The Coast Guard has issued an interim rule as the first step to implement the statutorily mandated requirements for DUKW amphibious passenger vessels. 

The statutory mandate was enacted after the sinking of the Stretch Duck 7 on July 19, 2018, which resulted in the loss of 17 lives on Table Rock Lake, Mo. 

The interim rule requires additional safety measures for DUKW amphibious passenger vessels operating on navigable waters subject to Coast Guard jurisdiction.

The interim rule is effective immediately and operators will have 120 days from the date of publication to comply with the requirements. Interested persons are invited to submit comments and related material on or before Dec. 11, 2023. You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG–2023–0243 using the Federal Decision Making Portal.  

For information about this document, email Jaideep Sirkar, telephone 202-372–1366 or email at [email protected].