b'SAFETYMATTERSby smaller operations to address theInspection Circular 01-15 and the in- Coast Guard investigation. basic functional elements of a SMS. creasing of the dollar threshold forCAPT Neubauer briefed the com-Tim Nease from PVA Associatewhat constitutes a reportable marinemittees about changes to the CG app Member FTS, LLC briefed thecasualty. This has allowed his staff andregarding illegal charters are slow in committee on the work he and MikeMarine Investigations across the Coastcoming. If PVA members want to report McElroy of Wendella SightseeingGuard to focus on investigating whatillegal charters, they can use the Coast Boats are doing on improving baggagematters. A passenger twisting an ankleGuards mobile device app and access screening training materials for PVAon a dance floor should not require aHazard to Navigation in the pick list vessel members. They have identified gaps in current guidance that should be addressed:Search MethodsVehicle SearchBody Language Reading www.rigidized.com/marine.phpSecurity Culture marine@rigidized.comWhat happens when you find something?Alternate Security ProgramDave Anderson of Fire Island Ferries introduced an issue for seasonal operators who use the PVA Alternate Security Program (ASP). His operation sees a dramatic reduction in passengers over the winter, well below 150 passen-gers on their vessels, and he is looking for a way to maintain a level of security more appropriate for the identified risk. He is initiating a committee discussionproviding durability and beauty to NYCs newest ferriesnow since work will begin on the fifth revision of the PVA ASP in 2021 for approval in 2022. It will be here before we know it.Before that, there will be a discus-sion in the spring with facility security staff from Coast Guard Headquarters. Both Dave Anderson and Gus Gaspardo from Padelford Packet Boat in St. Paul will be invited to that meeting.Joint MeetingThe PVA Regulatory Committee joined the Safety and Security Committee to hear an overview of the Coast Guard Investigations Program by CAPT Jason Neubauer, Chief of the Office of Investigations and Analysis at Coast Guard Headquarters.CAPT Neubauer discussed the recent changes to reporting and dollar thresholds for investigations. There has been a reduction in the number of reported investigations following the publication of Navigation and Vessel MARCH 2020FOGHORN 41'