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.
Posted by LT Amy Midgett
Department of State issues emergency travel advisory
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).
Subchapter M enforcement posture for COI phase in requirements
This policy letter provides guidance regarding the enforcement posture for towing vessels’ COI phase-in requirements within 46 CFR §136.202.
Applications sought for National Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is seeking applications until April 21, 2020 from individuals interested in serving on the National Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee. This committee will advise the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters relating to national commercial fishing safety.
U.S., Canada sign newly revised Dixon Entrance Annex to the National Canada-United States Joint Marine Pollution Contingency Plan
The updated annex includes basic content and format changes in accordance with new national guidelines, clearer pollution notification and response protocols, and refreshed references to U.S. Customs Service procedures for transboundary movement of personnel and resources. The new annex also incorporates organizational changes within the two Coast Guards.