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Lt. Jodie Knox

6/29/2016: Safety alert – Random chemical testing requirements for marine employers, sponsoring organizations and mariners

The Coast Guard published a safety advisory to restate and reemphasize the importance of a properly administered and applied random chemical testing program to prevent drug misuse as a causative factor in marine casualties.

6/10/2016: Update on Subchapter M from the Towing Vessel National Center of Expertise

Today, the Office of the Federal Register posted notice of the Subchapter M rule to the public inspection webpage. Once published, Subchapter M will establish safety regulations governing the inspection and standards of towing vessels, while providing a safety management system compliance option.

6/10/2016: IMO Approves Interim Guidelines on Maritime Cyber Risk Management

The International Maritime Organization approved the Interim Guidelines on Maritime Cyber Risk Management to provide high-level recommendations to safeguard shipping from current and emerging cyber-related threats and vulnerabilities.

6/10/2016: Safety alert – Federal safety requirements for vessels carrying paying passengers

The Coast Guard issued a safety alert to raise awareness regarding federal safety requirements for vessels carrying any paying passengers onboard a vessel on navigable U.S. waters.

6/8/2016: Towing Safety Advisory Committee Meeting – June teleconference date correction

The Coast Guard published a correction to a previous Federal Register notice that listed the wrong day of the week for the date of a TSAC meeting.

6/7/2016: Notice to all mariners serving on vessels subject to the STCW Convention

The Coast Guard’s National Maritime Center published a notice to remind mariners on STCW vessels that 2010 amendments to the STCW Convention will come into force on January 1, 2017.

5/31/2016: MSIB posted – U.S. Declares an equivalency to Regulation VI/2 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea

The Coast Guard determined that existing U.S. laws and regulations for providing verified container weights are equivalent to the requirements in SOLAS Regulation VI/2.

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