This Marine Safety Advisory is to ensure that mariners, marine employers, and sponsoring organizations are aware that some products marketed as hemp or cannabidiol (CBD) may contain enough tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) to cause a positive drug test.
CWO Kurt Fredrickson
Work Instruction update: Alternate testing methods of overspeed protection on electronically controlled engines
The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC) released work instruction CVC-WI-011(1) to provide guidance to Coast Guard marine inspectors for alternative testing methods of overspeed protection on electronically controlled engines.
Work Instruction update: MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 14 compliance, & Global Sulfur Fuel Oil Sulfur Cap enforcement
The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC) released work instruction CVC-WI-022 to provide guidance to Coast Guard marine inspectors and port state control officers for ensuring vessel compliance with MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 14. Additionally, this work instruction cancels CG-CVC Policy Letter 12-04 Change 1, and includes a Job Aid as an enclosure.
In the last post of our series on Waste Reception Facility regulatory requirements, the Facility Safety Branch staff discusses how MARPOL 73/78 governing waste reception facilities applies to the three different categories of commercial fishing ports.
In Part 3 of our series on Waste Reception Facility regulatory requirements, the Facility Safety Branch staff discusses waivers and alternatives, which allow the ports/terminals and the Captains of the Port to identify alternative means of ensuring they meet the intent of MARPOL 73/78.
As discussed in the first blog of this series, when applying for a Certificate of Adequacy (COA), the port/terminal must provide the particulars of the company they plan to use for waste reception/removal services, and update this information with the Coast Guard if it changes.
Over a series of four blogs we will be providing clarification on some of the regulatory requirements related to port waste reception facilities for oil, noxious liquid substance and garbage, and provide information on the roles and responsibilities of port/terminals, vessels, and their agents. First up, is a discussion about proper documentation of Certificates of Adequacy.
The Office of Design and Engineering Standards has published guidance highlighting suitable distress signal devices for vessels that transit outside the territorial limits and may require long-range rescue response provided through the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the regulations implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), and the National Historic Preservation Act, the Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement to evaluate the potential environmental consequences of replacing the existing BNSF bridge across the Missouri River at Bismarck, ND, or constructing a bridge adjacent to the existing bridge.