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4/18/2018: Reminder – Changes to marine casualty reporting property damage thresholds now in effect

Maritime CommonsWednesday, April 18, 2018 - 11:45 AM
This post provides links to updated forms CG-2692 and CG-2692B, which have both been revised to account for the amended marine casualty property damage thresholds published in a Final Rule March 19, 2018. The new thresholds are effective today. [ Read Full Article ]

4/18/2018: Salvage and Marine Firefighting Verifications in conjunction with Vessel Response Plans: The First Year

Maritime CommonsWednesday, April 18, 2018 - 9:15 AM
In this post, the assistant commandant for response policy provides an overview of the scenario-based salvage and marine firefighting verification process, instituted in April 2017, and a look at what's been accomplished during the program's first year to evaluate compliance specific to applicable [ Read Full Article ]

4/13/2018: 13th application received for BWMS type approval

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 13, 2018 - 1:00 PM
The Marine Safety Center received its 13th application for Ballast Water Management System type approval for the Aquarius EC system, manufactured by Wärtsilä Water Systems Ltd. [ Read Full Article ]

4/13/2018: Marine Safety Information Bulletin 03-18, Oily bilge water management

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 13, 2018 - 7:57 AM
This bulletin summarizes key legal requirements for the proper management and disposal of oily mixtures by oceangoing vessels under 400 gross tons. An “oceangoing ship [or vessel]” means any vessel that operates on international voyages, is certified for coastwise service beyond three miles, or [ Read Full Article ]

4/13/2018: 2017 Port State Control Annual Report posted

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 13, 2018 - 7:30 AM
This report marks another year of PSC activities and provides the global maritime industry key statistics and trends related to compliance with U.S. and international regulations. [ Read Full Article ]

4/13/2018: Office of Port and Facility Compliance 2017 Year in Review now available

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 13, 2018 - 7:20 AM
This report highlights the efforts of CG-FAC and its partners to ensure our port communities are a safe and secure place to do business. [ Read Full Article ]

4/12/2018: Upcoming 2019 Global Positioning System week number rollover event

Maritime CommonsThursday, April 12, 2018 - 10:26 AM
This post provides information on the possible effects of the April 6, 2019 GPS Week Number Rollover on UTC derived from GPS devices. [ Read Full Article ]

4/11/2018: GPS directorate proposes change to Navstar GPS control segment

Maritime CommonsWednesday, April 11, 2018 - 7:00 AM
The Navigation Center posted a notice to its website that the Global Positioning Systems Directorate will propose a change to the Navstar GPS Control Segment to User Support Community Interfaces (ICD-GPS-870), Interface Control Documents that will remove Section One from the GPS Operational [ Read Full Article ]

4/10/2018: National Boating Safety Advisory Council appoints new members

Maritime CommonsTuesday, April 10, 2018 - 9:38 AM
The Coast Guard appointed 15 new members representing state boating safety officials, recreational vessel and equipment manufacturers, and national recreating boating organizations. Each member holds office for a term of up to three years. [ Read Full Article ]

4/10/2018: Navigation Center 2017 Year in Review

Maritime CommonsTuesday, April 10, 2018 - 8:00 AM
The 2017 Year in Review highlights NAVCEN’s work with maritime stakeholders, interagency partners, and GPS users worldwide to modernize the delivery of Marine Safety Information. [ Read Full Article ]