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Clarification of Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) Type Approval Expiration Dates

Maritime CommonsTuesday, August 30, 2022 - 11:06 AM
An update has been made to the Marine Safety Center website to clarify the implications of a type approval certificate’s expiration date. [ Read Full Article ]

Clarification on the use of existing type approval data in BWMS type approval for viability

Maritime CommonsWednesday, August 24, 2022 - 2:13 PM
The Coast Guard Office of Operating and Environmental Standards has provided clarifying information regarding consideration of existing testing data in type approving a BWMS using a viability testing method, should the Coast Guard accept such a testing method. [ Read Full Article ]

USCG Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise Newsletter – Summer Issue

Maritime CommonsTuesday, August 23, 2022 - 1:46 PM
The Coast Guard’s Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise (CSNCOE) published its summer edition of The Cruise Ship Round Turn. The newsletter provides useful information on national and international policies as well as highlight success stories, best practices and achievements in the field. [ Read Full Article ]

Coast Guard Cyber Command releases 2021 Cyber Trends and Insights in the Marine Environment report

Maritime CommonsMonday, August 22, 2022 - 3:44 PM
The Coast Guard enthusiastically announces the release of the first annual Cyber Trends and Insights in the Marine Environment (ME) report. [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: National Maritime Security Advisory Committee; September 2022 virtual meetings

Maritime CommonsFriday, August 19, 2022 - 11:04 AM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee will meet virtually to review and discuss on matters relating to national maritime security. [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: National Towing Safety Advisory Committee; September 2022 meeting

Maritime CommonsThursday, August 18, 2022 - 2:20 PM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that the National Towing Safety Advisory Committee will meet to review and discuss matters relating to shallow-draft inland navigation, coastal waterway navigation, and towing safety. [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee; September 2022 meeting

Maritime CommonsThursday, August 18, 2022 - 1:37 PM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee will conduct a series of meetings over three days in Dania Beach, FL to discuss issues relating to personnel in the United States Merchant Marine including the training, qualifications, [ Read Full Article ]

Area Maritime Security Committees 2021 Annual Report – Challenges,Suggestions, Accomplishments, and Best Practices

Maritime CommonsThursday, August 18, 2022 - 11:03 AM
The Office of Port and Facility Compliance is pleased to announce the publication of the consolidated Area Maritime Security Committees (AMSC) 2021 Annual Report, highlighting the status of, and work completed by the 43 AMSCs in 2021. [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee; September 2022 meeting

Maritime CommonsTuesday, August 16, 2022 - 1:52 PM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee will meet to discuss matters relating to activities directly involved with, or in support of, the exploration of offshore mineral and energy resources, to the extent that such matters are within [ Read Full Article ]

TSA launches new online Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) renewal process

Maritime CommonsTuesday, August 16, 2022 - 12:44 PM
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) enhanced the renewal process for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC®) to help support critical transportation workers. [ Read Full Article ]

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