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4/20/2018: First Certificate of Inspection issued under Subchapter M

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 20, 2018 - 11:41 AM
Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg has issued the first Certificate of Inspection in accordance with Subchapter M to the towing vessel ENDEAVOR of Marine Towing of Tampa. [ Read Full Article ]

4/19/2018: U.S. Flag interpretations on the ISM Code

Maritime CommonsThursday, April 19, 2018 - 7:00 AM
This post discusses a recently released Mission Management System Work Instruction regarding the U.S. Flag Interpretations on the ISM Code to provide supplemental flag state guidance regarding the development, implementation, and verification of safety management systems on U.S. Flag vessels. This [ Read Full Article ]

4/18/2018: Reminder – Changes to marine casualty reporting property damage thresholds now in effect

Maritime CommonsWednesday, April 18, 2018 - 11:45 AM
This post provides links to updated forms CG-2692 and CG-2692B, which have both been revised to account for the amended marine casualty property damage thresholds published in a Final Rule March 19, 2018. The new thresholds are effective today. [ Read Full Article ]

4/18/2018: Salvage and Marine Firefighting Verifications in conjunction with Vessel Response Plans: The First Year

Maritime CommonsWednesday, April 18, 2018 - 9:15 AM
In this post, the assistant commandant for response policy provides an overview of the scenario-based salvage and marine firefighting verification process, instituted in April 2017, and a look at what's been accomplished during the program's first year to evaluate compliance specific to applicable [ Read Full Article ]

4/13/2018: 13th application received for BWMS type approval

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 13, 2018 - 1:00 PM
The Marine Safety Center received its 13th application for Ballast Water Management System type approval for the Aquarius EC system, manufactured by Wärtsilä Water Systems Ltd. [ Read Full Article ]

4/13/2018: Marine Safety Information Bulletin 03-18, Oily bilge water management

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 13, 2018 - 7:57 AM
This bulletin summarizes key legal requirements for the proper management and disposal of oily mixtures by oceangoing vessels under 400 gross tons. An “oceangoing ship [or vessel]” means any vessel that operates on international voyages, is certified for coastwise service beyond three miles, or [ Read Full Article ]

4/13/2018: 2017 Port State Control Annual Report posted

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 13, 2018 - 7:30 AM
This report marks another year of PSC activities and provides the global maritime industry key statistics and trends related to compliance with U.S. and international regulations. [ Read Full Article ]

4/13/2018: Office of Port and Facility Compliance 2017 Year in Review now available

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 13, 2018 - 7:20 AM
This report highlights the efforts of CG-FAC and its partners to ensure our port communities are a safe and secure place to do business. [ Read Full Article ]

4/12/2018: Upcoming 2019 Global Positioning System week number rollover event

Maritime CommonsThursday, April 12, 2018 - 10:26 AM
This post provides information on the possible effects of the April 6, 2019 GPS Week Number Rollover on UTC derived from GPS devices. [ Read Full Article ]

4/11/2018: GPS directorate proposes change to Navstar GPS control segment

Maritime CommonsWednesday, April 11, 2018 - 7:00 AM
The Navigation Center posted a notice to its website that the Global Positioning Systems Directorate will propose a change to the Navstar GPS Control Segment to User Support Community Interfaces (ICD-GPS-870), Interface Control Documents that will remove Section One from the GPS Operational [ Read Full Article ]