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.
Lt. Jodie Knox
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.
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.
The Coast Guard posted clarification and guidance for the implementation of marine vapor control systems.
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.
Read a recent update on the El Faro hearings from the Chief of the Office of Investigations and Casualty Analysis.
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.
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.