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Policy Letter: Foreign Passenger Vessel Examination COVID-19 Guidance

Maritime CommonsWednesday, May 5, 2021 - 10:27 AM
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 [ Read Full Article ]

MSIB: Exemptions to TWIC requirements related to COVID-19 – Update (Change 3)

Maritime CommonsTuesday, May 4, 2021 - 1:53 PM
The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 13-20 – (Change 3) “Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Operations – Change 3” to provide updates to TWIC Reader Rule implementation and enforcement. [ Read Full Article ]

Notice of Public Meeting: 45th session of the International Maritime Organization’s Facilitation Committee

Maritime CommonsMonday, May 3, 2021 - 2:04 PM
The Department of State will conduct a public meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, by way of teleconference. The primary purpose of this meeting is to prepare for the forty fifth session of the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Facilitation Committee (FAL 45) to be held [ Read Full Article ]

Mask requirement for persons aboard vessels

Maritime CommonsMonday, May 3, 2021 - 9:26 AM
The Coast Guard continues to work closely with the CDC for maritime related issues and confirmed with the CDC that the CDC requirements in Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MISB) 02-21 Change 1 remains the most current guidance. [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) Type Approval Certificate to Wuxi Brightsky Electronic Co., Ltd.

Maritime CommonsWednesday, April 28, 2021 - 9:57 AM
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 […] [ Read Full Article ]

Notice of proposed rulemaking: Update to Electrical Engineering Regulations

Maritime CommonsThursday, April 22, 2021 - 2:54 PM
The Coast Guard published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register on April 22, 2021 to update the electrical engineering regulations for commercial vessels in 46 CFR Subchapter J, Parts 110-113. [ Read Full Article ]

MSIB: Worldwide Navigational Warnings Service

Maritime CommonsThursday, April 22, 2021 - 1:58 PM
The Coast Guard has issued Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) 05-21 to provide a brief overview of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) Worldwide Navigational Warnings Service. [ Read Full Article ]

Ship Structure Committee unveils re-discovered historical films

Maritime CommonsMonday, April 19, 2021 - 11:22 AM
The Ship Structure Committee (SSC) has published three historical films depicting maritime acidents recently re-discovered in the archives at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC. [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) Type Approval Certificate to SKF Marine GmbH

Maritime CommonsWednesday, April 14, 2021 - 2:59 PM
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 41st U.S. Coast Guard BWMS Type Approval Certificate to SKF Marine GmbH after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the […] [ Read Full Article ]

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

Maritime CommonsWednesday, April 14, 2021 - 1:23 PM
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. [ Read Full Article ]

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