Policy Letter: Foreign Passenger Vessel Examination COVID-19 Guidance

The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance issued Policy Letter 21-02 “Foreign
Passenger Vessel Examination COVID-19 Guidance” to provide guidance to the Cruise Ship National
Center of Expertise and Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection on Coast Guard examination requirements
for all foreign cruise ships seeking to resume suspended operations within U.S. ports due to the COVID-
19 pandemic.
Source: USCG
Link: Policy Letter: Foreign Passenger Vessel Examination COVID-19 Guidance

Notice of Public Meeting: 45th session of the International Maritime Organization’s Facilitation Committee

The Department of State will conduct a public meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, by way of teleconference. The primary purpose of this meeting is to prepare for the forty fifth session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Facilitation Committee (FAL 45) to be held virtually from Tuesday, June 1, to Friday, June 4, 2021, and on Monday, June 7, 2021.
Source: Federal Register Notices
Link: Notice of Public Meeting: 45th session of the International Maritime Organization’s Facilitation Committee

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) Type Approval Certificate to Wuxi Brightsky Electronic Co., Ltd.

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 42nd U.S. Coast Guard BWMS Type Approval Certificate to Wuxi Brightsky Electronic Co., Ltd. after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application […] Source: USCG
Link: Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) Type Approval Certificate to Wuxi Brightsky Electronic Co., Ltd.