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Marine Safety Center (MSC) Revised Marine Technical Note (MTN) 01-10, Review of Systems Containing Plastic Pipe

Maritime CommonsThursday, May 26, 2022 - 1:31 PM
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued change 1 to MTN 01-10, which provides guidance for industry design and MSC review of rigid nonmetallic (plastic) piping intended for installation onboard vessels subject to 46 CFR Subchapter F and K.  [ Read Full Article ]

Merchant Mariner Examination WorkingGroup (Update)

Maritime CommonsThursday, May 26, 2022 - 12:58 PM
The National Maritime Center (NMC) is hosting an examination working group from July 19-21, 2022, in accordance with 46 USC 7510 to review USCG Deck Officer examination questions required by 46 CFR 11.910, and is soliciting participants. [ Read Full Article ]

National Maritime Center – Surge in applications

Maritime CommonsFriday, May 20, 2022 - 11:47 AM
The NMC has experienced a significant surge in application submissions for Merchant Mariner Credentials (MMC) over the last several months. NMC staff are taking prompt action to process these applications, along with any previously pending applications, as quickly as possible. [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Alert: BSEE & USCG identify delayed T-Time execution, poor operational decisions, and equipment breakdowns as contributors to a drillship’s unsuccessful attempt to avoid Hurricane Ida

Maritime CommonsFriday, May 20, 2022 - 11:21 AM
The Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Analysis has released Marine Safety Alert 05-22, to addresses an extreme weather event involving a Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) conducting well operations in the Gulf of Mexico. [ Read Full Article ]

2022 Rear Admiral William M. Benkert Award Winners

Maritime CommonsThursday, May 19, 2022 - 2:06 PM
The U.S. Coast Guard is pleased to announce the award recipients for the 2022 Biennial Rear Admiral William M. Benkert Marine Environmental Protection Award for Excellence.  [ Read Full Article ]

Industry Notice: LGC NCOE and MSU Port Arthur

Maritime CommonsFriday, May 13, 2022 - 12:11 PM
This notice provides awareness to liquefied natural gas carrier (LNGCs) owners and operators regarding the LGC NCOE’s offshore Certificate of Compliance (COC) examination program during the Coast Guard’s Liquefied Gas Carrier Accelerated Program (LGCAP) 22-02. [ Read Full Article ]

Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee appoints new members

Maritime CommonsFriday, May 13, 2022 - 11:31 AM
The Coast Guard has announced the appointment of two individuals to serve as members of the Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee (GLPAC). [ Read Full Article ]

Policy Letter: Verification of training and drills for personnel assigned special or emergency duties on floating Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Facilities (FOFs)

Maritime CommonsWednesday, May 11, 2022 - 1:30 PM
The Coast Guard District 8 Outer Continental Shelf Officer in Charge Marine Inspection has issued Policy Letter 01-2022, "Verification of Training and Drills for Personnel Assigned Special or Emergency Duties on Floating Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Facilities (FOFs)" May 3, 2022, and cancels D8 [ Read Full Article ]

IMO Maritime Safety Committee highlights importance of safe and inclusive culture for maritime professionals

Maritime CommonsFriday, May 6, 2022 - 1:37 PM
During the 105th session of the IMO Maritime Safety Committee, members agreed to the establishment of an IMO/ILO joint group to consider bullying and harassment in the maritime sector, including sexual assault and sexual harassment, taking into account information submitted by interested parties, [ Read Full Article ]

Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-22 – Updated frequently asked questions

Maritime CommonsFriday, May 6, 2022 - 11:15 AM
The Coast Guard published a Frequently Asked Questions document supporting Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular 01-20 and cyber inclusion in Facility Security Plans. [ Read Full Article ]