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

2/14/2018: 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.