Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Kurita Water Industries, Ltd.

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 40th U.S. Coast Guard BWMS Type Approval Certificate to Kurita Water Industries, Ltd. after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.
Source: USCG
Link: Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Kurita Water Industries, Ltd.

CMTS COVID-19 Working Group: Survey of U.S. Mariner Mental Health Needs during COVID-19

The U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS) COVID-19 Working Group (C-19 WG) encourages mariners from all segments of the U.S. maritime industry to take ten minutes to anonymously complete the “Mariner Mental Health Needs during Covid-19” online survey at https://redcap.link/mariners.
Source: USCG
Link: CMTS COVID-19 Working Group: Survey of U.S. Mariner Mental Health Needs during COVID-19

Policy Letter: Exercise of enforcement discretion with regard to MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 13.5.1.2.1

The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance has published Policy Letter 21-01: “Exercise of enforcement discretion with regard to MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 13.5.1.2.1” to outline how the U.S. Coast Guard will enforce MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 13.5.1.2.1, the Tier III NOx limits, for certain engines installed on recreational vessels above 24 meters in length and less than 500 gross tonnage (“large recreational vessels”).
Source: USCG
Link: Policy Letter: Exercise of enforcement discretion with regard to MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 13.5.1.2.1