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Policy Letter Update – Guidance on the audit scheme for vessels using a Towing Safety Management System (TSMS) option

Maritime CommonsTuesday, March 8, 2022 - 1:33 PM
The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC) has announced the update to Policy Letter 18-01, CH.1, Guidance on the Audit Scheme for Vessels Using a Towing Safety Management System (TSMS) Option.  [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: National Boating Safety Advisory Committee meeting

Maritime CommonsTuesday, March 8, 2022 - 10:50 AM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee and its Subcommittees will meet in Annapolis, MD to discuss matters relating to recreational boating safety. The meeting will be open to the public via a virtual platform. There is also limited in- [ Read Full Article ]

5 urgent cybersecurity actions for executives

Maritime CommonsMonday, March 7, 2022 - 1:03 PM
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently posted 5 urgent focus areas for every CEO to consider regarding the ongoing threat of cyber-attacks to U.S. infrastructure and businesses. [ Read Full Article ]

Work Instruction update – “Request for Recognized Organization Internal Quality Management System Review – Quality Case”

Maritime CommonsThursday, March 3, 2022 - 3:16 PM
The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC) has released an update to Work Instruction (WI)-005, Request for Recognized Organization (RO) Internal Quality Management System (QMS) Review—Quality Case.   [ Read Full Article ]

Foreign Passenger Vessel Initial Certificate of Compliance (ICOC) Work Instruction

Maritime CommonsWednesday, March 2, 2022 - 2:56 PM
The Coast Guard’s Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise (CSNCOE) has published Industry Notice 22-01 to announce the release of the Foreign Passenger Vessel Initial Certificate of Compliance (ICOC) Work Instruction Guide for Conducting ICOC Exams. [ Read Full Article ]

National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee appoints additional new member

Maritime CommonsTuesday, March 1, 2022 - 11:13 AM
The Coast Guard announces the appointment of Deyne Umphress to serve as a member of the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (N-MERPAC) representing qualified members of the engine department. [ Read Full Article ]

Top medical certificate “awaiting information” reasons in 2021

Maritime CommonsTuesday, March 1, 2022 - 10:32 AM
In this post the NMC presents the general and specific reasons that mariners will receive an awaiting information (AI) letter for medical certificate applications. [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: Public meeting in preparation for IMO sub-committee on pollution prevention and response meeting

Maritime CommonsFriday, February 25, 2022 - 1:45 PM
As announced in the Federal Register, the Department of State and the Coast Guard will conduct a public meeting by teleconference at 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 to prepare for the ninth session of the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Sub-Committee on Pollution [ Read Full Article ]

Policy Letter: Guidelines for human-supervised testing of remote controlled and autonomous systems on vessels

Maritime CommonsFriday, February 25, 2022 - 12:10 PM
The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC) has issued Policy Letter 22-01 “Guidelines for Human-Supervised Testing of Remote Controlled and Autonomous Systems on Vessels” to provide direction and guidance to Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) and Captains of the Port [ Read Full Article ]

IMO 2022 meeting schedule

Maritime CommonsThursday, February 24, 2022 - 11:34 AM
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) continues to make a positive impact on safety, security and environmental stewardship in the maritime sector with an aggressive Programme of Meetings for 2022.  [ Read Full Article ]

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