USCG General Messages


General Messages are administrative-type directives that communicate an urgent policy change or update to the field and expire one year from their release date. These policies may therefore be considered temporary unless otherwise replaced or revised. They shall be renewed annual by re-releasing a new message or submitted to be incorporated into the next relevant directive revision.


For current Coast Guard Directives, please visit:

The Office of Information Management (CG-61)

Only the most recent 25 messages will be displayed for each topic on the CG Public Web

The General Message Archive is located on an internal agency website and provides the links to archived General Messages ranging back to 1998.  Internal Coast Guard users can locate these at:

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