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Coast Guard Navigation Center holds change of command

Maritime CommonsMonday, June 28, 2021 - 8:31 AM
The U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center (NAVCEN) held a change of command ceremony Friday at the Coast Guard’s Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, and Intelligence (C5I) Service Center in Alexandria, Virginia. [ Read Full Article ]

Coast Guard, NTSB sign updated MOU regarding investigations and related maters

Maritime CommonsFriday, June 25, 2021 - 2:21 PM
The Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board signed an updated Memorandum of Understanding to institutionalize best practices developed during recent joint investigations iThe full MOU is available for viewing and download. [ Read Full Article ]

Work Instruction: Small Passenger Vessel Risk Based Inspection Program

Maritime CommonsTuesday, June 22, 2021 - 11:07 AM
The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CVC) issued work instruction CVC-WI-028 “Small Passenger Vessel Risk Based Inspection Program” to provide Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI), Chiefs of Inspection Division […] [ Read Full Article ]

Overview of regulations governing High Interest Vessel (HIV) selection and boarding

Maritime CommonsTuesday, June 15, 2021 - 1:51 PM
In this post the Office of Maritime Security Response Policy discusses the process by which vessels may receive a security boarding prior to entering a U.S. port. [ Read Full Article ]

Update to mask requirement for persons aboard vessels

Maritime CommonsFriday, June 11, 2021 - 1:22 PM
The Coast Guard will no longer enforce mask requirements in outdoor areas of maritime transportation conveyances and hubs. [ Read Full Article ]

2020 Flag State Control Annual Report

Maritime CommonsWednesday, June 9, 2021 - 3:12 PM
The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance is pleased to announce the publication of the 2020 Flag State Control Domestic Annual Report. [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Evoqua Water Technologies Limited (UK)

Maritime CommonsWednesday, June 9, 2021 - 11:40 AM
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 43rd U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Evoqua Water Technologies Limited (UK) after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162. [ Read Full Article ]

Policy Letters: Update to harbor assist towing beyond the boundary line and use of doublers on Subchapter M towing vessels

Maritime CommonsWednesday, June 2, 2021 - 9:40 AM
The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance issued Policy Letter 19-01 Change 1 “Enforcement Guidance for Harbor Assist Towing Vessels When Operating Beyond the Boundary Line” and Policy Letter 21-03 “Guidance Concerning the Use of Doubler Plates for Repairs Involving Towing Vessels [ Read Full Article ]

Eighth District MSIB: Hurricane Season reporting requirements

Maritime CommonsTuesday, June 1, 2021 - 2:54 PM
The OCS Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) has released MSIB 21-02, Hurricane Season Reporting Requirements, to provide guidance for operators on the Outer Continental Shelf. [ Read Full Article ]

Notice of Public Meeting: Shipping Coordinating Committee

Maritime CommonsTuesday, June 1, 2021 - 10:54 AM
The Department of State will conduct an open meeting of the Shipping Coordinating Committee at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 3, 2021, by way of teleconference. [ Read Full Article ]

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