10/16/2018: Imposition of conditions of entry for certain vessels arriving to the United States from Iraq

The Coast Guard announced in a Federal Register notice Oct. 12, 2018 that it will impose conditions of entry on vessels arriving from Iraq, with the exception of several exempted port facilities. Conditions of entry are intended to protect the United States from vessels arriving from countries that have been found to have deficient port anti-terrorism measures in place.
Source: Federal Register Notices
Link: 10/16/2018: Imposition of conditions of entry for certain vessels arriving to the United States from Iraq

10/15/2018: Recap of North American Ice Service’s 16th annual meeting focusing on modernization of ice services

The NAIS is a collaborative organization between the Ice Services of the United States and Canada that takes advantage of each members’ strengths to provide seamless ice information to government and commercial maritime interests in the Polar Regions, North American waters, and the Great Lakes.
Source: USCG
Link: 10/15/2018: Recap of North American Ice Service’s 16th annual meeting focusing on modernization of ice services

10/12/2018: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Fortifying the U.S. cyber protection and response posture

As one of the lead agencies tasked with ensuring the safety and security of the Marine Transportation System and maritime critical infrastructure and key resources, the Coast Guard has invested heavily in cyber risk management efforts. These efforts focus on the Coast Guard Cyber Strategy’s three strategic priorities of: defending cyberspace, enabling operations, and protecting infrastructure. The Coast Guard has approached these priorities through various policies, guidelines, and other initiatives both internally and through collaborative efforts. In the second installment of our National Cybersecurity Awareness Month series, we discuss a few of the cyber-focused initiatives the Coast Guard is leading, either in effect or in development, that will help to continue fortifying our nation’s cyber protection and response posture.
Source: USCG
Link: 10/12/2018: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Fortifying the U.S. cyber protection and response posture

10/11/2018: Coast Guard announces new Maritime Commerce Strategic Outlook

Today in the Coast Guard’s 8th District we announced the Maritime Commerce Strategic Outlook, which outlines the Commandant’s long term vision to support and grow maritime commerce in the United States. In this post, Rear Adm. John Nadeau offers a few comments regarding the outlook and its three major lines of effort.
Source: Investigations & Casualty Analysis
Link: 10/11/2018: Coast Guard announces new Maritime Commerce Strategic Outlook

10/11/2018: Ballast Water Management & Technology North America conference – Recap of presentation on extensions, type approval and next steps

Continuing our coverage of September’s Ballast Water Management and Technology North America conference, staff from the Office of Operating and Environmental Standards and the Marine Safety Center gave conference attendees an update on various aspects of the Coast Guard’s ballast water program. This post recaps those presentations for the benefit of our readers who were unable to attend.
Source: USCG
Link: 10/11/2018: Ballast Water Management & Technology North America conference – Recap of presentation on extensions, type approval and next steps

District 08 (GULF) Week 41 LNM Now Available on Navigation Center Website

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Source: LNM District 8
Link: District 08 (GULF) Week 41 LNM Now Available on Navigation Center Website

10/9/2018: Two work instructions related to Subchapter M published recently

These instructions provide guidance to both Coast Guard field offices and the maritime industry on the Coast Guard’s interpretations regarding the application and implementation of regulations applying to towing vessel inspections for certification under 46 CFR Subchapter M and the Towing Safety Management System option.
Source: USCG
Link: 10/9/2018: Two work instructions related to Subchapter M published recently