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Federal Register Notice: User fees for inspected towing vessels

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is proposing to update its user fees for seagoing towing vessels that are 300 gross tons or more and to revise user fees for other inspected towing vessels.

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).

Federal Register Notice: Public meeting in preparation for International Maritime Organization SDC 8 meeting

As announced in the Federal Register, the Department of State and the Coast Guard will conduct a public meeting by teleconference at 1 p.m. EST on Thursday, January 13, 2022. 

Federal Register Notice: National Boating Safety Advisory Committee; January 2022 Teleconference

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee will meet to discuss issues relating to recreational boating safety. This meeting will be open to the public.

Interim Rule: Fire safety of small passenger vessels

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is issuing an interim rule as the first step to implementing the statutorily mandated requirements for fire safety on certain covered small passenger vessels.

Notice of Proposed Rule: Updates to marine engineering standards – comment period extension

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is extending the comment period by 45 days for the notice of proposed rulemaking, “Updates to Marine Engineering Standards,” published on October 19, 2021, which proposes to incorporate by reference updated marine engineering standards and eliminate outdated or unnecessarily prescriptive regulations.

MSIB: Reporting sexual assaults on U.S. vessels

The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 11-21 “Reporting Sexual Assaults on U.S. Vessels” to emphasize that sexual assault is a crime, and when the assault occurs aboard a U.S. documented vessel, the Coast Guard must be notified.

National Academies releases report on options for improving the safety of DUKW type amphibious vessels

The National Academies of Science, Engineering, & Medicine (the National Academies) released a report titled “Revise and Update of U.S. Coast Guard Vessel Stability Regulations.” A PDF version is available, free of charge, from the National Academies Press.

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