On October 22, 2003, the U.S. Coast Guard published the long awaited final rules concerning Maritime Security. The links below connect you to the actual documents which include an Overview of all of the Maritime Security Regulations and the rules for Facilities, Outer Continental Shelf Installations, Self Propelled Vessels, Area Maritime Security Considerations and the Rules for the Automatic Identification System (AIS) carriage. Follow the links below for the details.

In May 2004 and in December 2003, the U.S. Coast Guard published Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars, NVICs, and amendments to these NVICs, which provide guidance on the implementation of the Maritime Security Regulations for vessels, shoreside facilities, outer continental shelf installations and Area Maritime Security Plans required for U.S. Ports. The guidance, complete with all changes, is in the NVICs below.

* NVIC 03 - 07 Guidance for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Program in the Maritime Sector


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