The Coast Guard’s Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise (LGC NCOE) published its 2020 edition of The Gas Gauge, a newsletter to share Coast Guard involvement and regulatory updates about the liquefied gas industry.
Link: 2020 edition of The Gas Gauge Newsletter now available.
The Gulf of Mexico Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC) conducted its annual security exercise from New Orleans, Louisiana, on November 17, 2020. Due to the restrictions on in-person gatherings due to COVID-19, the exercise was held via virtual online conference.
Link: Gulf of Mexico AMSC conducts insider threat and cybersecurity exercise
Rear Adm. Richard Timme, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, is pleased to announce that the Puget Sound Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC) has been recognized as the recipient of the 2019 AMSC of the Year award.
Link: Announcement of the 2019 Area Maritime Security Committee of the Year Winner
The U.S. Coast Guard is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Rear Admiral Richard E. Bennis Award for Excellence in Maritime Security. This biennial award serves to highlight and recognize […]
Link: Winners of the 2020 Rear Admiral Richard E. Bennis Award for Excellence in Maritime Security announced
The Coast Guard’s Office of Operating and Environmental Standards has published a Policy Letter to provide guidance on the testing and validation of alternate components requested to be used with a type-approved Ballast Water Management System (BWMS).
Link: Policy Letter: Testing Alternate Components for a Type-Approved Ballast Water Management System
The Office of Port and Facility Compliance is pleased to announce the publication of a consolidated report on the status and work completed in 2019 by Area Maritime Security Committees (AMSCs).
Link: Area Maritime Security Committees 2019 Annual Report – Challenges, Suggestions, Accomplishments, and Best Practices
MARPOL Annex II and the IBC Code have revisions that will be coming into effect on January 1, 2021.
Link: Revisions to MARPOL Annex II and IBC Code
The Committee on the Marine Transportation System COVID-19 Work Group (C-19 WG) has published three reference catalogs to assist U.S. merchant mariners and the Marine Transportation System.
Link: Committee on the Marine Transportation System COVID-19 Working Group publishes 3 reference catalogs
The Committee on Marine Transportation System (CMTS) is hosting a working group webinar on COVID-19 Testing Strategies for U.S. Merchant Mariners.
Link: Committee on Marine Transportation System hosting webinar on COVID-19 testing for mariners
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 38th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Knutsen Ballast Water AS after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.
Link: Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Knutsen Ballast Water AS