The U.S. Coast Guard issued
a Notice stating that it has developed an Application for Continuous Synopsis Record (CSR) for U.S vessels. The application must be completed and submitted to the CSR Desk at the USCG National Vessel Documentation Center
(NVDC). This submittal should be done promptly because, under both the SOLAS Convention and USCG maritime security regulations, affected vessels must have a CSR on board by July 1, 2004. Affected vessels are cargo vessels of 500 gross tons and over and passenger vessels that carry more than 12 passengers when either type vessel is engaged on an international voyage. The Coast Guard has also developed a form for Amendments to the CSR. 69 Fed. Reg. 9206 (February 27, 2004).