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Policy Letter Update – Guidance on the audit scheme for vessels using a Towing Safety Management System (TSMS) option

Maritime CommonsTuesday, August 16, 2022 - 12:34 PM
The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC) has announced the release of CVC Policy Letter 18-01, CH.2, Guidance on the Audit Scheme for Vessels Using a Towing Safety Management System (TSMS) Option. [ Read Full Article ]

Request for applications: National Chemical Transportation Safety Advisory Committee; vacancies

Maritime CommonsTuesday, August 16, 2022 - 11:47 AM
The U.S. Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is accepting applications to fill eight vacancies on the National Chemical Transportation Safety Advisory Committee. [ Read Full Article ]

Notification of the Removal of conditions of entry on vessels arriving from Cote d’Ivoire

Maritime CommonsMonday, August 15, 2022 - 2:31 PM
The Coast Guard has announced in the Federal Register that it has removed the conditions of entry on vessels arriving from the country of the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire. [ Read Full Article ]

Request for comments: Safe loading, safe powering and flotation compliance guidance for electrically powered recreational vessels policy letter

Maritime CommonsMonday, August 15, 2022 - 2:05 PM
The Coast Guard is seeking comments for a new Coast Guard policy that establishes regulatory compliance guidance for recreational vessels less than 20 feet in length that use batteries to power their primary propulsion. [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: National Maritime Security Advisory Committee; vacancies

Maritime CommonsMonday, August 8, 2022 - 3:03 PM
The U.S. Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is seeking applications to fill two member vacancies on the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee. [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: Use of Wing-in-Ground Craft in Logistical Support of Offshore Platform Operations

Maritime CommonsWednesday, August 3, 2022 - 4:01 PM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that they are seeking input from the public on wing-in-ground (WIG) craft. This information will support the Coast Guard's compliance with Section 8431 of the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021. [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: National Boating Safety Advisory Committee; August 2022 virtual meeting

Maritime CommonsFriday, July 29, 2022 - 12:17 PM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee will meet virtually to discuss matters relating to national boating safety on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The virtual meeting will be open to the public. [ Read Full Article ]

National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee; August 2022 virtual meeting

Maritime CommonsThursday, July 21, 2022 - 1:13 PM
The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing announced in the Federal Register a virtual meeting of the National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (NMEDMAC) through Microsoft Teams on August 3 – 5, 2022. [ Read Full Article ]

End of Certificate of Inspection Phase-In Period: 46 CFR Subchapter M Towing Vessels

Maritime CommonsTuesday, July 19, 2022 - 10:00 AM
The Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has announced the conclusion of the Subchapter M: Towing Vessel, four year Certificate of Inspection (COI) phase-in period. [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee Meeting

Maritime CommonsTuesday, July 12, 2022 - 2:39 PM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that the Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee will meet at the Port of Monroe, Michigan, to discuss matters relating to Great Lakes Pilotage, including review of proposed Great Lakes Pilotage regulations and policies. [ Read Full Article ]

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