b'SAFETYMATTERSGeneral areas are not defined.developed to assist members in crewCoast Guard input and was resubmit-Does the term apply to staterooms?training are under review and revisionted to Coast Guard Headquarters for The committee would like a betterby the committee. Some manualsapproval or acceptance as a method defi nition of general areas and thathave moved to the editorial reviewto provide required crew training for should not include staterooms. Itpassenger vehicle ferries that carry should fall more in line with publicHAZMAT.spaces, which is also defi ned. With the renewed Congressional Language in the document appar- With the renewed Congressionaland Coast Guard interest in Safety ently waives the Administrativeand Coast Guard interest in SafetyManagement Systems (SMS), the Procedures Act for regulation andManagement Systems (SMS), thecommittee discussed getting more allows the U.S. Coast Guard tocommittee discussed gettinginformation out on PVAs Flagship implement interim guidance withSMS to the membership. Committee the force of law and regulation.more information out on PVAsmember Greg Faust with Washington The Coast Guard has this authorityFlagship SMS to the membership. State Ferry mentioned how valuable already, but the committee recom- it has been for his operation; however, mends that language be removed. companies need to be aware of what The Coast Guard should have thegoes into a SMS gets measured and ability to determine who needs aphase while others, such as the Fireaudited. It is best to keep systems Safety Management System.Fighting Manual, are receiving signifi - lean in the beginning so that company cant attention in light of recent vesselpersonnel can more easily adopt any Ongoing Work casualties.new company policies and procedures. With the exception of the PVA Slips,The PVA HAZMAT training pre- Work continues on the PVA Flagship Trips, and Falls Manual, all PVA manualssentation has been revised based onSMS sample manual that may be used ZF Propulsion System Technology.EXCEED GLOBAL EMISSIONS STANDARDS For the dependable, on-time service Operate a lightweight vessel equippedyou provide.with hybrid or electric engines. Reduce ZFs line of propulsion technologyfrom transmissions and your operating and maintenance costs.thrusters, to propellers and controlsprovides the optimal Minimize your environmental impact.solution for passenger ferry applications worldwide. We offer the control, reliability and performance youre looking for, BUILD A CARBON FIBER FERRY resulting in a turnkey propulsion system designed to meet your needs. ZF is ready to help keep you on-schedule.zfmarinepropulsion.comLearn about Americas only carbon T- and K-Class ferry builder:www.ARCADIA-ALLIANCE.com40MARCH 2020FOGHORN'