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Revision Proposed for Fishing Vessel Cargo Regs

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

August 21, 2014

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) proposed revisions to its regulations for commercial fishing vessels carrying flammable or combustible liquid cargos in bulk.

The proposed revisions would reflect a 1984 statutory change that eliminated fishery-specific and geographical limitations on a statutory exemption that, effectively, permits certain commercial fishing vessels to carry and dispense flammable and combustible material including petroleum products. The proposed revision would additionally simplify regulatory text.

The USCG said it does not expect the proposed rule to result in any economic impact on industry.

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