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MSIB 09-20 Vessel Inspections, Exams, and Documentation

The Coast Guard has released guidance regarding its current position on commercial vessel compliance activities during the COVID-19 response.

Federal Register Notice: Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee; April 2020 Teleconference

The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee will meet via teleconference April 8, 2020 to discuss issues related to the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. The meetings will be open to the public.

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Panasia GloEn- Patrol 2.0

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 27th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Panasia Co. Ltd., after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.

NVIC 01-20, “Guidelines for Addressing Cyber Risks at MTSA Regulated Facilities”

The Coast Guard has issued guidance to facility owners and operators on complying with the requirements to assess, document, and address computer system and network vulnerabilities.

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificates to NK Co. Ltd.

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 28 th and 29 th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to NKBMS Co. Ltd., after a detailed review of […]

Eighth District MSIB: Novel Coronavirus

The Eighth District Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) of the Outer Continental Shelf issued Marine Safety Information Bulletin 20-01, “Novel Coronavirus,” to alert offshore operators of protocols and requirements regarding novel coronavirus.

MSIB: Novel Coronavirus – Port and Facility Operations

The facility compliance regulations outlined throughout 33 Code of Federal Regulations remains in force, and facility operators are expected to continue to comply with these requirements as it relates to COVID-19.

MSIB: Novel Coronovirus – Mariner Credentials

The Coast Guard has published MSIB 08-20 to provide guidance concerning mariner credentials and medical certificates and the action being taken by the Coast Guard due to the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes (COVID-19).

Novel Coronavirus – Update (Change 3)

The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published an update March 16, 2020 to MSIB: Novel Coronavirus – Update (Change 2)

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