New MARAD Policy for Cruises Safety and Security Training
The U.S. Maritime Administration published a policy on voluntary certification of cruise vessel security and safety training.
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) has published a policy for the certification of cruise vessel security and safety training providers, as authorized under the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2010. The new certification process will afford an opportunity for security and safety training providers to demonstrate that their training program is consistent with model standards for security and safety training that were promulgated by the Coast Guard in 2012.
MARAD will list certified training provider organizations on its website and notify the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Port State Control of training organizations whose certification is effective. The policy published on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, may be viewed in the Federal Register at http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=MARAD-2013-0022-0006.