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Ship Structure Committee Publishes Report on Crack Arrestor Enhanced Aluminum Structures: SSC-47

Maritime CommonsFriday, January 22, 2021 - 12:25 PM
The Ship Structure Committee announces the publication of a new report, SSC-476, titled “Design and Performance Evaluation Methods for Crack Arrestor Enhanced Aluminum Marine Structures”. [ Read Full Article ]

MSIB: Improving Fishing Vessel Stability

Maritime CommonsTuesday, January 19, 2021 - 4:17 PM
The Coast Guard has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 01-21 to assist mariners in identifying ways to improve their stability awareness. [ Read Full Article ]

Notice of proposed Rulemaking: Safety Management Systems for Domestic Passenger Vessels

Maritime CommonsFriday, January 15, 2021 - 11:36 AM
The Coast Guard is evaluating the potential use of Safety Management Systems (SMSs) to improve safety and reduce marine casualties on board U.S.-flagged passenger vessels. The Coast Guard is seeking public input and responses to specific questions on the feasibility, applicability, and nature of [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee; Vacancy

Maritime CommonsWednesday, January 13, 2021 - 4:17 PM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register the re-solicitation of applications from persons interested in membership on the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (Committee) to represent the viewpoint of those credentialed with ratings as a qualified member of the engine [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: Guidelines for Obtaining STCW Endorsements for Basic and Advanced IGF Code Operations

Maritime CommonsTuesday, January 12, 2021 - 2:27 PM
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 ]

Coast Guard announces Guard Underway Foreign Passenger Vessel Course Examiner Contracting Opportunity

Maritime CommonsThursday, January 7, 2021 - 9:59 AM
The Coast Guard has posted on beta.sam.gov the contracting opportunity for the Underway Foreign Passenger Vessel Examiner Course. The United States Coast Guard Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise (CSNCOE) has a […] [ Read Full Article ]

Update to NVIC 02-19, Guide to Marine Equipment Approvals Covered by a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA)

Maritime CommonsThursday, December 31, 2020 - 11:32 AM
The Office of Design and Engineering Standards issued Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 02-19 (Ch 1) “Change 1 to Guide to Marine Equipment Approvals Covered by a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRAs)," Jan. 1, 2021. [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Alfa Laval Tumba AB

Maritime CommonsWednesday, December 30, 2020 - 12:21 PM
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 39 th U.S. Coast Guard BWMS Type Approval Certificate to Alfa Laval Tumba AB 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 ]

MSIB: Exemptions to TWIC requirements related to COVID-19 – Update (Change 2)

Maritime CommonsTuesday, December 29, 2020 - 3:12 PM
The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 13-20 - (Change 2) “Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Operations - Change 2” to provide updates to TWIC Reader Rule implementation and enforcement. [ Read Full Article ]

2019 Area Maritime Security Committee of the Year: Puget Sound AMSC

Maritime CommonsSunday, December 27, 2020 - 11:00 PM
In November the Puget Sound AMSC was named the recipient of the 2019 AMSC of the Year Award. Area Maritime Security Committees continue to provide the framework for communication and collaboration necessary to ensure our nation’s ports remain secure and resilient. [ Read Full Article ]