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CWO Kurt Fredrickson

Federal Register Notice: Shipping Coordinating Committee Meeting in preparation for International Maritime Organization MSC 104 meeting

The Department of State announced in the Federal Register a public meeting of the Shipping Coordinating Committee at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 30, 2021, by way of teleconference.

Federal Register Notice: Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2022 Annual Review and Revisions to Methodology

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that in accordance with the statutory provisions enacted by the Great Lakes Pilotage Act of 1960, the Coast Guard is proposing new base pilotage rates for the 2022 shipping season.

Marine Safety Alert: Corroded turntable pins can cause structural failure on accommodation ladders

The Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Analysis has released Marine Safety Alert 05-21, to notify mariners to a potentially dangerous situation involving corrosion of the turntable pin on accommodation ladders.

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Jiangsu Nanji Machinery Co., Ltd.

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 44th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Jiangsu Nanji Machinery Co., Ltd. after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060. 

National Maritime Security Advisory Committee appoints new members

The Coast Guard announces the appointment of 13 individuals to serve as members of the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC).

Changes to Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars 02-18 and 24-14

The Coast Guard has published Change 2 to Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 02-18, and Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 24-14.

Merchant Mariner Examination Working Group: 2021/2022 meeting schedule

The National Maritime Center is commissioning a working group to review existing and new examination questions for accuracy and availability of examination references. The NMC looks forward to resuming this working group for the
remainder of 2021 and into 2022.

National Towing Safety Advisory Committee appoints new members

The Coast Guard has announces the appointment of 18 individuals to serve as members of the National Towing Safety Advisory Committee (N-TSAC).

MSIB: COVID-19 Safety Requirements in the Maritime Transportation System: Change-3

The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 02-21 Change 3 “COVID-19 Safety Requirements in the Maritime Transportation System” to provide notification that mariners on “Non-passenger- carrying commercial vessels operated by a team of mariners who all live on the vessel” are exempt from wearing a mask.

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