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Marine Safety Alert: Unexpected dangers: lifeboat remote control wires

The Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Analysis has released Marine Safety Alert 07-22, to address the importance of visually inspecting lifeboat and davit installations prior to testing with crewmembers on board, and ensuring crew familiarity with company policy related to lifesaving equipment testing.

Marine Safety Alert: Prevention of water and contaminants in marine fuel systems

The Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Analysis has released Marine Safety Alert 06-22, to address the effects of water and other contaminants in fuel systems which can be detrimental to the operation of any vessel.

Marine Safety Center (MSC) Revised Marine Technical Note (MTN) 01-10, Review of Systems Containing Plastic Pipe

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued change 1 to MTN 01-10, which provides guidance for industry design and MSC review of rigid nonmetallic (plastic) piping intended for installation onboard vessels subject to 46 CFR Subchapter F and K. 

Merchant Mariner Examination Working
Group (Update)

The National Maritime Center (NMC) is hosting an examination working group from July 19-21, 2022, in accordance with 46 USC 7510 to review USCG Deck Officer examination questions required by 46 CFR 11.910, and is soliciting participants.

National Maritime Center – Surge in applications

The NMC has experienced a significant surge in application submissions for Merchant Mariner Credentials (MMC) over the last several months. NMC staff are taking prompt action to process these applications, along with any previously pending applications, as quickly as possible.

Marine Safety Alert: BSEE & USCG identify delayed T-Time execution, poor operational decisions, and equipment breakdowns as contributors to a drillship’s unsuccessful attempt to avoid Hurricane Ida

The Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Analysis has released Marine Safety Alert 05-22, to addresses an extreme weather event involving a Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) conducting well operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

2022 Rear Admiral William M. Benkert Award Winners

The U.S. Coast Guard is pleased to announce the award recipients for the 2022 Biennial Rear Admiral William M. Benkert Marine Environmental Protection Award for Excellence. 

Industry Notice: LGC NCOE and MSU Port Arthur

This notice provides awareness to liquefied natural gas carrier (LNGCs) owners and operators regarding the LGC NCOE’s offshore Certificate of Compliance (COC) examination program during the Coast Guard’s Liquefied Gas Carrier Accelerated Program (LGCAP) 22-02.

Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee appoints new members

The Coast Guard has announced the appointment of two individuals to serve as members of the Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee (GLPAC).

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