The US Coast Guard proposes to remove references to type codes in its regulations on the carriage and labeling of Coast Guard-approved personal flotation devices (PFDs).  PFD type codes are unique to the Coast Guard and their removal will facilitate adoption of industry consensus standards and improve harmonization of PFD requirements with Canada and other nations.  Comments on this proposal should be submitted by 15 October.  78 Fed. Reg. 49412  (August 14, 2013).

Courtesy of Bryant’s Maritime Consulting

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