted by the U.S. for Port State Control. This means that if a Large Fleet participant has been associated with 3 or more detentions3 (depending on size of fleet * see chart below) within a 12 month period, then that Ship Management entity will be targeted.
"Large Fleet" entities can participate in the program for 12 months, and then must reapply for each 12 month period thereafter. Organizations who feel that they qualify for eligibility to participate in this program may apply2 directly to the following email address CGCVC@uscg.mil. Faxed applications will no longer be accepted. When applying, applicants must state that the purpose of the e-mail is to apply for the Coast Guard's "Large Fleet" designation and use the Large Fleet Template.
As of July 1, 2010, the below detention figures that will trigger a Ship Management entity to be targeted, are as follows:
|Fleet Size (U.S. District Arrivals)
|400 or more
* Companies with pending legal action or currently under probation with the U.S. Government are not eligible to participate in the Large Fleet program.
1 For the purpose of the "Large Fleet" program the definition of charterer found in the Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations section 160.204 is used. Charterer means the person or organization that contracts for the majority of the carrying capacity of a ship for the transportation of cargo to a stated port for specified period. This includes "time charterers" and "voyage charterers".
2 Since this is a voluntary program we ask that you make all applications in Microsoft® Excel© format and include the following fields. IMO Company ID Number, Company Name, Company's relation to vessel (Owner, Operator, Charterer), Vessel IMO Number, Vessel Name.
3 Fleet verification must be verified in the registration as show via IHS FAIRPLAY© database, vessel's continuous synopsis record and advanced notice of arrival information.