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10/11/2018: Coast Guard announces new Maritime Commerce Strategic Outlook

Maritime CommonsThursday, October 11, 2018 - 12:00 PM
Today in the Coast Guard’s 8th District we announced the Maritime Commerce Strategic Outlook, which outlines the Commandant’s long term vision to support and grow maritime commerce in the United States. In this post, Rear Adm. John Nadeau offers a few comments regarding the outlook and its three [ Read Full Article ]

10/11/2018: Ballast Water Management & Technology North America conference – Recap of presentation on extensions, type approval and next steps

Maritime CommonsThursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:26 AM
Continuing our coverage of September's Ballast Water Management and Technology North America conference, staff from the Office of Operating and Environmental Standards and the Marine Safety Center gave conference attendees an update on various aspects of the Coast Guard’s ballast water program. [ Read Full Article ]

10/10/2018: Coast Guard releases Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular 02-95, Change 3 – The Alternate Compliance Program

Maritime CommonsWednesday, October 10, 2018 - 1:38 PM
NVIC 02-95, Change 3, incorporates various policies and related provisions consistent with the Commandant’s Final Action Memo on the sinking of the S.S. El Faro. [ Read Full Article ]

10/10/2018: Congratulations to the latest E-Zero designees

Maritime CommonsWednesday, October 10, 2018 - 10:46 AM
In an effort to better recognize those companies, operators, and vessels that have earned the E-Zero designation on their QUALSHIP 21 certificate, Maritime Commons will periodically publish the names of the latest vessels to earn the E-Zero designation. [ Read Full Article ]

10/9/2018: Marine Safety Center receives 18th application for BWMS type approval

Maritime CommonsTuesday, October 9, 2018 - 1:00 PM
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center received its 18th application for Ballast Water Management System type approval for the NK-O3 BlueBallast II Plus Ballast Water Management System manufactured by NKBMS Co. Ltd. [ Read Full Article ]

10/9/2018: Marine Safety Center receives 18th application received for BWMS type approval

Maritime CommonsTuesday, October 9, 2018 - 1:00 PM
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center received its 18th application for Ballast Water Management System type approval for the NK-O3 BlueBallast II Plus Ballast Water Management System manufactured by NKBMS Co. Ltd. [ Read Full Article ]

10/9/2018: Two work instructions related to Subchapter M published recently

Maritime CommonsTuesday, October 9, 2018 - 10:14 AM
These instructions provide guidance to both Coast Guard field offices and the maritime industry on the Coast Guard’s interpretations regarding the application and implementation of regulations applying to towing vessel inspections for certification under 46 CFR Subchapter M and the Towing Safety [ Read Full Article ]

10/5/2018: FY19 requirements for Gov’t Initiated Unannounced Exercises

Maritime CommonsFriday, October 5, 2018 - 10:25 AM
The Coast Guard published Sept. 25, 2018, the FY19 Government Initiated Unannounced Exercise (GIUE) requirements for each captain of the port zone, to include sectors and marine safety units. In 2015, the Office of Marine Environmental Response Policy reinvigorated the Coast Guard GIUE program by [ Read Full Article ]

10/5/2018: Change 1 to Marine Environmental Response and Preparedness Manual published

Maritime CommonsFriday, October 5, 2018 - 10:11 AM
Major changes to the manual include Area Contingency Plan policy verification tiers of Geographic Response Strategies, review and verification requirements, environmental consultation requirements for key statutes, and Facility Response Plan approvals. [ Read Full Article ]

10/5/2018: National Academies releases report on Coast Guard vessel stability regulations

Maritime CommonsFriday, October 5, 2018 - 8:30 AM
In September 2017, the Coast Guard Office of Design and Engineering Standards asked the National Academies, through the Transportation Research Board Marine Board, to review Coast Guard regulations and policy documents that establish stability requirements for U.S. Flag vessels. The National [ Read Full Article ]

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