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Federal Register Notice: National Towing Safety Advisory Committee; September 2022 meeting

Maritime CommonsThursday, August 18, 2022 - 2:20 PM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that the National Towing Safety Advisory Committee will meet to review and discuss matters relating to shallow-draft inland navigation, coastal waterway navigation, and towing safety. [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee; September 2022 meeting

Maritime CommonsThursday, August 18, 2022 - 1:37 PM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee will conduct a series of meetings over three days in Dania Beach, FL to discuss issues relating to personnel in the United States Merchant Marine including the training, qualifications, [ Read Full Article ]

Area Maritime Security Committees 2021 Annual Report – Challenges,Suggestions, Accomplishments, and Best Practices

Maritime CommonsThursday, August 18, 2022 - 11:03 AM
The Office of Port and Facility Compliance is pleased to announce the publication of the consolidated Area Maritime Security Committees (AMSC) 2021 Annual Report, highlighting the status of, and work completed by the 43 AMSCs in 2021. [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee; September 2022 meeting

Maritime CommonsTuesday, August 16, 2022 - 1:52 PM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee will meet to discuss matters relating to activities directly involved with, or in support of, the exploration of offshore mineral and energy resources, to the extent that such matters are within [ Read Full Article ]

TSA launches new online Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) renewal process

Maritime CommonsTuesday, August 16, 2022 - 12:44 PM
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) enhanced the renewal process for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC®) to help support critical transportation workers. [ Read Full Article ]

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 ]

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