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Request for information on integration of automated and autonomous commercial vessels and vessel technologies into the Maritime Transportation System

Maritime CommonsWednesday, August 12, 2020 - 2:51 PM
The Coast Guard is interested in hearing from the public on a range of issues related to the potential introduction and development of automated and autonomous technologies aboard commercial vessels or any automated and autonomous vessels subject to U.S. jurisdiction and U.S. port facilities. [ Read Full Article ]

Coast Guard requesting comments to improve Nation’s shallow draft waterways ATON system

Maritime CommonsMonday, August 10, 2020 - 3:05 PM
The U.S. Coast Guard is conducting a Waterways Analysis and Management System Study on the Shallow Draft system. Waterway users, interested parties, and stakeholders are invited to provide comments or feedback. [ Read Full Article ]

New NBIC Ballast Water Management Reporting Form released: OMB # 1625-0069

Maritime CommonsSunday, August 9, 2020 - 10:33 PM
On 20 July 2020 the United States Coast Guard received approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) adopting revisions to the Ballast Water Management Reporting Form (OMB number 1625-0069, expiration date 31 July 2023). [ Read Full Article ]

Coast Guard seeking input from Qualified Members of Engine Department (QMED) for Job Task Analysis

Maritime CommonsFriday, August 7, 2020 - 11:29 AM
The Coast Guard is seeking input from mariners who hold Merchant Mariner Credential endorsements as Qualified Member of the Engine Department (QMED) to validate information gathered as part of a Job Task Analysis (JTA). [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Center receives new application for ballast water management system type approval

Maritime CommonsFriday, August 7, 2020 - 10:42 AM
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center received an application for Ballast Water Management System type approval for the KBAL Ballast Water Management System manufactured by Knutsen Ballast Water AS. [ Read Full Article ]

Eighth District MSIB: Extension of third party surveys – Update (Change 1)

Maritime CommonsFriday, August 7, 2020 - 9:56 AM
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis the Outer Continental Shelf Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection is permitting the extension of third party surveys for firefighting and lifesaving equipment until 30 September on a case-by-case basis. [ Read Full Article ]

USCG Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise Newsletter – Summer Issue

Maritime CommonsMonday, August 3, 2020 - 11:55 AM
The Coast Guard’s Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise (CSNCOE) has published The Summer Issue of the CSNCOE Newsletter which provides information on national and international policies as well as highlights success […] [ Read Full Article ]

National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee Member Re-Solicitation

Maritime CommonsMonday, August 3, 2020 - 10:08 AM
The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing is seeking applications for membership positions representing credentialed ratings in the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (N-MERPAC). [ Read Full Article ]

On-Water Mass Gatherings – Recreational, Sporting, or Cause-Related Events

Maritime CommonsWednesday, July 29, 2020 - 2:11 PM
The Coast Guard Waterways Policies and Activities Division has released MSIB 17-20 to highlight the impacts of on-water mass gatherings to the public and Maritime Transportation System (MTS). [ Read Full Article ]

Notice of Federal Advisory Committee video teleconference meeting

Maritime CommonsTuesday, July 28, 2020 - 11:39 AM
The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet via video teleconference to discuss Committee matters relating to the safety of operations and other matters affecting the offshore oil and gas industry. [ Read Full Article ]