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

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.

Analysis of the effect of MSIB 07-19: Ballast water BMPs to reduce the likelihood of transporting pathogens that may spread Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease

The Coast Guard’s Office of Operating and Environmental Standards (CG-OES) has published an analysis of the effect of MSIB 07-19 on the discharge of unmanaged ballast water in U.S. waters in Southeast Florida and the Caribbean.
Source: USCG
Link: Analysis of the effect of MSIB 07-19: Ballast water BMPs to reduce the likelihood of transporting pathogens that may spread Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease

District 08 (GULF) Week15 LNM Now Available on Navigation Center Website

The following products are available from the Navigation Center website:

If the links above do not work, you should either copy and paste the links into your web browser or follow the LNM links from the Navigation Center LNM page.

The Local Notice to Mariners, Light List, and Summary of Corrections are in Portable Document Format (PDF) and viewing them requires a PDF reader.  PDF readers are readily available on the internet, generally free of charge.

To download the latest information:

  • Place your mouse over the “PDF” symbol next to the corresponding week.
  • Right click for PC / Control click for Mac.
  • Choose “Save Target As”.
  • Save the PDF to your computer and open using your PDF reader.

If you have questions regarding this message, please contact the Navigation Center (use “LNMs, Charts, Chart Corrections, or Light Lists” as the subject from the pull down menu).


 

Source: LNM District 8
Link: District 08 (GULF) Week15 LNM Now Available on Navigation Center Website