Port State Control Division (CG-CVC-2)

Classification Society Approvals

Background

The 2010 Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act amended 46 U.S.C. 3316(c). This statute requires that a Classification Society may not review, examine, survey, or certify the construction, repair, or alteration of a vessel in the United States unless it is approved by the Coast Guard.

More information on Classification Socieity Approvals can be found here.