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

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

Notice of Public Meeting: Shipping Coordination Committee Meeting in Preparation for International Maritime Organization Meeting

The Department of State will conduct a public meeting of the Shipping Coordination Committee at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 29, 2021, by way of teleconference to prepare for the 103rd session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee.
Source: Federal Register Notices
Link: Notice of Public Meeting: Shipping Coordination Committee Meeting in Preparation for International Maritime Organization Meeting

Federal Register Notice: National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee; April 2021 Teleconference

The National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet via teleconference to discuss matters relating to medical certification determinations for issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, and merchant mariners’ documents, medical standards and guidelines for the physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels, medical examiner education, and medical research. The meeting will be open to the public.
Source: Federal Register Notices
Link: Federal Register Notice: National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee; April 2021 Teleconference

Federal Register Notice: Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2021 Annual Review and Revisions to Methodology

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register the establishment of new base pilotage rates for the 2021 shipping season. This final rule will adjust the pilotage rates to account for changes in district operating expenses, an increase in the number of pilots, and anticipated inflation.
Source: Federal Register Notices
Link: Federal Register Notice: Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2021 Annual Review and Revisions to Methodology