Liftboat Seacor Power marine board of investigation announces COVID-19 protocols, media briefing, daily schedule

The Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct a formal public hearing starting Monday, August 2 in Houma, La, to consider evidence related to the capsizing of the Liftboat Seacor Power and the loss of 13 of its 19 crewmembers.
Source: Investigations & Casualty Analysis
Link: Liftboat Seacor Power marine board of investigation announces COVID-19 protocols, media briefing, daily schedule

Federal Register Notice: Proposed distribution of scheduled Navigation Safety Messages (Broadcast Notice to Mariners) by mobile and internet methods

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is seeking comments regarding phasing out the process of distributing local broadcast notice to mariners by routine VHF radio broadcasts.
Source: Federal Register Notices
Link: Federal Register Notice: Proposed distribution of scheduled Navigation Safety Messages (Broadcast Notice to Mariners) by mobile and internet methods

Federal Register Notice: Request for Information on Coast Guard Programs, Regulations, and Policies for Addressing Climate Change

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register a request for input from the public on specific Coast Guard programs, regulations, policies, and procedures that the Coast Guard should consider changing to combat and respond to climate change.
Source: Federal Register Notices
Link: Federal Register Notice: Request for Information on Coast Guard Programs, Regulations, and Policies for Addressing Climate Change

MSIB: Towing Vessel International Certificates Requirements and Certificate of Inspection Routes

The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance has issued MSIB 06-21, “Towing Vessel International Certificates Requirements and Certificate of Inspection Routes”, to remind U.S. flag towing vessel owners and operators that the vessel must possess the appropriate certificates and endorsements for the intended voyage.
Source: Domestic Vessels
Link: MSIB: Towing Vessel International Certificates Requirements and Certificate of Inspection Routes