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National Maritime Center launches electronic delivery process for renewal examinations

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 24, 2020 - 3:19 PM
The National Maritime Center will launch a centralized electronic delivery process (via e-mail) for renewal examinations in order to maintain the flow of mariner credentials during the COVID-19 pandemic. [ Read Full Article ]

Towing Safety Advisory Committee Spring 2020 meeting summary

Maritime CommonsThursday, April 23, 2020 - 2:29 PM
On March 10, 2020 the Coast Guard's Towing Safety Advisory Committee conducted a teleconference meeting where committee members voted unanimously to accept and issue the Coast Guard a final report on Task No.17-02 - Load Line Exemptions for River Barges on Lakes Erie and Ontario. [ Read Full Article ]

National Maritime Center guidance to mariner training providers related to COVID-19

Maritime CommonsThursday, April 23, 2020 - 1:39 PM
The National Maritime Center has released guidance to training providers, designated examiners (DEs) , and qualified assessors (QAs) . On March 30, 2020, the Coast Guard published a Marine Safety Information Bulletin 08-20, (Change 1) announcing several updates based on the COVID-19 pandemic. [ Read Full Article ]

Eighth District MSIB: Extension of Third Party Surveys

Maritime CommonsThursday, April 23, 2020 - 1:18 PM
In an effort to help minimize possible exposure of the novel coronavirus to offshore oil and gas facilities the Outer Continental Shelf Officer in Charge Marine Inspection has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 20-03 that allows operators to differ the third party inspections associated [ Read Full Article ]

MSIB: Recommendation for DUKW Passenger Vessel Canopy Removal

Maritime CommonsWednesday, April 22, 2020 - 5:00 PM
The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 15-20, "Recommendation for DUKW Passenger Vessel Canopy Removal." [ Read Full Article ]

Recap of the 7th Session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 17, 2020 - 2:13 PM
The IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment held its 7th session at IMO headquarters in London on March 2-6, 2020. A list of key topics discussed at SSE 7 is provided. [ Read Full Article ]

Exemption to Extend the Expiration Date of Certain Transportation Worker Identification Credentials

Maritime CommonsThursday, April 16, 2020 - 2:08 PM
The TSA is granting a temporary exemption from requirements regarding the expiration of certain Transportation Worker Identification Credentials due to COVID-19. [ Read Full Article ]

Coast Guard Regulatory Reform Accomplishments: FY17-FY20

Maritime CommonsWednesday, April 15, 2020 - 1:53 PM
The Coast Guard Headquarters Office of Standards Evaluation and Development has provided a blog post to explain the process for evaluating deregulatory actions, discuss those completed and note those currently under review. [ Read Full Article ]

Safeguarding the Maritime Transportation System During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 10, 2020 - 3:43 PM
RDML Richard Timme writes about the Coast Guard's role in safeguarding the Maritime Transportation System during the COVID-19 pandemic. [ Read Full Article ]

MSIB: Extensions to Ballast Water Management related to COVID-19

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 10, 2020 - 1:28 PM
The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 14-20 “COVID-19: Ballast Water Management (BWM) Extensions” to clarify adjustments to the extension policy for vessels impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. [ Read Full Article ]

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