USCG – Salvage and Firefighting – Partial Suspension

Friday, February 09, 2007
The US Coast Guard is suspending, until February 12, 2009, the requirement for vessel response plans (VRPs) to identify salvage and firefighting capability that can be deployed to a port nearest the vessel’s operating area within 24 hours of notification. The original vague salvage and firefighting requirement was established in 1993. The 24-hour requirement was added in 1996, but was suspended before coming into effect. This action continues the suspension for another two years. Source: HK Law
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