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Federal Register Notice: Use of Wing-in-Ground Craft in Logistical Support of Offshore Platform Operations

Maritime CommonsWednesday, August 3, 2022 - 4:01 PM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that they are seeking input from the public on wing-in-ground (WIG) craft. This information will support the Coast Guard's compliance with Section 8431 of the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021. [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: National Boating Safety Advisory Committee; August 2022 virtual meeting

Maritime CommonsFriday, July 29, 2022 - 12:17 PM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee will meet virtually to discuss matters relating to national boating safety on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The virtual meeting will be open to the public. [ Read Full Article ]

National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee; August 2022 virtual meeting

Maritime CommonsThursday, July 21, 2022 - 1:13 PM
The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing announced in the Federal Register a virtual meeting of the National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (NMEDMAC) through Microsoft Teams on August 3 – 5, 2022. [ Read Full Article ]

End of Certificate of Inspection Phase-In Period: 46 CFR Subchapter M Towing Vessels

Maritime CommonsTuesday, July 19, 2022 - 10:00 AM
The Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has announced the conclusion of the Subchapter M: Towing Vessel, four year Certificate of Inspection (COI) phase-in period. [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee Meeting

Maritime CommonsTuesday, July 12, 2022 - 2:39 PM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that the Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee will meet at the Port of Monroe, Michigan, to discuss matters relating to Great Lakes Pilotage, including review of proposed Great Lakes Pilotage regulations and policies. [ Read Full Article ]

Clarification on the cancellation of Policy Letter 12-04: 30 day unescourted access extension to individuals awaiting issuance and activation of a TWIC

Maritime CommonsTuesday, July 12, 2022 - 11:52 AM
Previously in FAC Notes, CG-FAC publicized the cancellation of Policy Letter 12-04 entitled 30 DAY UNESCORTED ACCESS EXTENSION TO INDIVIDUALS AWAITING ISSUANCE AND ACTIVATION OF A TWIC.  [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee seeks new members

Maritime CommonsWednesday, June 29, 2022 - 12:28 PM
The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing is seeking applications for 2 membership positions on the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (NMERPAC). The vacancies are for a deck officer who currently holds a Merchant Mariner Credential with an endorsement as Master of Towing [ Read Full Article ]

Merchant Mariner Examination Working Group 2022/2023 schedule

Maritime CommonsMonday, June 27, 2022 - 1:41 PM
From Captain Bradley Clare, Commanding Officer, National Maritime Center (NMC) Section 315 of the 2015 Coast Guard Authorization Act requires the United States Coast Guard to commission a working group to review […] [ Read Full Article ]

Merchant Mariner Examination Working Group (Update)

Maritime CommonsMonday, June 27, 2022 - 11:37 AM
The National Maritime Center (NMC) is hosting an examination working group from July 19-21, 2022, in accordance with 46 USC 7510 to review USCG Deck Officer examination questions required by 46 CFR 11.910, and is soliciting participants. [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: National Maritime Security Advisory Committee; July 2022 Virtual Meeting

Maritime CommonsWednesday, June 22, 2022 - 3:12 PM
The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee will conduct a virtual meeting, to review and discuss matters relating to national maritime security. Specifically, the Coast Guard intends to present and issue a task focused on improving and enhancing the sharing of information related to [ Read Full Article ]

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