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National Vessel Documentation Center: Improved customer service feature for renewal submissions via e-mail

Maritime CommonsThursday, August 26, 2021 - 2:54 PM
The Coast Guard National Vessel Documentation Center recently announced that as of August 26, 2021, customers will receive confirmation e-mails in response to e-mail submissions. [ Read Full Article ]

National Boating Safety Advisory Committee appoints new members

Maritime CommonsThursday, August 26, 2021 - 1:55 PM
The U.S. Coast Guard has announced the appointment of 20 individuals to serve as members of the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee (NBSAC). [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: Revisions to Maritime Security Directive 104-6; guidelines for U.S. vessels operating in high risk waters

Maritime CommonsThursday, August 26, 2021 - 12:34 PM
The Coast Guard has announced in the Federal Register the availability of Revision 8 to Maritime Security (MARSEC) Directive [ Read Full Article ]

MSIB: Commercial fishing vessel alternative-to-class requirements

Maritime CommonsWednesday, August 25, 2021 - 12:56 PM
The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance, Fishing Vessel Safety Division has issued Marine Safety Information Bulletin 08-21 "Commercial Fishing Vessel Alternative-to-Class Requirements" to apprise fishing vessel owners/operators of requirements that apply to the new construction, [ Read Full Article ]

National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee appoints new members

Maritime CommonsWednesday, August 25, 2021 - 10:48 AM
The Coast Guard has announced the appointment of 18 individuals to serve as members of the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (N-MERPAC). [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee; September 2021 teleconference

Maritime CommonsMonday, August 23, 2021 - 1:30 PM
The National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet via teleconference to discuss matters relating to medical certification determinations for issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, and merchant mariners' documents, medical standards and guidelines for the [ Read Full Article ]

Policy Letter: Issuance of endorsements for master of self-propelled vessels of less than 100 GRT to mariners holding endorsements as mate of self-propelled vessels of 200 GRT or more

Maritime CommonsMonday, August 23, 2021 - 12:41 PM
1 titled: Issuance of Endorsements for Master of Self-Propelled Vessels of Less Than 100 GRT to Mariners Holding Endorsements as Mate of Self-Propelled Vessels of 200 GRT or More. [ Read Full Article ]

QUALSHIP 21 Program going digital

Maritime CommonsFriday, August 20, 2021 - 1:09 PM
The Coast Guard’s Quality Shipping for the 21st Century (QUALSHIP 21) Program is getting an upgrade. [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Alert: Verify your wire rope terminations: Incorrect terminations can lead to catastrophic failure

Maritime CommonsThursday, August 19, 2021 - 11:12 AM
The Coast Guard Inspections and Compliance Directorate has issued Marine Safety Alert 04-21 to address the importance of verifying the condition and manufacturing of wire rope terminations used in various systems that utilize wire rope in a load-handling capacity. [ Read Full Article ]

Maritime Cyber Alert: “BadAlloc” critical vulnerability: BlackBerry QNX & more

Maritime CommonsWednesday, August 18, 2021 - 1:43 PM
The Coast Guard Cyber Command, Maritime Cyber Readiness Branch has issued Maritime Cyber Alert 02-21 recommending the Maritime community examine their systems to determine if they contain BlackBerry QNX versions 6.5 or below, or any of the other products identified by CISA listed in ICSA-21-119-04 [ Read Full Article ]

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