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National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee appoints new members

Maritime CommonsWednesday, August 25, 2021 - 10:48 AM
The Coast Guard has announced the appointment of 18 individuals to serve as members of the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (N-MERPAC). [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee; September 2021 teleconference

Maritime CommonsMonday, August 23, 2021 - 1:30 PM
The National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet via teleconference to discuss matters relating to medical certification determinations for issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, and merchant mariners' documents, medical standards and guidelines for the [ Read Full Article ]

Policy Letter: Issuance of endorsements for master of self-propelled vessels of less than 100 GRT to mariners holding endorsements as mate of self-propelled vessels of 200 GRT or more

Maritime CommonsMonday, August 23, 2021 - 12:41 PM
1 titled: Issuance of Endorsements for Master of Self-Propelled Vessels of Less Than 100 GRT to Mariners Holding Endorsements as Mate of Self-Propelled Vessels of 200 GRT or More. [ Read Full Article ]

QUALSHIP 21 Program going digital

Maritime CommonsFriday, August 20, 2021 - 1:09 PM
The Coast Guard’s Quality Shipping for the 21st Century (QUALSHIP 21) Program is getting an upgrade. [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Alert: Verify your wire rope terminations: Incorrect terminations can lead to catastrophic failure

Maritime CommonsThursday, August 19, 2021 - 11:12 AM
The Coast Guard Inspections and Compliance Directorate has issued Marine Safety Alert 04-21 to address the importance of verifying the condition and manufacturing of wire rope terminations used in various systems that utilize wire rope in a load-handling capacity. [ Read Full Article ]

Maritime Cyber Alert: “BadAlloc” critical vulnerability: BlackBerry QNX & more

Maritime CommonsWednesday, August 18, 2021 - 1:43 PM
The Coast Guard Cyber Command, Maritime Cyber Readiness Branch has issued Maritime Cyber Alert 02-21 recommending the Maritime community examine their systems to determine if they contain BlackBerry QNX versions 6.5 or below, or any of the other products identified by CISA listed in ICSA-21-119-04 [ Read Full Article ]

Virginia Beach man sentenced for fraud scheme undermining maritime safety

Maritime CommonsTuesday, August 17, 2021 - 12:35 PM
A Virginia Beach man was sentenced Monday to 45 months in prison for mail fraud, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft for creating counterfeit certificates from the Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy (MAMA) and selling them to merchant mariners for a profit. [ Read Full Article ]

D8 OCS MSIB: Reporting requirements and mooring arrangements for MODUs and vessels completing OCS activities intending to cold stack

Maritime CommonsMonday, August 16, 2021 - 2:45 PM
"Reporting Requirements and Mooring Arrangements for MODUs and Vessels Completing OCS Activities Intending to Cold Stack". [ Read Full Article ]

Coast Guard concludes public hearing into loss of Liftboat Seacor Power

Maritime CommonsFriday, August 13, 2021 - 2:18 PM
f the Liftboat Seacor Power Friday. [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: Guidance on voluntary compliance with training requirements for personnel serving on U.S.-flagged passenger ships that carry more than 12 passengers on international voyages

Maritime CommonsThursday, August 12, 2021 - 9:56 AM
As a courtesy to our audience, Maritime Commons will provide a daily compilation of nationally-relevant Federal Register Notices, or those notices that may impact a large segment of our readers. To provide […] [ Read Full Article ]