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Final policy letter describing type-approval testing methods for ballast water management systems (BWMS) that render organisms nonviable in ballast water

Maritime CommonsFriday, March 25, 2022 - 9:41 AM
The Coast Guard’s Office of Operating and Environmental Standards (CG-OES) has released Policy Letter 02-22 which describes the process for submitting viability testing methods to the Coast Guard and explains the information needed to evaluate a testing method.  [ Read Full Article ]

Recap of the 8th session of the IMO sub-committee on ship systems and equipment

Maritime CommonsThursday, March 24, 2022 - 2:27 PM
The IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE), held its 8th session  virtually February 28- March 4, 2022. Ms. Brandi Baldwin, Chief of the Coast Guard’s Lifesaving and Fire Safety Division in the Office of Design and Engineering Standards, led the U.S. delegation, comprised of members [ Read Full Article ]

National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee intersessional meeting of the subcommittee on the review of job task analysis reports for Merchant Mariner Credential endorsements

Maritime CommonsTuesday, March 22, 2022 - 12:37 PM
The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing is hosting an intersessional meeting of the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (N-MERPAC) subcommittee on the Review of Job Task Analysis Reports for Merchant Mariner Credential Endorsements. The subcommittee will meet virtually [ Read Full Article ]

National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee intersessional meeting of the subcommittee on communication between external stakeholders and the mariner credentialing program

Maritime CommonsTuesday, March 22, 2022 - 11:00 AM
The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing is hosting an intersessional meeting of the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (N-MERPAC) subcommittee on Communication Between External Stakeholders and the Mariner Credentialing Program. The subcommittee will meet virtually through [ Read Full Article ]

National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee intersessional meeting of the subcommittee on sea service for Merchant Mariner Credential endorsements

Maritime CommonsTuesday, March 22, 2022 - 10:41 AM
The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing is hosting an intersessional meeting of the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (N-MERPAC) subcommittee on Sea Service for Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) Endorsements. The subcommittee will meet virtually through Microsoft Teams on [ Read Full Article ]

Mariner Training Provider (MTP) course delivery methods

Maritime CommonsMonday, March 21, 2022 - 3:23 PM
As training providers and the Coast Guard embrace the use of remote training delivery tools and methodologies, the National Maritime Center (NMC) is updating its course approval business practices. [ Read Full Article ]

Industry Notice: Low flashpoint fuel exams on foreign passenger vessels 

Maritime CommonsWednesday, March 16, 2022 - 1:09 PM
The Coast Guard’s Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise (CSNCOE) and the Liquefied Gas Carriers National Center of Expertise (LGCNCOE) have issued a Joint Industry Notice to provide guidance to cruise ship owners, operators, and builders regarding United States Coast Guard examinations for [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Alert: Lithium battery fire

Maritime CommonsWednesday, March 16, 2022 - 11:44 AM
The Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Analysis has released Marine Safety Alert 01-22, to increase awareness of these hazards of transporting lithium batteries. [ Read Full Article ]

MSIB: COVID-19 Safety Requirements in the Maritime Transportation System: Change-4

Maritime CommonsFriday, March 11, 2022 - 3:43 PM
The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 02-21 Change 4 "COVID-19 Safety Requirements in the Maritime Transportation System". Change-4 to this MSIB reflects that the CDC has issued no new guidance for maritime travel and continues [ Read Full Article ]

Hazardous Weather Outlook service extended to the Eastern Pacific Ocean

Maritime CommonsFriday, March 11, 2022 - 2:14 PM
In coordination with the National Weather Service (NWS) and the National Hurricane Center (NHC), the U.S. Coast Guard is pleased to announce the addition of a new Hazardous Weather Outlook (HWO) service that covers the Eastern Pacific Ocean.  [ Read Full Article ]

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