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Mariner training course and program approval updates

Maritime CommonsTuesday, January 18, 2022 - 12:36 PM
The National Maritime Center has released a notice regarding actions being taken to reduce the inventory of course and program approval requests. [ Read Full Article ]

2022-2027 Oil Pollution Research and Technology Plan released

Maritime CommonsTuesday, January 18, 2022 - 11:10 AM
The Interagency Coordinating Committee on Oil Pollution Research (ICCOPR) is pleased to announce the release of the 2022-2027 Oil Pollution Research and Technology Plan (OPRTP). [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: User fees for inspected towing vessels

Maritime CommonsTuesday, January 11, 2022 - 11:44 AM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is proposing to update its user fees for seagoing towing vessels that are 300 gross tons or more and to revise user fees for other inspected towing vessels. [ Read Full Article ]

2021 Coast Guard Engineer of the Year Award

Maritime CommonsWednesday, January 5, 2022 - 1:18 PM
Mr. Timothy Meyers has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Coast Guard Engineer of the Year Award. [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: Public meeting in preparation for International Maritime Organization SDC 8 meeting

Maritime CommonsMonday, December 27, 2021 - 1:39 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. EST on Thursday, January 13, 2022.  [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: National Boating Safety Advisory Committee; January 2022 Teleconference

Maritime CommonsMonday, December 27, 2021 - 1:05 PM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee will meet to discuss issues relating to recreational boating safety. This meeting will be open to the public. [ Read Full Article ]

Interim Rule: Fire safety of small passenger vessels

Maritime CommonsMonday, December 27, 2021 - 12:05 PM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is issuing an interim rule as the first step to implementing the statutorily mandated requirements for fire safety on certain covered small passenger vessels. [ Read Full Article ]

Notice of Proposed Rule: Updates to marine engineering standards – comment period extension

Maritime CommonsTuesday, December 21, 2021 - 3:31 PM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is extending the comment period by 45 days for the notice of proposed rulemaking, “Updates to Marine Engineering Standards,” published on October 19, 2021, which proposes to incorporate by reference updated marine engineering standards and [ Read Full Article ]

MSIB: Reporting sexual assaults on U.S. vessels

Maritime CommonsFriday, December 17, 2021 - 2:08 PM
The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 11-21 "Reporting Sexual Assaults on U.S. Vessels" to emphasize that sexual assault is a crime, and when the assault occurs aboard a U.S. documented vessel, the Coast Guard must be notified. [ Read Full Article ]

National Academies releases report on options for improving the safety of DUKW type amphibious vessels

Maritime CommonsFriday, December 17, 2021 - 1:36 PM
The National Academies of Science, Engineering, & Medicine (the National Academies) released a report titled “Revise and Update of U.S. Coast Guard Vessel Stability Regulations.” A PDF version is available, free of charge, from the National Academies Press. [ Read Full Article ]

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