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The U.S. Access Board’s Technical Assistance phone number is now 202-272-0080 extension 3.

ADA Access to Passenger Vessels: Finding Safety Equivalence Solutions for Weathertight Doors with Coamings


Coast Guard Maine Safety Manual Chapter 3: Documentation of Vessel Inspections.

Code of Federal Regulations, Title 46, Subchapters C, H, K, S, and T.

Passenger Vessel Access Advisory Committee, “Recommendations for Accessibility Guidelines for Passenger Vessels: Final Report”, December 2000.


1 Telephone conversations with LT Parker, Coast Guard Marine Safety Center, and with Tom Jordan, Coast Guard Headquarters, October 2, 2003.

2 See footnote #1.

3 “Interpretation of “Weather Deck” as Used in 46 CFR 114.400”, April 19, 2002.

4 CWO Ray Rock currently serves at the Providence MSO, and conducted numerous surveys during construction of the Flying Cloud ; he was interviewed over the telephone in August, 2003. LT Jason Hall of the MSO Boston Inspections Department was interviewed on September 8, 2003 at MSO Boston.