Notice of proposed Rulemaking: Safety Management Systems for Domestic Passenger Vessels

The Coast Guard is evaluating the potential use of Safety Management Systems (SMSs) to improve safety and reduce marine casualties on board U.S.-flagged passenger vessels. The Coast Guard is seeking public input and responses to specific questions on the feasibility, applicability, and nature of SMSs for potential use on U.S.-flagged passenger vessels. Comments and related material must be received on or before April 15, 2021.
Source: Domestic Vessels
Link: Notice of proposed Rulemaking: Safety Management Systems for Domestic Passenger Vessels

2021 Light List is Now Available on Navigation Center Website

2021 Light Lists are available on the USCG Navigation Center’s website at: https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lightLists

 

Coast Guard Light Lists are a means for communicating aids with navigational information to the maritime public.

Local Notice to Mariners will continue to advise Light List corrections and NAVCEN will continue to publish a compilation of corrections.

Complete versions of the 2021 Light Lists are updated weekly on the NAVCEN website and mariners should download applicable copies and updates as needed at: https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lightListWeeklyUpdates

A summary of 2021 Light List corrections are available at: https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lightListCorrections

Guidance for use of electronic navigation publications onboard U.S. vessels can be found at: https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/DCO%20Documents/5p/CG-5PC/CG-CVC/Policy%20Letters/2010/CG-543_pol10-05.pdf

If the links above do not work, you should either copy and paste the links into your web browser or follow the LNM links from the Navigation Center LNM page.

The Local Notice to Mariners, Light List, and Summary of Corrections are in Portable Document Format (PDF) and viewing them requires a PDF reader.  PDF readers are readily available on the internet, generally free of charge.

To download the latest information:

  • Place your mouse over the “PDF” symbol next to the corresponding week.
  • Right click for PC / Control click for Mac.
  • Choose “Save Target As”.
  • Save the PDF to your computer and open using your PDF reader.

If you have questions regarding this message, please contact the Navigation Center (use “LNMs, Charts, Chart Corrections, or Light Lists” as the subject from the pull down menu).


 

Source: LNM District 8
Link: 2021 Light List is Now Available on Navigation Center Website

Federal Register Notice: National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee; Vacancy

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register the re-solicitation of applications from persons interested in membership on the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (Committee) to represent the viewpoint of those credentialed with ratings as a qualified member of the engine department.
Source: Federal Register Notices
Link: Federal Register Notice: National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee; Vacancy

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Alfa Laval Tumba AB

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 39 th U.S. Coast Guard BWMS Type Approval Certificate to Alfa Laval Tumba AB after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.
Source: USCG
Link: Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Alfa Laval Tumba AB