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Coast Guard Office of Port and Facility Compliance 2016 Annual Report

 

In April 2017, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Office of Port and Facility Compliance (CG-FAC) issued its 2016 Annual Report which contained 2016 Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) facility inspection figures. Per the Report, there were 3,476 MTSA-regulated facilities in 2016, and the USCG completed 6,002 security-related MTSA examination activities (i.e., annual inspections and spot-checks). Through these inspections and spot checks, the USCG noted 1,648 deficiencies and recorded 180 enforcement activities for noncompliance. Over half of these enforcement actions (approximately 52%) were for access control (33 CFR 105.255) and owner / operator (33 CFR 105.200) violations.