2023 Light List Now Available on Navigation Center Website

2023 Light Lists are now available on the USCG Navigation Center’s website at: https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/light-list-annual-publication. Coast Guard Light Lists are a means for communicating aids to navigation information to the maritime public. Local Notice to Mariners will continue to advise Light List corrections and NAVCEN will continue to publish a compilation of corrections. Complete versions of the 2023 Light Lists are updated weekly on the NAVCEN website and mariners should download applicable copies and updates as needed at: https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/weekly-light-lists.  A summary of weekly 2023 Light List corrections are available at: https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/light-list-summary-of-corrections.

Source: LNM District 8
Link: 2023 Light List Now Available on Navigation Center Website

Coast Guard releases first update to Facility Inspector Job Aid

The Coast Guard announces the release of Facility Inspector Cyber Job Aid revision 2, in order to provide the service’s marine safety personnel, as well as regulated maritime facilities, with additional, updated guidance as they address documented cyber vulnerabilities at Maritime Transportation System Act (MTSA) Regulated Facilities. This publication provides the Coast Guard workforce with a renewed perspective and tools needed to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
Source: USCG
Link: Coast Guard releases first update to Facility Inspector Job Aid

Coast Guard to convene public hearing into fire, total constructive loss of the passenger vessel Spirit of Norfolk

The Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct a formal hearing starting Thursday, Jan. 26, in Virginia Beach to consider evidence related to the fire and total constructive loss of the passenger vessel Spirit of Norfolk.
Source: Investigations & Casualty Analysis
Link: Coast Guard to convene public hearing into fire, total constructive loss of the passenger vessel Spirit of Norfolk

Final Rule: Consumer Price Index Adjustments of Oil Pollution Act of 1990 Limits of Liability-Vessels, Deepwater Ports and Onshore Facilities

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is adjusting the limits of liability for vessels, deepwater ports, and onshore facilities to reflect the increase in the Consumer Price Index since they were last adjusted in 2019.
Source: Federal Register Notices
Link: Final Rule: Consumer Price Index Adjustments of Oil Pollution Act of 1990 Limits of Liability-Vessels, Deepwater Ports and Onshore Facilities

National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee-Vacancy to Represent Engineering Officers

The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing is seeking applications for a membership position on the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (NMERPAC). This member position is for an additional engineering officer who represents merchant marine engineering officers. Applicants must currently hold a Merchant Mariner Credential endorsed as Chief Engineer of unlimited horsepower.
Source: USCG
Link: National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee-Vacancy to Represent Engineering Officers

Federal Register Notice: Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)-Reader Requirements; Second Delay of Effective Date

The Coast Guard proposes to further delay the effective date for certain facilities affected by the final rule entitled “Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)—Reader Requirements,” published in the Federal Register on August 23, 2016.
Source: USCG
Link: Federal Register Notice: Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)-Reader Requirements; Second Delay of Effective Date