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Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) Type Approval Certificate to Langh Tech Oy AB

Maritime CommonsWednesday, September 21, 2022 - 2:14 PM
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 49th U.S. Coast Guard BWMS Type Approval Certificate to Langh Tech Oy AB 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 ]

National Boating Safety Advisory Committee appoints new members

Maritime CommonsWednesday, September 7, 2022 - 1:14 PM
The U. S. Coast Guard announces the appointment of two individuals to serve as new members of the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee (NBSAC). [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: State Enforcement of Inland Navigation Rules

Maritime CommonsTuesday, September 6, 2022 - 3:29 PM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is issuing this interim rule to remove an incorrect statement about field preemption of State or local regulations regarding inland navigation. [ Read Full Article ]

NVDC Customer Satisfaction Survey 

Maritime CommonsTuesday, September 6, 2022 - 1:22 PM
The National Vessel Documentation Center has released a survey asking for customer feedback on its services. [ Read Full Article ]

National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee Meeting 3

Maritime CommonsWednesday, August 31, 2022 - 11:17 AM
The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing is hosting a meeting of the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (NMERPAC) on September 7th, 8th, and 9th, 2022 at the STAR Center in Dania Beach, FL. [ Read Full Article ]

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 ]

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