2/20/2018: Marine Safety Alert 2-18 Operational risk management, planning is essential to safe towing and salvage operations

Marine Safety Alert 2-18 is issued to remind commercial towing and salvage operators to assess operational risks at all times and continually reassess risks based on weather, equipment, experience, and evolving conditions on-scene.
Source: Domestic Vessels
Link: 2/20/2018: Marine Safety Alert 2-18 Operational risk management, planning is essential to safe towing and salvage operations

2/20/2018: New issue of ‘Drill Down’ now available

As the offshore oil and gas industry pushed exploration into deeper water, it found that conventional anchoring became less practical and cost effective. The advent of DP brought the industry an effective, yet complex solution to remaining stationary while conducting high consequence operations. In this issue of ‘Drill Down’ the Outer Continental Shelf National Center of Expertise discusses the basics of a Dynamic Positioning (DP) system.
Source: USCG
Link: 2/20/2018: New issue of ‘Drill Down’ now available

2/15/2018: New policy letter regarding inoperable ballast water management systems now available

Policy Letter 18-02 provides guidance to vessel masters, owners, operators, agents, and persons in charge of vessels as well as Coast Guard personnel when evaluating potential courses of action when a vessel destined for a U.S. port has an inoperable ballast water management system.
Source: USCG
Link: 2/15/2018: New policy letter regarding inoperable ballast water management systems now available

District 08 (GULF) Week 07 LNM Now Available on Navigation Center Website

 

The following products are available from the Navigation Center website:

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: District 08 (GULF) Week 07 LNM Now Available on Navigation Center Website

2/14/2018: Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee meeting scheduled

The Committee and its working groups will meet March 6-7, 2018 in Nashville to discuss matters relating to medical certification determinations for issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, and merchant mariners’ documents, medical standards and guidelines for the physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels, medical examiner education, and medical research. The meetings are open to the public.
Source: Federal Register Notices
Link: 2/14/2018: Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee meeting scheduled

2/8/2018: Availability of list of vessels prohibited from entering or operating within navigable waters of the U.S.

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register the availability of a list of vessels that are generally prohibited from entering the navigable waters of the United States or transferring cargo in the United States, under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).
Source: Federal Register Notices
Link: 2/8/2018: Availability of list of vessels prohibited from entering or operating within navigable waters of the U.S.