This is an extract of a report supplied by the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) with the intention of keeping BIMCO members appraised of legislative developments in the US affecting international shipping. The full CSA report is also provided.
The US Coast Guard has determined that resource listings for contracted salvage and marine firefighting services may be incorporated by reference into vessel response plans (versus submitting detailed salvage and marine firefighting information) but only for those resource providers with whom the vessel owner/operator have established contracts and funding agreements as required by 33 CFR Part 155 Subpart I. The following resource providers have voluntarily submitted for USCG review:
Ardent Americas LLC
Resolve Salvage and Fire (Americas), Inc.
T&T Salvage LLC
A copy of the USCG document relating to this information is available at the link: VRPs - USCG List of Core SMFF GSAs
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