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The Public Right-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG) rulemaking has concluded. The PROWAG final rule has been published in the Federal Register. Please visit the Access Board’s PROWAG page for the guidelines.

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.