MARITIME (VESSEL CERTIFICATION IN MARITIME SECURITY PROGRAM) / “Availability of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-13, ‘Inspection and Certification of Vessels Under the Maritime Security Program (MSP).’ The MSP serves as a means for establishing a fleet of commercially viable and militarily useful vessels to meet national defense as well as other security requirements.”

February 28, 2013, Notice of Availability.

“The Coast Guard announces the availability of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-13, “Inspection and Certification of Vessels Under the Maritime Security Program (MSP).” The MSP serves as a means for establishing a fleet of commercially viable and militarily useful vessels to meet national defense as well as other security requirements. NVIC 01-13 sets forth the Coast Guard’s policies and procedures regarding the inspection and certification of vessels under the MSP. NVIC 01-13 provides a comprehensive approach to the MSP inspection process through the establishment of two levels of MSP inspection and oversight.”