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Policy Letter Update: Subchapter M enforcement posture for certificate of inspection phase-in requirements

Maritime CommonsTuesday, April 12, 2022 - 10:18 AM
The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC) has announced the issuance of Policy Letter 20-01, CH.1 – Subchapter M Enforcement Posture for Certificate of Inspection Phase-In Requirements. [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Alert: Verify launching appliance winch component rating

Maritime CommonsMonday, April 11, 2022 - 3:21 PM
The Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Analysis has released Marine Safety Alert 03-22, to addresses the importance of verifying the condition and electrical duty ratings of the motor starter contactors in the winch controller for lifeboat and rescue boat launching appliances. [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Alert: Dangerous gas buildup in fish holds

Maritime CommonsMonday, April 11, 2022 - 2:03 PM
The Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Analysis has released Marine Safety Alert 02-22, to addresses the importance of verifying atmospheric conditions in fish holds on commercial fishing vessels. [ Read Full Article ]

Notice of Shipping Coordinating Committee Meeting in preparation for International Maritime Organization MSC 105 Meeting

Maritime CommonsMonday, April 11, 2022 - 1:13 PM
The Department of State announced in the Federal Register that it will conduct a public meeting of the Shipping Coordinating Committee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, by way of teleconference to prepare for the one-hundred fifth session of the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) [ Read Full Article ]

Final Rule: Great Lakes pilotage rates-2022 annual review and revisions to methodology

Maritime CommonsWednesday, March 30, 2022 - 10:42 AM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register the establishment of new base pilotage rates for the 2022 shipping season. [ Read Full Article ]

Notice of proposed rulemaking: Electronic chart and navigational equipment carriage requirements

Maritime CommonsMonday, March 28, 2022 - 10:58 AM
The Coast Guard announced in the federal register that it is seeking public input regarding the modification of the chart and navigational equipment carriage requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). [ Read Full Article ]

Maritime Cyber Alert 01-22: Spoofed business websites

Maritime CommonsFriday, March 25, 2022 - 2:40 PM
The Coast Guard Cyber Command, Maritime Cyber Readiness Branch has issued Maritime Cyber Alert 01-22 to inform stakeholders of an increase in fake business websites targeting the Marine Transportation System (MTS). [ Read Full Article ]

Final policy letter describing type-approval testing methods for ballast water management systems (BWMS) that render organisms nonviable in ballast water

Maritime CommonsFriday, March 25, 2022 - 9:41 AM
The Coast Guard’s Office of Operating and Environmental Standards (CG-OES) has released Policy Letter 02-22 which describes the process for submitting viability testing methods to the Coast Guard and explains the information needed to evaluate a testing method.  [ Read Full Article ]

Recap of the 8th session of the IMO sub-committee on ship systems and equipment

Maritime CommonsThursday, March 24, 2022 - 2:27 PM
The IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE), held its 8th session  virtually February 28- March 4, 2022. Ms. Brandi Baldwin, Chief of the Coast Guard’s Lifesaving and Fire Safety Division in the Office of Design and Engineering Standards, led the U.S. delegation, comprised of members [ Read Full Article ]

National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee intersessional meeting of the subcommittee on the review of job task analysis reports for Merchant Mariner Credential endorsements

Maritime CommonsTuesday, March 22, 2022 - 12:37 PM
The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing is hosting an intersessional meeting of the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (N-MERPAC) subcommittee on the Review of Job Task Analysis Reports for Merchant Mariner Credential Endorsements. The subcommittee will meet virtually [ Read Full Article ]

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