The Coast Guard is seeking input from mariners who hold Merchant Mariner Credential endorsements as Qualified Member of the Engine Department (QMED) to validate information gathered as part of a Job Task Analysis (JTA).
Link: Coast Guard seeking input from Qualified Members of Engine Department (QMED) for Job Task Analysis
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis the Outer Continental Shelf Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection is permitting the extension of third party surveys for firefighting and lifesaving equipment until 30 September on a case-by-case basis.
Link: Eighth District MSIB: Extension of third party surveys – Update (Change 1)
The Coast Guard’s Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise (CSNCOE) has published The Summer Issue of the CSNCOE Newsletter which provides information on national and international policies as well as highlights success […]
Link: USCG Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise Newsletter – Summer Issue
The Coast Guard Waterways Policies and Activities Division has released MSIB 17-20 to highlight the impacts of on-water mass gatherings to the public and Maritime Transportation System (MTS).
Link: On-Water Mass Gatherings – Recreational, Sporting, or Cause-Related Events
The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published MSIB 18-20 “Urgent Need to Protect Operational Technologies and Control Systems” to reiterate the need for vigilance against cyber threats to internet-accessible operational technology.
Link: Urgent Need to Protect Operational Technologies and Control Systems
The Office of Design and Engineering Standards published Policy Letter 01-20: “Third Party Foam Concentrate Analysis” to provide guidance for the use of U.S. Coast Guard accepted independent laboratories for the analysis of foam concentrate samples for marine fixed foam fire extinguishing systems.
Link: New Policy Letter: Third Party Foam Concentrate Analysis
The Inspections and Compliance Directorate issued Marine Safety Alert 05-20 to address hazardous area electrical instillation knowledge gaps observed in the maritime community.
Link: Marine Safety Alert: Electrical Issues Spark Major Concern
Submitted by the Chief, Office of Navigation Systems (CG-NAV) On June 30, 2020 the Coast Guard switched off the last Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) signals after more than 25 years of […]
Link: Coast Guard Discontinues Differential GPS Broadcast
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 34th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Kuraray Co., Ltd., after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined […]
Link: Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Kuraray Co., Ltd.
The Coast Guard is seeking participation in a survey being conducted of mariners who hold Merchant Mariner Credentials with Able Seaman and Lifeboatman endorsements.
Link: Able Seaman and LifeBoatman Survey