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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 ]

Policy Letters: Vessel determination and credentialing on floating Outer Continental Shelf facilities

Maritime CommonsThursday, February 10, 2022 - 9:01 AM
The Director of Commercial Regulation and Standards announced in the Federal Register the publication of the Office of Operating and Environmental Standards (CG-OES) Policy Letter 01-22, Determination of Whether a Floating Outer Continental Shelf Facility (FOF) is a Vessel, and the Office of [ Read Full Article ]

New fire extinguisher rules for recreational boaters go into effect April 20, 2022

Maritime CommonsWednesday, February 9, 2022 - 2:08 PM
Submitted by the Coast Guard Office of Auxiliary & Boating Safety (CG-BSX) Recreational boaters should be aware that on April 20, 2022 updated Coast Guard requirements take effect for the type of […] [ Read Full Article ]

Recap of the 8th session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC 8)

Maritime CommonsTuesday, February 8, 2022 - 12:15 PM
The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC) held its eighth session remotely from IMO headquarters in London, United Kingdom, from January 17 to 21, 2022.  [ Read Full Article ]

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

Maritime CommonsTuesday, February 8, 2022 - 11:32 AM
As announced in the Federal Register, the Department of State and the Coast Guard will conduct a public meeting at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 17, 2022, to prepare for the eighth session of the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE 8). [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: National Boating Safety Advisory Committee; vacancies 

Maritime CommonsThursday, February 3, 2022 - 2:56 PM
The U.S. Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is seeking applications from persons interested in the membership on the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee (Committee) to fill two vacancies. This Committee advises the Coast Guard on matters related to national recreational [ Read Full Article ]

Upcoming National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee subcommittee meeting schedule

Maritime CommonsThursday, February 3, 2022 - 2:40 PM
The National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (N-MERAPC) will be holding three subcommittee meetings pertaining to Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault- Prevention and Culture Change in the Merchant Marine, STCW Convention and Code Review, and Military Education, Training, and [ Read Full Article ]

Avoid delays receiving your Merchant Mariner Credential

Maritime CommonsThursday, February 3, 2022 - 1:44 PM
Avoid delays receiving your Merchant Mariner Credential by [ Read Full Article ]

Final deadline for Subchapter M phase-in arriving in July 2022

Maritime CommonsMonday, January 31, 2022 - 12:07 PM
No later than July 19, 2022, all towing vessels meeting the applicability criteria found in 46 CFR § 136.105 must have on board a valid Certificate of Inspection (COI) issued by the Coast Guard. [ Read Full Article ]

Final Rule: Navigation and navigable waters, and shipping; technical, organizational, and conforming amendments

Maritime CommonsFriday, January 21, 2022 - 10:19 AM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it has issued a final rule to make technical and editorial corrections throughout titles 33 and 46 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). [ Read Full Article ]

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