Coast Guard December 27, 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Fire Safety of Small Passenger Vessels
Document Number: 2021-27549
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is issuing an interim rule as the first step to implementing the statutorily mandated requirements for fire safety on certain covered small passenger vessels. This statutory mandate is in response to the fire and loss of life on the dive boat CONCEPTION off the coast of California on September 2, 2019. This interim rule adds additional fire safety requirements for small passenger vessels, including fire detection and suppression systems, avenues of escape, egress drills, crew firefighting training, watchmen monitoring devices, and the handling of flammable items such as rechargeable batteries.