U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Admits to Not “Aggressively Enforcing” Firefighting Rules–gCaptain

A report from gCaptain.

Marine inspection has never been my area, but this does not sound good.

“A top U.S. Coast Guard official admitted at a recent congressional oversight hearing that the U.S. Coast Guard “has not been aggressively enforcing the compliance” of vessel response plans filed under federal Salvage and Marine Firefighting (SMFF) regulations. The rules, derived from the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, are meant to prevent a worst-case discharge resulting from fire or explosion aboard a vessel.”

 

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