VRP Contract: Marine Response Alliance documents reference Circular 14/13
Marine Response Alliance documents for use in Vessel Response Plan arrangements. These documents should be read in conjunction with the earlier Club Circular 14/13 US Vessel Response Plans - Salvage & Marine Firefighting (SMFF) Requirements Final Rule - 30 September 2013. Deadline for implementation - 30 January 2014
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