The Coast Guard has issued a Marine Safety Alert to inform vessels, ports, and shippers of the extreme risk of loading EVs with damaged Lithium-Ion onto commercial vessels.
CWO Kurt Fredrickson
Federal Register Notice: Public meeting in preparation for International Maritime Organization SSE 9 meeting
As announced in the Federal Register, the Department of State and Coast Guard will conduct a public meeting at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2023, by way of Microsoft Teams meeting to prepare for the ninth session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE 9). SSE 9 will be held at IMO headquarters, London, United Kingdom, from February 27 to March 3, 2023.
Cancellation of CG-CVC Policy Letter 17-03: Certificate of Inspection (COI) Phase-in Period for Existing Towing Vessels Using the TSMS Option Under 46, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Subchapter M
The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CVC) announces the cancellation of CG-CVC Policy Letter 17-03, issued June 14, 2017, Certificate of Inspection (COI) Phase-in Period for Existing Towing Vessels Using the TSMS Option Under 46, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Subchapter M.
The Coast Guard announces the release of Facility Inspector Cyber Job Aid revision 2, in order to provide the service’s marine safety personnel, as well as regulated maritime facilities, with additional, updated guidance as they address documented cyber vulnerabilities at Maritime Transportation System Act (MTSA) Regulated Facilities. This publication provides the Coast Guard workforce with a renewed perspective and tools needed to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
The Coast Guard is proud to release the Maritime Cybersecurity Assessment & Annex Guide (MCAAG), which will help Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA)-regulated facilities and other Marine Transportation System (MTS) stakeholders address cyber risks.