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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 ]

Closure and posting of the SHELL AUGER LIFEBOAT NO. 6 investigation

Maritime CommonsFriday, December 17, 2021 - 10:34 AM
The Coast Guard has has closed its investigation of a June 30, 2019, lifeboat incident on the Floating Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Facility AUGER that resulted in the loss of two lives and a serious injury.  [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to RWO GmbH

Maritime CommonsThursday, December 16, 2021 - 2:08 PM
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 46th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to RWO GmbH 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 ]

Federal Register Notice: National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee; vacancy

Maritime CommonsTuesday, December 14, 2021 - 9:40 AM
The Coast Guard is re-soliciting applications from persons interested in membership on the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (Committee) to fill a vacant position representing individuals employed in offshore operations. [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: Change 1 to NVIC 21-14 guidelines for qualification for STCW endorsement for vessel security officers

Maritime CommonsMonday, December 13, 2021 - 1:42 PM
The Coast Guard has announced in the Federal Register the availability of Change 1 to Guidelines for Qualification for STCW Endorsements for Vessel Security Officers, Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties, and Security Awareness, NVIC 21-14. [ Read Full Article ]

Contracting opportunity for U. S. Coast Guard underway foreign passenger vessel course examiner

Maritime CommonsWednesday, December 8, 2021 - 12:30 PM
The Coast Guard has posted a contracting opportunity for the Underway Foreign Passenger Vessel Examiner Course. [ Read Full Article ]

Sexual assault has no place in the maritime profession; offenders will be held accountable for their actions

Maritime CommonsTuesday, December 7, 2021 - 1:44 PM
In this post, leadership addresses the issue of sexual offenses aboard U.S. vessels and the Service's commitment to investigating such acts. [ Read Full Article ]


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