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Federal Register Notice: National Navigation Safety Advisory Committee meeting

Maritime CommonsThursday, September 2, 2021 - 2:42 PM
The National Navigation Safety Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet in Portsmouth, Virginia to discuss matters relating to maritime collisions, rammings, and groundings; Inland Rules of the Road; International Rules of the Road; navigation regulations and equipment; routing measures; marine [ Read Full Article ]

National Chemical Transportation Safety Advisory Committee appoints new members

Maritime CommonsThursday, September 2, 2021 - 1:31 PM
The Coast Guard has announced the appointment of 18 individuals to serve as members of the National Chemical Transportation Safety Advisory Committee (N-CTSAC). [ Read Full Article ]

New user friendly version of foreign and domestic vessels deficiency reports to be posted monthly

Maritime CommonsWednesday, September 1, 2021 - 4:13 PM
The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC) will begin posting monthly data reports of all deficiencies to foreign and domestic vessels on the CG-CVC website in an Excel file format. [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: Towing vessel firefighting training

Maritime CommonsWednesday, September 1, 2021 - 10:18 AM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register a proposal to revise the training requirements for national Merchant Mariner Credential endorsements as master of towing vessels (limited) or mate (pilot) of towing vessels on inland waters or Western Rivers routes. [ Read Full Article ]

Maritime Commons emails being blocked for some users, workaround available

Maritime CommonsTuesday, August 31, 2021 - 1:51 PM
Maritime Commons is is aware that some subscribers are unable to open posts received via email. We are currently investigating a solution to this problem. If links do not open from your email please visit mariners.coastguard.blog directly. Thank you for your continued interest in the content [ Read Full Article ]

Office of Port and Facility Compliance 2020 Annual Report

Maritime CommonsMonday, August 30, 2021 - 2:48 PM
The Office of Port and Facility Compliance is pleased to release the Office of Port and Facility Compliance 2020 Annual Report.  This report highlights the efforts of CG-FAC and its partners to ensure the safety and security of doing business at our port communities.  [ Read Full Article ]

Merchant mariner credential application processing time update and important additional information

Maritime CommonsMonday, August 30, 2021 - 11:19 AM
From Captain Bradley W. Clare, National Maritime Center Commanding Officer The National Maritime Center (NMC) continues to experience increased Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) and medical certificate application processing times. Every effort is […] [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: Pilots’ Medical Certificate Validity Period

Maritime CommonsFriday, August 27, 2021 - 1:34 PM
The Coast Guard has announced in the Federal Register a proposal to extend the maximum period of validity of merchant mariner medical certificates issued to first-class pilots and masters or mates serving as pilot from 2 years to 5 years. [ Read Full Article ]

National Vessel Documentation Center: Improved customer service feature for renewal submissions via e-mail

Maritime CommonsThursday, August 26, 2021 - 2:54 PM
The Coast Guard National Vessel Documentation Center recently announced that as of August 26, 2021, customers will receive confirmation e-mails in response to e-mail submissions. [ Read Full Article ]

National Boating Safety Advisory Committee appoints new members

Maritime CommonsThursday, August 26, 2021 - 1:55 PM
The U.S. Coast Guard has announced the appointment of 20 individuals to serve as members of the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee (NBSAC). [ Read Full Article ]

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