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4/19/2019: Domestic vessel annual report for 2018 now available

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 19, 2019 - 10:53 AM
The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance is pleased to announce the publication of the 2018 Domestic Annual Report. The report highlights, U.S. domestic fleet deficiencies, inspections, and marine casualty statistics and serves as a powerful tool to study trends, identify […] [ Read Full Article ]

4/19/2019: Coast Guard presents marine transportation industry leader with public service award

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 19, 2019 - 7:30 AM
Rear Adm. John Nadeau, assistant commandant for prevention policy, presented Mr. Walter Blessey, Jr. with a Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Award during the American Waterways Operators' Spring Convention, held in Washington, D.C. last week, for Blessey's outstanding contributions to the [ Read Full Article ]

4/18/2019: Vessel Incidental Discharge Act – Two upcoming webinars

Maritime CommonsThursday, April 18, 2019 - 3:00 PM
This post provides information about two upcoming webinars that will provide a general overview of VIDA, discuss interim and future discharge requirements, describe future state and public engagement opportunities, and answer select clarifying questions raised by the audience. [ Read Full Article ]

4/18/2019: Recap of Gulf of Mexico Area Maritime Security Committee annual meeting

Maritime CommonsThursday, April 18, 2019 - 8:33 AM
The Gulf of Mexico Area Maritime Security Committee held its annual general meeting March 21 at the City Council Chambers in Kenner, Louisiana, to update stakeholders on the state of security planning and operations, including any emerging threats to their assets, as well as best practices that [ Read Full Article ]

4/18/2019: Subchapter M – Only a few days left to schedule inspections to meet July 22, 2019 compliance requirements

Maritime CommonsThursday, April 18, 2019 - 8:21 AM
In this post, Rear Adm. John Nadeau reminds towing vessel owners and operators of the responsibility to ensure 25 percent of their fleet has received a COI before July 22, 2019. In addition, at least 30 days before the inspection, the owner or operator must submit a completed "Application for [ Read Full Article ]

4/18/2019: Change 1 to NVIC 03-14, “Guidelines for Approval of Training Courses and Programs”

Maritime CommonsThursday, April 18, 2019 - 8:00 AM
The udpate to this NVIC provides additional course content guidance to merchant mariner training organizations that offer meteorology, ship handling, and bridge resource management courses. [ Read Full Article ]

4/17/2019: Global Maritime Distress and Safety System master plan

Maritime CommonsWednesday, April 17, 2019 - 9:44 AM
This post shares a summary of a recent IMO circular announcing that all information related to shore-based facilities for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System communicated to the organization is available to all registered public account holders through the new Global Integrated Shipping [ Read Full Article ]

4/17/2019: Marine Safety Alert – Confined Spaces: Silent & Invisible Killers

Maritime CommonsWednesday, April 17, 2019 - 9:10 AM
The Inspections and Compliance Directorate issued Marine Safety Alert 04-19, "Confined Spaces: Silent & Invisible Killers" to remind mariners that despite decades of work by to improve confined space entry by maritime safety organizations, training institutions, and vessel owners/operators, the [ Read Full Article ]

4/16/2019: Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to DESMI Ocean Guard A/S

Maritime CommonsTuesday, April 16, 2019 - 3:35 PM
The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 17th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to DESMI Ocean Guard A/S, after a detailed review of the manufacturer's type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060. A [ Read Full Article ]

4/16/2019: Marijuana use remains incompatible with sea service despite changes in state laws

Maritime CommonsTuesday, April 16, 2019 - 2:43 PM
Every year, dangerous drug use disrupts or destroys the careers of hundreds of professional mariners, threatening safety throughout the maritime transportation system at the same time. U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Department of Transportation chemical testing continues to identify as dangerous drug [ Read Full Article ]

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