The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 43rd U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Evoqua Water Technologies Limited (UK) after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.
Link: Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Evoqua Water Technologies Limited (UK)
The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance issued Policy Letter 19-01 Change 1 “Enforcement Guidance for Harbor Assist Towing Vessels When Operating Beyond the Boundary Line” and Policy Letter 21-03 “Guidance Concerning the Use of Doubler Plates for Repairs Involving Towing Vessels Subject to 46 CFR Subchapter M”.
Link: Policy Letters: Update to harbor assist towing beyond the boundary line and use of doublers on Subchapter M towing vessels
The OCS Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) has released MSIB 21-02, Hurricane Season Reporting Requirements, to provide guidance for operators on the Outer Continental Shelf.
Link: Eighth District MSIB: Hurricane Season reporting requirements
From the desk of Mayte MedinaChief, Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing The Coast Guard is seeking input from mariners who hold national Merchant Mariner Credential deck officer endorsements for unlimited tonnage vessels […]
Link: Unlimited Tonnage Deck Officer Surveys
The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 07-21 “COVID-19: Spotlight on the Mental Health of Mariners” to highlight the issue of mariner mental health. The […]
Link: MSIB: COVID-19 – Spotlight on the Mental Health of Mariners
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) sub-committee for Navigation, Communications, and Search & Rescue (NCSR-8), met virtually from Monday 19 April to Friday 23 April. The major outcome of this meeting was the […]
Link: Summary of Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR), 8th session
Ms. Mayte Medina of the U.S. Coast Guard was unanimously elected as the Committee Chair during the first day the 103rd session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) […]
Link: Ms. Mayte Medina elected as International Maritime Organization’s Maritime Safety Committee Committee Chair
The Coast Guard’s Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance is pleased to announce the release of the U.S. Port State Control Annual Report for 2020.
Link: 2020 Port State Control Annual Report
The Coast Guard’s Office of Design and Engineering Standards (CG-ENG) recently published a policy letter on the approval of pilot ladders and embarkation ladders.
Link: Guidance on Pilot Ladders, Embarkation Ladders, and Pilot Transfer Arrangements
The Coast Guard has published Change 7 to Marine Safety Information Bulletin 02-20 to provide updated guidance on the suspension of entry of nonimmigrants from India.
Link: MSIB: COVID 19 – Actions for Vessels Arriving in U.S. Ports – Update (Change 7)