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Work Instruction update – “Request for Recognized Organization Internal Quality Management System Review – Quality Case”

Maritime CommonsThursday, March 3, 2022 - 3:16 PM
The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC) has released an update to Work Instruction (WI)-005, Request for Recognized Organization (RO) Internal Quality Management System (QMS) Review—Quality Case.   [ Read Full Article ]

Foreign Passenger Vessel Initial Certificate of Compliance (ICOC) Work Instruction

Maritime CommonsWednesday, March 2, 2022 - 2:56 PM
The Coast Guard’s Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise (CSNCOE) has published Industry Notice 22-01 to announce the release of the Foreign Passenger Vessel Initial Certificate of Compliance (ICOC) Work Instruction Guide for Conducting ICOC Exams. [ Read Full Article ]

National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee appoints additional new member

Maritime CommonsTuesday, March 1, 2022 - 11:13 AM
The Coast Guard announces the appointment of Deyne Umphress to serve as a member of the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (N-MERPAC) representing qualified members of the engine department. [ Read Full Article ]

Top medical certificate “awaiting information” reasons in 2021

Maritime CommonsTuesday, March 1, 2022 - 10:32 AM
In this post the NMC presents the general and specific reasons that mariners will receive an awaiting information (AI) letter for medical certificate applications. [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: Public meeting in preparation for IMO sub-committee on pollution prevention and response meeting

Maritime CommonsFriday, February 25, 2022 - 1:45 PM
As announced in the Federal Register, the Department of State and the Coast Guard will conduct a public meeting by teleconference at 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 to prepare for the ninth session of the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Sub-Committee on Pollution [ Read Full Article ]

Policy Letter: Guidelines for human-supervised testing of remote controlled and autonomous systems on vessels

Maritime CommonsFriday, February 25, 2022 - 12:10 PM
The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC) has issued Policy Letter 22-01 “Guidelines for Human-Supervised Testing of Remote Controlled and Autonomous Systems on Vessels” to provide direction and guidance to Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) and Captains of the Port [ Read Full Article ]

IMO 2022 meeting schedule

Maritime CommonsThursday, February 24, 2022 - 11:34 AM
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) continues to make a positive impact on safety, security and environmental stewardship in the maritime sector with an aggressive Programme of Meetings for 2022.  [ Read Full Article ]

Coast Guard releases Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-22, Acceptance of Novel Life-Saving Appliances and Arrangements

Maritime CommonsWednesday, February 23, 2022 - 12:13 PM
The Coast Guard has published Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular 01-22,  “Acceptance of Novel Life-Saving Appliances and Arrangements.” [ Read Full Article ]

MSIB: Ensuring the validity of merchant mariner credentials and endorsements

Maritime CommonsTuesday, February 22, 2022 - 3:59 PM
The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 01-22 “Ensuring the validity of merchant mariner credentials and endorsements” to discuss the process of verifying the validity of merchant mariner credentials (MMCs) for current and [ Read Full Article ]

Coast Guard releases results of crab pot icing study

Maritime CommonsTuesday, February 15, 2022 - 2:53 PM
The Coast Guard has released the results of a study of ice accretion and ice accumulation on fishing pots, specifically crab/cod pots used in the Alaska/Bering Sea fishery. [ Read Full Article ]

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