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Policy Letter: Multiple Independent Labs for Type Approval Testing of Ballast Water Management Systems

Maritime CommonsWednesday, September 23, 2020 - 3:09 PM
The Coast Guard’s Office of Operating and Environmental Standards has published a final Policy Letter on using multiple Independent Laboratories for evaluating Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS). This clarifies the intent of […] [ Read Full Article ]

MSIB: Exemptions to TWIC requirements related to COVID-19 – Update (Change 1)

Maritime CommonsFriday, September 18, 2020 - 11:12 AM
The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 13-20 - (Change 1) “Transportation Worker Identification Credential Operations - Change 1” to update temporary exemptions to credential expiration related to COVID-19. [ Read Full Article ]

Crediting Recent Sea Service of Personnel Serving on Vessels of the Uniformed Services

Maritime CommonsWednesday, September 16, 2020 - 3:40 PM
As a courtesy to our audience, Maritime Commons will provide a daily compilation of nationally-relevant Federal Register Notices, or those notices that may impact a large segment of our readers. To provide […] [ Read Full Article ]

Work Instruction: Laid up Inspected/Examined Vessels

Maritime CommonsTuesday, September 15, 2020 - 3:06 PM
The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance published Work Instruction CVC-WI-018(1), “Laid up Inspected/Examined Vessels.” This work instruction outlines the process of laying up inspected and examined commercial vessels and provides greater consistency […] [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) type approval certificate to oneTank, LLC.

Maritime CommonsTuesday, September 15, 2020 - 11:20 AM
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 35th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast WaterManagement System Type Approval Certificate to oneTank, LLC after a detailed reviewof the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the […] [ Read Full Article ]

Recap of Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee meeting

Maritime CommonsWednesday, September 9, 2020 - 3:04 PM
The Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee held a successful meeting on September 1st in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. This in-person meeting was a collaborative discussion among representatives for shipping, terminal operators, labor, pilots, and the public. [ Read Full Article ]

End of Reporting for Bulk Dry Cargo Residue Discharges into U.S. waters of the Great Lakes

Maritime CommonsThursday, September 3, 2020 - 2:57 PM
The Office of Operating and Environmental Standards (CG-OES) would like to clarify for the maritime community the February 28, 2015, sunset provision in Title 33 CFR 151.66. Vessel owners and operators are no longer required to submit to the Coast Guard quarterly reports of their discharges of bulk [ Read Full Article ]

Work Instruction: Risk Based Fishing Vessel Exam Program Work Instruction

Maritime CommonsMonday, August 31, 2020 - 12:54 PM
The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance published Work Instruction CVC-WI-025(1), "Risk Based Fishing Vessel Exam Program," Aug. 21, 2020. This work instruction outlines Coast Guard initiatives to promote increased safety within the commercial fishing industry on vessels viewed as high-risk. [ Read Full Article ]

Merchant Mariner Credential Examinations during COVID-19 – Update

Maritime CommonsWednesday, August 26, 2020 - 12:22 PM
The National Maritime Center has released an update on the Mariner Credential Examination process related to COVID-19 restrictions. [ Read Full Article ]

Temporary guidance for renewal of Merchant Mariner Credentials during the COVID-19 pandemic

Maritime CommonsTuesday, August 25, 2020 - 2:51 PM
The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing has published a policy letter provides temporary guidance for renewal of a Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) and STCW endorsements. [ Read Full Article ]