July 19, 2018

Passenger vessel operators seek regulatory relief

From: WorkBoat


The Staten Island Ferry Guy V. Molinari. The Passenger Vessel Association recommends the Coast Guard exempt large passenger terminals from the TWIC reader requirement. Staten Island Ferry photo.

The passenger vessel industry has weighed in with a list of suggestions to the federal government on federal regulations that should be dropped or revised.

In a letter to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) dated July 16, the Passenger Vessel Association outlined federal policies and rules that are hampering operations of U.S.-flagged passenger vessels, including dinner cruise vessels, sightseeing excursion boats, and car and passenger ferries.

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