46 CFR § 2.01-6 - Certificates issued to foreign vessels.

§ 2.01-6 Certificates issued to foreign vessels.

(a) Issuance of a Certificate of Compliance (COC). Foreign vessels of countries which are signatory to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, are issued a Certificate of Compliance (CG-3585) upon satisfactory completion of a compliance examination by the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection:

(1) A foreign passenger vessel that is registered in a country which is signatory to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, visits U.S. ports with U.S. citizens as passengers or embarks passengers in U.S. ports, holds a valid Passenger Ship Safety Certificate, and, if applicable, holds a valid Polar Ship Certificate;

(2) A foreign vessel that is suitable for carriage of hazardous cargoes in bulk as defined in 46 CFR subchapter 0 and is in compliance with Tankship Cargo Venting and Handling Systems and Minimum Pollution Prevention Regulations and Transfer Procedures (33 CFR parts 155, 156, 157, and 159), and Navigation Safety Inspection Regulations (33 CFR part 164);

(3) A foreign Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit that complies with standards listed in 33 CFR 143.207 and is engaged in U.S. Outer Continental Shelf activities;

(4) A foreign vessel that is suitable for carriage of cargoes as defined in 46 CFR subchapter D and is in compliance with Tankship Cargo Venting and Handling Systems and Minimum Safety Standards (SOLAS 74 - 46 CFR part 35), Pollution Prevention Regulations and Transfer Procedures (33 CFR parts 155, 156, 157, and 159), and Navigation Safety Regulations (33 CFR part 164).

(b) Foreign vessels of countries which are non-signatory to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, are issued a Temporary Certificate of Inspection (CG-854) and a Certificate of Inspection (CG-841), respectively, as described in § 2.01-5. Any amendments to these certificates shall be accomplished in accordance with § 2.01-5(c).

(c) Description of COC. CG-3585 describes the vessel's particulars, type of vessel examined, type of certificate(s) required by the International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, the period of validity, subsequent exams required to maintain the certificates validity, the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection zone where the exam was completed in and if there are any deficiencies as to applicable regulations at the time the vessel was examined. If there are deficiencies issued, they are listed in the examination record section of the COC.

[USCG-2010-0759, 75 FR 60000, Sept. 29, 2010; USCG-2016-0880, 82 FR 44118, Sept. 21, 2017]