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Federal Register Notice: Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee Meeting

Maritime CommonsFriday, July 30, 2021 - 12:50 PM
The Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee (Committee) announced in the Federal Register that it will will meet in Cape Vincent, New York, to discuss matters relating to Great Lakes pilotage, including review of proposed Great Lakes pilotage regulations and policies. The meeting will be open to [ Read Full Article ]

Coast Guard to convene public hearing into loss of Liftboat Seacor Power

Maritime CommonsThursday, July 29, 2021 - 3:19 PM
The Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct a formal public hearing starting Monday, August 2 in Houma, La, to consider evidence related to the capsizing of the Liftboat Seacor Power and the […] [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: Proposed distribution of scheduled Navigation Safety Messages (Broadcast Notice to Mariners) by mobile and internet methods

Maritime CommonsFriday, July 16, 2021 - 1:17 PM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is seeking comments regarding phasing out the process of distributing local broadcast notice to mariners by routine VHF radio broadcasts. [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: Cancellation of obsolete Navigation and Inspection Circulars

Maritime CommonsThursday, July 15, 2021 - 2:41 PM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register the cancellation of several obsolete Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars (NVIC). [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: Request for Information on Coast Guard Programs, Regulations, and Policies for Addressing Climate Change

Maritime CommonsThursday, July 8, 2021 - 11:27 AM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register a request for input from the public on specific Coast Guard programs, regulations, policies, and procedures that the Coast Guard should consider changing to combat and respond to climate change. [ Read Full Article ]

U.S. Coast Guard releases 2020 Boating Safety Statistics Report

Maritime CommonsWednesday, June 30, 2021 - 2:01 PM
The U.S. Coast Guard has released its 2020 Recreational Boating Statistics Report, revealing that there were 767 boating fatalities nationwide in 2020, a 25.1 percent increase from 2019. [ Read Full Article ]

Coast Guard Navigation Center holds change of command

Maritime CommonsMonday, June 28, 2021 - 8:31 AM
The U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center (NAVCEN) held a change of command ceremony Friday at the Coast Guard’s Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, and Intelligence (C5I) Service Center in Alexandria, Virginia. [ Read Full Article ]

Coast Guard, NTSB sign updated MOU regarding investigations and related maters

Maritime CommonsFriday, June 25, 2021 - 2:21 PM
The Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board signed an updated Memorandum of Understanding to institutionalize best practices developed during recent joint investigations iThe full MOU is available for viewing and download. [ Read Full Article ]

Work Instruction: Small Passenger Vessel Risk Based Inspection Program

Maritime CommonsTuesday, June 22, 2021 - 11:07 AM
The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CVC) issued work instruction CVC-WI-028 “Small Passenger Vessel Risk Based Inspection Program” to provide Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI), Chiefs of Inspection Division […] [ Read Full Article ]

Overview of regulations governing High Interest Vessel (HIV) selection and boarding

Maritime CommonsTuesday, June 15, 2021 - 1:51 PM
In this post the Office of Maritime Security Response Policy discusses the process by which vessels may receive a security boarding prior to entering a U.S. port. [ Read Full Article ]