The Office of Port and Facility Compliance added new FAQs to the Seafarers’ Access to Maritime Facilities: Frequently Asked Questions, which were originally published June 13, 2019.
LT Amy Midgett
The Marine Safety Center received an application for type approval for the Microfade II Ballast Water Management System manufactured by Kuraray Co., Ltd.
The Coast Guard recently promulgated Marine Safety Information Bulletin 03-20 to assist owners and operators wishing to voluntarily implement a SMS. In this post, Rear Adm. Richard Timme shares the MSIB and provides his perspective on SMS.
Now a legal requirement, ship logs and records are recorded in either an Official Logbook or an unofficial record or logbook. But what is the difference between an Official Logbook and an unofficial log or record? And what are the requirements for an Official Logbook? This issue of Drill Down explains Official Logbooks for OSVs, when they are required, and when an unofficial logbook is suitable for record-keeping.
The Inspections and Compliance Directorate issued a Marine Safety Alert to bring awareness to the importance of checking for and replacing damaged control cables that operate between the release handle and hook in a lifeboat hook release system.
The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee and its subcommittee are meeting in New Orleans March 24th and 25th to discuss committee matters relating to the safety of operations and other matters affecting the offshore oil and gas industry. All meetings will be open to the public.
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is requesting applications to fill 21 positions on the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee. This recently established committee will advise the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters relating to national boating safety. Applications are due by April 6, 2020.
The Marine Safety Center received an application for type approval for the ATPS-BLUEsys Ballast Water Management System manufactured by Panasonic Environmental Systems & Engineering Co., Ltd.
The Inspections and Compliance Directorate issued Marine Safety Alert 02-20 to educate the maritime community about common discrepancies associated with fixed gas detection systems on board liquefied gas carriers.