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
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.
Link: 10/15/2018: Recap of North American Ice Service’s 16th annual meeting focusing on modernization of ice services
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.
Link: 10/12/2018: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Fortifying the U.S. cyber protection and response posture
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
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.
Link: 10/11/2018: Ballast Water Management & Technology North America conference – Recap of presentation on extensions, type approval and next steps
NVIC 02-95, Change 3, incorporates various policies and related provisions consistent with the Commandant’s Final Action Memo on the sinking of the S.S. El Faro.
Link: 10/10/2018: Coast Guard releases Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular 02-95, Change 3 – The Alternate Compliance Program
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 41 LNM Now Available on Navigation Center Website
In an effort to better recognize those companies, operators, and vessels that have earned the E-Zero designation on their QUALSHIP 21 certificate, Maritime Commons will periodically publish the names of the latest vessels to earn the E-Zero designation.
Link: 10/10/2018: Congratulations to the latest E-Zero designees
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center received its 18th application for Ballast Water Management System type approval for the NK-O3 BlueBallast II Plus Ballast Water Management System manufactured by NKBMS Co. Ltd.
Link: 10/9/2018: Marine Safety Center receives 18th application for BWMS type approval
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.
Link: 10/9/2018: Two work instructions related to Subchapter M published recently