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Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) Type Approval Certificate to AQUASTAR Co., Ltd

Maritime CommonsTuesday, November 8, 2022 - 10:13 AM
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 50 th U.S. Coast Guard BWMS Type Approval Certificate to AQUASTAR Co., Ltd after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system meets the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060. [ Read Full Article ]

Typosquatting of port facility websites

Maritime CommonsFriday, November 4, 2022 - 2:41 PM
The Coast Guard Cyber Command, Intelligence Department has published recommendations for Marine Transportation System stakeholders to mitigate typosquatting campaigns operated by cyber criminals. [ Read Full Article ]

Safety Alert 11-22: Dynamic Positioning Systems:  Don’t overestimate their capabilities!

Maritime CommonsTuesday, November 1, 2022 - 2:28 PM
The Office of Investigations and Casualty Analysis has released Safety Alert 11-22 regarding an incident involving weaknesses within Dynamic Positioning Systems. [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: Notice of Shipping Coordinating Committee Meeting in Preparation for International Maritime Organization MEPC 79 Meeting

Maritime CommonsTuesday, October 25, 2022 - 11:55 AM
The Department of State announced in the Federal Register that it will conduct a public meeting of the Shipping Coordinating Committee at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, by way of both in-person at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC and teleconference. [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: Notice of Shipping Coordinating Committee Meeting in Preparation for International Maritime Organization MSC 106 Meeting – (Oct 26)

Maritime CommonsTuesday, October 25, 2022 - 11:19 AM
This is a meeting reminder that the Department of State will conduct a public meeting of the Shipping Coordinating Committee at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, by way of both in-person at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC and teleconference. [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register: National Chemical Transportation Safety Advisory Committee; November 2022 meeting

Maritime CommonsWednesday, October 19, 2022 - 2:22 PM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that the National Chemical Transportation Safety Advisory Committee will conduct a series of meetings over 3 days in Houston, TX, Nov. 1-3, to discuss matters relating to the safe and secure marine transportation of hazardous materials. [ Read Full Article ]

Update to CG CVC-WI-018(2) Laid up Inspected/Examined Vessels

Maritime CommonsMonday, October 17, 2022 - 9:26 AM
The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CVC) would like to announce the publication of CG CVC-WI-018(2), Laid up Inspected/Examined Vessels. [ Read Full Article ]

Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI, Chapter 4 Entering in to Force November 1, 2022

Maritime CommonsMonday, September 26, 2022 - 9:43 AM
Important amendments to Chapter 4 of MARPOL Annex VI, concerning energy efficiency of existing ships and carbon intensity of international shipping, were most recently adopted and will enter into force on November 1st, 2022. [ Read Full Article ]

Policy Letter: Requirements for mechanically propelled personal Hydrofoils (efoils) and motorized surfboards (jetboards)

Maritime CommonsThursday, September 22, 2022 - 1:59 PM
The Coast Guard Boating Safety Division has released BSX Policy Letter 01-22 announcing that efoils and jetboards are now classified as vessels by the Coast Guard. [ Read Full Article ]

Subchapter M Towing Vessel – Pilot house alerter and towing machinery requirements

Maritime CommonsThursday, September 22, 2022 - 10:33 AM
The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC) would like to remind all Subchapter M - Towing Vessel owners and operators that while the phase-in allowance to get your Certificate of Inspection (COI) has past, as of July 19, 2022, there are some other requirements for existing vessels that are [ Read Full Article ]

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