This database contains equipment approved or certified by the Commandant of the US Coast Guard (USCG) for use on commercial vessels and recreational boats. It is provided as a reference for ship-owners, operators, builders, and other persons affected by the Marine Inspection and Navigation Laws and Regulations.
Not all USCG approvals are listed in this database. In some cases, approvals may be issued by European "Notified Bodies" under Mutual Recognition Agreements. These approvals may be found instead at the European Marine Equipment Directive website http://www.mared.org.
The USCG Approved Equipment Listing is accessible programmatically using SOAP calls issued in XML format.