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DHS/USCG RIN: 1625-AC68 Publication ID: Spring 2023 
Title: Implementation of Training Requirements for Personnel Serving on U.S.-Flagged Passenger Ships That Carry More than 12 Passengers on International Voyages 

This proposed rule would implement the 2016 amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW)  and the STCW Code by revising its regulations in 46 CFR subchapter B, parts 11 and 12 to include additional requirements for the training and qualifications of masters, officers, and ratings on passenger ships, as required by the STCW Convention, to which the United States is a signatory.  First, the Coast Guard would implement the 2016 amendments to the STCW Convention and the STCW Code for personnel serving on passenger ships that operate on international voyages. The proposed revisions would add a requirement for all personnel to complete passenger ship emergency familiarization training appropriate to their capacity, duties, and responsibilities during an emergency before being assigned to shipboard duties. The proposal would also expand the applicability of crowd management training to include qualified ratings.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 46 CFR 11    46 CFR 12   
Legal Authority: 14 U.S.C. 102(3)    14 U.S.C. 503    46 U.S.C. 7101    46 U.S.C. 7306    46 U.S.C. 7313   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Megan Johns Henry
Marine Transportation Specialist
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Coast Guard
Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing (CG-MMC-1), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, STOP 7509,
Washington, DC 20593-7509
Phone:202 372-1255