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Able Seaman and LifeBoatman Survey

Maritime CommonsThursday, June 11, 2020 - 12:11 PM
The Coast Guard is seeking participation in a survey being conducted of mariners who hold Merchant Mariner Credentials with Able Seaman and Lifeboatman endorsements. [ Read Full Article ]

Port Security Advisory (1-20)

Maritime CommonsThursday, June 11, 2020 - 11:51 AM
The Coast Guard’s International Port Security Program has issued Port Security Advisory (PSA 1-20) to update the list of Madagascar port facilities exempted from Conditions of Entry. [ Read Full Article ]

Participatory Democracy an Essential Part of Maritime Rulemaking

Maritime CommonsWednesday, June 10, 2020 - 5:35 PM
Editor’s note: The following was compiled from several articles related to the Administrative Procedure Act which are available in the Spring 2013 edition of Proceedings Magazine. Recognizing the 74th Anniversary of the […] [ Read Full Article ]

Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance Releases Domestic Annual Report for 2019

Maritime CommonsWednesday, June 10, 2020 - 4:06 PM
The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance is pleased to announce the publication of the 2019 Domestic Annual Report. The report highlights U.S. domestic fleet deficiencies, inspections, and marine casualty statistics and serves […] [ Read Full Article ]

Coast Guard Releases New Facility Inspector Cyber Job Aid

Maritime CommonsMonday, June 8, 2020 - 2:59 PM
The Coast Guard has published a new Facility Inspector – Cyber Job Aid, in order to provide the service’s marine safety personnel with additional guidance as they address facilities’ documented cyber vulnerabilities. [ Read Full Article ]

GAO Report – Vessel Safety: The Coast Guard Conducts Recurrent Inspections and Has Issued Guidance to Address Emergency Preparedness

Maritime CommonsFriday, June 5, 2020 - 1:12 PM
The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published MSIB 16-20 "GAO Report - Vessel Safety: The Coast Guard Conducts Recurrent Inspections and Has Issued Guidance to Address Emergency Preparedness." [ Read Full Article ]

Hurricane Season Reporting Requirements for Operators of all Manned Facilities and Mobile Offshore Drilling Units

Maritime CommonsThursday, June 4, 2020 - 2:49 PM
The OCS Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) has released MSIB 20-04, Hurricane Season Reporting Requirements, to provide guidance for operators on the Outer Continental Shelf. [ Read Full Article ]

MSIB: Novel Coronovirus – Mariner Credentials – Update (Change 2)

Maritime CommonsThursday, June 4, 2020 - 1:18 PM
The Coast Guard has published MSIB 08-20 (Change 2) to update guidance concerning mariner credentials, medical certificates and course approvals, and the action being taken by the Coast Guard due to the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes (COVID-19). [ Read Full Article ]

Amendments to Requirements Regulating Personnel Permitted to Serve as Person in Charge of Fuel Oil Transfers on Inspected Vessels

Maritime CommonsSunday, May 31, 2020 - 11:30 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 ]

National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee Member Solicitation

Maritime CommonsSunday, May 31, 2020 - 11:30 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 ]

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