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4/1/2019: Seafarers’ Access to Maritime Facilities Final Rule published

Maritime CommonsMonday, April 1, 2019 - 7:48 PM
Under this rule, each owner or operator of a maritime facility regulated by the Coast Guard is required to implement a system providing seafarers, pilots, and representatives of seamen’s welfare and labor organizations access between vessels moored at the facility and the facility gate, in a timely [ Read Full Article ]

3/29/2019: Imposition of conditions of entry on certain vessels arriving to the United States from the Republic of Seychelles

Maritime CommonsFriday, March 29, 2019 - 8:19 AM
The Coast Guard announced in a Federal Register Notice that it will impose conditions of entry on vessels arriving from ports in the Republic of Seychelles. Conditions of entry are intended to protect the United States from vessels arriving from countries that have been found to have deficient anti [ Read Full Article ]

3/28/2019: Marine Safety Alert – Ensuring adequate maneuvering space

Maritime CommonsThursday, March 28, 2019 - 12:59 PM
The Inspections and Compliance Directorate published Marine Safety Alert 03-19, "Have a regime when the current's abeam: Ensure adequate maneuvering space," to educate mariners following three recent marine casualties, one fatal, that resulted in the sinking of towing vessels on the Lower [ Read Full Article ]

3/28/2019: Coast Guard coordinates 3rd annual Liquefied Gas Carrier Surveyor Workshop

Maritime CommonsThursday, March 28, 2019 - 8:00 AM
The workshop focused on providing the attendees with an in-depth understanding of Coast Guard liquefied gas carrier examinations. More importantly, the workshop afforded numerous opportunities for open dialogue and an information exchange between local Coast Guard marine examiners, Flag State and [ Read Full Article ]

3/27/2019: Summary of recent Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee meeting

Maritime CommonsWednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:06 AM
Over 40 members of the chemical and gas industry, along with representatives of the Office of Design and Engineering Standards, and local Coast Guard marine inspectors, attended the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee public meetings at Sector Houston-Galveston, March 20-21, 2019 and [ Read Full Article ]

3/26/2019: Summary of recent National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee meeting

Maritime CommonsTuesday, March 26, 2019 - 12:19 PM
Representatives from the Coast Guard, offshore oil and gas industries, recognized organizations and numerous industry associations attended the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee semi-annual public meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 20, 2019. This post provides an overview of the [ Read Full Article ]

3/22/2019: Special notice to mariners – upcoming GPS week number rollover

Maritime CommonsFriday, March 22, 2019 - 9:02 AM
The Coast Guard Navigation Center published a special notice to mariners that use GPS Equipment. The special notice outlines the details of the GPS Week Number Rollover that will occur April 6-7, 2019. [ Read Full Article ]

3/21/2019: New global shipping advisory regarding sanctions risks related to North Korea’s shipping practices

Maritime CommonsThursday, March 21, 2019 - 6:12 PM
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, with the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Coast Guard, issued an advisory to alert persons globally to deceptive shipping practices used by North Korea to evade sanctions. These practices may create significant sanctions [ Read Full Article ]

3/19/2019: Commandant to deliver State of the Coast Guard Address

Maritime CommonsTuesday, March 19, 2019 - 12:04 PM
Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz will deliver the 2019 State of the Coast Guard Address, at 10 a.m., PST, Thursday, March 21, from Coast Guard Base Los Angeles/Long Beach. This is Schultz's first State of the Coast Guard Address since his tenure as commandant began in 2018. Schultz will [ Read Full Article ]

3/19/2019: Safety Alert 02-19 – Not all navigation lights are created equal

Maritime CommonsTuesday, March 19, 2019 - 8:00 AM
The Inspections and Compliance Directorate published Marine Safety Alert 02-19, "Not all navigation lights are created equal," to assist all mariners in understanding the difference between navigation lights used on power driven vessels and those used on sailing vessels. [ Read Full Article ]