The Office of Design and Engineering Standards (CG-ENG) has issued Policy Letter 01-23, Design Basis Agreement Submission Guidelines. The policy letter serves to provide additional guidance for entities interested in submitting vessel design equivalency requests to the Coast Guard for review and consideration.
Marine Safety Alert: Inflatable boat safety: Do not over pressurize
The Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Analysis has released Marine Safety Alert 04-23 to highlight the importance of proper maintenance and adherence to manufacturer’s recommendations for filling/inflating buoyancy chambers on some models of inflatable boats.
Final Rule – Update to electrical engineering regulations
The Coast Guard published a Final Rule in the Federal Register on March 16, 2023, to update the electrical engineering regulations for commercial vessels in 46 CFR Subchapter J, Parts 110-113.
Federal Register Notice: National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee; March 2023 meetings
The National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee will conduct a series of meetings over three days in New Orleans, LA, to discuss issues relating to personnel in the United States Merchant Marine including the training, qualifications, certification, documentation, and fitness of mariners.
Guidance on qualification for national endorsements as Tankerman-Assistant and STCW endorsements for Basic Tanker Operations
The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing has published CG-MMC Policy Letter 01-23 titled Qualification for National Endorsements as Tankerman-Assistant and STCW Endorsements for Basic Tanker Operations.