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4/18/2019: Change 1 to NVIC 03-14, “Guidelines for Approval of Training Courses and Programs”

Maritime CommonsThursday, April 18, 2019 - 8:00 AM
The udpate to this NVIC provides additional course content guidance to merchant mariner training organizations that offer meteorology, ship handling, and bridge resource management courses. [ Read Full Article ]

4/17/2019: Global Maritime Distress and Safety System master plan

Maritime CommonsWednesday, April 17, 2019 - 9:44 AM
This post shares a summary of a recent IMO circular announcing that all information related to shore-based facilities for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System communicated to the organization is available to all registered public account holders through the new Global Integrated Shipping [ Read Full Article ]

4/17/2019: Marine Safety Alert – Confined Spaces: Silent & Invisible Killers

Maritime CommonsWednesday, April 17, 2019 - 9:10 AM
The Inspections and Compliance Directorate issued Marine Safety Alert 04-19, "Confined Spaces: Silent & Invisible Killers" to remind mariners that despite decades of work by to improve confined space entry by maritime safety organizations, training institutions, and vessel owners/operators, the [ Read Full Article ]

4/16/2019: Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to DESMI Ocean Guard A/S

Maritime CommonsTuesday, April 16, 2019 - 3:35 PM
The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 17th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to DESMI Ocean Guard A/S, after a detailed review of the manufacturer's type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060. A [ Read Full Article ]

4/16/2019: Marijuana use remains incompatible with sea service despite changes in state laws

Maritime CommonsTuesday, April 16, 2019 - 2:43 PM
Every year, dangerous drug use disrupts or destroys the careers of hundreds of professional mariners, threatening safety throughout the maritime transportation system at the same time. U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Department of Transportation chemical testing continues to identify as dangerous drug [ Read Full Article ]

4/15/2019: Marine Safety Center receives 24th BWMS type approval application

Maritime CommonsMonday, April 15, 2019 - 11:30 AM
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center received its twenty-fourth application for Ballast Water Management System type approval for the EcoBallast Ballast Water Management System manufactured by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. [ Read Full Article ]

4/12/2019: 75th Anniversary edition of Proceedings Magazine now available

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 12, 2019 - 9:00 AM
Featured articles highlight the evolution of the Coast Guard's marine safety mission, a short history of the IMO's Maritime Safety Committee, cybersecurity in the maritime domain, and more. [ Read Full Article ]

4/11/2019: CMA Shipping 2019 – Industry oil spill response and salvage experts meet for panel session, “An accident, a grounding, a collision, oil in the water, fire, people missing, news helicopters overhead”

Maritime CommonsThursday, April 11, 2019 - 8:35 AM
Capt. Ricardo Alonso, chief of the Office of Marine Environmental Response Policy at Coast Guard Headquarters, came together with industry oil spill response and salvage experts April 3, 2019 for a panel session titled, “An accident, a grounding, a collision, oil in the water, fire, people missing [ Read Full Article ]

4/10/2019: Recognized auditor/assessor courses

Maritime CommonsWednesday, April 10, 2019 - 11:41 AM
The Towing Vessel National Center of Expertise posted a notice on its website that the Third-Party Organization webpage has been updated to reflect current auditor/assessor courses recognized by the Coast Guard as of April 10, 2019. [ Read Full Article ]

4/10/2019: Notice of additional public meeting – Massachusetts and Rhode Island Port Access Route Study

Maritime CommonsWednesday, April 10, 2019 - 11:18 AM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it will hold an additional public meeting in Montauk, New York, on April 29th, to receive comments on a notice of study entitled “Port Access Route Study: The Areas Offshore of Massachusetts and Rhode Island” that was published in the Federal [ Read Full Article ]

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