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MSIB: Guidance for Maritime Operators on Compliance with Federal Drug Testing Requirements

Maritime CommonsSunday, March 29, 2020 - 3:14 PM
The Office of Investigations and Analysis writes about the challenges facing employers to conduct mandatory drug testing during the COVID-19 pandemic response. In this article they explain options to maintain compliance in this challenging environment. [ Read Full Article ]

MSIB 09-20 Vessel Inspections, Exams, and Documentation

Maritime CommonsFriday, March 27, 2020 - 2:50 PM
The Coast Guard has released guidance regarding its current position on commercial vessel compliance activities during the COVID-19 response. [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee; April 2020 Teleconference

Maritime CommonsWednesday, March 25, 2020 - 1:59 PM
The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee will meet via teleconference April 8, 2020 to discuss issues related to the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. The meetings will be open to the public. [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Panasia GloEn- Patrol 2.0

Maritime CommonsWednesday, March 25, 2020 - 12:34 PM
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 27th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Panasia Co. Ltd., after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060. [ Read Full Article ]

NVIC 01-20, “Guidelines for Addressing Cyber Risks at MTSA Regulated Facilities”

Maritime CommonsWednesday, March 25, 2020 - 10:24 AM
The Coast Guard has issued guidance to facility owners and operators on complying with the requirements to assess, document, and address computer system and network vulnerabilities. [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificates to NK Co. Ltd.

Maritime CommonsTuesday, March 24, 2020 - 3:54 PM
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 28 th and 29 th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to NKBMS Co. Ltd., after a detailed review of […] [ Read Full Article ]

Eighth District MSIB: Novel Coronavirus

Maritime CommonsFriday, March 20, 2020 - 5:19 PM
The Eighth District Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) of the Outer Continental Shelf issued Marine Safety Information Bulletin 20-01, “Novel Coronavirus,” to alert offshore operators of protocols and requirements regarding novel coronavirus. [ Read Full Article ]

MSIB: Novel Coronavirus – Port and Facility Operations

Maritime CommonsThursday, March 19, 2020 - 3:33 PM
The facility compliance regulations outlined throughout 33 Code of Federal Regulations remains in force, and facility operators are expected to continue to comply with these requirements as it relates to COVID-19. [ Read Full Article ]

MSIB: Novel Coronovirus – Mariner Credentials

Maritime CommonsThursday, March 19, 2020 - 2:55 PM
The Coast Guard has published MSIB 08-20 to provide guidance concerning mariner credentials and medical certificates and the action being taken by the Coast Guard due to the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes (COVID-19). [ Read Full Article ]

Novel Coronavirus – Update (Change 3)

Maritime CommonsTuesday, March 17, 2020 - 11:19 AM
The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published an update March 16, 2020 to MSIB: Novel Coronavirus – Update (Change 2) [ Read Full Article ]

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