SCM Vessels Enrollment into QUALSHIP 21 Program
The Coast Guard is trying to ensure safe, secure, and environmentally sound maritime commerce, simultaneously offering the program to reward those companies, operators, and vessels that demonstrate the highest commitment to quality and safety through the highest level of compliance with International standards and United States law and regulation.
Since January 1, 2001, the Coast Guard implemented an initiative to identify high-quality ships and provide incentives to encourage quality operations.
This initiative is called QUALSHIP 21, quality shipping for the 21st century.
After comprehensive review of eligible criteria the U.S. Coast Guard provided QUALSHIP 21 certificates for m/v ALMERIA, ARIZONA, ARVIKA, ARCADIA and ARNICA.
To highlight, less than 20% of all foreign-flagged vessels that operate in the United States meet the strict eligibility requirements of this program.