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4/8/2016: MSIB posted – Release of 2016 National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program Guidelines

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 8, 2016 - 12:56 PM
The Coast Guard published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 08-16 to announce the release of the new 2016 National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (NPREP) guidelines. [ Read Full Article ]

4/7/2016: Discharge removal equipment for vessels carrying oil

Maritime CommonsThursday, April 7, 2016 - 12:53 PM
The Coast Guard published a final rule requiring vessels carrying oil in bulk as cargo to carry discharge removal equipment, install spill prevention coamings, install emergency towing arrangement and have prearranged capability to calculate damage stability in the event of a casualty. [ Read Full Article ]

4/7/2016: Vessel requirements for Notices of Arrival and Departure and Automatic Identification System information collection

Maritime CommonsThursday, April 7, 2016 - 12:48 PM
The Coast Guard published a final rule announcing today (April 7, 2016) as the effective date for the collection-of-information associated with automatic identification system requirements from a final rule published on January 30, 2015. [ Read Full Article ]

4/6/2016: Important! National Vessel Movement Center – Blocked attachments

Maritime CommonsWednesday, April 6, 2016 - 6:08 PM
The National Vessel Movement Center is experiencing issues receiving inbound emails containing .zip attachments. This is impacting vessel representatives attempting to file Advanced Notice of Arrivals with the National Vessel Movement Center. The Coast Guard recommends…. [ Read Full Article ]

4/4/2016: Safety alert – Vibration abrasion

Maritime CommonsMonday, April 4, 2016 - 4:00 PM
The Coast Guard issued a safety alert to address causal factors related to a temporary loss of electrical power. [ Read Full Article ]

4/4/2016: Safety update – Foreign vessels

Maritime CommonsMonday, April 4, 2016 - 3:56 PM
The Coast Guard’s Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance posted updates to the foreign and offshore compliance division’s vessel safety website. [ Read Full Article ]

4/4/2016: Security update – Foreign vessels

Maritime CommonsMonday, April 4, 2016 - 3:52 PM
The Coast Guard’s Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance Foreign and Offshore Compliance Division posted the following updates to the foreign vessel security website. [ Read Full Article ]

4/1/2016: Oil Spill Removal Organization (OSRO) guidelines update – MSIB published

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 1, 2016 - 3:29 PM
The Coast Guard announced an update to the Oil Spill Removal Organization (OSRO) Guidelines. [ Read Full Article ]

3/31/2016: Final Rule – Tonnage Regulations

Maritime CommonsThursday, March 31, 2016 - 10:40 AM
The Coast Guard amended its tonnage regulations to implement amendments to the tonnage measurement law made by the 2010 Coast Guard Authorization Act, codify principal technical interpretations, and incorporate administrative, non-substantive clarifications and updates. [ Read Full Article ]

3/30/2016: Information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget – Requirements for lightering of oil and hazardous material cargoes

Maritime CommonsWednesday, March 30, 2016 - 4:56 PM
The Coast Guard seeks comment from owners, masters and agents of lightering vessels on the approval of a revision to a currently approved collection for lightering of oil and hazardous material cargoes. [ Read Full Article ]

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