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Federal Register Notice: Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)-Reader Requirements; Second Delay of Effective Date

Maritime CommonsTuesday, December 6, 2022 - 1:29 PM
The Coast Guard proposes to further delay the effective date for certain facilities affected by the final rule entitled “Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)—Reader Requirements,” published in the Federal Register on August 23, 2016. [ Read Full Article ]

National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee-Subcommittee Teleconference: December 15

Maritime CommonsTuesday, December 6, 2022 - 12:51 PM
The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing is hosting a teleconference of the National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (NMEDMAC) subcommittee for Task Statement 21-1, Recommendations on Mariner Mental Health, on December 15, 2022 from 10 am – 3 pm. [ Read Full Article ]

National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee-Subcommittee Teleconference: December 13

Maritime CommonsMonday, December 5, 2022 - 3:20 PM
The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing is hosting a teleconference of the National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (NMEDMAC) subcommittee for Task Statement 22-1, Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Prevention and Culture Change in the Merchant Marine, on December 13, 2022 from [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: National Boating Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies

Maritime CommonsMonday, December 5, 2022 - 2:58 PM
The U.S. Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is accepting applications to fill two vacancies on the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee. [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: Draft guidance for nationally consistent Coastal Zone Area Contingency Plan architecture

Maritime CommonsFriday, November 25, 2022 - 2:15 PM
The U.S. Coast Guard has announced that a Notice of Availability (NOA) pertaining to Coastal Zone Area Contingency Plan (ACP) guidance has been published to the Federal Register. [ Read Full Article ]

National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee meeting- Dec 19-20

Maritime CommonsFriday, November 25, 2022 - 1:48 PM
The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing is hosting a hybrid in-person meeting and teleconference of the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (NMERPAC) subcommittee for Task Statement 22-4, Mariner Workforce Issues on December 19th and 20th, 2022. [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Alert:  Ensuring proper pperation and detection of radar search and rescue transponders (SARTs)

Maritime CommonsFriday, November 25, 2022 - 12:24 PM
The Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Casualty Analysis has released Safety Alert 12-22 to address issues that may reduce the effectiveness of a radar Search and Rescue Transponder (SART) during an emergency. [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Alert:  Ensuring proper operation and detection of radar search and rescue transponders (SARTs)

Maritime CommonsFriday, November 25, 2022 - 12:24 PM
The Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Casualty Analysis has released Safety Alert 12-22 to address issues that may reduce the effectiveness of a radar Search and Rescue Transponder (SART) during an emergency. [ Read Full Article ]

National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee-Subcommittee Teleconference – Nov 28

Maritime CommonsFriday, November 25, 2022 - 11:08 AM
The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing is hosting a teleconference of the National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (NMEDMAC) subcommittee for Task Statement 21-6, Review of Medical Regulations and Policy to Identify Potential Barriers to Women in the U.S. Maritime Workforce, on [ Read Full Article ]

MSIB 06-22: FM-200 fire extinguishing agent phasedown

Maritime CommonsThursday, November 17, 2022 - 12:42 PM
The Coast Guard Office of Design and Engineering Standards has released MSIB 06-22 to inform Coast Guard Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) and the maritime industry that FM-200 (also known as HFC-227ea or heptafluoropropane), a fire extinguishing agent, is being phased down in production [ Read Full Article ]

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