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Virginia Beach man sentenced for fraud scheme undermining maritime safety

Maritime CommonsTuesday, August 17, 2021 - 12:35 PM
A Virginia Beach man was sentenced Monday to 45 months in prison for mail fraud, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft for creating counterfeit certificates from the Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy (MAMA) and selling them to merchant mariners for a profit. [ Read Full Article ]

D8 OCS MSIB: Reporting requirements and mooring arrangements for MODUs and vessels completing OCS activities intending to cold stack

Maritime CommonsMonday, August 16, 2021 - 2:45 PM
"Reporting Requirements and Mooring Arrangements for MODUs and Vessels Completing OCS Activities Intending to Cold Stack". [ Read Full Article ]

Coast Guard concludes public hearing into loss of Liftboat Seacor Power

Maritime CommonsFriday, August 13, 2021 - 2:18 PM
f the Liftboat Seacor Power Friday. [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: Guidance on voluntary compliance with training requirements for personnel serving on U.S.-flagged passenger ships that carry more than 12 passengers on international voyages

Maritime CommonsThursday, August 12, 2021 - 9:56 AM
As a courtesy to our audience, Maritime Commons will provide a daily compilation of nationally-relevant Federal Register Notices, or those notices that may impact a large segment of our readers. To provide […] [ Read Full Article ]

Final Rule: Electronic Submission of Facility Operations and Emergency Manuals

Maritime CommonsWednesday, August 11, 2021 - 10:32 AM
On September 10, 2021 a final rule goes into effect which enables regulated facilities to electronically submit Operations Manuals and Emergency Manuals and electronically communicate with the Coast Guard. [ Read Full Article ]

Acceptance of Helicopter Safety Advisory Committee (HSAC) recommended practice (RP) 161, new build helideck design guidelines

Maritime CommonsTuesday, August 10, 2021 - 11:21 AM
The U.S. Coast Guard has published Policy Letter 03-21 which establishes that the Coast Guard considers the design and equipment standards of HSAC RP 161 to be at least as effective as the helicopter facilities regulations in 46 CFR Part 108, applicable to certain Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, [ Read Full Article ]

Policy Letter: Acceptance of Helicopter Safety Advisory Committee (HSAC) recommended practice (RP) 161, new build helideck design guidelines

Maritime CommonsTuesday, August 10, 2021 - 11:21 AM
The U.S. Coast Guard has published Policy Letter 03-21 which establishes that the Coast Guard considers the design and equipment standards of HSAC RP 161 to be at least as effective as the helicopter facilities regulations in 46 CFR Part 108, applicable to certain Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, [ Read Full Article ]

Notice of recent cyber threats to the Marine Transportation System

Maritime CommonsFriday, August 6, 2021 - 2:54 PM
The Marine Transportation System (MTS) should be on heightened alert as a result of two recent developments. [ Read Full Article ]

American Boat and Yacht Council and Coast Guard launch online risk mitigation event

Maritime CommonsThursday, August 5, 2021 - 1:53 PM
The U.S. Coast Guard and The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) are launching a new series of one-day events dedicated to mitigating the risk in designing and building recreational boats. [ Read Full Article ]

National Maritime Center commanding officer underscores importance of merchant mariner credentials

Maritime CommonsThursday, August 5, 2021 - 11:14 AM
The new commanding officer of the National Maritime Center underscores the importance of merchant mariners credentials. [ Read Full Article ]

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