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

District 08 (GULF) Week 06 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 06 LNM Now Available on Navigation Center Website

District 08 (GULF) Week 05 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 05 LNM Now Available on Navigation Center Website

1/30/2018: Cruise Ship NCOE releases updated Field Notice 01-18, “Tender & Excursion Vessels”

Field Notice 01-18 provides amplifying guidance explaining the difference between a tender vessel and an excursion vessel onboard a foreign passenger vessel. This notice is intended for foreign passenger vessels operating in the U.S. using small vessels stored onboard the ship for excursion activities. Editor’s note: This is an update to the Field Notice 01-18 released Jan. 24, 2018.
Source: USCG
Link: 1/30/2018: Cruise Ship NCOE releases updated Field Notice 01-18, “Tender & Excursion Vessels”