Nov 16, 2021
The 11th Ed of the Research Vessel Safety Standards (RVSS) was posted on the UNOLS website here: https://www.unols.org/
The UNOLS Office is working on publishing hard copies that will be sent to the operating institutions as well as the UNOLS facilities that are critical to the success of oceanographic science operations on the Academic Research Fleet vessels.
RADM Jeff Garrett, USCG Retired, Chair of the UNOLS Safety Committee, deserves a great deal of credit for all the work that has gone into updating the RVSS. He took on much of the burden of researching, drafting and finalizing the changes to the standards to better serve our community. We are greatly indebted to him for his extensive work that freed up the ship operators and marine technicians to focus on providing excellent support to the scientific community despite the significant impacts of a pandemic.