Firstly, these guidelines apply to all requests for the carriage of more than 36 offshore workers aboard OSVs measuring less than 6000 GT ITC.

According to the technical note, vessel owners or managing operators requesting to carry more than 36 offshore workers on OSVs of less than 6000 GT ITC must first coordinate with the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) for the location in which the vessel is under construction, alteration, or repair, and provide them with an Application for Inspection (CG-3752 or CG-3752A).

 

 

Moreover, most of the times, Design Basis Agreements (DBAs) are typically issued until regulations or policy can be created or updated. If vessel owners or managing operators wish to meet a standard other than 46 CFR Part 127 Subpart F for the carriage of more than 36 offshore workers on OSVs of less than 6000 GT ITC, they may request a DBA from the MSC that outlines the standards that the vessel must meet in order to provide an equivalent level of safety.

Concluding, for more information on the technical note, click on the PDF herebelow