The Memorandum provides a framework for sharing and coordinating information, activities and best practices for oversight of recognized organizations that carry out inspection and certification of commercial vessels on behalf of both the United States and European Union.
LT Amy Midgett
The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC) held its 7th session at IMO headquarters in London last month. Key topics discussed included carriage of industrial personnel, subdivision and damage stability, and intact stability criteria.
The Coast Guard announced in a news release Feb. 28, 2020, that it has convened a marine board of investigation into the loss of the fishing vessel Scandies Rose and five of its seven crewmembers. A marine board of investigation is the highest level of investigation in the Coast Guard.
In February, allaboutshipping.co.uk published a “Top 100 Women in Shipping” in recognition of International Maritime Organization’s World Maritime Day 2019 theme, “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community.” Among the respected, influential, and deserving women named on the Top 100 list was U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Eustacia “Staci” Weist from the Commercial Regulations and Standards Directorate at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
The Coast Guard is cancelling MSIB 03-19 because the NVDC is current with processing of COD renewal requests for both commercial and recreational vessels.
The training hub is geared toward industry compliance officers or operators, Third Party Organization representatives, and Coast Guard marine inspectors. Training modules are based on the latest policy and Coast Guard perspective on the selected topics.
The Coast Guard is requesting applications from individuals interested in membership on the National Chemical Transportation Safety Advisory Committee. This recently established committee will advise the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters relating to the safe and secure marine transportation of hazardous materials.
For the convenience of our readers, Maritime Commons is sharing a link to a Department of State travel emergency alert released Feb. 20, 2020, regarding cruise ship travel and the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
This policy letter provides guidance regarding the enforcement posture for towing vessels’ COI phase-in requirements within 46 CFR §136.202.