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USCG Mobile Marine Transportation Related FRP

Tim Laughlin, P.E.

Course Outline

This three hour online course discusses the regulations and processes in place to prevent oil spills during shore to ship transfers to on board containers/tanks greater than 10,500 gallons.  Furthermore, the course will provide for spill cleanup procedures when spills occur.  This course will enable the engineer to write a USCG MTR FRP in general applications.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, the student will:

Intended Audience

This course is intended for petroleum, chemical, civil, environmental and mechanical engineers.

Benefit to Attendees

Attendee of this course will be able to provide and fully understand the requirements for a Mobile Facility Response Plan under USCG regulations.

Course Introduction

The United States Coast Guard, one of the country's five armed services, is a unique agency of the federal government.  USCG can trace their history back to 4 August 1790, when the first Congress authorized the construction of ten vessels to enforce tariff and trade laws and to prevent smuggling.  Known variously through the nineteenth and early twentieth century’s as the Revenue Marine and the Revenue Cutter Service, we expanded in size and responsibilities as the nation grew.  The service received its present name in 1915 under an act of Congress when the Revenue Cutter Service merged with the Life-Saving Service.

The course only provides a small part of the USCG responsibilities/missions in protecting us and others.

USCG Missions

Course Content

In this lesson, you are required to download and study the following course content in PDF format:

USCG Mobile Marine Transportation Related FRP

Please click on the above underlined hypertext to view, download or print the document for your study. Because of the large file size, we recommend that you first save the file to your computer by right clicking the mouse and choosing "Save Target As ...", and then open the file in Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you still experience any difficulty in downloading or opening this file, you may need to close some applications or reboot your computer to free up some memory.

Course Summary

Preventing oil and hazardous substance spills to the navigable waters of the US is the main focus the USCG Mobile MTR FRP.

Related Links

For additional technical information related to this subject, please visit the following websites or web pages:
USCG Home Page Web Site at:
Federal Regulations Web Site at:


Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.

Take a Quiz

DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of PDH Center or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered architect and/or professional engineer/surveyor. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.