Due to ongoing COVID-19 safety and health concerns and technical constraints, the processing of mariner appeals has been delayed.
Link: Processing of Mariner Appeals During COVID-19 Pandemic
The Office of Port and Facility Compliance has released its 2019 Annual Report.
Link: Office of Port and Facility Compliance 2019 Year in Review Now Available
The Coast Guard District 8 Outer Continental Shelf Officer in Charge Marine Inspection has issued Policy Letter 01-2020, “Emergency Evacuation Drills on Manned Facilities with Lifeboats” May 19, 2020. This policy letter […]
Link: Policy Update for Emergency Evacuation Drills on Manned Facilities with Lifeboats
The U.S. Coast Guard estimates that life jackets could have saved the lives of over 80 percent of boating fatality victims. Ensure they fit properly.
Link: Check Your Life Jacket’s Fit, Function & Condition Before Boating this Season
Update to Foreign Gas Carrier Examiner Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures The Coast Guard’s Foreign Gas Carrier Examiner (FGCE) Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTP) has been updated to account for the newest gas […]
Link: Update to Foreign Gas Carrier Examiner Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures
The U.S. Coast Guard is announcing the award recipients for the 2020 Biennial Rear Admiral William M. Benkert, Marine Environmental Protection Award for Excellence.
Link: 2020 Rear Adm. William M. Benkert Award recipients announced
The Inspections and Compliance Directorate issued Marine Safety Alert 04-20 to remind the maritime community that accurate AIS data entry and display is essential to safe navigation.
Link: Marine Safety Alert: Automatic Identification System (AIS) – Accurate Broadcasts Don’t Happen Automatically
The U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the U.S. Coast Guard issued a global advisory to alert the maritime industry, and those active in the energy and metals sectors to deceptive shipping practices used to evade sanctions, with a focus on Iran, North Korea, and Syria.
Link: United States Publishes a Global Maritime Advisory to Counter Sanctions Evasion by Iran, North Korea, and Syria
The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing has published a Policy Letter to provide guidance on the affidavits required with an application for a duplicate merchant mariner credential and mariner medical certificate.
Link: Guidance Regarding Affidavits Used in Conjunction with Mariner Credentialing
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 32nd U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Techcross, Inc.
Link: Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Techcross, Inc.