APMA Blog Feeds

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Urgent Need to Protect Operational Technologies and Control Systems

Maritime CommonsMonday, July 27, 2020 - 2:06 PM
The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published MSIB 18-20 "Urgent Need to Protect Operational Technologies and Control Systems" to reiterate the need for vigilance against cyber threats to internet-accessible operational technology. [ Read Full Article ]

New Policy Letter: Third Party Foam Concentrate Analysis

Maritime CommonsSunday, July 12, 2020 - 11:31 PM
The Office of Design and Engineering Standards published Policy Letter 01-20: “Third Party Foam Concentrate Analysis” to provide guidance for the use of U.S. Coast Guard accepted independent laboratories for the analysis of foam concentrate samples for marine fixed foam fire extinguishing systems. [ Read Full Article ]

Notice of National Maritime Security Advisory Committee meeting

Maritime CommonsTuesday, July 7, 2020 - 1:48 PM
As a courtesy to our audience, Maritime Commons will provide a daily compilation of nationally-relevant Federal Register Notices, or those notices that may impact a large segment of our readers. To provide […] [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Alert: Electrical Issues Spark Major Concern

Maritime CommonsMonday, July 6, 2020 - 4:14 PM
The Inspections and Compliance Directorate issued Marine Safety Alert 05-20 to address hazardous area electrical instillation knowledge gaps observed in the maritime community. [ Read Full Article ]

Request for comment on Port Access Route Study: Northern New York Bight

Maritime CommonsWednesday, July 1, 2020 - 12:08 PM
The Coast Guard is seeking comments on a Port Access Route Study (PARS) to evaluate the adequacy of existing vessel routing measures and determine whether additional vessel routing measures are necessary for port approaches to New York and New Jersey and international and domestic transit areas in [ Read Full Article ]

Coast Guard Discontinues Differential GPS Broadcast

Maritime CommonsMonday, June 29, 2020 - 3:39 PM
Submitted by the Chief, Office of Navigation Systems (CG-NAV) On June 30, 2020 the Coast Guard switched off the last Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) signals after more than 25 years of […] [ Read Full Article ]

Notice of Federal Advisory Committee teleconference meeting

Maritime CommonsThursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:29 PM
The National Boating Safety Advisory Council (Council) and its subcommittees will meet via teleconference to discuss matters relating to recreational boating safety. [ Read Full Article ]

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Shipping Safety Fairways Along the Atlantic Coast

Maritime CommonsThursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:25 PM
The Coast Guard seeks comments regarding the possible establishment of shipping safety fairways (“fairways”) along the Atlantic Coast of the United States identified in the Atlantic Coast Port Access Route Study. [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Kuraray Co., Ltd.

Maritime CommonsWednesday, June 24, 2020 - 1:20 PM
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 34th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Kuraray Co., Ltd., after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined […] [ Read Full Article ]

National Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancy

Maritime CommonsTuesday, June 23, 2020 - 3:15 PM
The Coast Guard is extending the application deadline for applications from persons interested in serving in membership on the National Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee (Committee). [ Read Full Article ]

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