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Final Rule: Fire protection for recreational vessels

Maritime CommonsFriday, October 22, 2021 - 1:16 PM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that is has amended fire extinguishing equipment regulations for recreational vessels that are propelled or controlled by propulsion machinery. [ Read Full Article ]

Cyber Awareness Series Part 2: Risk management

Maritime CommonsThursday, October 21, 2021 - 3:16 PM
This article is the second in a series that the Coast Guard will be publishing in recognition of Cybersecurity Awareness Month. [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Alert: Risk of steering loss from defective rams

Maritime CommonsThursday, October 21, 2021 - 1:20 PM
The Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Analysis has released Marine Safety Alert 06-21, to notify mariners to a potentially dangerous situation involving improperly machined ram threads which can lead to steering ram failure. [ Read Full Article ]

Coast Guard to conduct targeted safety training ahead of key fishing seasons

Maritime CommonsWednesday, October 13, 2021 - 4:03 PM
The Coast Guard will be conducting targeted industry outreach ahead of key fishing seasons. [ Read Full Article ]

Cyber Awareness Series Part 1: Facility compliance

Maritime CommonsFriday, October 8, 2021 - 9:56 AM
Beginning on Oct. 1, 2021 facility owners and operators who have not already done so should submit FSP cyber amendments or annexes to their local Captain of the Port (COTP) as part of the facility’s annual audit. [ Read Full Article ]

Military to Mariner credentialing program helps veterans capitalize on experience

Maritime CommonsThursday, October 7, 2021 - 12:15 PM
Under the Military to Mariner credentialing program, the NMC can offer credit for military training and experience, credit for military sea service, and offer potential fee waivers to those who qualify. [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: Uniform Certificate of Title Act for Vessels

Maritime CommonsWednesday, September 22, 2021 - 2:08 PM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register proposed changes to its regulations for certifying a State's titling system for undocumented vessels to increase States' participation in the Vessel Identification System (VIS). [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: Shipping Coordinating Committee Meeting in preparation for International Maritime Organization MSC 104 meeting

Maritime CommonsMonday, September 20, 2021 - 11:12 AM
The Department of State announced in the Federal Register a public meeting of the Shipping Coordinating Committee at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 30, 2021, by way of teleconference. [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2022 Annual Review and Revisions to Methodology

Maritime CommonsTuesday, September 14, 2021 - 11:39 AM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that in accordance with the statutory provisions enacted by the Great Lakes Pilotage Act of 1960, the Coast Guard is proposing new base pilotage rates for the 2022 shipping season. [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Alert: Corroded turntable pins can cause structural failure on accommodation ladders

Maritime CommonsTuesday, September 14, 2021 - 10:17 AM
The Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Analysis has released Marine Safety Alert 05-21, to notify mariners to a potentially dangerous situation involving corrosion of the turntable pin on accommodation ladders. [ Read Full Article ]

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