US Coast Guard tightens procedures after El Faro shipwreck

The US Coast Guard will keep better track of the third parties, which carry out ship inspections for the authority in the wake of the El Faro shipwreck. This statement arrives after the agency has received criticism in the case, reports Fairplay.

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In the wake of the El Faro shipwreck in 2015, the US Coast Guard (USCG) will now tighten its monitoring of third-party companies to which the USCG has delegated vessel inspections.

According to media Fairplay, the coast guard plans to establish a separate group at its HQ in Washington DC which will be in charge of monitoring these third parties.

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