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MSIB – Procedural Clarification: Continuous Synopsis Records

Maritime CommonsThursday, December 2, 2021 - 2:06 PM
The Coast Guard has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 09-21 "Procedural Clarification: Continuous Synopsis Records" to clarify the process for applications for Continuous Synopsis Records. MSIB 003-14 on this subject is hereby cancelled. [ Read Full Article ]

Final Rule: Financial Responsibility-Vessels; Superseded Pollution Funds

Maritime CommonsWednesday, December 1, 2021 - 12:45 PM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is expanding regulations on vessel financial responsibility for all tank vessel s greater than 100 gross tons as required by statute, and making other amendments that clarify and update reporting requirements. [ Read Full Article ]

Congressional hearing alert – “The evolving cybersecurity landscape: Federal perspectives on securing the Nation’s infrastructure”

Maritime CommonsTuesday, November 30, 2021 - 1:50 PM
The Coast Guard’s Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, Rear Admiral John Mauger, will testify Dec. 2, 2021, before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure regarding cybersecurity. [ Read Full Article ]

Recommendations for fending off malicious email attacks

Maritime CommonsTuesday, November 30, 2021 - 11:58 AM
The Coast Guard Maritime Cyber Readiness Branch has release a list of recommendations on how to counter malicious email attacks. [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: National Towing Safety Advisory Committee teleconference scheduled

Maritime CommonsMonday, November 22, 2021 - 10:34 AM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that the National Towing Safety Advisory Committee will meet via teleconference Dec. 7, 2021 to discuss the election of officers, issuance of new task statements, and stand-up of the Task Statement Vetting Committee. [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Alert: Verify products from Southwest Wire Rope Company- incorrect terminations can lead to catastrophic failure

Maritime CommonsFriday, November 19, 2021 - 2:15 PM
The Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Analysis has released Marine Safety Alert 08-21, to notify mariners to a potentially dangerous situation involving incorrect wire rope terminations which can lead to catastrophic failure. [ Read Full Article ]

Coast Guard Cyber Protection Teams train for the fight

Maritime CommonsFriday, November 19, 2021 - 1:50 PM
To counter cyber threats the Coast Guard has created Cyber Protection Teams (CPT).  Based in Washington, D.C. CPT is the Coast Guard’s deployable unit responsible for offering cybersecurity capabilities to the Marine Transportation System (MTS). [ Read Full Article ]

CMTS COVID-19 Working Group webinar: U.S. mariner mental health survey results

Maritime CommonsMonday, November 15, 2021 - 2:23 PM
The U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS) COVID-19 Working Group (C-19 WG) is hosting a webinar on Nov. 22, from 2 – 3:30 p.m., to present the results of the  Mariner Mental Health Needs during COVID-19 survey.  [ Read Full Article ]

National Boating Safety Advisory Committee elects new chair and vice-chair

Maritime CommonsThursday, November 4, 2021 - 2:54 PM
The National Boating Safety Advisory Committee (NBSAC) recently elected Mr. Dave Marlow and Mr. John Adey as the Chairperson and the Vice Chairperson, respectfully.  [ Read Full Article ]

Area Maritime Security Committees 2020 Annual Report – Challenges, Suggestions, Accomplishments, and Best Practices

Maritime CommonsTuesday, November 2, 2021 - 1:48 PM
The Office of Port and Facility Compliance is pleased to announce the publication of a consolidated report on the status and work completed in 2020 by Area Maritime Security Committees. [ Read Full Article ]