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

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

National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee-Subcommittee Teleconference: December 13

The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing is hosting a teleconference of the National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (NMEDMAC) subcommittee for Task Statement 22-1, Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Prevention and Culture Change in the Merchant Marine, on December 13, 2022 from 10 am – 3 pm.
Source: USCG
Link: National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee-Subcommittee Teleconference: December 13

National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee-Subcommittee Teleconference – Nov 28

The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing is hosting a teleconference of the National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (NMEDMAC) subcommittee for Task Statement 21-6, Review of Medical Regulations and Policy to Identify Potential Barriers to Women in the U.S. Maritime Workforce, on November 28, 2022 from 10 am – 3 pm.
Source: USCG
Link: National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee-Subcommittee Teleconference – Nov 28

MSIB 06-22: FM-200 fire extinguishing agent phasedown

The Coast Guard Office of Design and Engineering Standards has released MSIB 06-22 to inform Coast Guard Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) and the maritime industry that FM-200 (also known as HFC-227ea or heptafluoropropane), a fire extinguishing agent, is being phased down in production as part of the recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule1 to reduce the production of greenhouse gases leading to global warming.
Source: USCG
Link: MSIB 06-22: FM-200 fire extinguishing agent phasedown