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3/6/2019: National officer & rating endorsements expiring March 24, 2019

Maritime CommonsWednesday, March 6, 2019 - 8:50 AM
The Coast Guard amended regulations to qualify for national officer and rating endorsements in a final rule titled Implementation of the Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, and Changes to National Endorsements. In [ Read Full Article ]

3/6/2019: MSIB 002-19 – Parasailing navigation rules and flight safety

Maritime CommonsWednesday, March 6, 2019 - 7:00 AM
The Coast Guard and the Federal Aviation Administration regulate the vessels that may tow parasailers and flight activities, respectively. The Coast Guard regulates small passenger vessels and other vessels that conduct parasail operations. This does not include oversight of parasailing equipment, [ Read Full Article ]

3/5/2019: Congressional hearing alert – “U.S. Maritime and Shipbuilding Industries: Strategies to Improve Regulation, Economic Opportunities, and Competitiveness”

Maritime CommonsTuesday, March 5, 2019 - 11:47 AM
Rear Admiral John Nadeau, assistant commandant for prevention policy, will testify before the House Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation Subcommittee, March 6, 2019, on strategies to improve regulation, economic opportunities, and competitiveness in the U.S. maritime industry. [ Read Full Article ]

3/5/2019: Findings of Concern released – “Impacts of Modifications, Alterations, and Weight Creep on Stability”

Maritime CommonsTuesday, March 5, 2019 - 8:58 AM
The Office of Investigations and Casualty Analysis issued Findings of Concern 006-19, "Impacts of Modifications, Alterations, and Weight Creep on Stability," after the fishing vessel Destination marine board of investigation concluded that unsafe stability conditions, combined with an open deck [ Read Full Article ]

3/4/2019: Updated info from National Maritime Center regarding impacts of lapse in appropriations

Maritime CommonsMonday, March 4, 2019 - 12:51 PM
This post provides new information from the National Maritime Center related to expiration dates of credential and medical certificates, Additional Information letters, Qualified Assessor letters, and other mariner documents. [ Read Full Article ]

3/4/2019: Recap of the Sixth session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction

Maritime CommonsMonday, March 4, 2019 - 12:41 PM
The IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction held its sixth session at IMO headquarters in London, United Kingdom, February 4-8, 2019. Representatives from the US Coast Guard’s Office of Design & Engineering Standards led the US delegation, comprised of members from the Coast Guard, US [ Read Full Article ]

2/28/2019: A century and a half of marine safety and prevention – The Congressional Act of Feb. 28, 1871

Maritime CommonsThursday, February 28, 2019 - 9:05 AM
In this post, Rear Adm. John Nadeau offers a few thoughts on The Congressional Act of 1871, which provided the nation with the basis of a functioning marine safety code. The Act of 1871 was an important change that combined all the practical features of previous legislation with a number of new [ Read Full Article ]

2/27/2019: National Maritime Center seeks members for 2019 Merchant Mariner Examination Working Group

Maritime CommonsWednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:10 AM
The National Maritime Center announced it is seeking participants for the 2019 Merchant Mariner Examination Working Group. Section 315 of the 2015 Coast Guard Authorization Act requires the Coast Guard to commission a working group to review existing and new examination questions for accuracy and [ Read Full Article ]

2/27/2019: National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee meeting scheduled

Maritime CommonsWednesday, February 27, 2019 - 8:47 AM
The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee will meet in New Orleans, Louisiana in March to discuss committee matters relating to the safety of operations and other matters affecting the offshore oil and gas industry. All meetings will be open to the public. [ Read Full Article ]

2/25/2019: Coast Guard seeks additional information in Oregon marine casualty investigation

Maritime CommonsMonday, February 25, 2019 - 8:31 AM
The Coast Guard announced in a news release last week that investigators continue to seek information regarding the fishing vessel Mary B II, which capsized off Newport, Oregon, Jan. 9, 2019, and resulted in the loss of the three crew members and the vessel. Anyone with information is encouraged to [ Read Full Article ]

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